India’s golden para athlete Sudhir does wonders at CWG 2022

Birmingham: Para powerlifter Sudhir has created a record by winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. He joined India’s gold medal tally as he won the men’s heavyweight event with a new record. Sudhir hails from Sonepat in Haryana, he set a new Commonwealth Games record with his second weightlift of 212kg. He won 134.5 points which helped him clinch the gold medal.

Sudhir lifted a personal best of 217 kg in his third and final attempt, but he could not succeed. However, his second attempt was enough for the gold medal. Sudhir started his campaign with a successful weightlift of 208 kg.

With this Sudhir also became the first Indian para-athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Nigeria’s Ikechuku Obichuku won the silver medal with the best weightlift of 187kg for which he scored 133.6 points.

Sudhir has also won bronze medal in Asian Para Games since 2018. The 27-year-old had taken up para powerlifting in 2013 and got a chance to play in this category due to the effects of polio.

Sudhir will also participate in the Asian Para Games, which was postponed till September 2023. He has qualified for this game

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