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Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian weightlifters receive grand welcome at Amritsar airport (VIDEO)

In the video, Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli and Gururaja Poojary can be seen being welcomed.

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New Delhi: Indian weightlifting contingent arrived back in India after a dominating performance in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. With Sanket Sargar starting the account of medals and Mirabai Chanu adding the first gold, the number went on to a total of 10 medals including three golds. The lifters received a grand welcome at the Amritsar airport.

The weightlifting contingent was welcomed with the Indian customs. They received grand ‘aarti’, ’tilak’ and garlands upon their arrival. In the video, Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli and Gururaja Poojary can be seen being welcomed. The athletes were also offered ‘laddu’ and bouquets.

They received this grand welcome as it was India’s weightlifters who began to bring in medals for the nation in Birmingham. Mirabai Chanu broke the games record and lifted 201 kg (86 kg + 115 kg) to win the first gold medal for India in the Birmingham games. The trail was followed by young lifters Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli who also brought home gold medals.

India won a total of 9 medals in the 2018 Gold Coast games, while they improved the tally by adding one more medal to it in 2022. After day 8, India has 26 medals in total, including 9 golds.

Picture courtesy: Eddie Keogh

Athlete Medal Event
Sanket Sargar Silver Men’s 55 kg
Gururaja Poojary Bronze Men’s 61 kg
Mirabai Chanu Gold Women’s 49 kg
Bindyarani Devi Silver Women’s 55 kg
Jeremy Lalrinnunga Gold Men’s 67 kg
Achinta Sheuli Gold Men’s 73 kg
Harjinder Kaur Bronze Women’s 71 kg
Vikas Thakur Silver Men’s 96 kg
Lovepreet Singh Bronze Men’s 109 kg
Gurdeep Singh Bronze Men’s +109 kg

The Commonwealth Games 2022 is streaming on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv.

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