HomeCommonwealth GamesBindyarani Sorokhaibam wins the fourth medal in Weightlifting for India

Bindyarani Sorokhaibam wins the fourth medal in Weightlifting for India

Solihull: Sanket Sargar opened the account. Gururaja Poojary added bronze and Mirabai Chanu augmented it with gold. India definitely went all in for the weightlifting event. As Day Two comes to an end, India won yet another medal in weightlifting through Bindyarani Sorokhaibam in Women’s 55kg category.

Bindyarani aggregated a total of 202 kilograms, 86 in the snatch and 116 in the clean and jerk events. In the first attempt, she lifted 81kg in the snatch round and then followed it up with 84kg, and then ended up lifting 86kg in the third round. As for the clean and jerk event, the 24-year-old scripted history by rewriting a Commonwealth Games Record. The clean and jerk were also Manipuri’s personal best.

Importantly, Nigeria opened its accounts for the Games. The African side won their first-ever medal at Birmingham’22 through Adijat Adenike Olarinoye. Olarinoye lifted a total weight of 203 kilograms. The Nigerian thus pipped Bindyarani by just a kilogram. Olarinoye lifted a weight of 92kg in the snatch round. She moved to clinch a 111kg in the clean and jerk event.

Having lifted four kilograms less than Bindyarani Sorokhaibam, England’s Fraser Morrow settled for the bronze. The Brit bested the Indian in the snatch round by lifting up 89kg in her second attempt. However, Morrow was only able to manage a meager 109kg in the clean and jerk.

Earlier in the day, Sanket Mahadev Sargar clinched a silver in the men’s equivalent. He came behind Malaysia’s Bin Kasdan Mohammed Aniq. The Indian lifted a total of 248kg bested by only one kilogram!! Srilanka’s Diluru Ishanka Kumara came in the third position for bronze.

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