CWG 2022: Sudhir clinches historic gold in para powerlifting in men’s heavyweight event

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India’s
medal
rush
continued
as
Sudhir’s
gold-winning
feat
took
India’s
medal
tally
to
twenty

including,
six
gold
medals,
seven
silvers
and
seven
bronze.

The
Asian
Para-Games
bronze
medallist
etched
his
names
in
the
history
books
as
he
clinched
the
yellow
metal
with
a
Games
Record
lift.
Sudhir’s
maiden
medal
in
the
men’s
heavyweight
came
with
a
lift
of
134.5
points
(Games
Record).

The
27-year-old
Sudhir
lifted
208kg
in
his
first
attempt
before
going
on
to
increase
it
to
212kgs
on
his
second
attempt.
Lifting
212
successfully,
Sudhir
broke
the
Games
record
with
134.5
points.
The
Indian
athlete,
who
has
an
impairment
due
to
the
effects
of
polio,
opened
India’s
para
sports
medal
count
in
the
ongoing
Birmingham
Games.

While
Sudhir
picked
up
Gold,
the
silver
medal
went
to
Ikechukwu
Christian
Obichukwu,
who
finished
with
133.6
points,
and
the
bronze
medal
went
to
Scotland’s
Micky
Yule,
who
finished
third
with
130.9
points.

As
the
curtains
dropped
on
the
seventh
day,
India
registered
a
two
historic
outings
to
end
the
day
on
a
high.
First
Indian
athlete
Sreeshankar
scripted
history,
as
the
23-year-old
became
the
first
Indian
male
athlete
to
win
a
medal
in
long
jump
in
the
Commonwealth
Games.
Soon
after
para
powerlifter
Sudhir
added
India’s
sixth
gold
in
the
ongoing
Games,
winning
gold
in
the
men’s
heavyweight
final.

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