Odisha Women Excel In National & International Weightlifting Meets

Bhubaneswar: Female wrestlers have been doing the state proud with their exploits in national and international meets.

On Sunday, Jyoshna Sabar, representing India in the IWF World Youth Championships at Albania, bagged two medals.

A product of Odisha’s Weightlifting HPC, Jyoshna won silver in women’s 40 kg category snatch by lifting 53 kg and secured an overall bronze with a total lift of 115 kg.

Closer home, Tikimohini Mallik, another Odisha Weightlifting HPC trainee, struck gold in 64 kg category at the Khelo India Youth Women Ranking tournament in Bengaluru.

A day earlier, Sumitra Mallik of Bhubaneswar Sports Hostel claimed gold and Bidhusmita Bhoi — from Weightlifting HPC Dhenkanal sub-centre – earned bronze in 59 kg category at the Khelo India event.

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