CWG 2022: Weight lifters Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli bags Gold

Commonwealth Games 2022 India: Weightlifters have been the star performers for India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games so far.

Key Highlights:

Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has created history by winning gold in the men's 67kg finals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

  • He won the gold medal with a record-breaking combined lift of 300 kg.

This is India's second gold at Commonwealth Games 2022 after Mirabai Chanu and fifth overall.

  • Chanu won the first gold for India with a combined lift of 201kg in the Women's 49kg weightlifting final.
  • The Tokyo Olympic silver medalist created a new Commonwealth Games record by successfully lifting 88kg in her second attempt in the snatch round.

Bindyarani Devi won silver medal in the women's 55 kg weightlifting final.

  • She lifted a total of 202 kilograms, 86 kilograms in the snatch round and registered a CWG record lift of 116 kilograms in the clean and jerk round finishing with just 1 kilogram less than Nigeria's gold medalist Adijat Olarinoye.

20-year-old Achinta Sheuli smashed the Games record by lifting a total of 313kg to win the gold medal in the men's 73kg category.

  • Sheuli first broke the Games record twice in the Snatch round, lifting 140kg and 143kg.
  • He then lifted 166kg and 170kg in the clean and jerk round to register a Games record for the overall weight.

India at ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 Performances:

  • Sanket Mahadev Sargar wins India's first medal (silver) in 55kg weightlifting
  • Mirabai Chanu won India's first gold in 49kg weightlifting in CWG 2022
  • Bindyarani Devi won silver in 55kg weightlifting
  • Gururaja Poojary wins bronze in 61kg weightlifting.
  • Achinta Sheuli smashed the Games record by lifting a total of 313kg to win the gold medal in the men's 73kg category. 

Indian athletes won four medals on Day 2 of Commonwealth Games 2022 with the Indian weightlifting contingent bagging six medal of the Games.

About CWG 2022:

  • The 22nd edition Commonwealth Games kickstarted off on 28 July 2022 with an opening ceremony at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England.
  • It is officially known as XXII Commonwealth Games and will be held between 28 July and 8 August 2022.
  • It is an 11 days long sports event.
  • It covers about 19 sports.
  • Participants from 72 nations are competing in the Commonwealth Games 2022.
  • The motto of Commonwealth Games 2022 is "Sports for All". 
  • Women’s Cricket has newly been added in is new for women in Commonwealth Games 2022. 
  • The first Commonwealth Games were played on 1930.