Samoa:13/7/19: Pardeep Singh created a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category on the way to a gold medal as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive run on the last day of the Commonwealth Championships in Apia (Samoa) today.
Pardeep, who is competing in the 109 kg category, smashed the record in the clean and jerk event by lifting 202 kg. His earlier successful attempt of 148 kg took his total to 350 kg.
Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Vikas Thakur clinched the silver medal in the men’s 96 kg event. Vikas lifted a total of 338 kg (153kg185kg).
India ended their campaign with a rich tally of 35 medals in the youth, junior and senior categories, breaking numerous national, Commonwealth, world and Asian records.