The year 2019 remained faithful to Bhavna as in May this year, she attended trials in Bengaluru and got selected for the U67.5 category in the 45-50 age group. Soon, the homemaker-turned-powerlifting mother brought home four gold medals at the Open Asian Powerlifting Championships from Russia in July this year.
Bhavna Tokekar says that when she began power-lifting, some of female friends began to call her “bhai”. Her family on the other hand, has been her pillar of strength, and continues to remain so.
Bhavna is also a self-taught in weight lifting who started researching through YouTube videos and other websites before making her debut.