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Lifter Thakur takes bronze at CWG 2018

Lifter Thakur takes bronze at CWG 2018”

Vikas Thakur added another medal to India's rich haul from weightlifting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when he won a bronze in the men's 94kg category in Gold Coast on Sunday. She started with an 80kg lift in the snatch before managing an effort of 84 kg. 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. Find us on Facebook too!

"Early on we had enough chances and I thought we played well in first quarter but then we went away from the game plan", he said. Vikas lifted a total of 351kg (159kg+192kg) on a day when Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk for a total lift of 370kg (154kg+216kg).

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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 had claimed a silver at last year's Commonwealth Championships last year, her first event after making the jump from 63kg to 69kg category. He had lifted 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean & jerk.

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This the fifth gold medal for India at this year's CWG. Before Yadav's gruelling triumph, Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala conquered their respective weightlifting categories to extended India's gold tally to four medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. For the win, Yadav had to lift a total of 222kg to outclass her closest opponent Sarah Davies. "She was capable of pulling it off", Punam Yadav said. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp.

Punam lifted 98 kg in her second attempt but Vaivai maintained the lead with 100 kg. But failing at 122 kg in her second attempt put her in a spot of bother.

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