CWG 2022: Lovepreet Singh wins bronze in weightlifting, lifting a total of 355 kg
On the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games 2022, weightlifter Lovepreet Singh was the first player from India to enter the medal race. Lovepreet Singh has won bronze medal in this competition. Lovepreet has also created a national record with all the successful attempts. This is India’s 14th and fourth bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games.
Lovepreet Singh competed in the 109kg category and achieved success in all three attempts with a very good performance in the snatch round. After that, in the clean and jerk round, all three attempts of Lovepreet were successful. In this way, Lovepreet lifted a total of 355 kg (163 + 192) which is a national record and broke her own record.
Lovepreet was on top in the final round of clean and jerk but later lost to other players. Lovepreet, who was once on top, finished third at the end of the competition and won the bronze medal. In the competition, Cameroonian player won the gold medal by lifting 361 kg while Samoan won the silver medal by lifting 358 kg.
First attempt – 157 kg successful
Second attempt – 161 kg successful
Third attempt – 163 kg successful
clean and jerk round
First attempt – 185 kg successful
Second attempt – 189 kg successful
Third attempt – 192 kg successful
Know who is Lovepreet Singh
24-year-old Lovepreet Singh won the silver medal in the 109kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships. With this he qualified for the Commonwealth Games. Lovepreet, who hails from Amritsar, Punjab, won a bronze medal in the Asian Junior Championships. He has also been a Commonwealth Junior Champion.
India has won a total of 14 medals in the Commonwealth and the maximum number of medals out of 14 have come in weightlifting. It also includes 3 gold medals.
Medal winners of India in Commonwealth Games 2022
1. Sanket Mahadev – Silver Medal (55kg Lifting)
2. Gururaja – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting 61kg)
3. Mirabai Chanu- Gold Medal (49kg Weightlifting)
4. Bindiyarani Devi – Silver Medal (55kg Weightlifting)
5. Jeremy Lalrinnunga – Gold Medal (67kg Weightlifting)
6. Achinta Shweli- Gold Medal (73kg Weightlifting)
7. Sushila Devi – Silver Medal (Judo 48kg)
8. Vijay Kumar Yadav – Bronze Medal (Judo 60kg)
9. Harjinder Kaur – Bronze Medal (71kg Weightlifting)
10. Women’s Team- Gold Medal (Lone Balls)
11. Men’s Team – Gold Medal (Table Tennis)
12. Vikas Thakur – Silver Medal (Weightlifting 96kg)
13. Mixed Badminton Team – Silver Medal
14. Lovepreet Singh – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting)