Sheuli has made India proud by winning gold medal at CWG: President Murmu
Achinta Sheuli

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday said weightlifter Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

“You are the champion who has created a history. Heartiest congratulations!,” Murmu tweeted.

Debutant Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg+170kg) to grab the gold on Sunday.

“Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning gold and making the tricolour fly high at the #CommonwealthGames. You immediately overcame the failure in one attempt and topped the lineup. You are the champion who has created a history. Heartiest congratulations!” the president tweeted.

Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who gave Sheuli a tough competition, ended as the second best lifter at the event. Canada’s Shad Darsigny was third with a total lift of 298kg (135kg+163kg).

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