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Ajay Singh misses out on medal by one kg, finishes at fourth place in men's 81kg final

IANS | August 01, 2022 08:47 PM

BIRMINGHAM: Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh fought hard to grab another medal for India in 2022 Commonwealth Games, but he heartbreakingly missed out on a podium finish by just one kg to be at fourth place in the men's 81kg competition on Monday.

In a thrilling final which went down the wire at the National Exhibition Centre, Ajay had nailed every lift of his in the competition. But he was unable to lift 180kg in his final attempt of clean and jerk to narrowly miss out on a medal, ending with a total of 319kg (146kg in snatch and 176kg in clean & jerk) in a case of so close yet so far.

England's Chris Murray won the gold medal with a Games record of 325kg (144kg in snatch and 181kg in clean & jerk). Australia's Kyle Bruce took the silver medal with 323kg (143kg in snatch and 180kg in clean & jerk) while Canada's Nicolas Vachon took the bronze medal with 320kg (140kg in snatch and 180kg in clean & jerk).

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