CWG 2022: Weightlifter Vikas Thakur, who lives in Ludhiana, Punjab, raised the country’s name by winning the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 released in England on Tuesday. In such a situation, the Bhagwant Mann government of Punjab has announced a reward for Vikas Thakur. It is noteworthy that the Punjab government will give a cash prize for winning the silver medal in the men’s 96 kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Development will get reward
At the same time, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann while making this announcement also congratulated this heavyweight lifter. Vikas Thakur, a resident of Ludhiana, secured the second position by lifting a total of 346 kg (155 in snatch and 191 kg in clean and jerk). This is his third medal at the Commonwealth Games. He won silver in Glasgow 2014 and bronze in Gold Coast 2018.
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Chief Minister Mann tweeted
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tweeted that Vikas Thakur of Ludhiana has won silver medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Development will be given Rs 50 lakh under the sports policy of the Punjab government. My government is committed to extend all possible help and encouragement to the sportspersons of Punjab. Earlier on Tuesday, Mann had announced Rs 40 lakh award for women lifter Harjinder Kaur, who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Vikas’s best performance was 155 kg
Let us tell you that Vikas Thakur lifted 149 kg in the first attempt of snatch. 153 in the second attempt and 155 kg in the third attempt. In this way, his best performance in the snatch was 155 kg. Welllifter Vikas Thakur lifted 187 kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk. In the second attempt, he improved by lifting 191 kg. In the third attempt, he wanted to lift 198 kg but he failed in it. In such a situation, his best performance in clean and jerk was 191 kg. He lifted a total of 346 kg.
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