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As Indian weightlifters dominate at the Commonwealth Games, the sport fraternity credits the govt and federation with improved facilities for athletes

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sports | Commonwealth Games | Weightlifting



According to the 2011 Census, Saidbhar, a small village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, has a population of about 5,000 people. None bar two, by Shyam Yadav’s reckoning, had heard of weightlifting till five years ago. “My daughters (Preeti and Shivani) were the first two girls to start weightlifting in the village,” he says. “When they did, there was no interest, no knowledge and no facilities for weightlifting here. We built everything from scratch.”



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First Published: Tue, August 02 2022. 22:16 IST

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