New Delhi. Indian weightlifters are performing brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games 2022. India has so far won 3 gold medals in this game. Indian weightlifters are giving tough competition. In the women’s 76 kg weight category, Poonam Yadav had presented a tough challenge. He also claimed the medal, […]
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New Delhi. Commonwealth Games 2022 Indian weightlifters are performing brilliantly. India has so far won 3 gold medals in this game. Indian weightlifters are giving tough competition. In the women’s 76 kg weight category, Poonam Yadav had presented a tough challenge. He had also claimed the medal, but after failing in all three attempts in clean and jerk, he had to return empty-handed. Although there was some controversy regarding Poonam’s lift during the match, but now a new controversy has arisen due to what the President of the Weightlifting Federation of India has said.
Poonam was not fully fit
Federation president Sahdev Yadav claimed on Tuesday that Poonam competed despite not being fully fit. In the Commonwealth Games, 69 kg champion Poonam had landed in 76 kg this time. She was also in the silver race. He lifted 98 kg in snatch. After slipping the medal from Poonam’s hand, Sahdev Yadav while talking to PTI said that a medal was missed. Clearly a medal let go.
He said that we had initially withheld his name because of fitness, but Poonam claimed that she was fit and also showed a doctor’s fitness certificate. He said that if you have noticed Poonam’s efforts, she was not applying her full strength while lifting the load in the clean and jerk. To apply full force, the knee has to be bent. Sahdev Yadav said that it was clear that he was not fully fit and we missed the chance to win a medal.
minor injuries are part of life
When Poonam was asked about her fitness, she cried saying that she was completely fit and minor injuries are part of a weightlifter’s life. Poonam was second in snatch after lifting 98 kg, but she could not lift 116 kg in both the initial attempts of clean and jerk. In the third attempt, he lifted the weight, but he had dropped the weight before the three judges gave the green signal. 2018 Commonwealth champion Poonam said that a judge laughed and she dropped the weight.