As India scripted history after weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinched a gold medal in the men's 73 kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the young athlete and said that now that a medal has been won, he hopes that Sheuli will finally get time to watch a movie.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi shared a video of him interacting with the Indian contingent for the 2022 edition of the CWG games.
In the video, PM Modi can be seen asking Sheuli about the latter's composed and focused behaviour and how the budding star likes movies but cannot see them because of his busy schedule.
Before our contingent left for the Commonwealth Games, I had interacted with Achinta Sheuli. We had discussed the support he received from his mother and brother. I also hope he gets time to watch a film now that a medal has been won. pic.twitter.com/4g6BPrSvON— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2022
Achinta Sheuli clinched a gold medal with a combined lift of 313 kg in the men's 73 kg final. During the event, he lifted 143 kg in his last attempt in the snatch round to create a new Commonwealth Games record.
With his win in the event, he won the country its sixth medal at CWG 2022 and its third gold medal at the event.