Weightlifter Satish Sivalingam fails in 77kg qualifiers at Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Weightlifter Satish Sivalingam crashed out of the men’s 77 kg elimination round to end his campaign at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.

Satish lifted a total of 329 kg but was not close to the best lift of 346 kg in his group. He lifted 143 kg in his first snatch lift and 148 kg in his second snatch lift but he failed to lift 153 kg in his last snatch lift.

In the clean and jerk attempt, he lifted 176 kg in the first lift and later lifted 181kg in the second attempt. But he again failed to lift in the third lift and crashed out of the event.

Sathish, who was the gold medalist in the same category in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, posted an entry weight of 329 kg and managed to lift 143 in the first round of snatch.

In the next attempt, the 24-year-old managed to lift 5 Kgs more to end with 148 kgs. The third attempt didn’t go well for the lifter as he failed to lift 153 kgs.

At the end of the Snatch round, Sivalingam was at fourth place with Indonesian lifter Deni and the Romanian lifter Captari ranked below him.

The clean and jerk event saw Sivalingam lift 181 kgs to get a score of 329 after the three attempts, which kept him away from medal contention.

–IANS

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