India In CWG: India got record 10 medals in weightlifting, yet this thing must be missing

India ended its campaign in the weightlifting competitions at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal by super heavyweight weightlifter Gurdeep Singh in the men’s 109 plus kg final. Gurdeep’s medal took India’s total medal tally to 10 in weightlifting, which includes three gold, three silver and four bronze. There is a slightly better performance than Gold Coast in 2018, when India won only nine medals.

Although India won an additional medal in Birmingham, it would be a matter of concern to Indian weightlifting officials and supporters that India could win only three medals, compared to five at the Gold Coast from Birmingham. India lost a major source of medals in Birmingham and weightlifting was one of those sports hoping to fill the gap with a good run.

Top stars Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Shuli won three gold medals for India, while Sanket Mahadev Sargar, Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam and Vikas Thakur won silver medals and Lovepreet Singh, Gururaja, Harjinder Kaur and Gurdeep Singh won bronze medals.

Gurdeep won the bronze in the men’s 109 plus kg on Wednesday but his performance was not assured. In snatch he had only one legal lift on which he lifted 167 kg. He started with 207 kg in the clean and jerk, which he missed by 215, but then increased to 223 and lifted it.

Thus he finished with 390 kg. Pakistan’s Muhammad Noah Dastgir Butt won the gold medal by lifting a total of 405 kg – 173 kg in the snatch and 232 kg in the clean and jerk.

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