Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 2 Live Updates: Gururaja Poojary Wins Bronze In Men’s 61kg Weightlifting


CWG 2022: Weightlifter Gururaj Poojary wins bronze in men’s 61kg category.© Twitter




Commonwealth Games, Day 2, Live Updates: Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary gave India their second medal of the ongoing Commonwealth Games with his bronze in the men’s 61kg category on Saturday. Gururaja finished third in the standings with a total of 269 kg lift. He had stood fourth after the conclusion of the snatch round with a best of 118 kg lift but put a further better performance to finish on the podium. Before Gururaja’s match, weightlifter Sanket Sargar brought home India’s first medal at the ongoing event with a silver in the 55kg men’s final. Sargar lifted 135 kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk before missing a weight of 139 kg in his second and third attempts in the final. Notably, he had lifted a highest weight of 113 kg in snatch in his third attempt and was leading the race in the men’s 55 kg final until Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan surpassed him by a narrow margin to win gold. After Sargar’s win, India cleanswept Sri Lankan 5-0 in the badminton Mixed Team Event. On the other hand, India shared spoils with Malta in a 16-16 draw at the men’s triples event of Lawn Bowls. Later in the day, Mirabai Chanu will be in action and all eyes would be on her whether she is able to return with a medal or not. The Indian women’s hockey team will square off against Wales in Pool A clash while Lovlina Borgohain will also start off her campaign against Ariane Nicholson in the 66kg weight category. In mixed team badminton, the Indian contingent will square off against Australia. The opening day of the Games turned out to be fruitful for swimmer Srihari Nataraj as he was able to qualify for the finals. The table tennis teams defeated South Africa and Barbados with identical 3-0 victories, but Australia defeated India in a Pool A women’s cricket match. 

Here are the Live Updates from Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham 







  • 18:11 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja wins BRONZE!!!

    Gururaja Poojary wins bronze medal in the Men’s 61 kg Weightlifting. Meanwhile, Muhammad Aznil bin Bidin of Malaysia bags gold with an overall lift of 285 kg and Morea Baru comes second with 273 kg lift to his credit. On the other hand, the overall best lift of Poojary was 269 kg.

  • 18:03 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Aznil Bidin on top!

    Muhammad Aznil bin Bidin has lifted 153 kg in his first clean and jerk attempt and he gets extremely close to winning a gold medal.

  • 17:59 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja lifts 151kg in Clean And Jerk

    This is superb stuff from Gururaja Poojary. He has lifted 151kg in his final clean and jerk attempt.

  • 17:56 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja lifts 148 kg in Clean and Jerk

    Some challenge accepted and executed to perfection by Gururaja Poojary. He has lifted 148 kg in his second clean and jerk attempt. 

  • 17:53 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja lifts 144 kg in Clean and Jerk

    Gururaja Poojary has comfortably lifted 144 kg in his first clean and jerk attempt. 

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Athletics: Men’s Marathon Final Result

    Nitendra Singh Rawat finished at the 12th position with a time of 2:19:22. He took 8 minutes 27 seconds extra than the topper Victor Kiplangat.

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Table tennis men’s team: IND Lead

    Indian men’s table tennis team leads Northern Ireland 2-0.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Clean And Jerk Underway

    The clean and jerk round in the men’s weightlifting 61 kg category has started. India’s Gururaja Poojary will start with an attempt of 145 kg lift. In the snatch round, he stood fourth with a best lift of 118 kg.

  • 17:23 (IST)

    Boxing: Men’s Featherweight Category

    India’s Mohammed Hussamuddin defeats South Africa’s Dyeyi Amzolele 5-0 in men’s featherweight (54-57kg) Round of 32.

  • 17:07 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja fails!

    Gururaja Poojary fails in his final attempt of snatch while trying to lift 120 kg.

  • 17:04 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja lifts 118 Kg in snatch!

    The story gets better for Gururaja Poojary. He has now lifted 118 kg in his second attempt in snatch.

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 61 Kg: Gururaja lifts 115 Kg in snatch!

    Gururaja Poojary has lifted 115 kg in his first attempt in the snatch.

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Badminton Mixed Team Group Play: IND cleansweep SL

    India complete 5-0 cleansweep over Sri Lanka as the pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand also registered win. India had already won the first four matches against Sri Lanka in the badminton Mixed Team Event today and the win of Jolly and Gopichand helped them make it 5-0.

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Table Tennis: Women’s team wins

    The table tennis women’s team have defeated Guyana 3-0.

  • 16:17 (IST)

    Badminton Mixed Team Group Play: IND increase lead!

    India now lead Sri Lanka 4-0. Sumith Reddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Duwindu Abeywickrama and Sachin Dias in straight sets.

  • 16:08 (IST)

    Men’s Marathin Final: Rawat Slips to 17th!

