Lifter Punam Yadav wins gold at CWG

Sanjita Chanu at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast

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The gold rush continued in weightlifting for India as Punam Yadav added a fifth to the tally with a top finish in the 69kg category of the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. Yadav lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) and defeated England's Sarah Davies her closest competitor to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games.

The bronze medal was won by Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg). Find us on Facebook too! "I am confident of a better medal at the Asian Games", he said.

Vikas, who had taken silver in the 85 kg division at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Scotland, registered some of his best lifts in worldwide competition. Yadav clinched the topmost honour for India at Gold Coast in Women's 69kg weightlifting event.

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In clean and jerk, the Ludhiana power-man successfully completed his first attempt of 192 kg, however, his next two attempts went in vain as he failed to lift 200 kg to drop to bronze medal spot.

Venkat Rahul Ragala yesterday earned India the fourth Gold medal after lifting 338 kilograms in the Men's 85 kg category. This is the first ever GOLD medal for Indian's women's team. Kari's total lift of 370kg was a shade more than Santavy's. The England global matched Yadav performance in clean and jerk and lifted 122kg.

Once the bar is lifted overhead, the competitor must remain motionless, arms and legs extended, with the bar and body in a straight line, until the referees make a decision which automatically registers as a visual and audible signal to replace the barbell to the platform. In the second lift, Yadav lifted 98 while Vaivai registered a decent 100kg in her attempt.

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