Weightlifting: Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze

09 April, 2018, 00:58 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Weightlifting: Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze

It was mother of all upsets as prior to this final, the Singapore women's team had never lost in the Commonwealth Games since the sport was inducted in the program way back in 2002. "I never thought they (Singapore) would give us such stiff competition", Saina said on the resistance put up by Singapore in the doubles games. In the third attempt, Thakur successfully lifted his personal best of 159 kg to take the silver medal position by the end of the round. The lifter from Uttar Pradesh improved upon the bronze medal she won four years ago in Glasgow with a combined effort of 222 (100 in snatch and 122 in clean and jerk) to take India's overall medal tally at the Gold Coast Games to seven.

Indian women's table tennis team created history at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday as they beat Singapore 3-1 in the gold medal match.

Venkat Rahul Ragala yesterday earned India the fourth Gold medal after lifting 338 kilograms in the Men's 85 kg category.

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Vikas registered a total of 351 kg which inlcuded 159 kg in snatch and 192 kg in clean and jerk.

Vikas faltered in his final two attempts in clean and jerk, aiming for a 200kg lift that would have fetched him a silver. At the Carrara Sports Club, the 22-year-old Punam lifted 95, 98 and 100 in the snatch, and then 118 and 122 in the clean & jerk to finish on 122. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.

India has been performing strongly in the CWG since its start this time. When our flag flies high, it's a proud moment for all Indians.

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