CWG2018: Sathish Sivalingam of India get Gold medal in Weightlifting

CWG2018: Sathish Sivalingam of India get Gold medal in Weightlifting

CWG2018: Sathish Sivalingam of India get Gold medal in Weightlifting

Sathish asserted he was attempting 194kg in clean and jerk when he injured he discovered a quadriceps problem.

Satish Sivalingam became the first Indian male weightlifter to win two consecutive Commonwealth Games golds in two different editions, when he won the 77 kg category. "I once again congratulate you and all those who have contributed to your success and wish you many more such laurels on behalf the country and Tamil Nadu in future", the CM said in his message.

"I was in so much pain that even sitting was very painful for me". The two weightlifters kept increasing the weights before their attempts but Oliver just couldn't match Sathish's standards in clean & jerk event. Venkat who started with 147kg in snatch could only manage an improvement of four kilograms as he failed in his second attempt. "I am quite relieved actually", the Indian said.

In his message to the victor, the chief minister said that Sathish Kumar had done both the nation and the state of Tamil Nadu proud.

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Sivalingam took the top spot with a total lift of 317kg which included his 174kg lift in Clean & Jerk and 144kg lift in Snatch. The fact that the access to our physio was limited made it all the more hard.

As many as 220-strong contingent have been sent by India to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Ahead of the 2014 Glasgow Games, Sathish trained for a while in Birmingham to get acclimatised to the conditions and food. He is also the reigning Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist. Earlier Asian Games used to come within 20-25 days of CWG, which didn't give us enough time to prepare.

Speaking on the limited access to the team physio, Sathish said, "I didn't want to touch that level because I still need to undergo rehabilitation".

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