Achinta Sheuli lifted a Commonwealth Video games file of 313kg.© Twitter
Weightlifters have been the star performers for India on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games thus far, and the development continued on day 3 as 20-year-old Achinta Sheuli smashed the Video games file by lifting a complete of 313kg to win the gold medal within the males’s 73kg class. Sheuli first broke the Video games file twice within the Snatch spherical, lifting 140kg and 143kg. He then lifted 166kg and 170kg within the clear and jerk spherical to register a Video games file for the general weight.
Favorite to win the occasion, debutant Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg 170kg) to seize the gold at NEC Corridor on Sunday.
Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who gave Sheuli a troublesome competitors, ended because the second finest lifter within the occasion. He had a finest effort of 303kg (138kg 165kg).
Canada’s Shad Darsigny was third with a complete elevate of 298kg (135kg 163kg).
Sheuli, a junior world championship silver medallist, executed three clear lifts — 137kg, 140kg and 143kg — within the snatch part.
His 143kg effort helped him smash the Video games file and enhance his private finest.
Heading into clear an jerk with a 5 kilogram benefit, the Kolkata lifter began with a 166kg elevate, which he hoisted simply.
Sheuli then faltered his 170kg try solely to heave the load within the third try and create a brand new Video games file in whole elevate (313kg).
The Indian lifter needed to wait patiently in direction of the tip to seek out out what medal he’d take house because the Malaysian tried a 176kg elevate in his final two makes an attempt solely to fail.
With the gold from Sheuli, the Indian weightlifting contingent has bagged its sixth medal of the Video games. Earlier within the day, 19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga received the gold medal within the males’s 67kg class.
(With PTI inputs)
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