CWG 2018 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur lifts bronze in Men's 94kg category

CWG 2018 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur lifts bronze in Men's 94kg category

CWG 2018 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur lifts bronze in Men's 94kg category

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 am confident of a better medal at the Asian Games", he said. The third Indian weightlifter in the day, Seema finished sixth in the women's 75kg, lifting a total of 189kg - 84kg in snatch and 105 kg in clean and jerk.

For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lift of 333kg, in the 85kg category.

On Saturday, Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in Men's 77 kg weightlifting category. In the clean and jerk rounds, her lifts were 100 kg and 105kg respectively. 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.

Gold Coast: Indian weightlifters remained a cut above the rest with Punam Yadav (69kg) adding a fifth gold medal and Vikas Thakur (94kg) picking up a bronze in what has been a truly remarkable campaign so far at the Gold Coast. 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. Kari's total lift of 370kg was a shade more than Santavy's. The other gold was also brought by a woman athlete from Manipur- Mirabai Chanu.

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He attempted to break the CWG record for a second time by going for 217 kg in his third and last attempt. "We have a lot of potentials and it needs to be tapped".

She went close with a personal best attempt of 128kg in the clean and jerk before finishing on 217kg, five off Punam Yadav of India who won gold. India now ranks third in the medal tally.

They remained fourth in the medal table behind leaders Australia, England and Canada.

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