Indian weightlifter Achinta Shuli lifts record 313 kg to win gold medal in Commonwealth Games

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Indian young player and weightlifter Achinta Shuli has made the entire nation proud by winning a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Important facts

  • This is India's third gold medal in the current Games.

  • Earlier, Mirabai Chanu had won a gold medal in the 49kg event.

  • 19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga, competing in the 67kg category, also lifted gold medals in snatch and clean and jerk by lifting a total of 300kg.

  • Shuli, who comes from West Bengal, created a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting a total of 313 kg.

Achinta’s Snatch Round

  • 1st attempt - 137kgs

  • Second attempt - 140 kgs

  • Third attempt - 143 kg

Six medals in Commonwealth 2022 so far

  • So far all six medals in Commonwealth 2022 have been taken to India by lifters.

  • Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Shuli won gold medals. 

  • Sanket Mahadev Sargar and Bindiyarani Devi won silver medals.

  • Apart from this, Gururaja Pujari was successful in winning the bronze medal in the 61 kg weight category.

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