Gurdeep Singh added to India’s impressive weightlifting record by winning a bronze medal in the men’s 109+ kg category at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games at the National Exhibition Center on Wednesday.
He lifted 223kg in the clean and jerk to add to his 170kg snitch lift total of 390, just four behind New Zealand’s David Andrew Letty (170+224) and Pakistan’s Muhammad Noah Dastgir Butt. who broke the CWG record. Lifts of 173 and 232 (405 total), which won the gold medal.
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Gurdeep Singh started weightlifting in the year 2010 from Khanna district of Punjab. His father, a farmer, pushed him into weightlifting to keep his son active and idle all day.
His first coach in Khanna recognized Gurudeep as a prospect in the game and recommended Indian team head coach Vijay Sharma to include him in the national camp.
Gurudeep joined the Indian National Camp in the year 2015 and a man who took up the sport just to keep him busy is leading weightlifters for India in the heavyweight category.
Gurudeep is a Commonwealth Championship bronze medalist in 2017 and a Commonwealth Senior Championship bronze medalist in 2021.
Earlier on Wednesday, another heavyweight weightlifter Lupreet Singh claimed bronze in the men’s 109kg division as 24-year-old Lupreet Singh scored 163 in the snatch and 192 in the clean and jerk for a total of 355kg. Added kg. India won bronze from Saurav Ghosal in squash men’s singles and silver from Tilika Mann in women’s judo +78 kg on Day 6 of the 2022 CWG.
It was India’s ninth medal in weightlifting at Birmingham and 15th overall, five gold, five silver and four bronze.
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