Para powerlifter Sudhir created history in Commonwealth Games. He did a big job by winning the gold medal for India. India now has a total of 6 gold medals in the Commonwealth Games. Sudhir lifted the gold medal by lifting 212 kg. This is the first time that India won the gold medal in this event.
Sudhir has become the first athlete for India to win a gold in Para Powerlifting. Sudhir is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the Para Powerlifting event of the Commonwealth Games. He won the gold medal in his second attempt by lifting 212 kg with a record score of 134.5. Sudhir, however, failed to lift 217 kg in his last attempt.
These players got silver medal
Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Christian Ubichukwu took the silver with 133.6 while Mickey Yule of Scotland won the bronze with 130.9. Christian lifted 197 kg while Yule lifted 192 kg.
Manpreet missed out on medal
Earlier, Manpreet Kaur and Sakina Khatoon missed out on a medal in the women’s lightweight final by finishing fourth and fifth respectively, while in the men’s lightweight final, Paramjit Kumar finished last after failing all three attempts. Manpreet lifted 87 kg in her first attempt and 88 kg in her second attempt, but failed to lift 90 kg in her third attempt. Manpreet got 89.6 marks.