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CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal, says weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after clinching bronze


CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal- Following her bronze-medal win in the women’s 71 kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth…

CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal- Following her bronze-medal win in the women’s 71 kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG) here, Indian weightlifter Harjinder Kaur said she was confident that she will secure a medal despite getting strong competition from Nigeria’s lifter Joy Ogbonne Eze for the third position. Follow India in CWG 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Harjinder finished third with a combined lift of 212 kg on Monday.

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Nigerian Ogbonne was unsuccessful in all of her three attempts in the clean and jerk round, meaning Harjinder became India’s ninth medallist at the Games so far. England’s Sarah Davies won the gold medal.

“I was confident that I will get a medal. Though I am not happy with my performance, I am happy that I won a medal. Next, I will focus on the Asian Championships,” Harjinder told ANI.

 

CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal, says weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after clinching bronze
CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal, says weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after clinching bronze

Harjinder was successful in all of her attempts in the Clean and Jerk round. In her third attempt, she lifted 119kg to take her total to 212 kg (93kg + 119kg).

CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal, says weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after clinching bronze

In her first attempt at the Snatch category, Harjinder failed to lift 90 kg. In the second attempt, she managed to come back and successfully lifted 90kg. In her third and final attempt, she lifted 93kg to improve on her personal best in Snatch.

In the Clean and Jerk category, Harjinder lifted 113 kg. In the second attempt, she went on to improve it by 3 kg to successfully complete a 116 kg lift . She went even further on her last attempt and lifted 119 kg without much trouble.

CWG 2022: Was confident of winning a medal, says weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after clinching bronze

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