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Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes fifth at Tokyo Paralympics

China's Dandan Hu took home the gold with a best effort of 120kg, while Rehab Ahmed of Egypt, who also lifted 120kg, and Great Britain's Olivia Broome (107kg) took the silver and bronze respectively.

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New Delhi Published on: August 27, 2021 12:22 IST
Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes fifth at Tokyo Paralympics
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Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes fifth at Tokyo Paralympics

Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun finished a creditable fifth in the women's 50kg category at the Tokyo Paralympics here on Friday.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist had the best effort of 93kg.

China's Dandan Hu took home the gold with a best effort of 120kg, while Rehab Ahmed of Egypt, who also lifted 120kg, and Great Britain's Olivia Broome (107kg) took the silver and bronze respectively.

The 32-year-old Khatun lifted 90kg in her first attempt. She went for 93kg in her second attempt but failed. She managed to lift 93kg in her third try.

Khatun is the only Indian woman Paralympian to ever win a Commonwealth Games medal when she claimed bronze in 2014 in Glasgow. She is also a 2018 Para Asian Games silver medallist.

Powerlifting is open to athletes with an eligible physical impairment in their legs or hips, which would prohibit them from competing in able-bodied (standing) weightlifting.

There is only one sport class in powerlifting, but the athletes compete in different weight categories.