Commonwealth Games: Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinches gold medal in men’s 73kg final

Achinta Sheuli weightlifting winner at 2022 Commonwealth Games Photo Youtube videograb

Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinched a gold medal with a combined lift of 313kg in the men’s 73kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday, August 31, 2022.

With this, he won the country its sixth medal at CWG 2022 and its third gold medal at the event. In his first attempt at the Snatch category, Sheuli made a great start and successfully lifted 137kg.

Without breaking, a sweat Sheuli lifted 140kg in the second attempt of the category. In the third and final attempt, he successfully lifted 143kg.

It is three out of three for Sheuli, as he lifted 143kg in his last attempt in the snatch round to create a new Commonwealth Games Record.

In the Clean and Jerk lift category, Sheuli exhibited a stunning display of power as he lifted 166kg in his first attempt. In the second attempt of the category, he decided to lift 170 kg but failed. In the third and last attempt of the C&J category, he lifted 170kg with ease.

With a successful lift of 170kg in his third clean and jerk attempt, Sheuli finished with a total of 313kg (143kg + 170kg).

After clinching a gold medal in the men’s 73kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022, Sheuli dedicated his medal to his brother and coaches.

“I am very happy. After overcoming many struggles, I won this medal. I will dedicate this medal to my brother and coaches. Next, I will prepare for Olympics,” Achinta Sheuli told ANI.



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