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CWG 2018: Para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary wins heavyweight bronze

Nigeria's Abdulazeez Ibrahim won the gold while Malaysia's Yee Khie Jong bagged the silver medal

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

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Para-powerlifter won India's first medal in at the Commonwealth Games, claiming a bronze medal in the men's heavyweight final, on Tuesday.

In a 10-man final, Chaudhary finished with a combined effort of 181 kg at the Carrara Arena 1 to bag the bronze.

Nigeria's Abdulazeez Ibrahim won the gold while Malaysia's Yee Khie Jong bagged the silver medal with cumulative efforts of 191.9 kg and 188.7 kg respectively.

The 35-year-old had won a silver at the Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai with a career-best lift of 200 last year. He had finished ninth in the men's -82.50kg event at the 2012 Summer Paralymics.

First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 21:03 IST
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