Commonwealth Games 2022 Updates: India’s Lovepreet Singh clinched a bronze medal at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham to add to India’s medals tally. The man from Amritsar lifted a total of 355kg (163+196 kgs) to get the bronze medal. This is India’s 14th medal in ongoing CWG 2022. The Punjab-born Lovepreet is an officer in Indian Navy and began his journey in the sport with the Navy weightlifting team. The weightlifter has wons several international medals. He has clinched a silver in the same category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships. He lifted a combined weight of 348 kg with 161 in the Snatch & 187 in the Clean and Jerk.
Lovepreet bagged a Gold medal at the Junior Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships held in Gold Coast, Australia. The weightlifter was a member of the Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association
Lovepreet is also a Bronze medallist at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Kathmandu as well.
Lovepreet started Weightlifting in the year 2010 at just 13 years of age. He struggled a lot in his initial days to get recognition at National level. It took him 7 years of hard work and determination to be inducted in the Indian National camp. Lovepreet has been an important member of the Indian National Camp in heavy weight category since 2017. He feels that India has not won laurels in heavy weights category in International level and dreams of achieving it for the country.