Commonwealth Games 2022: Harjinder Kaur wins bronze in women’s 71kg weightlifting in tense final


India’s Harjinder kaur introduced India their ninth medal from the Commonwealth Video games 2022 after a powerful show within the girls’s 71kg class.

India’s Harjinder Kau throughout her ‘clear and jerk’ try. (Courtesy: Reuters)


  • The ladies’s 71kg class closing was full of drama
  • Harjinder lifted a complete of 212 kgs
  • The title contender of the occasion did not raise any of her clear and jerk makes an attempt

India’s Harjinder Kaur lifted 212 kgs within the girls’s 71kg class to win bronze medal within the weighlifting self-discipline on Monday, 1 August. Kaur, who was firmed into the fourth spot virtually all through the occasion, noticed her luck flip proper on the fag finish of the occasion when Nigeria’s Pleasure Eze – the favorite to win gold, did not raise any of her clear and jerk makes an attempt.

Harjinder had a false try proper initially, however then secured all her remaining 5 lifts. She lifted 93 kgs in her closing snatch try after which lifted, 113, 116 and 119 kgs within the clear and jerk occasion.

On the midway mark, Harjinder was not within the medal competition, with the likes of

England’s Sarah Davies, Nigeria’s Pleasure Eze and for that matter, Australia’s Kiana Elliot main the pack. Davies had already created the snatch report of 103 kgs within the Commonwealth Video games.

Nonetheless, the story fully modified within the second half of the sport.

Australia’s Kiana was solely in a position to raise her greatest try at 110 kgs, a lot beneath Harjinder’s opening try at 113kgs. Even with that Harjinder was within the fourth place. The Englishwoman put in a Video games report ‘clear and jerk’ raise of 126 kgs and bought away from the remainder of the sphere.

She was in peril to be crushed by Nigeria’s Eze, whose first try was listed as 125 kgs, nonetheless, as issues would prove, she would fail in all of her makes an attempt, pushing Harjinder to take bronze.

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