Commonwealth Games 2022: Vikas Thakur wins silver, India’s 8th medal in Weightlifting


Weightlifter Vikas Thakur won silver in the men’s 96kg final, giving India its second medal of the day and maintaining the country’s love affair with weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022. 

CWG 2022: Vikas Thakur wins silver, India's 8th medal in Weightlifting (SAI Photo)

CWG 2022: Vikas Thakur wins silver, India’s 8th medal in Weightlifting (SAI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vikas Thakur won the silver medal in the men’s 96kg category Weightlifting event
  • The Indian weightlifting contingent have now won eight medals at Birmingham 2022
  • This is Vikas Thakur’s third Commonwealth Games medal

India’s Vikas Thakur won the silver medal in the men’s 96kg category Weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Tuesday. Vikas lifted a combined weight of 346kg(155kg in the Snatch and 199kg in the Clean and Jerk) to finish second. This is Vikas Thakur’s third Commonwealth Games medal as he won silver in Glasgow 2014 and bronze in Gold Coast 2018.

The Indian weightlifting contingent have now won eight medals at Birmingham 2022, with Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli, Sanket Sargar, Bindyarani Rani, Gururaja Poojary, Harjinder Kaur and Vikas all securing podium finishes.

Earlier on Day 4, Harjinder Kaur won a bronze medal with a combined lift of 212kg in the Women’s 71kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Monday. Nigerian lifter Joy Ogbonne Eze was unsuccessful in all of her three attempts in the clean and jerk round, meaning Harjinder Kaur became India’s ninth medallist at the Commonwealth Games 2022. England’s Sarah Davies won a gold medal.

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