CWG' 18: Weightlifting medal rush continues with Thakur's bronze

Brenda Watkins
April 9, 2018

He stood 13 marks behind the Canadian and was still in contention for a silver, before Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari registered three records in his final lift in clean and jerk to acquire the top spot.

Yadav had claimed a silver at last year's Commonwealth Championships last year, her first event after making the jump from 63kg to 69kg category.

Vikas Thakur has added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name after finishing third in the men's 94kg final on Sunday, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11. She had also won a silver at the Delhi Games in 2010.

She successfully lifted 118kg in her first clean and jerk attempt but failed in her second attempt.

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On Saturday, Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in Men's 77 kg weightlifting category.

Venkat Rahul Ragala yesterday earned India the fourth Gold medal after lifting 338 kilograms in the Men's 85 kg category. His lift broke the Commonwealth and the Games record in clean and jerk. It was followed by successful lifts of 156 kg and 159 kg respectively, with the only competitor for the Indian at that point being Canada's Santavy. As the competition progressed, Bhaker fired 10, 10.3, 10.6, a sensational 10.9 and a 10.4, which put her in the lead position for gold.

Weightlifters have made India proud at the Gold Coast with 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

On Friday, India's Sanjita Chanu won a gold medal in the 53 kg category of weightlifting in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. India now ranks third in the medal tally.

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