Gururaja won India’s second medal – Bronze in CWG (LD)

The 27-year-old Junior Warrant Officer (JWO) in the India Air Force was married in May 2021 but decided to leave his wife with her parents in Karnataka to focus on her career.

All those sacrifices paid dividends as Gururaja on Saturday clinched a bronze medal in the men’s 61kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games 2022, according to him, the first medal in this weight category.

The Karnataka lifter made a fruitful morning session for India in the weightlifting arena in Birmingham, winning its second medal of the day at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Sanket Mahadev Sargar had earlier opened India’s account on the second day of the competition by winning a silver medal in the men’s 55kg category.

Gururaja put up a best effort in his last attempt in the men’s 61kg category, improving his personal best by lifting 151 in his third attempt in the clean and jerk. He put in a best effort of 118 in the snatch, giving him a total of 269kg. He finished behind Mohamed Ajneel bin Bidin of Malaysia, who scored 127 in the snatch and a total of 285 in the clean and jerk, a new game record.

Papua New Guinea’s Moria Baru won the silver medal with a total of 272 (121 in the snatch and 152 in the clean and jerk), finishing well ahead of Gururaja, just one kilogram ahead of Yuri Simard of Canada, whose total The score was 268.

Having made his wish, Gururaja was happy with his performance in the men’s 61kg.

“The decision to not go home and stay at the national camp at NIS Patiala for over a year has paid off. I have made many sacrifices. All of them have paid off today as I have won another medal for the country. ” After his program Gururaja said.

He said that he is happy with his performance as he did the same weight during practice.

“I did the same 118kg in snatch and 152kg in clean and jerk. So, I’m happy because I managed to give my best,” said Gururaja.

He said that he was suffering from a wrist injury and had some fever for a few days in India. “Before I went to Birmingham I had a mild fever and however it got better soon after the weekend.

Gururaja said he would rest for the next few weeks and rehabilitate his injured wrist.

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