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IWF Youth World Championships 2024: Preetismita Bhoi sets a New World Record 

The 2024 IWF Youth World Championships started yesterday in Lima, Peru, and as expected, India’s team came out swinging.

In the last few years, the host nation for the 2036 Olympic Games has started investing in the development of youth talent, and last year, they managed to win five medals at the IWF Youth World Championships in Albania. 

This year, under the guidance of their determined head coach, Vijay Sharma, the team has set their sights on a remarkable seven or more medals.

The stage is set, and it seems they are well on their way to achieving this ambitious goal. Yesterday, Preetismita Bhoi, who’s only 15 years old, managed not only to win the gold medal in the 40 kg category but also to set a new youth world record in the Clean & Jerk by lifting 76 kg.

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Along with her success, another India representative medaled in second place and the country could have won all three places, if Fatma Kolcak from Turkey hadn’t performed as well. 

Preetismita Bhoi sets a New World Record

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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