Tokyo Paralympics: Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes 5th in the women’s 50kg powerlifting final

The Indian Paralympics powerlifter Sakina Khatun lifts the 90kg weight successfully in her first attempt. However, in her second attempt, she was supposed to lift 93kg but she fails.

Sakina Khatun is an Indian powerlifter who is currently competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics games. Sakina had her event of powerlifting on Friday morning where she successfully lifted 90kg in her first attempt. She directly jumps to the No. 1 spot just after her first attempt. The medal was looking possible for the Indian Paralympic Powerlifter after her powerful performance in lifting 90kg.

However, Sakina failed to do it in the second attempt where she tried to lift 93kg. She tried but couldn’t manage to get to the top three and just missed a medal. In the second attempt, GBR’s powerlifter makes a successful attempt of 106, China’s also attempted 105 and was successful. Because of which Sakina who failed to clear the second attempt slips to the 5th position from the top. However, in her third attempt, she was successful in lifting 93kg but it was too late for her as that attempt couldn’t win her a medal. She needed 105 plus to be in the medal contention.


Sakina Khatun finishes in the 5th spot in this 50kg powerlifting final in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. China’s D.Hu won the gold medal and the silver medal goes to Egypt’s Rehab Ahmed who lifted a magnificent 117 in her first attempt. Great Britain’s O. Broome won the bronze medal. The Indian Powerlifter performed well as she manages to get into the top 5 but she seemed unhappy as she couldn’t win a medal for India.