Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced an award of Rs 50 lakh for 2022 CWG Silver Medalist Vikas Thakur.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for weightlifter Vikas Thakur, who won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Thakur, who hails from Ludhiana, bagged his third CWG medal with a total of 346 kg (155 kg + 191 kg) in the men’s 96 kg event.

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This was Thakur’s second silver, having also finished second in the 2014 Glasgow edition. In Gold Coast, they came back with bronze.

Ludhiana’s Vikas Thakur won a silver medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Vikas will be given Rs 50 lakh as per the sports policy of the Punjab government. My government is committed to encourage and provide all possible support to the sportspersons of Punjab,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

On Tuesday, CM Mann had announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh for weightlifter Harjinder Kaur for winning a bronze medal in Birmingham.

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