Indian weightlifter Lovepreet Singh made the nation proud on Tuesday as he clinched bronze medal in Men’s 109kg category with a total weight of 355 Kgs. Punjab based weightlifter made no mistake in the summit-clash as he nailed each and every lift in the three attempts of ‘Snatch’ and ‘Clean and Jerk.’
Singh started with 157kg in the 1st attempt of ‘Snatch’ category, followed by 161kg and 163kg. After the conclusion of Snatch category, Lovepreet Singh ranked second in the tally as he was only behind Samoa’s Jack Hitila. But Lovepreet bettered his tally with an impressive back-to-back successful lifts of 185kg, 189kg, and 192kg in Clean & Jerk category.
After lifting the weight of 192kg in ‘C&J’ category, Lovepreet was assured of a podium finish which inspired him to do the Sidhu Moose Wala’s signature ‘thappi’ to celebrate. Lovepreet’s action instantly went viral on social media.
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Earlier, silver medalist Vikas Thakur too gave a tribute to the late singer with his signature thappi and admitted that he used to admire the singer. Vikas Thakur completed his hat-trick at Commonwealth Games as he had won a silver (85kg) in the Glasgow 2014 edition, while at Gold Coast 2018 he had returned with a bronze (94kg).
“I never met him but his songs will remain with me forever. Even before coming to the competition I was listening to his numbers. I will always be a big fan of Moose Wala. He always would say ‘jor bina patta de thapi bajti na’ (without give it all you will achieve nothing).