The para powerlifting finals at Birmingham Commonwealth 2022 ended with India’s Sudhir winning the gold. On the other hand, Nigeria’s Christian Obichuwu scored silver while Scotland’s Micky Yule won the bronze medal.
Sudhir ended the men’s heavyweight competition with a record 134.5 points. The 27-year-old athlete secured the win by lifting 21 kg. Christian Obichuwu gave Sudhir tough competition staying merely 0.9 points behind the gold medalist.
Scotland’s Yule had an accident back in 2020, where the now bronze-medalist lost both legs. Yule stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device) as a Royal Engineer in Afghanistan. The accident also witnessed Yule enduring a fractured arm and a shattered pelvis.
However, the 43-year-old athlete turned it into an opportunity. Yule has competed three times since then, reaching the fourth rank at Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. The player talked about the latest win and how much it meant for him.
According to Yule, he came fully prepared for this Commonwealth competition. The athlete thought that there was no way to stand down. The player even had several family members present, which evidently elevated the intensity.
Yule intended to lift as much as possible, and the atmosphere presented the ideal opportunity to do so. The win brought a weight off of the athlete’s shoulder after years of struggle.
This competition set the expectation bar even higher for bettors who have set their eyes on upcoming para-powerlifting events. Overall, the competition packed several upsets and multiple record-breaking performances. Here is the list of sports betting sites where you can bet on various Commonwealth games.
On the women’s front, England scored gold with Zoe Newson. The 30-year-old athlete had won silver at the World Para Powerlifting competition in 2021. Similarly, the Gold Coast 2018 event witnessed Zoe scoring a bronze with 102.2 points.
Hellen Kariuki also joined the medalists by securing the eighth medal for Kenya. This was the first time since Para Powerlifting’s initiation in 2002 that Kenya did not win the gold. Zoe became the first woman to break the record, which the player did not previously know about.