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CWG 2022: Weightlifter Lovepreet Singh bags bronze medal in 109kg category, India’s tally rises to 13

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Proud moment for India, Lovepreet Singh of India has done wonders. In the 109 kg category of weightlifting, Lovepreet Singh has won the bronze medal. Lovepreet Singh lifted a total of 355 kg. This category is also a new national record for India.

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India’s Lovepreet Singh has won the CWG 2022 bronze medal by lifting a total of 355kg – 163kg in snatch, 192kg in clean and jerk. There were few nervous moments when Australia’s Jackson Roberts-Young went for a massive increase in weight and attempted 211 in his third and final attempt of the round but it was unsuccessful confirming the bronze for Lovepreet. India’s medal tally is now 13 – five gold, four silver and four bronze.

Meanwhile, the Indian women’s hockey team is playing against Canada. In round 2 of the lawn bowls, Indian women’s pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia won their match 23-6, while Mridul Borgohain registered a superb 21-5 win in his men’s singles match. On the other hand, judoka Tulika Maan also entered the semifinal of women’s +78kg.

On Tuesday, the women’s four lawn bowls team had a superb fifth day in the ongoing event as the country clinched a historic lawn bowls gold in the women’s fours event. What followed was a gold from the men’s table tennis team. Meanwhile, the mixed badminton team and weighlifter Vikas Thakur (96kg) bagged a silver each. On Wednesday, the likes of boxers Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain are also set to hog the limelight. Meanwhile, the Indian women’s cricket team will be in action late night. And if the entertainment is due even after that, it is athletics that will take the stage simultaneously to end the day on a high for the fans.

This is India’s first medal on the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games. So far, the Indian team has won 5 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. India is currently at the sixth position in the medal table. Here Australia occupies the top. Athletes from Australia have won more than 100 medals so far with 40+ gold medals.

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Let us tell you that this time the Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July to 8 August. About 72 countries from all over the world are participating in it. From India, 213 players are participating in it.

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