Achinta Sheuli Wins Third Gold for India at Commonwealth Games 2022

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Achinta Sheuli added to India’s remarkable show in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a gold medal – the country’s third – in the men’s 73kg final. 

Achinta lifted a highest of 143kg in snatch – which is a Games record – and 170kg in Clean & Jerk series, combining for an impressive and record-breaking 313 kg to give India’s sixth medal at the CWG 2022. 

He was a strong contender for bossing the event, and he lived up to those expectations joining Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Mirabai Chanu as India’s three gold medallists so far at the CWG 2022.

Having taken up weightlifting in 2011 after getting inspired by his brother, also a former weightlifter. In 2021, Achinta won a silver medal at the World Junior Championships and followed it with a gold in the Commonwealth Championships a few months later at Tashkent.

It was during this event that Achinta had created a national record in Clean & Jerk when he lifted 173kg. His combined effort, including his lift in snatch was a stunning 316kg, also a national record. 

Earlier, Achinta had been a silver medallist at the Commonwealth Youth Championship in 2015 and won another silver at the 2018 Asian Youth Championship to go with a gold at the Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championship in 2019.

It was in 2015 that Achinta joined Army Sports Institute and continued to excel in weightlifting. 

 

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