Birmingham: After clinching a gold medal in the men’s 73kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022, Achinta Sheuli dedicated his medal to his brother and coaches.
Achinta Sheuli clinched a gold medal with a combined lift of 313kg in the men’s 73kg final. During the event, he lifted 143kg in his last attempt in the snatch round to create a new Commonwealth Games Record.
With a successful lift of 170kg in his third clean and jerk attempt, Achinta Sheuli finished with a total of 313kg (143kg + 170kg).
Talking about the category he participated in, Achinta Sheuli cleared 166kg in his first attempt of C&J but faltered with his second attempt at 170kg – a new Games record.
The Indian’s final attempt at the same weight, however, was a successful one and challenged Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat to log a 176kg successful lift to jump into the gold medal spot.
The mark, however, proved too great for the Malaysian, who had to settle for the silver medal courtesy of a total lift of 303kg (138kg+165kg).
Canada’s Shad Darsigny clinched the bronze medal with a 298kg (135kg+166kg) effort.