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Sudhir makes history for India as he wins gold in men's heavyweight para powerlifting at CWG 2022

The 27-year-old who suffers from a polio-related impairment gave India its first medal count in the CWG's para sports category.

Source: Olympics.com

Sudhir won the gold medal in the men's heavyweight para powerlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Thursday making history as the first Indian to win gold in the sport for India at the CWG.

In his first attempt, Sudhir, an Asian Para Games bronze medalist, lifted 208 kg; however, in his second attempt, he increased the weight to 212 kg in order to score 134.5 points and break the Games record.

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