Weightlifter Sanket Sargar Wins Silver, Opens India’s Medal Tally

Birmingham, July 30: Weightlifter Sanket Sargar brought home India’s first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, as he returned with a silver medal in the 55kg men’s final on Saturday.
Earlier, Sanket Sargar lifted 135 kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk before missing his weight of 139 kg in his second and third attempt at the Men’s 55kg weightligting event to continue his dominance. Earlier, he had lifted 113 kg in snatch his third attempt. He is leading in the men’s 55 kg weightlifting final.
He had lifted 111kg and 107 kg in his second and first attempts in snatch, respectively. Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa made light work of the Sri Lankan challenge in the second game as they wrapped it up 21-9 to win the match easily. India go 1-0 up.
Meanwhile, Sanket Sargar will be in action in the Men’s 55 kg weightlifting event. On the other hand, India are leading 7-2 against Malta in the Lawn Bowls event in Birmingham. The Day 2 of Commonwealth Games promises lot of excitement and entertaining action.

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