October 1, 2022

CWG silver medallist Sanket Sargar undergoes elbow surgery, sports ministry sanctions Rs 30 lakh for treatment | Commonwealth Games 2022 News


NEW DELHI: Weightlifter Sanket Sargar, who had opened India’s medal account on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, on Sunday went underneath the knife for his elbow harm with the sports ministry sanctioning Rs 30 lakh for the surgical treatment.
The 21-year-old had sustained an harm on his proper elbow whilst making an attempt to raise 139kg in his 2d blank and jerk strive on solution to his maiden CWG silver within the 55kg class.
“He was given immediate medical attention and doctors in UK advised him a surgery. The Indian government decided to bear the cost of the surgery of the young athlete and today sanctioned the entire cost of operation, amounting to 30 lakhs,” the ministry mentioned in a unlock.
“The athlete is stable now and recovering in hospital in UK.”
Sanket had controlled a complete of 248kg (113kg+135kg) to complete only one kilogram at the back of Malaysia’s Mohamad Aniq, who smashed the Games document in blank and jerk to win the gold.
Olympic silver medalist and CWG gold winner weightlifter Mirabai Chanu thanked the federal government and the weightlifting federation for the reinforce prolonged to Sanket.
“I would like to thank Govt. @Media_SAI , TOPS for getting the elbow surgery done for our silver medalist Sanket Sargar in London. He got injured during his competition at CWG. On the request of Weightlifting Federation, govt. immediately released funds and got his surgery done,” Mirabai wrote in a tweet on Sunday.