Today (July 30) India's account has been opened with a silver medal in the 22nd Commonwealth Games being played in Birmingham, England on the second day. Star weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar has given India the first medal today. He achieved this feat in the final of the men's 55 kg event. Sanket Sargar presented his full strength in 6 attempts of two rounds and lifted the total weight of 248 kg to win the silver.
Sanket, who hails from Maharashtra's Sangli, has not only made it to the final of the Commonwealth Games this time but has made people admire his performance by performing well. He lifted the best 113 kg in the first round i.e. snatch. After that, in the second round i.e. clean and jerk, lifting 135 kg weight, won the medal. Sanket was also injured in the last two attempts of the second round. In the second attempt, Sanket tried to lift 139 kg, but could not lift it and got injured. The medical team noticed the signs and treated him immediately. Here Sanket said he was fine and got ready for the third attempt.
In the third time also Sanket once again tried to lift 139 kg, but again failed and this time also got injured. Thus Sanket had to be satisfied with silver. At the same time, Bin Kasdan Mohamed Anik of Malaysia won the gold medal by lifting a total of 249 kg. Sanket Mahadev Sargar, who has won many honours at the national level, is the star weightlifter of India. He represents India in the 55 kg event. He won the gold medal in the championship 55 kg snatch event held in Tashkent last year.