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Two Haryana women win silver medals at World Kettlebell Lifting Championship

Two Haryana women win silver medals at IUKL World Championship

New Delhi: Demonstrating phenomenal performance at the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting (IUKL) World Championship in Budapest, Dr Payal Kanodia (35-39 years, 68kg category) and Anshu Taravath (58kg category) of Haryana won silver medals for India in the event held from October 22-24.

Trained under the M3M Foundation, both the athletes competed with 450 athletes from 32 countries who participated in the tournament.

Dr Payal Kanodia hails from Tauru in Haryana. She said, “It is an honour for me to represent India on an international platform. I am glad that my dedication and hard work is making my state and my country proud.”

“I am proud to represent India in the IUKL-organised Kettlebell World Championship at Budapest. Always I have worked very hard during my preparation for the tournament, and I am very happy with my performance. Therefore I believe this will make both my country and state feel proud of me. I am thankful to the M3M Foundation for their unwavering support for my training,” said Anshu Taravath.

Taravath who won the other silver medal,  is a resident of Gurugram and is a certified athlete and coach for kettlebell. She is also the ambassador of the Fit India program of the Government of India. Taravath is the President of the Haryana Chapter of Sports and Entertainment wing of WICCI. Dr Kanodia is also the Trustee of M3M Foundation, a philanthropic organisation, wherein she is proactively working in healthcare, environment and education.

On the other hand, Dr Aishwarya Mahajan, President, M3M Foundation said, “It is the endeavor of M3M Foundation to provide a platform to the talented players by supporting them. Under the ‘Lakshya’ program M3M Foundation is selecting such talented players and pursuing them.

In India, Kettlebell Sports India Association promotes the sport in the country. It is also a member of the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting (IUKL). This tournament was scheduled to be organised in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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