2022 Commonwealth Games Day 2 Live Updates
Commonwealth Games 2022 Live Updates India Day 2 Schedule: Mirabai Chanu led the 49kg field as expected to defend their Commonwealth Games title and hand India the first gold medal of the Birmingham edition on Saturday. The Olympic silver medalist racked up a total of 201kg (88kg + 113kg) to mark her authority in the competition and set a Commonwealth Games record in the process.
Partly fulfilling the promise he made to himself four years ago, young weightlifter Sanket Sargar won a silver medal in the men’s 55kg category, putting India on the medal count at the World Games. Commonwealth on Saturday. He was aiming for a gold medal but injured his right elbow trying to lift 139 kg in the clean and jerk to ultimately settle for second place.
The 21-year-old lifted a total of 248kg (113kg+135kg) to finish just one kilogram behind Malaysian Mohamad Aniq, who broke the Games record in the clean and jerk by lifting 249kg (107kg+142 kg) to win gold. Meanwhile, weightlifter Gururaja Poojary picked up a bronze medal in the men’s 61kg category at the Commonwealth Games, adding to India’s tally. Gururaja, a silver medalist at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast, lifted a total of 269kg (118kg + 151kg) to finish in third place.
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