The 21-year-old looked on course to win the gold but two failed clean and jerk attempts spoiled his chances as he lifted a total of 248kg (113kg+135kg) to finish second.
🇮🇳 wins its 1️⃣st 🏅 at @birminghamcg22 🤩#SanketSargar in a smashing performance lifted a total of 248 Kg in 55kg… https://t.co/G7tkpS2jFN
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659176253000
Malaysia’s Mohamad Aniq (249kg) smashed the Games record in clean and jerk as he lifted 249kg (107kg+142kg) to win the gold, while Sri Lanka’s Dilanka Isuru Kumara 225kg (105kg+120kg) took home the bronze.
Sargar cruised past all his opponents in the snatch section, leading by six kilograms to head into clean and jerk.
Well done #SanketSargar for winning India it’s first medal at the Commonwealth Games, brilliant effort. Proud of y… https://t.co/Tq7gL6soRO
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1659177379000
But the Indian was only able to execute one lift in the clean and jerk section as he seemingly picked up an injury and looked in agony after he failed to lift 139kg in his second and third attempts.
#SanketSargar opens India’s Medal account with a Silver (248 kg) in Men’s 55 kg weightlifting at #B2022 #CWG2022. M… https://t.co/MidqAzvSPj
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) 1659177444000
In the last edition, Indian lifters brought home a rich haul of nine medals including five golds. This year too they are expected to reign supreme.
Later in the day, P Gururaja (61kg), Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu (49kg) and S Bindyarani Devi (55kg) will vie for the top honors in their respective events.