CWG 2018 : Weightlifters Shine Again , Sathish Sivalingam Wins 3rd Gold For India

Picture Courtesy : Zimbio

Picture Courtesy : Zimbio

It seems the India weightlifters are having a ball at the Commonwealth Games , Gold Coast Australia 2018. India bagged its third Gold medal in the weightlifting discipline .

In another successful day , weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam on the Gold in the men’s 77kg event which extending the country’s overall medal tally to five.

The 25-year-old Indian lifted a total 317 kg (144+173) and was so ahead in the competition that he forfeited his final clean and jerk lift.

Sathish, who had also won a gold four years ago is Glasgow, lifted a combined effort of 317kg, to become the first Indian weightlifter to bag back-to-back gold medals at the Commonwealth games.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sathish won the gold medal with 149 kg snatch and 179 kg clean and jerk lifts, totalling 328 kg. His lift of 149 kg in snatch continues to be the Games record.

His efforts  were praised on  Twitter

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted his comments on his Twitter handle

Weightlifters continue to make us proud on Day3 at #GC2018. Congratulations to Sathish Kumar Sivalingam for bagging the Gold in Men’s 77Kg #PresidentKovind

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