Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games At the Commonwealth Games, India got the second medal in weightlifting. Sanket Mahadev Sargar After Gururaja Poojary Won the bronze medal in the men’s weightlifting 61 kg category.
Second medal for India at the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games 2022 From the second day, India opened the medal count. Two medals came in India’s account. Both medals came from weightlifting. In the medal count, India came in 9th place with one silver and one bronze medal. Australia leads the standings with 18 medals. Australia has 10 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Sanket Sargar won India’s first medal by winning the silver medal
Young weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar opened India’s account by winning a silver medal in the men’s 55kg event at the Commonwealth Games. Sagar, 21, from Sangli district in Maharashtra, was on his way to a gold medal but missed a kilo after two failed clean and jerk attempts. He won the silver medal by lifting 248 kg (113 and 135 kg). Mohamed Anik of Malaysia won the gold medal lifting a total of 249kg setting a new Games record in the clean and jerk. He lifted 107 kg in the snatch and 142 kg in the clean and jerk. Dilanka Isuru Kumara from Sri Lanka won the bronze medal by lifting 225 kg.
Despite his injury, Sanket won the silver medal
Sargar said in the mixed zone that there was no mistake in the lift. Suddenly I felt a lot of weight on my right elbow and I couldn’t control it. I chose the sound of two clicks. He said, I lift 143 kg in training. I wanted to win gold. I’m not happy with silver because I had been training for gold for four years.
Prime Minister Modi and the President congratulated
President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sanket Sargar for winning the silver medal. Congratulating Prime Minister Modi, he said: “Good signal of effort sir. With their silver medal, India got off to a good start at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations and best wishes.