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CWG 2022: Punam Yadav Falters In Girls’s 76kg, Weightlifting Federation Claims She Was Injured | Commonwealth Video games Information


Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) president Sahdev Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Punam Yadav competed regardless of “not being absolutely match”, lashing out on the lifter after her disastrous outing on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham. Punam was disqualified within the girls’s 76kg class after failing in all her three clear and jerk makes an attempt. The reigning CWG champion in 69kg class, nevertheless, was in silver medal successful place after snatch, the place she lifted 98kg in her third try.

Clearly disillusioned together with her present, the nationwide federation chief mentioned that the lifter competed with an harm to her knee.

“Ek medal haath se chhut gayi — clearly she dropped one medal from the weightlifting enviornment,” Yadav informed PTI.

“That is why initially we had held again her title. However the athlete claimed she’s match and confirmed a health certificates issued by a health care provider. There is no manner we might withhold her title as she joined the crew late.

“If you happen to discover her lifts carefully, she was not giving her greatest pressure whereas lifting the barbell from clear to jerk. The knee has to bend to get that full pressure.

“However in her case, it was lacking. It is clear that she’s not 100 per cent and we misplaced out on a medal,” Yadav claimed.

Requested to make clear, a teary-eyed Punam mentioned she was absolutely match.

“Haanji, haanji — bilkul match thi (After all, I used to be absolutely match). Niggles are half and parcel of a lifter’s life and I used to be on the right track. It occurs, my sheer dangerous luck,” she mentioned.

Targetting a 3rd CWG medal, the 27-year-old was within the second spot after lifting 98kg in her second try within the snatch.

Having did not elevate 116kg within the first two makes an attempt of unpolluted and jerk, the Varanasi lifter lastly had a clear elevate however dropped it earlier than the three judges gave the inexperienced sign.

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“Usne smile kiya and primary throw kar diya (One of many judges smiled and I dropped it with out seeing the sunshine),” Punam, who gained a gold at Gold Coast 2018 within the 69kg class, mentioned after her elevate was recorded as “zero” by the three judges.

India have thus far gained seven medals — together with three gold — out of 10 weight classes. The nation leads the weightlifting medal standings forward of Canada (2-1-4) on the gold medal rely.

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