First Medal for India at CWG: Gururaja Poojary wins Silver Medal in 56kg Weightlifting

April 5, 2018

Weight LifingGururaja Poojary

Gururaja Poojary gave India a great start on Day 1 of the Gold Coast Games winning the silver medal in the men’s 56kg weightlifting category. The Indian Air Force employee was nearly disqualified after he failed in his first two attempts but he managed to clean and jerk 138kg in the end to finish with a grand total of 249 kg to finish second in the table.

Malaysia’s Izhar Ahmad took the gold with a Games record of 261 kg. He broke both the snatch and the clean and jerk records in route to his win.

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