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Honey Dabas and Rahul Jograjiya, Clinch first historic Gold and Silver Medals

Published on August 23, 2023
Current Context: Honey Dabas and Rahul Jograjiya are two Indian powerlifters who made history by winning the gold and silver medals respectively in the junior men’s 72 kg category at the Dubai 2023 World Para Powerlifting Championships on Tuesday.
Honey Dabas and Rahul Jograjiya, Clinch first historic Gold and Silver Medals
  • They are the first Indian powerlifters to achieve this feat in any World Championships. Dabas lifted a best total of 135 kg while Jograjiya had his best total lift of 132 kg in the fiercely contested event.
  • The chief coach and chairperson of India’s Para Powerlifting, JP Singh, praised the lifters for their hard work and dedication and said that their historic medals are a testament to the potential of Indian para athletes.
  • India has a strong contingent of 20 athletes participating in the World Para Powerlifting Championships, which will continue till August 31. Parmjeet Kumar and Manpreet Singh will be in action when the Senior Worlds begin from Wednesday.


Q.1 Which category did Honey Dabas and Rahul Jograjiya compete in at the World Para Powerlifting Championships?
a. Junior men’s 72 kg
b. Junior men’s 80 kg
c. Senior men’s 72 kg
d. Senior men’s 80 kg
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