Indias Sudhir claimed the gold medal in mens heavyweight para powerlifting event at the Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old Sudhir, who has an impairment due to the effects of polio, opened Indias para sports medal account. Murali Sreeshankar clinched a silver in mens long jump to give India its second medal in athletics. Boxers Amit Panghal, Sagar Ahlawat, Jasmine Lamboriya and Rohit Tokas assured 4 more medals for India while the mens hockey team also advanced to the semis on Day 7 of the Games. Sudhir, an Asian Para Games bronze medallist, lifted 208kg in his first attempt before increasing it to 212kg in his second effort to gather 134.5 points and break the Games record. Sudhir had won a bronze in mens upto 88kg with a best lift of 214kg at the World Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Open Championship in South Korea in June.
Sudhir Kumar Chitradurga Achievements
HISTORIC GOLD FOR INDIA ???— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 4, 2022
Asian Para-Games Bronze medalist, #Sudhir wins ??s 1st ever GOLD? medal in Para-Powerlifting at #CommonwealthGames with a Games Record to his name ??
Sudhir wins his maiden ? in Mens Heavyweight with 134.5 points (GR) at CWG#Cheer4India
He began powerlifting in 2013 in Sonipat, India.
Name of coach: Vijay Munishwar [national]