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Preetismita Bhoi wins gold medal in IWF World Youth Championships with clean and jerk world record

Preetismita Bhoi also lifted a total of 133 kg from 57 kg in snatch on the first day of competition and missed the world record for total weight by two kg.

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Preetismita Bhoi wins gold medal in IWF World Youth Championships with clean and jerk world record

Jyoshna Sabar of India won the silver medal by lifting a total weight of 125 kg. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

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Indian weightlifter Preetismita Bhoi won the gold medal by creating a youth clean and jerk world record in the women's 40 kg category at the IWF World Youth Championships in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

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Preetismita Bhoi wins gold medal in IWF World Youth Championships with clean and jerk world record

Fifteen year old Preetismita improved her previous record of 75 kg by one kg.

Preetismita Bhoi also lifted a total of 133 kg from 57 kg in snatch on the first day of competition and missed the world record for total weight by two kg.

Jyoshna Sabar of India won the silver medal by lifting a total weight of 125 kg (56 kg and 69 kg). Fatma Kolcak of Turkey was successful in winning the bronze medal by lifting a total weight of 120 kg (55 kg and 65 kg).

Two other weightlifters from India also made it to the medal podium on the first day.

Meanwhile, Payal won the silver medal in the women's 45 kg category by lifting a total of 147 kg (65 kg and 82 kg).

Babulal Hembram became the fourth weightlifter from India to win a medal. He won the bronze medal in the men's 49 kg category with a total lift of 193 kg (86 kg and 107 kg). 

Notably, Preetismita Bhoi trains at the Odisha Weightlifting HPC sub-center in Dhenkanal with Gopal Das being her mentor. 

On the other hand, Jyoshna trains at the HPC Bhubaneshwar under the mentorship of the CWG 2010 gold medallist Katulu Ravi Kumar, who is currently serving as General Secretary of the Odisha Weightlifting Association.

Sadly, A. Maharajan missed out on a medal as he finished fourth in all the three disciplines of the men's 55 kg weight category. He registered lifts of 98kg in the snatch, and 117Kg and 215kg in the clean and jerk and aggregate lifts categories respectively.

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Indian won total of four medals on day 1

In total, India went on to win four medals on Day 1 of the ongoing IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championships. In the last year’s edition, Indian youth weightlifters managed to win one silver and four bronze medals in Albania.

Weightlifting