Commonwealth Games 2022: Daughter of a farmer, Harjinder Kaur brings home bronze medal in her first CWG outing


India’s Harjinder Kaur lifted 212 kgs within the girls’s 71kg class within the weightlifting self-discipline to seize a bronze medal within the Commonwealth Video games 2022. Harjinder, who hails from Punjab, had divine intervention on her facet after gold medal favorite Nigeria’s Pleasure Eze did not elevate even a single try within the clear and jerk class of the competitors.

Talking after her bronze end, Harjinder, who hails from a modest background in Punjab, mentioned that her dad and mom’ prayers had been answered and agreed that destiny was on her facet on Monday (August 1).

Launched to the game throughout her school, Harjinder picked up weightlifting for the primary time in 2016. Hailing from a modest background, Harjinder didn’t have any help from her household for her sports activities.

Harjinder’s father, the only earner in her household, is a farmer and the household by no means had the means to help her profession. Nonetheless, what they lacked in finance, they made up greater than required in ethical help. Harjinder mentioned after her occasion that her household – father, mom and brother have all the time backed her within the pursuit of weightlifting.

At the moment, she was helped by considered one of her preliminary coaches who took care of all of the required wants for her coaching and helped her out in all of the methods doable.

Talking concerning the time, a teary-eyed Harjinder mentioned, “Once I began off in 2016, I didn’t get any monetary help from my household, however I’ve been morally supported by my household. My coach, Paramjeet Sharma, helped me out so much in these days and he had the religion that I might be bringing a medal immediately, and his religion, I believe, gained me my medal.”

After displaying promise, she was inducted into the nationwide camp in 2021 at Patiala and inside a 12 months she managed to complete with bronze within the Commonwealth Video games 2022. By her personal admission, she has lifted extra weight in her coaching and one can solely hope that the late bloomer can handle extra feats within the coming years after her great begin on the worldwide stage.

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