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CWG 2022: India got its first medal in Commonwealth, Sanket Mahadev won silver in weightlifting

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Sanket Sargar, a resident of Sangli, Maharashtra, has made India proud by winning silver in weightlifting on the second day of the commonwealth games 2022. This is India’s first medal in the CWG 2022. He lifted the best 113 kg in the first round i.e. snatch. After this, he won the medal by lifting 135 kg in the second round i.e. clean and jerk.

In the 22nd Commonwealth Games being played in Birmingham, England, on the second day today (July 30), India’s account opened with a silver medal. Weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar won a silver medal in weightlifting.

He achieved this victory in the men’s 55Kg final event. Sanket Sargar gave his full strength in 6 attempts of two rounds and lifted the total weight of 248 kg to win the silver. He lifted the best 113 kg in the first round i.e. snatch. After this, by lifting 135 kg in the second round i.e. clean and jerk, the medal was won.

Sanket was also injured in two attempts at the end of the second round. In the second attempt, Sanket tried to lift 139 kg, but could not lift it and got injured. The medical team noticed the sign and treated it immediately. Here Sanket said he was fine and got ready for the third attempt. The third time also, Sanket once again tried to lift 139 kg but failed again and this time also got injured. In this way, Sanket had to be content with silver. At the same time, Bin Kasdan Mohammad Anik of Malaysia won the gold medal by lifting a total of 249 kg.

Seema Jain

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