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CWG 2022, Highlights from Day 7: Sudhir Wins Gold in Para Powerlifting; Sreeshankar Clinches Silver in Long Jump

India now owns six gold medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022

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UNITED KINGDOM: Powerlifter Sudhir named India the yellow medal, with an exceptionally excellent performance of 134.5 points in the men’s heavyweight category. India now owns six gold medals in the CWG 2022. “The strong Man of India” made his presence count from the very beginning by lifting 208 at a first chance.

On the other hand, Murali Sreeshankar received Silver in the men’s long jump with the finest of 8.08m. Sreeshankar got India’s second medal in athletics in Birmingham after Tejaswin Shankar won bronze in the men’s high jump. In 1978, Suresh Babu of India named himself a medal in the CWG men’s long jump.

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The other long jumper is Muhammad Anees Yahiya; he came fifth with a 7.97m jump in his sixth and final attempt. Shree Shankar and Anees both qualified for the final round as they cleared sixth and eighth proportionately. On the other half, Rohit Tokas entered the semi-finals of the men’s welterweight category in CWG 2022.

In badminton, Aakarshi Kashyap did her best to play the women’s singles round of 16. In athletics, Hima Das entered the semi-finals of the women’s 200m, whereas Manju Bala set foot in the final of the women’s hammer throw event. Regarding shuttlers, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth won their subsequent badminton singles Round of 32 matches.

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India is winning in CWG 2022, and the credit goes to all the athletes and sportspeople who made it happen. It was hard luck for the women’s weightlifting division as Manpreet Kaur, and Sakina Khatun failed to make their way to the medal.

But Sudhir, despite challenges on his front, never let those come across his professional way. Coming from a farmer’s family in Sonipat, Haryana, he contracted polio at the age of four. Notwithstanding, he took training under a Senior Coach of the Haryana government. He also won the 17th Senior and 12th Junior National Para Powerlifting Championships in 2018.

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