Gold Coast: Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won the third gold medal for India in weightlifting as he lifted 317 kg in total, 144 kg in Snatch and 173 kg in Clean-and-Jerk in Men’s 77 kg weightlifting at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.
It is his 2nd consecutive gold medal at Games, as he secured the gold in Glasgow in 2014, as well. It is India’s 5th medal so far in Commonwealth Games 2018, and all of them have come in weightlifting so far. He faced a stiff competition from England’s Jack Oliver who remained on the second position, after a difficult clean-and-jerk round.
The Indian weightlifter completed his snatch attempts with lifts of 136, 140 and 144 kg, respectively, only behind England’s Jack Oliver, who lifted 145 in his second attempt in the 77 kg category.Sathish amassed a total of 317 kg after he lifted a whopping 173 kg in his third attempt, following 169 in first.
The 2014 CWG gold medal-winner Sathish Kumar had lifted 148kg in snatch and 172kg in clean & jerk for a total effort of 320kg in senior men’s 77kg. Sathish had confirmed himself a Rio Olympics berth after topping the selection trials in India, lifting a total of 336kg, comprising of 151kg in snatch and 185kg in clean and jerk.