Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad wins gold medal in Hampshire Wieghtlifting Championship

Pakistani weightlifter who has won a gold medal in Hampshire Weightlifting Championship presented just another demonstration of the fact that women are the inspiration even for fulfilling the most hard-earned tasks in life.

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  • She lifted 40kg in Snatch and 52kg in Clean and Jerk to earn the top position in the group of nine weightlifters.
  • Events in the UK usually held on the basis of Sinclair points instead of different weight categories; Rabia Shahzad.
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Photo courtesy Pro Pakistani.

In a society where women, though taking the lead at various fronts, are still considered as a symbol of honor and delicacy it is very hard to stand against the odds. The patriarchal mindset is still an impediment in the way of the progress of women and redeems her a subordinate to men.

Women here in Pakistan have proved it many times that they are no less than a man and deserves the status of equality in every field of life. Pakistani weightlifter who has won a gold medal in Hampshire Weightlifting Championship presented just another demonstration of the fact that women are the inspiration even for fulfilling the most hard-earned tasks in life.

Rabia Shahzad who is 21 fly off to Basingstoke to take part in Hampshire Weightlifting Championship where she earned two medals for the country. The competition in which she has won the gold medal was held on the basis of Sinclair points that are awarded after calculating the athlete’s weight with the total weight they lift.

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Talking to a news channel in the United Kingdom Rabia told that she lifted 40kg in Snatch and 52kg in Clean and Jerk to earn the top position in the group of nine weightlifters. Events in the UK usually held on the basis of Sinclair points instead of different weight categories and that she is happy to win the gold medal, she added.

Rabia scored 144.48 points whereas the second position holder in the competition scored around 144 points and won from a narrow margin. Rabia is also the sister of the country’s badminton star Mahnoor Shahzad.

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