CWG 2922: Weightlifter Achinta Shuli wins men’s 73kg, third gold medal for India

He lifted 143kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to overtake Malaysia’s Eri Hidayat Muhammad, who won the silver medal with a total of 303kg, while S Darsigny of Canada won the bronze with a total of 298kg.

Shuli’s gold is India’s third medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games here and sixth overall in weightlifting.

Sheuli, a 20-year-old former tailor from West Bengal’s Howrah district, was the favorite in 73kg and took the lead in the snatch category by lifting 143kg.

In the clean and jerk, she started with 165kg in her first attempt, which put her 1kg ahead of the Malaysian.

The Indian youngster failed to lift 170kg in his second attempt and completed it in his third attempt to reach a total of 313kg, a Commonwealth Games record.

Muhammad of Malaysia made a desperate but futile attempt to lift 175 kg to overthrow the Indian, but failed in two attempts, earning Shuli the gold medal.

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