CWG: Lifter Achinta Sheuli wins men's 73kg Gold

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 1 Years ago
Achanta Sheuli
Achanta Sheuli



With an assured performance, India's Achinta Sheuli won gold in the men's 73kg division in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games on Monday morning.

He lifted a new games record total of 313kg.

This is India’s third gold medal in the competition and the sixth medal overall. Incidentally, all the medals so far have come in Weightlifting.

Sheuli lifted 143kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to top the field ahead of Malaysia's Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who took silver with a total of 303kg, while Canada's S Darsigny claimed bronze with a total of 298kg.

The 20-year-old lifter from West Bengal West Bengal was the favourite in his category took lead from the snatch category itself, lifting 143kg.

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

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The Indian youngster failed to lift 170kg in his second attempt before completing it in his third attempt to take his total to 313kg.