Indian weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar won the first medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022 as he clinched silver in the men’s 55 kg category. As soon as he lifted the silver medal, Twitterati went abuzz to congratulate the 21-year-old Indian weightlifter.
Sanket started the competition by making three clean attempts of 107kg, 111kg and 113kg in the snatch lifting to lead the men’s 55 kg weightlifting category. Later, he lifted 135 kg in clean and jerk to take his total to 248 kgs but failed to lift 139 in his second two attempts and secured the silver medal.
Indian fans praised Sanket for winning silver medal for India in weightlifting and congratulated the Indian weightlifter on Twitter:
Exceptional effort by Sanket Sargar! His bagging the prestigious Silver is a great start for India at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to him and best wishes for all future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/Pvjjaj0IGm
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2022
being denied gold at very end is going to hurt sanket sargar a lot more than the injury that had him wincing in pain. sport! #CWG22
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 30, 2022
— Gaurav Taneja (@flyingbeast320) July 30, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 30, 2022
India's Sanket Mahadev Sargar wins a silver medal for India in 55 Kg weight category with a total of 248 Kg. First medal for India in #CWG22
Well done India #CommonwealthGames2022
Brilliant stuff ! Courageous ! Inspiring pic.twitter.com/o0wbt0LRCh
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) July 30, 2022