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The awesome twosome head for South Korea

EXTRAORDINARY TALENT has made Anuya Lonkar and Madhuri Bhagwat different from other women. Both have been selected to participate in the Asian Powerlifting Championship to be organised in South Korea from May 1. They are the only powerlifters from the State selected for the Asian Championship.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 16:15 IST

EXTRAORDINARY TALENT has made Anuya Lonkar and Madhuri Bhagwat different from other women. Both have been selected to participate in the Asian Powerlifting Championship to be organised in South Korea from May 1. They are the only powerlifters from the State selected for the Asian Championship.

Anuya, who had started powerlifting two years back, registered her name for the international championship in a very short span of time. A BA II-year student of Nutan College here, Anuya has great expectations from the championship. “I am working hard to win medal in the championship. I believe in myself”, said the powerlifter.

Giving most of the time to her practice, Anuya feels it is always tough for any girl to achieve success in a game dominated by men.

“It is because of my family support and good coaches like Jitendra Jaiswal that I managed to get selected  for the Asian Championship. For girls, it is not easy task unless there is a family support”, says the young powerlifter.  

The brilliant performance of Anuya could be gauged from the fact that she lifted up to 375 kg in various categories of powerlifting. “My objective is to give my best”, she adds. Sanjay Saxena is her other coach. 

Madhuri Bhagwat is a senior powerlifter from the City. Having represented   the country in two international powerlifting championships, Madhuri  is keen to participate in the championship. “My vision is clear and I am confident of winning the
medals in the championship”, said the confident powerlifter.

At present, Madhuri is sub-inspector in MP Police. Her coach Rakesh Singh believed that there is no dearth of women talent in the State but the lack of proper support restrained their talent. Most of the powerlifters are facing financial problems, which require immediate attention.

The brilliant performance of Anuya could be gauged from the fact that she lifted up to 375 kg in various categories of powerlifting.