C'Wealth Games: India strikes gold in para-sports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated para-powerlifter Sudhir on a winning gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

"A great start to the CWG 2022 para-sports medal count by Sudhir! He wins a prestigious Gold and shows yet again his dedication and determination. He has been consistently performing well on the field. Congratulations and best wishes to him for all upcoming endeavours," tweeted PM Modi. Sudhir clinched the gold medal in the Men's Heavyweight final with the best weight of 212kg on August 4.

Sudhir won India's first gold in Para-Powerlifting at Commonwealth Games. He defeated Nigeria's Ikechukwu Obichukwu (133.6 points) by 0.9 points as his final score read a Games record 134.5 points for the gold.

Sudhir started his event with a successful attempt of a 208kg lift without breaking a sweat, scoring 132.0 points. In his second attempt, he improved his last attempt and lifted 212kg successfully, scoring 134.5 points.
In the third and last attempt, he failed to lift 217kg but clinched the gold medal with 134.5 points.

(ANI)

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