    India’s Nitendra Singh Rawat has slipped to the 17th place

  • 15:44 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Mohamad Aniq wins gold, silver for Sargar

    Bin Kasdan Mohamad Aniq is successful in his final attempt of clean and jerk and this means he wins the gold and India’s Sargar wins silver. Aniq lifted 142 kg in his third attempt to surpass Sargar’s 248 kg (overall) by a difference of just one.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar fails again!

    Sanket Sargar has failed to lift 139 kg again and he will conclude this contest with overall weight of 248 kg.

  • 15:36 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar fails to lift 139 kg!

    Sanket Sargar fails in his second attempt of lifting 139 kg in clean and jerk. He is still at the top with overall 248 kg lift to his credit. He seems to have injured himself in the process.

  • 15:31 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar Lifts 135kg!

    Sanket Sargar is in the lead now. He has successfully lifted 135 kg in the clean and jerk. He now has a total of 248 kg (overall).

  • 15:29 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Heckling Continues Dominance!

    Ben Heckling lifts 119 kg in his final attempt of the clean and jerk round. He now has a total of 212 kg to his credit. Meanwhile, Md Ashikur Rahman Taj ends at 211 kg (overall).

  • 15:27 (IST)

    Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap completes easy win

    India’s Aakarshi Kashyap wins 21-3, 21-9 to make it 3-0 for India against Sri Lanka

  • 15:25 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Heckling Leads Race!

    Ben Heckling has lifted 116 kg in the clean and jerk. He now has a total of 209 kg to his credit and he is on top.

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap on top in game 2

    India’s Aakarshi Kashyap started a little indifferently in the second game, conceding a lead initially but at the change over she leads her Lankan opponent 11-7

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap wins first game

    India’s Aakarshi Kashyap has looked ruthless so far and has pocketed the first game 21-3

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Swimming: Kushagra 8th in Men’s 200m Freestyle Heat 3

    Kushagra Rawat has finished at the 8th spot in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Heat 3. His time to complete the round was 1:54.56. He was 7.69 behind topper Elijah Winnington of Australia.

  • 15:09 (IST)

    Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap takes big lead

    India’s Aakarshi Kashyap is producing a great show in the women’s singles match of the mixed team event as she leads SL’s Vidanage 11-1 in the first game

  • 15:05 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: India, Malta share spoils in Men’s Triples event

    The game between India and Malta saw no team winning the contest as the final scores after the conclusion of the 18 ends of throws was 16-16. It was India’s game but they squandered their lead to eventuallly share spoils with Malta.

  • 14:57 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: Tania Choudhury Loses

    Tania Choudhury has lost her Lawn Bowls women’s singles match to Laura Daniels with a 10-21 scoreline.

  • 14:54 (IST)

    Badminton: Lakshya wins comfortably

    India’s Lakshya Sen wins the men’s singles match against Niluka Karunaratne 21-18, 21-5 to give India a 2-0 lead over Sri Lanka

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar on top!

    While Sanket Sargar leads after the snatch round with a 113 kg lift, the closest to him is Mohamad Aniq Bin Kasdan of Malaysia with a 107 kg lift.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Badminton: Lakshya in complete control in 2nd game

    India’s Lakshya Sen has pulled away to a 11-1 lead over Karunaratne in the second game and his class is now coming through

  • 14:46 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: Neck-and-neck fight in Men’s Triples event

    Malta is giving a good fight to India at the moment. The scoreline, however, is currently in India’s favour with the side leading 14-12 after the 16 ends of throws.

  • 14:39 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar Lifts 113 kg in snatch!

    Sanket Sargar has lifted 113 kg in a snatch now. This is brilliant from the Indian athlete. He started with 107 kg, then lifted 111 kg in his second attempt and finished with a 113 kg lift.

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Badminton: Lakshya prevails in tough first game

    India’s Lakshya Sen was pushed to the limit by the experienced Sri Lankan Karunaratne but he holds his calm to win the first game 21-18

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar successful!

    He has lifted it. This is awesome from Sargar. He has successfully lifted 111 kg in a snatch.

  • 14:32 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar in Spotlight!

    Sanket Sargar will attempt 111 kg now. Wow! Here is some quality action in display.

  • 14:32 (IST)

    Marathon: Nitendra Singh Rawat moves to 15th

    Nitendra Singh Rawat has moved to the 15th spot in the men’s marathon final. 

  • 14:29 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar successfull!

    Sanket Sargar has lifted 107 kg in a snatch. This is a really good start for him.

  • 14:28 (IST)

    Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: India’s Sargar Arrives!

    Sanket Sargar has arrived at the main stage now. He will attempt to lift 107 kg in his first try in snatch. Let’s see how it goes!

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