Achinta Sheuli, a weightlifter, earned the top prize in the 73 kg men’s finals on Sunday, giving India its third gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sheuli, 20, set the Games record by lifting 313kg in total to win the gold medal. It’s vital to remember that the young athlete lifted 140 kg and 143 kg in the Snatch round, breaking the Games record twice.
He then lifted 166 kilograms and 170 kilograms in the clean and jerk round, setting a Games record for the total weight.
After the victory, Sheuli spoke with the media and stated: “It was difficult, but I managed to make it simpler by failing to do a decent lift on my second try, which led to a difficult struggle. I did my best despite Vijay Sir’s encouragement to do better.”
“My mother used to work as a tailor from dawn till night, but she has now stopped. I used to do that as well. Since he constantly encourages me, I want to dedicate this award to my brother. Given that Sanket Sargar had won a medal, there was pressure “Added he.
Sheuli, the event favorite, lifted 313 kg (143 kg, 170 kg) to win the gold at NEC Hall on Sunday.
Erry Hidayat Muhammad of Malaysia gave Sheuli a stiff challenge and came in second place overall. His highest performance was 303 kg (138kg 165kg).
Shad Darsigny of Canada, who lifted 298 kg in total, came in third (135kg 163kg).
In the snatch phase, Sheuli, a junior world championship silver medalist, performed three clean lifts of 137 kg, 140 kg, and 143 kg.
He broke the Games record and increased his personal best with his 143 kg performance.
The weightlifting team from India has now won six medals overall, including the gold from Sheuli. Jeremy Lalrinnunga, 19, earned the gold medal in the men’s 67kg division earlier in the day.