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Commonwealth Games 2022: Opponents aren’t even near us, says Achinta Sheuli after clinching Gold

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Opponents are not even close to us, says Achinta Sheuli after clinching Gold

India received their third Gold medal within the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, 31 July after 20-year-old Achinta Sheuli lifted a report whole weight of 313 kgs within the 73kg class.

Achinta poses after his medal win. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTSAchinta revealed that he blacked out throughout the clear and jerk occasionAchinta comes from a humble backgroundAchinta devoted his medal to his brother

20-year-old Achinta Sheuli received India’s third Gold medal within the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday, 31 July after lifting a report weight within the males’s 73kg class.

Achinta, who hails from a modest background was leagues away from his competitors on the day as he lifted 313kgs, 10 kilos away from the silver medallist from Malaysia.

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Speaking to IndiaToday after the occasion, the athlete mentioned that he was competing solely with himself.

“The idea was to give my best performance. My only fight was with the Malaysian athlete and I wanted to give my best shot to improve my own records,” he advised solely to India Today in an interview.

GLD FOR ACHINTA

Beaming with confidence, the 20-yr outdated debutant #AchintaSheuli places up a dominating efficiency to bag third GOLD for at @birminghamcg22

Creating Games Record & successful with a complete elevate of 313Kg in Men’s 73kg Final at #B2022 #Cheer4India
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— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) July 31, 2022

Revealing that he received blacked out in his second try on the clear and jerk class, he mentioned that he didn’t have a lot clue about something momentarily.

“I got a little blacked out in the second clean and jerk attempt but I managed it in the third attempt,” he revealed.

Asked if he needs to alter up his weight class earlier than the Olympics, Achinta mentioned that he want to qualify within the 73kg class.

The Indian weightlifting contingent has executed exceptionally properly and Achinta credited the coach for a similar.

“Vijay sir (coach) is very hard working. The days that I am bad in training, he helps me improve a lot, every single one in India is improving because of him. The opponents are not even close to us in the Commonwealth Games,” he concluded.

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