Dr Payal Kanodia Wins Two Gold medals
Having won two gold medals at the IUKL (International Union of Kettlebell Lifting) Championships held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi from July 27 to October 31, Dr Payal Kanodia, a Trustee for the M3M Foundation, once again brought honour to her nation. In one of the largest kettlebell competitions ever staged by India, 250+ athletes competed from 15 different nations, including 45 Indian athletes.
Dr Payal Kanodia won two gold medals: one for the snatch competition, in which she hoisted a 16-kg kettlebell, and another for the biathlon competition in the 68-kg weight division. She had an injury during the tough training sessions, but she didn’t lose sight of her objective.
The trustee of the M3M Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes the environment, education, health, and general well-being of the populace, is Dr Payal Kanodia, a native of Tauru, Haryana.
It was wonderful to see the support for kettlebell in India, and I’m pleased to see how this sport is becoming more well-known there. I also want to thank KSIA for their hospitality. Igor Soldov, president of the IUKL, said.
Dr Payal Kanodia
Dr Payal Kanodia said after the nation won two gold medals on an international stage: “I am overjoyed with the triumph! Being a part of the inaugural IUKL competition hosted in India was a thrilling experience. I set my goals on earning gold after taking home the silver medal at the IUKL Budapest 2021, and this triumph fulfils my aspirations.
I dedicate these gold medals to my country and my kids, who constantly inspire me to give my all,” she continued.
“She has put in the BEST effort on the platform today,” her coach Anshu Taravath said. Despite being hurt during her demanding training, she persisted. She is a capable athlete, so be cautious.
Additionally, M3M Foundation supports young athletes through its programme. Dr. Payal and Lakshya are setting the pace.