On Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2022, India’s Gurdeep Singh won a bronze medal in the men’s 109+kg weightlifting event, bringing the country’s overall medal tally to 17.

The 26-year-old lifted a combined amount of 390kg (167kg+223kg) in the final on Wednesday, earning India its 10th weightlifting medal at the Games.

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Gurdeep, a national record holder in the 105+kg division, had a tense start to the final after failing to lift the 167kg on his first snatch attempt. While he raised the bar well in his second attempt, a 6kg weight increase was too much for the 26-year-old Indian lifter.

He finished tied for third when all snatch attempts were completed, with Pakistan’s Muhammad Butt leading with the greatest lift of 173.

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Gurdeep got off to a good start in Clean and Jerk with a 207kg lift, which was enough to earn the Indian a medal. Despite failing to accomplish a perfect lift on the second attempt, Gurdeep chose to increase 8kg further and remarkably hoisted the bar at 223kg to put himself in contention for a silver medal.

Then, first up, Pakistan’s Mohammed Butt broke the Commonwealth Games record with a 225kg effort, ensuring Gurdeep’s bronze.

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Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, and Achinta Sheuli previously won gold medals for India in CWG 2022, while lifters Sanket Sargar, Bindyarani Devi, and Vikas Thakur earned silver. Gurdeep joined Gururaja Poojary and Lovepreet Singh in winning India’s third bronze medal in weightlifting.

On this day, India’s Tejaswin Shankar also bagged the bronze medal with a jump of 2.22m. Saurav Ghosal beat England’s James Willstrop for bronze in squash.