19-Year-Old National Level Maharashtra Weightlifter Ends Life
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:33 PM
Vaibhavi Patekar, a 19-year-old Maharashtra-based national-level weightlifter, was found dead in a pond in Goregaon village in Maharashtra's Raigad. Vaibhavi, who was missing since August 27, committed suicide by jumping into the pond, a police official said. She messaged her friends and family about her inability to pursue weightlifting before taking the extreme step, he added.
In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championships next year
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:22 PM
In a historic first for Indian weightlifting, the country will host the prestigious Asian Championships next year, which will also double up as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the national federation said today. The Championship was awarded to India at the Executive Board Meeting and Congress of the Asian Weightlifting Federation held on April 22 at Urgench, Uzbekistan.