India’s Sudhir runner set a Commonwealth Games record to win a gold medal in the men’s heavyweight final. After lifting 208 kg on the first attempt, Sudhir continued to lead with 212 kg on the second attempt. Despite failing at 217 kg in his third and final attempt, Sudhir still won the gold medal and also set a Games record with a total score of 134.5. This is India’s seventh gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. People from all walks of life took to Twitter and praised Sudhir for winning the gold medal.
Here’s how the world reacted:
“Sudhir has had a great start to the CWG 2022 para-sports medal count! He won the prestigious Gold award and once again showed his dedication and determination. He has always performed well. on the field. Congratulations and best wishes to him for all the endeavors to come,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter.
A great start to Sudhir’s CWG 2022 semi-sports medal count! He won the prestigious Gold award and once again showed his dedication and determination. He has consistently performed well on the pitch. Congratulations and best wishes to him for all the endeavors to come. pic.twitter.com/6V2mXZsEma
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2022
“Congratulations to Sudhir for making history by winning India’s first Gold medal in Parachute at the Commonwealth Games,” former Indian athlete Wasim Jaffer tweeted.
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) August 5, 2022
“Bahot badhiya Sudhir bhai! Congratulations on the new Gold medal and Olympic Record,” Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra tweeted.
Bahot badhiya Sudhir bhai! Congratulations for the new Gold medal and Game Record https://t.co/Tpg4AC1qZW
– Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 4, 2022
“Sudhir opened India’s medal review at #CWG2022. Congratulations on winning your first CWG gold medal. Yet another athlete from Haryana has made his mark on the world stage. With a display of skill and spirit on the ring today, you have shown the world what champion is made of,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted.
Sudhir opens Indian medal tally at # CWG2022. Congratulations on getting your first CWG medal. However, another athlete from Haryana made her mark on the world stage. With a display of skill and spirit on the court today, you showed the world what champions are made of. pic.twitter.com/5YKjUF6pMF
– Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 4, 2022
Spectacular Sudhir! You made India super proud by winning our first Gold medal in skydiving and you did it by breaking #CommonwealthGames recording too. Congratulations on an amazing achievement! # CWG2022 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/NjGoU5dc9f
– Anjali Bhagwat OLY (@Anjali__Bhagwat) August 5, 2022
Sudhir, who won a bronze medal at the Asian Para Games, is disabled due to the effects of polio.
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