CWG 2022: Weightlifter Ajay Singh misses medal by a whisker | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Low snatch total and plush clean and jerk cost Ajay Sing (81kg) expensive as the Indian weightlifter missed the bronze medal by a hair in his first appearance at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday.
The 25-year-old pulled off a total effort of 319kg (143kg + 176kg) to finish fourth in the men’s 81kg event.
An absolute crowd pleaser, house favorite Englandit is Chris Murray 325 kg (144 kg + 181 kg) clinched gold in sensational fashion by breaking the Games record in total lift.
australian weightlifter Kyle Bruce (143kg+180kg) 323kg won the silver medal while Canadian Nicholas Vachon 320kg (140kg+180kg) finished with bronze.
Singh’s event got off to a dodgy start as he initially struggled to regain his balance on his first snatch lift. The Indian stopped just before the end of the plank with one of the three judges giving him a red light, but the 300-pound lift was ultimately ruled legitimate.
He then lifted 140 kg and then 143 kg, four kilograms less than his personal and national best, to be in second position alongside bruce after the end of the snatch section.
In the clean and jerk, Singh started with a lift of 172kg before increasing four kilograms on the dumbbells to 176kg, which took a lot of effort for him to execute.
There was a four-way battle for first place between Singh, Bruce, Murray and Vachon.
In the end, a low snatch total and a failed 180kg clean and jerk attempt cost Singh dearly as he missed out on the podium.

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