Sagar won the silver medal in the men’s 55kg category and was very close to the gold medal, but a Malaysian edged out the Indian in the closing moments.
India wins silver, the first medal of the tournament
Weightlifter Sanket Sagar opened the scoring for the Indian contingent as he lifted 55kg despite sustaining an ankle injury during the match.
Malaysia’s Bin Kasdan takes gold with an impressive 142kg attempt in the clean and jerk to bring his total to 249kg. Brave Sanket Mahadev Sargar tried to attempt his third lift after an elbow injury just seconds ago, but predictably he was unable to complete the lift.
Sanket’s total after snatch and net and jerk round is 248kg with 113 in Snatch and 135kg in C&J. Sanket Mahadev Sargar injured himself while attempting to lift 138 kg in his second attempt in the clean and jerk round.
“If I can win the gold, I am sure recognition will come my way. My dream is to be able to support my father and show my gratitude to him for everything he has done for me,” Sargar had said before the match
Sargar’s coach Vijay Sharma had said, “”Unless things go wrong, I expect a gold medal from him.”