Birmingham: Lovepreet Singh won bronze in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. The achievement was in the men’s 109 kg category.
A total of 355 kg was lifted. He lifted 163 kg in the snatch and set a national record. 192 kg in clean and jerk. Gurdeep Singh also won bronze in the 109 and above category. A total of 390 kg was lifted. India won ten medals including three golds in weightlifting in Birmingham. In boxing, Nikhat defeated Wales’ Helen Jones (5-0) in the women’s 50 kg category. England’s Savannah Alfie Stubley is the opponent in the semi-finals. The match is on Saturday.
Tejaswin Shankar won bronze in the high jump. The achievement is a jump of 2.22 meters. First medal in athletics. He is the first Indian to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the high jump. The 23-year-old cleared 2.10 meters in his first jump. Then 2.15, 2.19, and 2.22 meters. Finally failed to clear 2.25m. New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr (2.25) won the gold. Australian Brendan Starc won the silver.