CWG 2022: Bindyarani Devi wins silver says ‘gold slipped out of my hand’

Birmingham: Bindyarani Devi wins silver medal in her debut Games at the Commonwealth 2022 at Birmingham on Sunday. The Indian weightlifter got India’s fourth medal at the CWG in the 55kg women’s category.

Nigeria’s Adijat Adenike Olarinoye won the gold medal with a combined lift of 203kg, one more than Bindyarani Devi.

The 23-year-old has set the Games record in the clean and jerk by lifting 116 kgs. Devi also matched the gold medalist Mirabai Chanu’s national record of 86 kg in snatch. She won the silver medal with a final combined lift of 202kg.

The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist and Devi both used to train at the same Sports Academy as Mirabai in Manipur. Bindrani has always looked up to.

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Bindyarani Devi wins silver in Commonwealth Games 2022

Bindyarani Devi won gold at the 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships. She also won silver at the 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships. She also claimed gold in clean and jerk at the 2021 World Weightlifting Championships.

Devi told the media, “I am very happy with my performance. I am playing in the first games of my career and I am very happy that I won the silver medal in this.”

“I’m very happy to get a #silver in the first time of playing CWG. Today was my life’s best performance gold slipped out of my hand. When I was at the podium, I wasn’t at the center, will do better next time. My next targets are national games, World Championship, Asian Games, and then the 2024 Paris Olympics. I’ll do better in them,” she added.

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