Report Wire - While You Were Asleep: Sudhir luggage gold in para powerlifting, Sreeshankar wins silver in males’s lengthy leap, Rohit Tokas secures India’s seventh medal in boxing

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While You Were Asleep: Sudhir luggage gold in para powerlifting, Sreeshankar wins silver in males’s lengthy leap, Rohit Tokas secures India’s seventh medal in boxing

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While You Were Asleep: Sudhir bags gold in para powerlifting, Sreeshankar wins silver in men’s long jump, Rohit Tokas secures India’s seventh medal in boxing

India’s Sudhir received the gold medal in males’s heavyweight para powerlifting occasion,in what was the final occasion of the day (late at night time) on the Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old Sudhir, who has an impairment as a result of results of polio, thus opened India’s para sports activities medal account within the ongoing Birmingham Games.

🇮🇳’s first ever Para-Powerlifting 🥇 ✅
🇮🇳’s first Para-Athlete to win a medal at #CWG2022 ✅
🥇 with a GR ✅

An historic finish of Day 7️⃣ as 🥇 medal of #Sudhir brings 🇮🇳’s medal tally as much as 2️⃣0️⃣
Take a bow, Sudhir! 🙇#BirminghamMeinJitegaHindustanHamara 🫶#B2022

— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) August 4, 2022

Sudhir, an Asian Para Games bronze medallist, lifted 208kg in his first try earlier than rising it to 212kg in his second effort to assemble 134.5 factors and break the Games file.

Sudhir, who haols from Sonipat, Haryana was contracted polio on the age of 4. He didn’t let his incapacity get in the best way of his willpower. He had a lifelong curiosity in sports activities, which led to his curiosity in weight lifting. He started his sporting profession in 2013 and clinched a gold medal in his first nationals in 2016. He made his worldwide debut in 2018 on the Asian Para Games 2018 and clinched the bronze medal. Unfortunately, his father handed away the identical day he received the medal. He graduated with a BA in Sanskrit from MDU Rohtak. He is at the moment working as a Senior Coach (Weightlifting) for the Government of Haryana.

He was additionally named “Strong Man of India” on the seventeenth Senior and twelfth Junior National Para Powerlifting Championships in 2018.

Historic silver for Sreeshankar

M Sreeshankar wins a historic silver medal. Becomes the primary Indian to win a silver medal within the males’s lengthy leap occasion within the CWG historical past.

The First Medal of the Day 💪

Murali Sreeshankar wins the primary medal of the day along with his 🥈 win and takes India to a medal depend of 19 in #CWG2022 🔥#BirminghamMeinJitegaHindustanHamara 🫶#B2022 #SirfSonyPeDikhega #SonySportsNetwork

— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) August 4, 2022

Sreeshankar’s silver was the very best amongst Indian male lengthy jumpers within the CWG. Suresh Babu had received a bronze within the 1978 version. Among ladies, Prajusha Maliakkal received a silver within the 2010 version in Delhi, whereas legendary Anju Bobby George bagged a bronze in 2002.

The 23-year-old nationwide file holder soared to eight.08m in his fifth try to complete second behind Laquan Nairn of Bahamas in a closely-contested males’s lengthy leap closing.

Keep watching that 8.08m leap on a loop…it is a Silver Medal for #India from Murli Sreeshankar 🇮🇳#CommonwealthGames2022

Congratulations India, Congratulations Sree!@birminghamcg22

— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 5, 2022

Sreeshankar had gone into CWG as gold medal favorite on the idea of his season’s and private better of 8.36m, which had put him in joint second rating on this planet this season. But he struggled in his first 4 jumps concerning his touchdown on the foot board. He was exterior the medal rivalry on the finish of the fourth spherical as he was at sixth place at that stage however his fifth try of 8.08m took him to the second place.

Nairn additionally had the very best leap of 8.08m however his second greatest of seven.98m was higher than 7.84m of Sreeshankar. Under guidelines, if two jumpers are tied on identical distance, the one who has a greater second greatest effort will likely be ranked forward.
Jovan van Vuuren (8.06m) of South Africa took the bronze. The different Indian within the fray, Muhammed Anees Yahiya ended at fifth with a greatest leap of seven.97m.

Tokas assures one other medal in boxing

Rohit Tokas reaches 67kg semifinals to substantiate India’s seventh medal in boxing.

MEDAL NO. 7️⃣! 🤩💪@rohit_tokas shows a great mixture of aggression and protection to topple 🇳🇺’s Xavier and makes his place within the semifinals. 👊

Well executed, champ! 👏👏@AjaySingh_SG | @debojo_m @birminghamcg22 #Commonwealthgames#B2022#PunchMeinHainDum 2.0#birmingham22

— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) August 4, 2022

Rohit Tokas, who turned 29 on August 1, notched up a dominating 5-0 win over Xavier Mata’afa-Ikinofo of Niue.

Tokas attacked from the phrase go he barely let Xavier land any punch and in addition tops it up with a dominant end within the opening spherical.

He began dictating the proceedings within the second spherical as properly. The boxer from Niue was no competitors to India, who was far superior technically. He even let his guard down within the second spherical and invited Xavier to assault, however in useless for the latter.

Tokas received the bout by 5:0 unanimously.