Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Gururaj Poojary wins bronze in 61 kg category; second medal for India from weightlifting

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India weightlifter Gururaj Poojary gave the country its second medal from weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday. Poojary won bronze in weightlifting 61 kg category. The 29 year old lifted 269 kg in total to clinch the bronze.

Earlier in the day, Sanket Sargar did the country proud by winning the silver in 55kg category. It was the first medal for the Indian team in this edition of Commonwealth Games. The weight lifter from Maharashtra showed tremendous will power to go for the third attempt despite injuring his shoulder in the second attempt.