Starting the Day 5 of the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia with a bang, Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh on Monday clinched the silver medal in 105 kg class weightlifting event at Gold Coast. For the win, Pardeep Singh had to deliver a combined total of 352 kg in which he lifted 152 kg in snatch and a whopping 200kg in clean and jerk. Pardeep Singh’s silver medal heroic has come on the final day of the weightlifting events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This is India’s eight medal in weightlifting at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games in Ausyrtrliua. 

In his road to success, Pardeep lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg. While Pardeep was awarded with the silver medal for his heroics, Sanele Mao of Samoa clinched gold after registering a total of 360 kg. The Samoa lifter had 154 kg in snatch and 206 kg in clean and jerk. Following the Indian lifter was England’s Owen Boxall, who came third and got the bronze medal. Owen Boxall won bronze with a total of 351 kg which included 152 kg in snatch and 199 kg in clean and jerk.  

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Pardeep could’ve gone on to win the gold medal if he completed his 211kg attempt. The 22-year old who started weightlifting after he was advised to do so by his school teacher won gold at the Commonwealth Championships last year. Pardeep came close to finishing 19th in the World Championships in 2017,  which might’ve paved way for the Indian lofter to enhance his record as well as his medal tally. “Pardeep Singh is India’s pride. Continuing the glorious performance of our weightlifters, he bags a Silver in the men’s 105kg Weightlifting event. Proud of him,” PMO tweeted.

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