India’s Lovepreet Singh has given India another medal in the men’s 109 kg weight category. This is India’s 14th medal
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New Delhi. Lovepreet Singh has given India another medal in weightlifting in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the men’s 109 kg weight category. Lovepreet won the bronze medal by lifting a total of 355 kg. He lifted 163 kg in snatch and 192 kg in clean and jerk. This is India’s 14th medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022. At the same time, this is Lovepreet’s first medal in the Commonwealth Games. He won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship last year.
Australia had increased the heartbeat of Indian fans
At one time, the bronze medal was also seen slipping from India’s hand. In fact, the Indian player had completed his three attempts in clean and jerk and was in third place, but then Jackson of Australia lifted 202 kg in his second attempt and was preparing to lift 211 kg in the third attempt. Which raised the concern of Indian fans. However, he failed in his third attempt.
Congratulations to our weightlifter Lovepreet Singh for a solid performance and bagging bronze at the CWG’22 in Birmingham. Our weightlifters have been having a great run and Lovepreet’s phenomenal performance keeps that run going. The entire nation is proud of you.#CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/Cm33nFBsFG
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 3, 2022
Career got a setback in 2019
India has 5 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. Lovepreet’s career suffered a major setback in 2019. Actually at that time he had failed the dope test in the National Championship and he was suspended.
Weightlifter Lovepreet Singh impressed the nation by winning in the 2017 Commonwealth Junior Championships and by winning a🥈 in the 2021 Commonwealth Senior Championships her further earned a name for himself in the weightlifting world .. pic.twitter.com/MDTGfURFIN
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2022
Lovepreet made a comeback only last year and since then her amazing continues. Indian weightlifters are performing well in the Commonwealth. Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achint Shyoli have so far won gold in weightlifting for India. On the other hand, Sanket Sargar, Bindiyarani Devi, Vikas Thakur put silver medals in India’s bag. While Gururaja Pujari, Harjinder Kaur and Lovepreet won the bronze.