Asian Games 2018, Weightlifting, Day 5: Satish Kumar Sivalingam injured, Ajay Singh finishes fifth

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 23, 2018 15:04 IST

Follow all the live updates from Weightlifting on day 5 of the Asian games.


15:04 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Two Indian weightlifters were in contention when the day began and an unfortunate injury to Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Satish Kumar Sivalingam meant that he finished 10th. With India's best medal hope gone, Ajay Singh did well to lift 327kg but he fell short of bronze by 14kg. And that ends the wrestling action on day 5. Join us again tomorrow.

15:02 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay Singh finishes in fifth place in the men’s 77 kg category with a total lift of 327 kg. In comparison, North Korea won gold with 348kg, South Korea took silver with 347kg and Thailand took bronze with 341 kg.

14:42 (IST)23 AUG 2018

As things stand, here is how it looks in the weightlifting 77kg category.
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14:14 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He is calm and composed but once again he slightly shifts to his right but he hangs on completes it. Successful and he is jubilant because he knows he got out of jail there.

14:13 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Next up is Ajay Singh. He is currently in third and he is going for his third attempt at Clean & Jerk at 182 kg.

13:57 (IST)23 AUG 2018

It looks like Satish might have injured himself there and he is being attended to by the medical staff.

13:56 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He gets it onto his shoulders but a cry of anguish reverberates around the arena as he is unsuccessful and goes down.

13:56 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He rubs chalk onto his hand and gets ready to lift.

13:55 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish Kumar now goes for 178kg in his third attempt.

13:55 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay Singh is successful in his second attempt at 177kg and now he goes top.

13:55 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay Singh goes for 177kg and he didn't particularly comfortable at the jerk. His feet were slightly off balance but he holds on.

13:54 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Next up is Ajay Singh for his second attempt at Clean & Jerk.

13:51 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish will now have one more attempt at the Clean & Jerk. Will he stick with 175kg?

13:50 (IST)23 AUG 2018

A successful attempt will catapult him to top spot but no. He isn't successful in his second attempt.

13:50 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He rubs some chalk and gets set to lift 175kg in his second attempt.

13:49 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Thailand's Pornchai Lobsi overtakes the Indian duo to go top but now it is Satish who goes for his second attempt.

13:44 (IST)23 AUG 2018

After just the first attempt, both Indians occupy the top two spots in the leader board.

13:44 (IST)23 AUG 2018

It was clean from Satish, got that onto his shoulders and successfully completed his first attempt in C&J at 170kg.

13:43 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Now Satish Kumar Sivalingam makes his way onto the arena. First he rubs his hands with chalk then paces himself.

13:43 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Excellent lift from Ajay Singh and he is successful. First attempt at 170kg in C&J.

13:42 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He takes his time to set himself up for his first attempt at Clean and Jerk at 170kg.

13:41 (IST)23 AUG 2018

And Ajay Singh rubs chalks onto his hands and makes his way to the barbell.

13:31 (IST)23 AUG 2018

A couple of failed attempts from the two Korean weightlifters. And now it is time for the officials to get some work done on the barbell with plates, ensuring that is clean and everything is set ahead of the next set who will take up the Clean & Jerk.

13:25 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Currently, Indonesia's Rahmat Erwin Abdullah leads the charge but he is among the few who have completed both their Clean & Jerk and Snatch. His total of 314kg is sure to be challenged once everyone is done.

13:13 (IST)23 AUG 2018

This is a step too far for Ajay Singh, who is off balance and cannot complete the 148kg in Snatch. He lifts then he is always falling back and eventually he has to go let go.

13:12 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay takes his time before he enters, take a small stroll and finally takes a breath before entering in to take his third attempt.

13:11 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay now makes his way to the arena and rubs his hand with chalk and is looking ready to raise the bar once again. This time it is 148kg in his final attempt.

13:05 (IST)23 AUG 2018

After two successful attempts, Ajay Singh is a picture of composure as he waits ahead of his third attempt.

13:04 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Ajay takes his time but then completes it successfully. That was as clean as you can get. 145kg in Snatch, done and dusted.

13:03 (IST)23 AUG 2018

This time he goes for 145 kg. He is rubbing his hand with chalk and slowly faces the judges.

13:03 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Next up is Ajay Singh, who is coming up for his second attempt in Snatch.

13:01 (IST)23 AUG 2018

This time, Satish Kumar makes no mistakes. He successfully lifts 144kg in Snatch in his third attempt. 

Satish finishes Snatch with a highest successful attempt of 144kg

13:01 (IST)23 AUG 2018

It is 144kg once again, he sets himself up and approaches the weight.

13:01 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish comes in for his third attempt.

12:59 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish Kumar lifts but then he misses. It was 144kg. He had a bad start and he bailed out immediately.

12:59 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Next up is Satish Kumar, who is now rubbing chalk and patiently walks towards the spot.

12:56 (IST)23 AUG 2018

There have been a few failed attempts so far but most of them have made it through their first attempt largely unscathed.

12:52 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish Kumar Sivalingam has a towel over his head and is a picture of concentration as he begins to prepare for his next lift.

12:51 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Satish Kumar completes his snatch of 140kg. Both Indians have been successful so far.

12:50 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He picks it up, there was a slight struggle at the start as he begins to lift but he comes through in the end as the green signal sounds.

12:49 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Next up is Satish Kumar, who is currently rubbing chalk into his hand.

12:49 (IST)23 AUG 2018

He looks in control and that was as clean as you can get. He successfully completes his 140kg Snatch.

12:48 (IST)23 AUG 2018

India's Ajay Singh now comes out.

12:46 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Every wrestler will have to finish the planned lift in both Snatch and Clean & Jerk. So far, the most common planned lift is 140 kg in Snatch and 170 in C&J or just some slight variation of it.

12:42 (IST)23 AUG 2018

We are finally underway.

12:24 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Unsurprisingly it hasn't begun just yet. The three different time zones and lack of clarity regarding when the event starts has been frustrating. But if that is the case for the readers, on must just wonder how it is for the athletes.

11:45 (IST)23 AUG 2018

The action is scheduled to start inside 10 minutes but don't hold your breath. As soon as it begins, whenever that is, be sure to tune in for all the live updates.

11:43 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Start List in Group A

11:42 (IST)23 AUG 2018

Finally, the confusion has been resolved. Good news for India fans as Satish Kumar Sivalingam and Ajay Singh are in the start list for Group A.

09:34 (IST)23 AUG 2018

There is a lot of confusion surrounding what is actually going on and whether the Indian duo are directly through to the final or not. 
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