CWG 2022: Polio in 4 years, father’s death, Sudhir doesn’t stop Para powerlifter sudhir creates history by winning gold medal in mens heavyweight in commonwealth games 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022: The nation’s para powerlifter Sudheer made history almost silently while you were sleeping at midnight on Thursday. In this event, HACHIana’s son brought the country its first Commonwealth Games medal.
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Birmingham: Surprise after surprise. The country’s athletes are surprising in the current Commonwealth Games. The latest addition to this list is Sudhir. Sudhir, a boy from Sonepat in HACHIana, set a Games record and won gold in Para-Powerlifting on Thursday midnight. Thursday ended with Sudhir’s golden history at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The country’s weightlifting team has finished this year’s Commonwealth Games with ten medals. Among them three gold medals. This time the gold medal also came in para powerlifting. Sudhir gave the country historic first medal in this event. The whole country is praising his success despite his physical handicap.
In para powerlifting, wins and losses are determined by points. A total of three chances are met. Points are awarded based on weight lifted, body weight and technique. If the load is more than the body weight then more points are available. Sudhir of 87.30 kg lifted 208 kg in his first attempt. In the second attempt, he lifted 212 kg. He also set a new record in the games. However, he could not lift 217 kg in the third attempt. 27-year-old Sudhir won the gold from the top with 134.5 points.
- 2018 World Cup (Dubai): Silver Medal
- 2022 World Para Powerlifting Asia Oceania Open Championships: Bronze Medal
- 2018 Asian Para Games (Jakarta): Bronze medal
- Six-time National Gold Medalist (2016-2022)
Para powerlifter i.e. success overcomes physical problems. Son of a farmer family, Sudhir’s struggle started from the age of 4. One day I got a fever. When taken to the doctor, it was found that Sudhir was suffering from polio. Walking stopped since then. Strong love for sports since childhood. So he held on to that love without letting obstacles get in his head. Maybe to survive. Big-looking Sudhir had a penchant for weightlifting. He decided to focus on this. Sudhir’s career in weightlifting started in 2013. In 2016, he won gold in the first national level competition. The opportunity to represent the country at the international level came in 2018. He won a bronze medal on his debut at the Jakarta Para Asian Games. Sudhir lost his father on that important day of his career. Even on the happy day, Sudhir was swept away in tears. Everything seemed to stop. He wiped his tears and got up again. His dreams are far reaching. Today, the whole country is proud of this force of his mind.
‘Strong Man of India’. Sudhir is called by this name in the athletic circles. He received the title after winning the 17th Senior and 12th Junior National Para Powerlifting Championships in 2018.