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Commonwealth Power Lifting Competition

  • 02 Dec 2022
  • 1 min read

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Recently, Muskan Sheikh of Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh has brought glory to Madhya Pradesh and the country by winning four gold medals in the Sub-Junior Commonwealth Power Lifting Competition held in New Zealand.

Key Points

  • Muskan lifted 105 kg in ascot lifting, 57.5 kg in bench press and 120 kg in dead lifting and after topping all three categories, she also got gold medal for total weight count.
  • 18-year-old Muskaan Sheikh, a resident of Majhera, a small village in Shivpuri district, has been preparing for powerlifting since 2016. Earlier, Muskaan had tried her luck in hand ball but after facing a problem with the preparations in the village, she got inclined towards weight lifting.
  • Muskan participated in the stage handball competition for the first time in 2016. After this, she has played nationals in the year 2017-18-19. Her father Dara Mohammad runs a poultry farm business.
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