Creating Games Record and winning Gold with a total lift of 313kg in Men’s 73kg Weightlifting Final at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham .Snatch- 143kg (GR & Equalling PB)Clean and Jerk- 170kg .
Beaming with confidence, the 20-yr old debutant weightlifter Achinta Sheuli puts up an extraordinary performance to bag 3rd Gold for India at Birmingham 2022
This is India’s third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022 after Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga.
Reacting to the gold medal victory in his maiden Commonwealth Games appearance, Achinta Sheuli said, “I’m very happy about this, I’ve worked hard for this medal. A lot of sacrifices of my brother, mother, my coach and the Army have gone into this medal.
This was the first major event in my life and I’m thankful for them to help me reach here. This medal will help me in every aspect of life. There should not be looking back from now on.Next, I will prepare for Olympics”.
“I wish to dedicate this medal to my late dad (who died of heart attack), my brother and my coach Vjay Sharma who slaps me if I do a mistake, keeps scolding me like I’m his own child”, he added.