Weightlifter Aznil bags Malaysia’s second gold in Birmingham

The 28-year-old managed to defend his title won at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Olympic Council of Malaysia Facebook pic)

BIRMINGHAM: The national weightlifting squad has managed to bag Malaysia’s second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games here.

Aznil Bidin secured the gold after he lifted a total weight of 285kg in the men’s 61kg category, setting a new national

The Kedah-born weightlifter, snatched 127kg and 158kg for the clean and jerk.

In accomplishing the feat, the 28-year-old athlete also managed to defend his title won in the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Papua New Guinea athlete Morea Baru won the silver medal with a total weight of 273kg, while the bronze went to Gururaja Poojary from India with a weight of 269kg.

Earlier today, Aniq Kasdan won the first gold medal for Malaysia with a combined total of 249kg in men’s 55kg category.

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