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Powerlifting Prodigy Sahil Sofat Clinches Bronze at World Junior Championship

Connor Sellers
Published by Connor Sellers | Senior Coach
Last updated: September 4, 2023

Sahil Sofat, a young powerlifter from the industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh, has made his nation proud by bagging a bronze medal at the World Junior Powerlifting Championship in Romania.

His triumphant return to his hometown was met with a warm welcome from residents, politicians, social leaders, and officials.

Sahil Sofat of the podium
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At a reception function, Municipal Council president Harpreet Singh Prince praised Sahil, saying, “At the age when children were busy with mobile phones, Sahil made the town residents proud by hoisting the country’s flag in a foreign land.”

In honor of Sahil’s achievement, the council plans to build a powerlifting stadium in his name, setting a powerful example for the town’s youth.

Sahil, who competed in the sub-junior 93-kg category, shared that participants from around 55 countries took part in the championship.

He also revealed that he had qualified for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. He said he owes this victory to my family, coach, and teachers, humbly attributing his success to his support system.

Sahil’s story is a testament to the power of dedication, discipline, and determination. His journey from a small industrial town to the world stage is an inspiration for aspiring athletes everywhere.

His victory is not just a personal achievement, but a source of national pride and a beacon of hope for the future of strength sports in India.

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