Video Alert: Meet 17 YO Rishitaa Jain, A Strong And Determined Powerlifter From Delhi

A spirited young lady and the recipient of 4 gold medals at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships 2019 – have you met Rishitaa Jain?

Srimoyee Bhattacharya

March 16, 2021

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Delhi’s young and determined Rishitaa Jain was the youngest representative in the Indian team at the Commonwealth Games. Rishitaa Jain, whose inspiration is her father, began practicing the sport back in 2018. Being a part of a relatively male-dominated sport, Rishitaa found massive support from her father when she embarked upon the journey of a powerlifter and strived to always progress further.

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Hailing from Delhi, India, Rishitaa Jain is a determined, spirited, and focused young lady who began powerlifting in the year 2018. According to Rishitaa, she received a lot of support and motivation from her own father to do so. Although initially, she only lifted weights of around fifty to sixty kilograms, she eventually began increasing and added to the weights that she was already lifting. Being a female part of a sport that is rather male-dominated obviously presents itself with its own specific challenges. However, her zeal and determination helped her overcome it all.

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Rishitaa’s remarkable journey began when the little one started working out with her father at the gym. In April 2018, she started formal training for powerlifting and participated in her first-ever state-level championship of the game. Bagging a bronze medal at the competition, she further went on to be a part of many more state-level and national-level championships in the future. She also bagged a commendable bronze medal back when she played in a national championship. Her next goal was to represent her country, India, on an international platform. So at the mere age of 16 years, Rishitaa then represented India in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships 2019. There, she became the proud recipient of four different gold medals in the sport. She has mentioned that her experience at the championship was simply amazing. While she is currently studying in the 12th grade in school, Rishitaa continues to train for the sport still.

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