- Gururaj Pujari won bronze medal
- Gururaj won medal in 61 kg category weightlifting
- India got second medal in Commonwealth
Gururaja CWG 2022: Indian weightlifter Gururaj Pujari has won a bronze medal in the 61 kg category of weightlifting. He grabbed the bronze medal by lifting a total of 269 kg and secured the third position. This is India’s second medal in weightlifting at the Birmingham Games. Indian weightlifter Sabarro Gururaj lifted 118 kg in his second attempt in the snatch round and finished fourth after clinching the bronze medal despite falling behind at the start. In the clean and jerk that followed, the Indian weightlifter managed to lift 151 kg. Including snatch and clean and jerk, Gururaj won the bronze medal by lifting a total weight of 269 kg. This is India’s first bronze medal in the Birmingham Games.
Malaysian weightlifter won gold medal
Ajnil bin Mohamed of Malaysia lifted the gold medal by lifting a total of 285 kg. He set a Games record by lifting 127 kg in the snatch round, after which the Malaysian weightlifter also set a new Games record for the highest lifting weight in the clean and jerk with a success of 158 kg.
Papua New Guinea’s Witlifter takes silver
While Morya Baru of Papua New Guinea won the silver medal by lifting 273 weights. He lifted 121 kg in snatch and 152 kg in clean and jerk.
Sanket won the first medal in weightlifting
Earlier in the 55 kg category, Indian weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar lifted a total of 248 kg to give India its first silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. He stood first in the snatch by lifting 113 kg in the third attempt and won the silver medal in the clean and jerk by lifting 135 kg.
In the same category, Malaysia’s weightlifter Mohamed Bin Kasdan lifted 142 kg in his third clean and jerk attempt to claim the first position in the final result. The Malaysian athlete lifted a kilo more than Sanket, ie a total of 249 kg.
Sri Lanka’s weightlifter Dilanka Ishuru Kumara won the bronze medal by lifting a total of 225 kg.
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