Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated weightlifter Gurdeep Singh after he clinched a bronze medal in the men’s 109-plus kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
“Hard work and dedication lead to outstanding outcomes…this is what Gurdeep Singh has shown by winning the Bronze medal in weightlifting at the CWG. He has furthered the spirit of joy among our citizens. Congratulations and best wishes to him,” PM Modi said in a tweet. On Wednesday, Gurdeep Singh bagged the bronze medal in the men’s 109-plus kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 with a combined weight of 390kg.
In the Snatch category, he failed to lift 167kg in his first attempt. In the second attempt, he lifted 167kg. In the third and final attempt in the category, he added more weight but was unsuccessful in lifting 173kg. He ended the Snatch round with the best of 167kg.
In the Clean and Jerk category, Gurdeep gave a sensational performance as he lifted 207kg in the first attempt. Indian weightlifter failed his second attempt and could not lift 215kg. In his final and third attempt in the category, he lifted 223kg successfully. He finished with a combined total of 390kg.
His second lift was for 215kg, which was unsuccessful and he went all-in for the last lift and increased it to 223kg, a Games record, and completed the lift.
Earlier, Indian weightlifter Purnima Pandey finished sixth in the Women’s 87-plus kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games as she put up a combined lift of 228 kg and had two failed attempts each in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk category.
Her combined lift of 228 kg consisted of 103 kg in Snatch while she lifted 125 kg in the Clean and Jerk category. (ANI)