Achinta Sheuli bags India’s third gold medal for weightlifting CWG 2022

Achinta Sheuli bags India’s third gold medal for weightlifting CWG 2022

Image Courtesy: Twitter/Narendra Modi

Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinched a gold medal in the men’s 73 kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday night. Achinta lifted a total of 313kg (snatch 143kg + clean and jerk 170kg) at the Games. It is the sixth medal for India in the competition and the third gold. President Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and Indians from all corners of the country congratulated Achinta for his performance.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu congratulated Achinta Sheuli on winning the Gold medal. President tweeted, “Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning gold and making the tricolour fly high at the Commonwealth Games. You immediately overcame the failure in one attempt and topped the lineup. You are the champion who has created a history. Heartiest congratulations!”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Achinta Sheuli on winning Gold Medal. PM tweeted, “Delighted that the talented Achinta Sheuli has won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games. He is known for his calm nature and tenacity, and he has worked very hard for this special achievement. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours.”

The CWG 2022 is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from 28th July till 08th August 2022. A total of 215 athletes, participating in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines, will represent India in the CWG 2022.

OV Digital Desk