PM Narendra Modi Wishes Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli On Gold

'Hope he gets time to...': PM wishes weightlifter Achinta Sheuli gold

Achinta Sheuli broke Commonwealth Games record

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated weightlifter Achinta Sheuli on his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and said the 20-year-old had worked very hard and hoped he would now have some time to watch a film.

He wished Achinta Sheuli all the best for his record-breaking lift, tweeting: “Glad that the talented Achinta Sheuli has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He is known for his calm nature and tenacity. He has worked very hard for this special achievement. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours.”

“Before our contingent left for the Commonwealth Games, I was in touch with Achinta Sheuli. We had talked about the support he received from his mother and brother. I also hope he gets time to watch a movie now that there is a medal won,” the Prime Minister added.

Weightlifters have so far been the star players for India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 20-year-old Achinta Sheuli continued the glorious trend, breaking the Games record by lifting a total of 313 kg to win the gold medal in the category men of 73 kg. Sheuli broke the Games record twice in the Snatch round for the first time, lifting 140kg and 143kg. He then lifted 166kg and 170kg in the clean and jerk round to set a Games record for total weight.

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