Birmingham: India’s para powerlifting Sudhir bagged the gold medal in the men’s heavyweight event on the 7th day of Commonwealth Games, 2022, today.
The 27-year-old Sudhir has an impairment. His win opened India’s para sports medal account. Murali Sreeshankar claimed a silver medal in the men’s long jump, adding a second medal in the athletics category.
India’s medal tally reaches 20 with 6 golds, 7 silvers and 7 bronze medals.
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated medal winners for their achievements.
Murmu congratulated Sudhir for winning Gold in para-powerlifting at CWG 2022, and tweeted, “Congratulations to Sudhir for his historic feat in winning gold in para-powerlifting in #CommonwealthGames. Your spirit performance and dedication have bought you the medal and glory for India. May you shine in your future endeavours.”
Congratulating Sreeshankar, the President tweeted “Congratulating Sreeshankar for winning silver in the long jump at Commonwealth Games. Your long leap has brought India’s first-ever medal for this event in Commonwealth Games. This pathbreaking achievement will inspire countless Indians, especially the youth.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Sudhir for winning Gold Medal in para powerlifting men’s heavyweight event at Commonwealth Games 2022. The Prime Minister tweeted; “A great start to the CWG 2022 para-sports medal count by Sudhir! He wins a prestigious Gold and shows yet again his dedication and determination. He has been consistently performing well on the field. Congratulations and best wishes to him for all upcoming endeavours.”
Modi also congratulated M. Sreeshankar and tweeted, “M. Sreeshankar’s Silver medal at the CWG is a special one. It is after decades that India has won a medal in Men’s long jump at the CWG. His performance augurs well for the future of Indian athletics. Congratulations to him. May he keep excelling in the times to come”
– global bihari bureau