Achinta Sheuli added to India’s remarkable show in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a gold medal.
Achinta Sheuli wins the country’s third in the men’s 73kg final. Achinta lifted a highest of 143kg which is a Games record – and 170kg in the Clean & Jerk series, a record-breaking 313 kg to give India’s sixth medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
He lifted 137kg in his first attempt, 140 in the second and 143 in the third, which gave him a 5kg advantage above everyone else.
In the clean & jerk series, Achinta successfully lifted 166kg in his first attempt which led him to the gold-medal position. Achinta pulled off the 170kg lift in his last, and a third gold was ensured for India.
Earlier, Achinta had been a silver medallist at the Commonwealth Youth Championship in 2015 and won another silver at the 2018 Asian Youth Championship to go with a gold at the Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championship in 2019.