India has also achieved success in Para Powerlifting . Sudhir of India has won the first gold medal for the country in Para Powerlifting. Sudhir won the historic gold medal in the men's heavyweight category on the late night of Thursday 4 August, setting a Commonwealth Games record with 134.5 points. With this, India's number of gold medals in these games has reached 6 and the total medals has reached 20.
He also became the first Indian in the history of Commonwealth Games to win Para Powerlifting Gold. In para powerlifting, the winner is decided on the basis of points, in which the points are decided on the basis of the body weight of the participant and the weight lifted by him. 87 kg Sudhir lifted 208 kg in his first attempt and secured the first position by securing more than 132 points. However, during this time he was facing a challenge from the Nigerian powerlifter, who pushed Sudhir to the second position with his second attempt.
Despite this, the Indian athlete kept his confidence intact and lifted 212 kg in the second attempt to achieve a record 134.5 points. Nigeria's Ikechukwu Christian Ubichukwu failed to lift 203 kg in his last attempt, which sealed Sudhir's gold medal.