Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gururaja Poojary
Indian weightlifter, Gururaja Poojary has won a bronze medal in the men’s 61kg final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday(30th July 2022). Poojary successfully pulled off a combined lift of 269kg, (118kg in snatch and 151kg in clean and jerk) to ensure India’s second medal of the Games.
The Indian lifter registered a score of 118 (kg) in Snatch and 151 (kg) in Clean & Jerk to put forward a total of 269 (kg) at the event and claim the third podium place. He was involved in a close battle with Canada’s Youri Simard but managed to beat him in the end for the medal.
Malaysian, Aznil Bin Bidin Muhammed wins gold with a commonwealth games record of 285 Kgs. 127 Kg in snatch and 158 Kg in clean and jerk.
Papua New Guine, Morea Baru bagged the silver medal with a total effort of 273 kg.
About Gururaja Poojary :
Karnataka’s, Gururaja Poojary (born 15 August 1992), also known as P. Gururaja
, is an Indian weightlifter
who won the silver medal in the men’s 56 kg weight class at the 2018
Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia..
Source : Times of India