Lifter Punam Yadav wins gold at CWG

Sanjita Chanu at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast

Sanjita Chanu won the second gold medal for India at Gold Coast

Continuing the unprecedented run of weightlifter in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Indian lifter Punam Yadav on Sunday became the latest inductee to struck gold at Gold Coast. The 16-year old from Haryana put up a tremendous performance to upstage more seasoned shooters as she shot a 240.9, a Commonwealth Games record. 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.

Davies went for a 128kg lift in her final clean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete her attempt.

Thakur 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). But, out to prove that nothing is impossible for a willing heart, the Indians were simply remarkable as they out-muscled the three-time champion 3-1 for a memorable gold at the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifters continued to shine for India, with Punam Yadav (69kg) lifting gold.

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In the last event of the day, India's Seema finished sixth in the women's 75kg category. In the men's doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty were beaten 21-17, 19-21, 12-21 but Saina Nehwal delivered in her singles' match to beat Jia Min Yeo 21-8, 21-15 and take India to the final. Punam started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt.

It was the country's first gold medal in the women's team table tennis event in Games history. In the attempt to lift the weight, the knees may bend and the legs may be split.

Yadav, a bronze-medallist from the 2014 Glasgow edition, lifted 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim gold ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finshed with 217kg (95kg+122kg). In the second lift, Yadav lifted 98 while Vaivai registered a decent 100kg in her attempt.

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