CWG 2022: Sudhir Wins Gold with Games Record in Para Powerlifting Men’s Heavyweight


Last Updated: August 05, 2022, 02:53 IST

CWG 2022: Sudhir won gold medal in Para Powerlifting (Twitter)

Sudhir won gold in Para Powerlifting Menโ€™s Heavyweight category with a Commonwealth Games record of 134.5 points

Indiaโ€™s Sudhir claimed the gold medal in menโ€™s heavyweight para powerlifting event at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Sudhir, an Asian Para Games bronze medallist, lifted 208kg in his first attempt before increasing it to 212kg in his second effort to gather 134.5 points and break the Games record.

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The 27-year-old Sudhir, who has an impairment due to the effects of polio, thus opened Indiaโ€™s para sports medal account in the ongoing CWG. Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu won the silver with 133.6 points, while Micky Yule bagged the bronze with 130.9 points.

Sudhir had won a bronze in menโ€™s upto 88kg with a best lift of 214kg at the World Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Open Championship in South Korea in June. Sudhir, who had started powerlifting in 2013 in Sonipat, has also qualified for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games, which was postponed to next year.

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