Commonwealth Games: Welsh Weightlifter Wins Gold – worth his weight in gold🙌🥇

Commonwealth Games: Welsh Weightlifter Wins Gold

Commonwealth Games: Welsh Weightlifter Wins Gold – he’s worth his weight in gold!  congratulations👏🏋️‍♂️

Weightlifter Gareth Evans won Wales’ first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s -69kg.

The 31-year-old posted a total of 299kg to win the home nations’ first medal on day two of the Gold Coast Games.

The silver medal was won by Sri Lanka’s Indika Dissanayake Mudiyanselage, while Deepak Lather of India claimed bronze.

“It was hard not to get a bit teary, if I’m being completely honest. Like every Welshman, I’m ridiculously proud,” said Evans.

London 2012 Olympian Evans was fifth in the -62kg category in Glasgow four years ago.  He made his Commonwealth Games debut in Delhi in 2010.

Have you seen the tremendous achievement?  Isn’t it wonderful? Wasn’t it a great performance by Gareth?

Will you be celebrating?  If you have plans and when the head is feeling better let us know what you did.  Drop us a line.  Your story could be just as interesting as the gold medal win.

Who is in the Gold Coast and saw it live?  Wow, what an exciting time.

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