35-year old Indian para-powerlifter, Sachin Chaudhury, delivered the first medal from the country’s para-athletic contingent at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Sachin claimed bronze in the men’s heavyweight final with a combined effort of 181kg. Nigeria’s Abdulazeez Ibrahim won the gold and Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong took the silver.
Sachin Chaudhury won a silver medal at the Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai with a career-best lift of 200. He also represented India at the 2012 Summer Paralymics where he finished ninth in the men’s -82.50kg event.
India’s para-powerlifers Farman Bash and Ashok Kumar finished 5th and 11th respectively in the Men’s Lightweight final, while Saina Khatun came in 5th in the Women’s Lightweight final.