KARACHI (9 News) – Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad won silver medal at the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championship 2019 49kg event.
Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad raised green flag in foreign country. She lifted 35kg, 37kg and 40kg in all three of her snatch attempts, filed in 45k, 50 kg second attempt. However, she redeemed herself in the third attempt for the clean and jerk with 50kg to finish with a silver medal.
Rabia competed in the event – featuring around 200 athletes – without a coach and battling a fever. She took help from a local to make sure she secured all her attempts and her place in the 49kg event as well. But for her the challenge was to try the new category.
It is noteworthy that Rabia Shahzad won international medals for Pakistan earlier this year in Singapore and has previously won in Australia as well. Her goal was to make sure that she makes the country proud in weightlifting too, after power-lifting.