Indian Athletes Make Country Proud In Canada, 16-Year-Old Wins Four Gold In Powerlifting

Debarghya Sil India

September 23rd, 2019 / 10:19 AM

Powerlifting Championship Canada

A very few people know that in Canada, 28 Indians are breaking sweat to make us proud at an international sports event. Indian athletes have bagged multiple medals this year in Commonwealth Powerlifting and Bench Press Championship, that began from September 15 in Canada.

Among all wins, the most heartwarming is that of a 16-year-old girl – Rishitaa Jain. Rishitaa who hails from Karol Bagh area in Delhi, was the youngest of the Indian to participate in the competition. She, in her debut international competition, won four gold medals at the sub junior level (52 kg) main event.

Speaking to The Logical Indian, Rishitaa’s mother Shweta Jain said, “It makes us extremely proud and happy that our daughter has won gold at an international event and has brought laurels to India.”

Class eleven student, Rishitaa had only joined the gym two years back. “Few months after she joined the gym, the trainer told us she should start lifting weights and take part in competition,” added Shweta. Thus began her journey of powerlifting. She started with zonal level competition, then state, national, and is now representing the country.

It is saddening that in a cricket dominating nation, news of such importance and pride goes under-reported. “Not even a single Indian media channel has covered the event. It is difficult to bring a medal in a male dominated sport. Acknowledging the winners keeps them motivated and charged up,” mentioned Shweta.

Rishitaa will be returning to India on September 24.

Chennai based powerlifter Arthi Arun won five gold medals in the 72 kg category in the competition. She is also the current Asian Powerlifting Gold Medalist and National Champion.

From Assam, Dr. Anindita Priyadarshini Das, managed to bag four gold medals in the recently concluded event.

The achievement in the Commonwealth Championships is known to be the gateway to World Powerlifting Championship.

Every athletic win is significant and The Logical Indian will continue to cover every such winning story that does not find a spot in conventional media.

Also Read: Amit Panghal Scripts History, Becomes First Indian Boxer To Enter World Boxing Championship Final


Contributors

Written by : Debarghya Sil

Edited by : Shweta Kothari

Related Stories

Powerlifting Championship Canada

Indian Athletes Make Country Proud In Canada, 16-Year-Old Wins Four Gold In Powerlifting

Making India Proud: Aswatha Narayana Bags Gold At World Skills Event In Russia, Creates History

Indian Athlete Medal

Beyond Cricket, Here Are The Indian Athletes Who Are Making India Proud

Defying All Odds, Kerala Athlete PU Chitra Wins Gold For India At Asian Athletics Championships

Mann Kaur

102-Year-Old Indian Woman Athlete Clinches Gold In World Masters Athletics Championship

Tajinder Pal Singh

With Father Battling Cancer, Tajinderpal Wins Gold In Asian Games 2018

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

This Navi Mumbai Society Is Harnessing Solar Energy To Charge Cars

News

Al-Hind Takes Responsibility For Murder Of Hindu Leader Kamlesh Tiwari In WhatsApp Video

News

India’s First Sports University To Come Up In National Capital Soon

News

OYO Faces Backlash As 15-Yr-Old Boy Dies Of Electrocution In Delhi Hotel Room

News

Swiss Glacier Shrinks 10% in 5 years, Melting At ‘Record Levels’

News

“Do Not Blame British, Rewrite History From An Indian Point Of View,” Amit Shah

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.