Gold Coast 2018: Malaysia shine again in Commonwealth Games weighlifting

By Seng Foo 7 April 2018 108
Gold Coast 2018: Malaysia shine again in Commonwealth Games weighlifting
Malaysian weightlifters continued to shine at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as Fazrul Azrie Mohdad secured a bronze medal by lifting a total of 328kg in the men's 85kg final on Saturday.

He was the third weightlifter to contribute a Gold Coast 2018 medal to the national contingent after Azroy Hazalwafie Izhar Ahmad and Aznil Bidin.

The 23-year-old, who bagged a silver medal at the 2017 SEA Games, managed 145kg in the snatch and 183kg in the clean and jerk to finish behind India's Rahul Ragala (338kg) and Samos' Don Opeloge (331kg).

In doing so, he also improved his personal best and national records in all three categories.

"I am grateful today is finally my day," he told Astro Arena.

"I dedicate it to my mother in conjunction with her birthday and my soon-to-be-born sibling.

"Thank you to the National Sports Council and National Sports Institute for giving me the opportunity."

Meanwhile, Abdul Mubin Rahim lifted a combined score of 290kg to finish joint-sixth, alongside New Zealand's Cameron McTaggart, in the men's 77kg event.

India's Sathish Kumar Sivalingam (317kg) took home the gold medal, England's Jack Oliver silver (312kg) and Australia's Francois Etoundi bronze (305kg).

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