CWG 2022: Sudhir wins historic gold in para powerlifting men’s heavyweight event | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: India Sudhir Won Gold Medal in Men’s Heavyweight para powerlifting event at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Sudhir, a bronze medalist at the Asian Para Games, lifted 208kg on his first attempt before increasing it to 212kg on his second attempt to collect 134.5 points and break the Games record.

Sudhir, 27, who is disabled due to the effects of polio, thus opened India’s para-sport medal count in the ongoing CWG.
Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu won the silver medal with 133.6 points, while Micky Yule won bronze with 130.9 points.
Sudhir had won a bronze medal in the men’s up to 88kg with a best lift of 214kg at the World Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Open Championship in South Korea in June.
Sudhir, who started powerlifting in 2013 at Sonipat, also qualified for Hangzhou Asian Paralympic Games 2022which has been postponed to next year.

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