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Indian Weightlifter Bindyarani Devi Defies Odds to Win Bronze at IWF World Cup

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Bronze medal earned by Bindyarani Devi

Weightlifter Bindyarani Devi from India achieved a remarkable feat by winning a bronze medal at the IWF World Cup 2024 in Phuket, Thailand. Competing in the non-Olympic women’s 55kg category, she recorded a total lift of 196kg (83kg snatch + 113kg clean and jerk) to secure the third position in the standings. Although this effort fell short of her silver medal-winning performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where she lifted 203kg.

Kang Hyon Gyong from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea clinched the gold medal with a lift of 234kg, while Romania’s Mihaela Cambei took home the silver with a personal best of 201kg. In the snatch category, Bindyarani had a rocky start with a failed attempt at 83kg but eventually succeeded on her second try. However, she could not lift 86kg in her next attempt. Moving on to the clean and jerk segment, she successfully lifted 110kg and 113kg in her first two attempts but missed her final attempt at 119kg.

Despite missing out on gold, Bindyarani excelled in the clean and jerk category, earning a silver medal. Currently, she is ranked 29th in the Olympic Qualification Ranking for the women’s 59kg, where the top ten ranked eligible lifters in each weight category secure a quota for Paris Olympics. Mirabai Chanu who competed in women’s 49 kg category finished twelfth but is expected to secure a quota for India as she is currently ranked second overall.

Bindyarani Devi and Mirabai Chanu were

By Samantha Jones

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