Vikas Thakur at CWG 2022.© Twitter
Indian heavyweight lifter Vikas Thakur added yet one more Commonwealth Video games medal to his kitty, profitable a silver within the males’s 96kg right here on Tuesday. The seasoned Thakur lifted a complete of 346kg (155kg+191kg) to complete second and declare his third CWG medal throughout three editions. It was Thakur’s second silver, having completed second within the 2014 Glasgow version as nicely. In Gold Coast, he had returned with a bronze. Samoa’s Don Opeloge 381kg (171kg+210kg) bettered his 2018 silver by clinching gold with a report breaking efficiency.
Fiji’s Taniela Tuisuva Rainibogi walked away with the bronze with a complete effort of 343kg (155kg+188kg).
Thakur, a five-time Commonwealth Championships medallist, had three clear lifts of 149kg, 153kg and 155kg to be in joint third-position after the snatch spherical.
Within the clear and jerk part, Thakur began off with a 187kg elevate, which he executed completely.
His second try was of 191kg , which took some effort however the Punjab lifter was capable of pull it off and celebrated it with a ‘thigh-five’ made common by Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.
With a silver assured, Thakur went for 198kg, a kilogram greater than his private finest, in his third try however was unsuccessful.
However the occasion belonged to Opeloge, who smashed the Video games report in snatch, clear and jerk and complete elevate.
The 23-year-old Samoan celebrated his stellar present with a fab dance on the finish.
It was heartbreak for dwelling favorite Cyrille Tchatchet who didn’t register a single authorized elevate in clear and jerk.
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