50-Year-Old Bureaucrat Breaks Powerlifting Records, Inspires Nation

50-Year-Old Bureaucrat Breaks Powerlifting Records, Inspires Nation

Ekta Vishnoi: A Trailblazing Senior Bureaucrat and Powerlifting Champion

At an age when most people contemplate retirement, Ekta Vishnoi, a senior bureaucrat in Delhi, is defying societal norms and proving that age is merely a number when it comes to fitness and athleticism.

Vishnoi, the Deputy Director General at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), is the driving force behind the successful Fit India Movement. However, her passion for fitness extends beyond her administrative role. She has recently made waves in the world of powerlifting, winning multiple medals and breaking records at the National Senior Powerlifting Championship in Hyderabad.

Competing against women half her age, Vishnoi showcased her exceptional strength and determination. She secured a Silver medal in deadlift with a best lift of 165kg and a Bronze overall with best lifts of 132.5 kg in squat, 70 kg in bench press, and 165 kg in deadlift. These lifts shattered all records in the Master 2 category.

Vishnoi's impressive achievements do not end there. She has previously won a gold medal in the national masters powerlifting championship and a gold and silver medal in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship and Asian Powerlifting Championship in 2022. Her remarkable feats earned her a certificate of honor from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in 2023.

Beyond her athletic accomplishments, Vishnoi is also making significant contributions as an administrator. As the Mission Director of the Fit India Movement, she is spearheading the government's initiative to promote health and fitness across the nation. Additionally, she leads the prestigious Khelo India Scheme, which aims to transform India into a sporting powerhouse.

Vishnoi's unwavering commitment to fitness and her ability to excel in both athletics and administration serve as an inspiration to all. She is a testament to the fact that age is no barrier to achieving one's goals and making a positive impact on society.

Her next target is to represent India and win medals at the World Masters Powerlifting Championship in South Africa in October this year. With her determination and unwavering spirit, Vishnoi is poised to continue breaking barriers and inspiring others to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.

Tags: #FitIndiaMovement, #Powerlifting, #SeniorAthlete, #AgeNoBarrier, #EktaVishnoi

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