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Watch: India's Youngest Weightlifter Arshia Goswami Tackles Thrice Her Body Weight

Eight-year-old Arshia Goswami from Haryana’s Panchkula has turned heads by displaying great tenacity and strength in the weightlifting challenge. In a recent viral video, Goswami can be seen effortlessly lifting a 75-kg deadlift.

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Eight-year-old Arshia Goswami from Haryana’s Panchkula has turned heads by displaying great tenacity and strength in the weightlifting challenge. In a recent viral video, Goswami can be seen effortlessly lifting a 75-kg deadlift. Her pristine technique and unwavering focus have left viewers awestruck. Goswami, who weighs 25 kilograms according to her Instagram, was seen tackling the weights, almost three times heavier than her.

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The viral video has gathered over 5 lakh likes and thousands of comments applauding the little girl. Goswami has over 6 lakh followers on Instagram, where her bio aptly reads, "India's strongest girl!"

Meet Arshia Goswami, Youngest Weightlifter In India

Arshia Goswami is a world record holder and Asia record holder for the youngest deadlift. She set the record at the age of six when she lifted 45 kilograms in 2021. Her interest in weightlifting began when she accompanied her father, Avnish Goswami, a licenced fitness trainer, to his regular workouts. Six months after watching her father work out, she began deadlifting at the age of six. She lifted 45 kg at such a tender age.

Her father manages her Instagram handle. In another Instagram post, it is mentioned that Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu is her inspiration. She said that she loves weightlifting and enjoys it a lot. She added that today she is the youngest weightlifter in the country and hopes to win gold at the Olympics for India in the future. She also won bronze in a state-level weightlifting tournament at the age of 8.

Arshia Goswami's recent trending video captioned, "Respect your weights" has garnered over 5 lakh likes. Viewers are commenting to praise the little girl for her impeccable and unparalleled talent. One user commented, "One Day, India Will Be Proud Of You!" Another agreed, commenting, "She's got the whole world in her hands!"

Several commenters even joked about being unable to match up to Goswami's strength even as adults. "Yaar, this is exceptional! She is lifting my body weight and I cannot even lift hers." Another joked, "Haters will say she takes steroids," while another user replied, "They'll call them fake weights." 

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