CWG 2022: Indian weightlifter Gururaja Poojary wins bronze medal in Men’s 61 kg final

Gururaja Poojary

Birmingham [UK], July 30: Indian weightlifter Gururaja Poojary won a bronze medal with a combined lift of 269kg in the Men’s 61 kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday.
Gururaja Poojary took home the bronze medal as he added to India’s tally on day 2 of the CWG with a total of 269 Kg.
Malaysia’s Aznil Bin Bidin Muhamad lifted a combined 285kg in both rounds to win the gold medal and create a new Commonwealth Games record in the category.
He finished as the leader in the Snatch category with 113 kg. He lifted a best of 118 kg in the clean and jerk category. In the third attempt, he failed to lift 120 kg.
Gururaja Poojary ranked fourth after the snatch round. He lifted 115kg in his first attempt and 118kg in his second attempt, but could not lift 120kg in his last attempt. Malaysia’s Aznil Bin Bidin Muhamad was placed first with a lift of 127kg, followed by Papua New Guinea’s Morea Baru and Canada’s Youri Simard.
Malaysia’s Aznil Bin Bidin Muhamed lead the charts in the 61 Kg weight category with a Commonwealth Games record lift of 127 Kg.
India’s Gururaja Poojary came in second with his successful lift of 118 Kg on his second attempt. Gururaja Poojary comfortably lifted the required 144 kg in his first clean and jerk attempt. In his second clean and jerk attempt, Gururaja Poojary lifted 148kg. His total was 266kg (118kg + 144kg).
Gururaja Poojary demonstrated some fantastic lifting skills under pressure to ensure that India will earn a medal in the 61 Kg weightlifting event.
In a stunning attempt, Gururaja lifted 151kg in his final Clean and Jerk attempt. He finishes with a total of 269kg (118kg + 151kg).
Gururaja won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Agencies)