Indian Weightlifters in CWG: Indian weightlifters created history in England, 10 out of 15 players won medals, India became number one

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Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Mirabai Chanu and Achinta Sheuli

Highlights

  • 15 weightlifters from India took part
  • 10 players won medals
  • India topped in terms of most medals in weightlifting

Indian Weightlifters in CWG: Six days have passed since the ongoing 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and hundreds of medals have been distributed in different sports. From India’s point of view too, the journey so far has been mixed. India has won a total of 18 medals in six days, including five gold medals. Although India has got maximum medals in weightlifting. According to statistics, Indian weightlifters have captured a total of 10 medals including three golds. The last match of weightlifting was played on Thursday and here also India got two medals in its account. Indian weightlifters won one more medal this time than the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Let’s take a look at the performance of Indian weightlifters…

This time 48 medals were at stake in the Commonwealth Games. Whereas a total of 15 players took part in different categories from India. Out of these 10 players won medals, while one player finished fourth. Apart from these, four players could not do anything special. India left other countries far behind in terms of winning medals in weightlifting. The host England, which won the second highest number of medals, could also win only five medals.

Top 5 countries performing in weightlifting

rank Country Gold silver bronze total medals
1 India 3 3 4 10
2 England 3 1 1 5
3 Canada 2 2 4 8
4 Nigeria 2 1 3 6
5 Malaysia 2 1 0 3

Indian weightlifters performance

Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuly won gold for India. While Sanket Sargar, Vikas Thakur and Bindiyarani Devi won silver. While Gururaja Pujari, Harjinder Kaur, Lovepreet Singh and Gurdeep Singh bagged bronze medals. Apart from these, Ajay Singh missed out on bronze by a margin of one kg and finished fourth.

Let us inform that earlier in 2018, 16 players from India participated in the Commonwealth Games played in Gold Coast. 9 players won medals in this.

Name

medal/rank

Category

Mirabai Chanu

Gold

Women’s 49kg

Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Gold

men 67 kg

Achinta Sheuli

Gold

men 73 kg

Sanket Mahadev Sargar

silver

Men 55kg

Vikas Thakur

silver

men 96 kg

bindiyarani devi

silver

Women 55kg

Gururaja Pujari

bronze

Men 62kg

Harjinder Kaur

bronze

Women 71 kg

Lovepreet Singh

bronze

Men 109 kg

Gurdeep Singh

bronze

Men 109+ kg

Ajay Singh

fourth place

men 81 kg

Poornima Pandey

6th place

Women 87+ kg

Usha Natesh Kumara

6th place

Women’s 87kg

Poppy Hazarika

seventh place

Women’s 59kg

Poonam Yadav

no rank

Women’s 76kg

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