‘Deepa bhai promised us that he would win a medal’

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Written by Nitin Sharma
| Chandigarh |
Published: April 10, 2018 4:44:56 am


CWG 2018 Live, Day 5: Pardeep Singh won silver medal in weightlifting. (Source: AP)

MORE THAN a decade ago, when Pardeep Singh started weightlifting at the Government Senior Secondary School, Samrai near his village, Jandiala Manjki in Jalandhar district, the then 13-year-old youngster lifted a weight of 27 kg in his first competition. On Monday, the 23-year-old weight-lifter won the silver medal in the men’s 105 kg weightlifting event with a total lift of 352 kg at the Commonwealth Games in Australia with a new national record of 200 kg in clean and jerk. Samoa’s Sanele Mao claimed the gold with a total lift of 360 kg while England’s Owen Boxall claimed the bronze medal with a total lift of 351 kg.

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