CWG 2022: Sudhir wins gold in men’s heavyweight para-powerlifting | News about Commonwealth Games

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Powerlifter Sudhir won gold medal for India at CWG 2022© Twitter

India’s Sudhir won a historic gold medal in men’s heavyweight para-powerlifting and also set a Commonwealth Games record with a total of 134.5 points. Sudhir lifted 208kg on his first attempt and then took the lead with his second lift of 212kg.

Sudhir, 27, a bronze medalist from the Asian Para Games, has a disability due to the effects of polio. He opened India’s para sports medal account in the ongoing CWG.

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Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu took the silver with 133.6 points, while Micky Yule took the bronze with 130.9 points.

Sudhir had won bronze in men under 88 kg with a best lift of 214 kg at the World Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Open Championship in South Korea in June.

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Sudhir, who started powerlifting in Sonipat in 2013, has also qualified for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games, which was postponed to next year.

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(with PTI inputs)

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