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Punjab CM announces Rs 40 lakh cash reward for bronze medalist weightlifter Gurdeep Singh

Written by  Shgun S -- August 04th 2022 02:11 PM -- Updated: August 04th 2022 02:15 PM
Punjab CM announces Rs 40 lakh cash reward for bronze medalist weightlifter Gurdeep Singh

Punjab CM announces Rs 40 lakh cash reward for bronze medalist weightlifter Gurdeep Singh

Chandigarh, August 4: After Gurdeep Singh bagged a bronze medal in the Men's 109 kg plus category final in Commonwealth Games 2022, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 40 lakhs for the weightlifter.


Singh on Wednesday clinched the bronze medal in the men's 109-plus kg final at the ongoing CWC 2022 with a combined weight of 390kg. "Congratulations to Gurdeep Singh of village near Khanna for winning bronze medal in weightlifting 109kg weight category during Commonwealth Games... A prize money of Rs40 lakhs will be given to Gurdeep by Punjab Govt. Congratulations too... All the best for the future...Chakde India...," the Punjab Chief Minister said on Twitter.


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In the Snatch category, he failed to lift 167kg in his first attempt. In the second attempt of the category, he swiftly lifted 167kg. In the third and final attempt in the category, he added more weight but was unsuccessful to lift 173kg. He ended the Snatch round with the best of 167kg.

In the Clean and Jerk category, Gurdeep gave a sensational performance as he lifted 207kg in the first attempt. Indian weightlifter failed his second attempt and could not lift 215kg. In his final and third attempts in the category, he lifted 223kg successfully. He finished his performance with a combined total of 390kg. His second lift was for 215kg, which was unsuccessful and he went all-in for the last lift and increased it to 223kg, a Games record, and completed the lift.


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-PTC News


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