Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 2 Live Updates: Gururaja Poojary Fails 120kg In 3rd Attempt After Sanket Sargar’s Silver. CWG 2022 Day 2 Live Updates: Sanket Sargar opens India’s medal tally as he wins a silver medal in the 55kg weight category.
Commonwealth Games, Day 2, Live Updates: Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary will start the clean and jerk round with an attempt of 143 kg in the Men’s 61 kg Weightlifting final. He stood fourth after the conclusion of the snatch round. Earlier, he had failed in his final attempt of snatch for 120 kg before lifting 118 kg and 115 kg in his second and first attempts. Before Gururaja’s match, weightlifter Sanket Sargar brought home India’s first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, as he returned with a silver in the 55kg men’s final on Saturday. Sanket Sargar lifted 135 kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk before missing a weight of 139 kg in his second and third attempts in the final. Notably, he had lifted a highest weight of 113 kg in snatch in his third attempt and was leading the race in the men’s 55 kg weightlifting final until Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan surpassed him by a narrow margin to win gold. After this, India cleanswept Sri Lankan 5-0 in the badminton Mixed Team Event. On the other hand, India shared spoils with Malta in a 16-16 draw at the men’s triples event of Lawn Bowls. Later in the day, Mirabai Chanu will be in action and all eyes would be on her whether she is able to return with a medal or not. The Indian women’s hockey team will square off against Wales in Pool A clash while Lovlina Borgohain will also start off her campaign against Ariane Nicholson in the 66kg weight category. In mixed team badminton, the Indian contingent will square off against Australia. The opening day of the Games turned out to be fruitful for swimmer Srihari Nataraj as he was able to qualify for the finals. The table tennis teams defeated South Africa and Barbados with identical 3-0 victories, but Australia defeated India in a Pool A women’s cricket match.