Weightlifter Venkat Rahul claims India's fourth gold medal at CWG

08 April, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Of course, the weightlifting competition is only half done with seven more lifters waiting to make their presence felt.

She, then, followed that up by clinching her 12th Paralympic and Commonwealth Games gold in 2.27.72, some four seconds faster than Canada's Aurelie Rivard and Australia's Katherine Downie. He would not risk completing a squat, perhaps for fear of causing more damage to an injured muscle. Chanu smashed the Games records in 48-kg category snatch, clean and jerk and overall en route her gold medal winning performance, which fetched her a thunderous applause from Australian fans, who queued up to take her autograph after the medal ceremony.

Proud challenged the decision but it was upheld by an independent appeals board.

"I can't believe I've got a Commonwealth Games gold medal and to feel as though I gave so much to the team as well, it's really satisfying", said Gentle, who missed out on a podium finish in the individual event.

The boxers' rampaging run also continued unabated as the veteran duo of L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Manoj Kumar (59kg) advanced to the quarter-finals along with Commonwealth Games debutant Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg). The men's team did even worse, finishing seventh. As India won four gold medals at the prestigious event this year, social media users are exuberant.

Le Clos was unbowed about his attempt to beat or equal the record of 18 medals held jointly by shooters Mick Gault and Philip Adams.


Another reserve who gained such experience was Aruna Budda Reddy, the 22-year-old gymnast.

And in the final round, she got a score of 10-8, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9. Ahead of the Games, Sanjita had reiterated their importance to her.

Helena Gasson was sixth in her 50m butterfly semi, missing the final, while Jesse Reynolds (fourth) and Celyn Edwards (sixth) finished outside the medals in the 100m men's SB8 breaststroke final.

"I had been weakened by a knee injury during the Commonwealth Championships previous year".

India enjoyed stellar day in the indoor competitions of badminton and table tennis. Earlier on the day, India has already added a Gold medal to their tally with Sathish Sivalingam claiming victory in weightlifting.

The Indian team, chasing its first CWG medal after the 2006 Melbourne Games silver, trailed the first 30 minutes of the match, scored a couple of goals in the third period to draw level before conceding one in the dying minutes of the match to end up on the losing side. The 27-member shooting contingent is expected to take over the task of securing a lot of medals when it takes the stage from Sunday.

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