Lovepreet Bags Bronze in 109kg Category Taking Medal Tally to 14

CWG 2022: Indian weightlifters continued their dominance in the Birmingham Games with Lovepreet fetching the 9th medal in the weightlifting event.
Lovepreet Singh clinches bronze in men's 109 kg category
Lovepreet Singh clinches bronze in men's 109 kg category

By: Mohit Singhal

CWG 2022: It seems like a commanding show by the Indian weightlifters in the Commonwealth Games 2022 as they have secured 9th medal for India in the heavyweight championship.

On Wednesday, Indian heavyweight master Lovepreet Singh won a bronze medal in the 109 kg category with a total lift of 355 kg. It is the 14th medal for the Indian contingent in the Olympics with 5 Gold and Silver each, and 4 Bronze medals.

He set a new national record of 192 kg in clean and jerk while his best score in snatch was recorded at 163 kg.

Indian heavyweight master Lovepreet Singh
Indian heavyweight master Lovepreet Singh

The gold medal was clinched by Cameroon's Junior Nyabeyeu with a total lift of 361 kg while the Silver was taken by Jack Opeloge of Samoa with a lift of 358 kg.

CWG 2022: Lovepreet made all successful attempts

Lovepreet recorded all successful attempts in the event
Lovepreet recorded all successful attempts in the eventimage credit: PTI

The 24-year-old weightlifter from Amritsar didn't had any failed attempts during the whole match and thus setting a benchmark for the youngsters.

In the first attempt, he lifted a snatch of 157 kg which seemed quite easy for him. He then went on to increase his score and lifted 161 kg in the second attempt. In the third attempt, he went on to lift the snatch of 163 kg, which terminated his first round in the event being at the 2nd spot.

In the clean and jerk, he first successfully attempted 185 kg which was followed up by a lift of 189 kg, and finally concluded it up with a lift of a record 192 kg.

There were quite some hopes from Lovepreet initially and he stood up to those hopes with a bronze at Birmingham.

CWG 2022: India's medal tally rises to 14

Indian contingent has won 14 medals till now
Indian contingent has won 14 medals till now

With the bronze medal by Lovepreet Singh, India's medal tally in the ongoing commonwealth games increased to 14 with 9 medals alone by the weightlifting contingent.

Indian team has secured 5 Gold medals which include by 3 weightlifters, i.e. Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli.

Let's have a look on the medal tally by the Indian contingent at the CWG 2022:-

  • Sanket Sargar: Silver in men's 55 kg category Weightlifting event.

  • Gururaja Poojary: Bronze in men's 61 kg Weightlifting.

  • Mirabai Chanu: Gold in women's 49 kg Weightlifting.

  • Bindyarani Devi: Silver in women's 55 kg Weightlifting.

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga: Gold in men's 67 kg Weightlifting.

  • Achinta Sheuli: Gold in men's 73 kg Weightlifting.

  • Sushila Devi Likmabam: Silver in women's 48 kg Judo.

  • Vijay Kumar Yadav: Bronze in men's 60 kg Judo.

  • Harjinder Kaur: Bronze in women's 71 kg Weightlifting.

  • Indian women's team: Gold in women's fours Lawn Balls.

  • Vikas Thakur: Silver in men's 96 kg Weightlifting.

  • Indian men's team: Gold in Table Tennis.

  • Indian mixed team: Silver in Badminton.

  • Lovepreet Singh: Bronze in men's 109 kg Weightlifting.

Lovepreet Singh clinches bronze in men's 109 kg category
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