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"Achinta Sheuli Has Made India Proud by Winning Gold": President Droupadi Murmu

“You are the champion who has created history. Heartiest congratulations!," Murmu tweeted.

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President Droupadi Murmu on Monday said weightlifter Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

“You are the champion who has created history. Heartiest congratulations!," Murmu tweeted.


Debutant Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg+170kg) to grab the gold on Sunday.

“Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning gold and making the tricolour fly high at the #CommonwealthGames. You immediately overcame the failure in one attempt and topped the lineup. You are the champion who has created history. Heartiest congratulations!" the president tweeted.

Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who gave Sheuli a tough competition, ended up as the second-best lifter at the event. Canada’s Shad Darsigny was third with a total lift of 298kg (135kg+163kg).

(PTI)


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