The Indian weightlifting contingent’s dream continued at the CWG 2022 in Birmingham as India’s 73kg representative Achinta Shivali bagged a gold medal in her event.
The 20-year-old claimed the yellow metal with a combined effort of 313kg.
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Shivli was in complete control of the event from the word go as he successfully completed all three of his snatch attempts.
He started his night with a first snatch attempt of 137kg which he executed to stunning perfection.
His second attempt was a 140 kg challenge. But, he made sure he got all three green lights. The Indian’s second lift was enough to put him at the top of the standings in Snitch, but, he wasn’t done yet.
He went on to his third lift, in which he attempted a lift of 143 kg. The Bengal lad made it three for three and grabbed a games record as he completed the routine in his third attempt.
He had a 5kg lead in the clean and jerk variant of the event over his nearest rival who had bested 138kg in the snatch.
His first clean-and-jerk attempt was a successful lift of 166 kg, which catapulted him to the very top of the rankings.
He set a new Games record total of 309 kg in his category with his first attempt when he was eliminated from any competition.
He pushed the boundaries further by trying to lift 170 kg in his second attempt, but could not pull it off.
But, he wasn’t ready to give up as he came back to clear the same weight in his third and final attempt.
India has been doing exceptionally well in weightlifting as the squad has already bagged 6 medals in this edition of friendly games.
Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalraninga bagged a gold medal each while Bandyarani Devi and Sankeeth Sargar bagged a silver medal. Gururaja Pujari won the only bronze till date under India’s tally at Birmingham.
With Shivli’s win, India now has 3 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal at CWG 2022.
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