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CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India

CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India

England worldwide Sarah Davies had to satisfy with the second spot as she claimed silver medal with 217 kg lift.

Vikas faltered in his final two attempts in clean and jerk, aiming for a 200kg lift that would have fetched him a silver. Bhaker became a medal prospect at the Commonwealth Games after she won two gold medals at the ISSF World Cup this year in the women's 10m air pistol and the mixed team pistol event. She put India 1-0 ahead after beating Tainwei Feng 11-8, 8-11 7-11 11-9 11-7 in the first match of the rubber.

Punam said is financially stable after her 2014 Glasgow medal.

Yadav lifted a total of 222 kg which included 100 kg in snatch and 122 kig in clean and jerk. The one medal missing from Mary's cabinet is at the CWG - she has never participated at the quadrennial games - and she has now ensured herself one.

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Gold Coast: Vikas Thakur added a shade of bronze to the Indian weightlifters' golden run at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the third position in the 94kg category by equalling his personal best here on sunday.

She came to India camp in 2014 after taking up weightlifting on the insistence of her elder sister. The victory tasted even sweeter as the women had returned empty handed from the Glasgow edition four years ago. His lift broke the Commonwealth and the Games record in clean and jerk. Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala had earlier emerged champions in their respective categories. In the attempt to lift the bar, the knees may bend, and the legs may split, but no other part of the body may touch the ground. She maintained a neck-to-neck competition with Vaivai, who registered a lift of 97kg to take the lead.

This is a two-part lift. Yadav made a slow start in the event lifted 95kg in her first attempt.


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