Asian Games 2018: Ajay Singh finishes creditable fifth in men's 77kg weightlifting event; Sathish Sivalingam suffers injury
Ajay Singh finished a creditable fifth with a personal best effort while his senior compatriot Sathish Sivalingam got injured during the men's 77kg category weightlifting competition to end at 10th in the Asian Games.
Jakarta: Ajay Singh finished a creditable fifth with a personal best effort while his senior compatriot Sathish Sivalingam got injured during the men's 77kg category weightlifting competition to end at 10th in the Asian Games on Thursday.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sathish, who holds the national record of 339kg, suffered a thigh injury during a failed attempt of 178 kg in clean and jerk to eventually lift a total of 314kg (144kg + 170kg).
The 21-year-old Ajay, who had won a bronze medal in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, did better than his compatriot but his total lift of 327 kg (145kg+182 kg) was not enough for a podium finish.
Ajay, however, bettered his earlier personal best of 326 kg which he lifted during the Senior National Championships earlier this year.
Jon Wi Chow of People's Republic of Korea clinched the gold with a total lift of 348 kg (155kg +193kg). South Korea's Woo Jae Kim lifted a total of 347kg (160kgs+187kg) to bag the silver.
The bronze medal went to Thailand's Chatuphum Chinnawong who lifted 341kg (154kg+ 187kg).
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Asian Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu must miss Jakarta event to get fit for Olympic qualifiers, says weightlifting coach
The reigning CWG champion Mirabai Chanu is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training.
Highlights, Asian Games 2018 Day 5: 15-year-old Shardul Vihan wins silver; Iran stun India in kabaddi semis
Catch all the LIVE updates of events featuring India's athletes on Day 5 of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang
Indian weightlifters collect 11 medals, including five silver, in Asian Youth and Junior Championships
India claimed five silver and six bronze medals at the ongoing 2020 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.