Sakina Khatun secures double bronze and Ashok wins Gols at Para Powerlifting World Cup 2024

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Sakina Khatun

The Para Powerlifting World Cup 2024 witnessed some stellar performances from Indian athletes. Among them, Ashok and Sakina Khatun stood out, with Ashok clinching gold and Khatun securing double bronze.

Sakina Khatun’s glory at the Para Powerlifting World Cup

Sakina Khatun, a para powerlifter, secured two bronze medals in the Best Lift and Total Lift categories. Competing in the Women’s Up to 55kg event, Khatun impressed spectators with a formidable lift of 93 kg. Despite her commendable performance, Khatun’s journey was tinged with a hint of disappointment as she narrowly missed out on a chance to qualify for the highly anticipated Paralympics 2024.

With subsequent attempts at 98 kg, Khatun pushed her limits but was unable to secure the lift needed for qualification.

Khatun’s journey in sports is inspiring. She fought Polio to become India’s first female powerlifter to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics. Her accolades include a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games and a commendable sixth-place finish at the 2019 World Championships.

In other events Ashok secured the gold medal with a personal best lift of 197kg in the Men’s category, Parmjeet Singh claimed the silver with a lift of 162kg, and Athlete Kasthuri Rajamani earned the bronze with a lift of 105kg in the Women’s event.

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