Sanket Mahadev Sargar, a scholar of Shivaji College, Kolhapur, competed within the 55kg males’s class for India within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday (July 30). Sanket’s teammates have been assured that the 21-year-old was a powerful medal contender. A resident of Maharashtra’s Sangli, is a three-time nationwide champion who’s father runs a paan store. Sargar gained the silver medal for India as he injured himself whereas lifting 143 kgs competing for gold.
“If I can win gold, I’m positive recognition will come my means. It’s my dream to have the ability to assist my father and present him my gratitude for all that he has finished for me,” stated Sargar to Economictimes earlier than CWG 2022.
Sanket had damaged the commonwealth and nationwide document earlier as he lifted 256 kg (snatch- 113 kg; clear and jerk – 143 kg) on the Singapore Weightlifting Worldwide in February this yr. He was a gold medallist within the Commonwealth Championships in December 2021. Notably, Sargar struggled for a secure job and use to assist his father’s paan store and meals stall, with a dream that someday his father can take a break.
“Except issues go dramatically flawed, I’m anticipating a gold medal from him,” stated Sargar’s coach concerning the 21-year-old earlier.
Sanket Sargar goes 3/3 within the snatch stage of of the boys’s 55kg weightlifting competitors on the CWG. He is 6kg away from 2nd place Malaysia’s Aniq Kasdan in going into the clear and jerk stage. Sargar was on this place earlier than on the 2021 Worlds however he missed all three C&J .
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Notably, the younger gun from India was profitable in all his three makes an attempt to carry – 107, 111 and 113 kg. (Extra to comply with)