Commonwealth Games: How India’s Sudhir Won Gold Medal In Men’s Heavyweight Para Powerlifting. Watch | Commonwealth Games News


India’s Sudhir won a historic gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting© Twitter

India’s Sudhir won a historic gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games on Thursday. He lifted 208kg in his first attempt and then went into the lead with his second lift of 212kg. In the third and last attempt, he failed to lift 217kg but clinched India’s seventh gold medal at the ongoing Games. Not only that, Sudhir also scripted a Commonwealth Games record with his total points of 134.5. The 27-year-old, who had won a bronze medal at the Asian Para Games, has an impairment due to the effects of polio.

Watch: How India’s Sudhir Won Gold Medal In Men’s Heavyweight Para Powerlifting Final

Sudhir’s triumph came after other Indian Para-Powerlifters failed to win a medal. Manpreet Kaur started with a successful lift of 87kg, scoring 88.6 points in her first attempt. In the second attempt, she lifted 88kg, scoring 89.6 points. In the last attempt, she failed to lift 90kg.

Para-Powerlifter Sakina Khatun failed to lift 90kg in her first attempt. Khatun successfully lifted 90kg in her second attempt, scoring 87.5 points.

The pair finished just outside the podium places with totals of 89.6 Kg and 87.5 Kg. India’s Manpreet Kaur and Sakina Khatun finish 4th and 5th respectively.

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In the men’s category, Parmjeet Kumar started his event with a failed attempt of a 165kg lift. The Indian lifter was again unsuccessful to lift 165kg. Even in his last attempt, he failed to lift, thus ending the event at the bottom of the table.

(With ANI Inputs)

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