Report Wire - Commonwealth Games 2022: Lovepreet Singh wins bronze, India’s ninth medal in weightlifting in Birmingham

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Lovepreet Singh wins bronze, India’s ninth medal in weightlifting in Birmingham

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24-year-old Lovepreet Singh on Wednesday, August 3, received a bronze medal within the males’s 109kg weightlifting on the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Lovepreet, a navy man from Amritsar, set two nationwide data, one every in snatch and clear and jerk, as he had profitable lifts in all his 6 makes an attempt.

It was additionally the ninth medal in weightlifting for India on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, because the nation’s domination within the sport continues at this degree.

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Lovepreet Singh completed with a complete of 355 kg (163kg snatch, 192kg clear and jerk) to set new private bests in each the classes.

Lovepreet was within the silver medal place after the snatch spherical, however Cameron’s Junior Periciex aced the sport in clear and jerk to take the silver medal place.

Lovepreet began with 157kg and efficiently lifted 161 and 163kg in snatch. He started his clear and jerk with 185kg and took it to 189kg and completed with 192kg in clear and jerk.

Notably, Lovepreet did the “thigh-five” on the rostrum and celebrated his profitable lifts even because the Indian teaching camp expressed their appreciation for the younger man from Punjab.

Cameron’s Junior Periclex Nyabeyeu received the gold medal after lifting a complete of 361 kg (160 snatch and 201 clear and jerk).

Meanwhile, Jack Opeloge of Samoa received the silver medal with a complete of 358 kg. Incidentally, Jack received the Opeloge household’s eighth medal on the Commonwealth Games. He is the tenth worldwide weightlifter from their household. On Tuesday, Don Opeloge received the gold within the 96kg class.

Apart from plying his commerce in wrestling, Lovepreet additionally works for the Indian Navy. Back in 2021, when he received silver on the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, the Indian Navy congratulated him with the message that learn:

“Congratulations Lovepreet Singh, COM I, Indian Navy for winning the Silver Medal in the men’s 109 kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 in Tashkent. We are proud of your achievement.”

In the championship, Lovepreet had lifted 348kgs (161kgs and 187kgs). Lovepreet has solely competed within the 109kg class in his profession. He additionally received the gold medal on the 2017 Junior Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.

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