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Sudhir wins 6th gold for India, Murali Sreeshankar wins long jump silver

  • Sudhir won gold in Para Powerlifting
  • Sreeshankar claimed Silver in men’s long jump
  • The Indian men’s hockey team qualified for the semi finals

Another eventful day for the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games saw the medal’s tally increase with more assured to be added to the column in the coming days.

Para powerlifter Sudhir claimed the nation’s sixth gold medal at CWG while Murali Sreeshankar lived up to expectations on 4th August in Birmingham. The boxing stars also impressed and have been assured of medals as the likes of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen progressed to the next round in badminton.

The hockey men’s team progressed to the semifinals, though it was a mixed day in squash.

PARA POWERLIFTING: SUDHIR WINS GOLD

Parapowerlifter Sudhir on Thursday, August 4 added to India’s gold medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham as he won the men’s heavyweight event with a new Games record.

Sudhir, who hails from Sonipat in Haryana, set a new Commonwealth Games record with his second lift of 212kg, with which he won 134.5 points, which helped him clinch the gold medal. Sudhir’s body weight was listed at 87.30kg with his rack height at 14.

ATHLETICS: MURALI CLAIMS SILVER

Murali Sreeshankar scripted history for India on Thursday, August 4 as the youngster from Kerala became the first male long jumper to win a Silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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