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Commonwealth Games 2018: India Earn Gold, Silver A-Piece As The Opening Day Belonged to The Weight-Lifters
CWG 2018: India Earn Gold, Silver A-Piece As The Opening Day Belonged to The Weight-Lifters

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New Delhi, April 5: The Indian Contingent put up a mixed show as they earned a gold and silver each on the opening day of the 21st Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast on Thursday.

India, thus concluded the day with two medals – both in weightlifting – to finish on the fourth spot in the medals tally, which is led by England with 10 medals in their kitty.

Weight-lifters S. Mirabai Chanu and Gururaja sparkled to deliver a gold and a silver, respectively, for India.

Mirabai, the reigning world champion, delivered a power-packed performance in the women’s 48-kg category, leaving the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total.
The Manipuri powerhouse registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg. Such was her dominance that she net a record in each of her six lifts in the competition.

In the men’s 56-kg category, Gururaja had a best attempt of 111 kg in the snatch and 138 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 249 kg to bag the silver medal.

The performances of Mirabai and Gururaja meant that weightlifting as a discipline continues to be a main medal-provider at the CWG.
The third weightlifter in action, Muthupandi Raja, finished sixth in the men’s 52-kg competition, lifting a total of 266 kg. The 18-year-old’s best effort in the snatch event was 116 kg and in the clean and jerk, he lifted 150 kg.
The day belonged to Mirabai and Gururaj. The former obliterated the previous Games record of 175 kg set by Nigeria’s Augustina Nwaokolo at the 2010 edition by a considerable distance.

Her previous personal best was 194 kg, which she had set during her title winning run at the World Championships last year.
Marie Hanitra of Mauritius finished a distant second with a total of 170 kg while Dinusha Gomes of Sri Lanka took bronze with 155 kg.

Chanu started off on a rousing note by breaking the existing Games record with a lift of 80 kg.
She went on to break the record two more times with successful attempts of 84 kg and 86 kg, the latter being her new personal best.
That gave her a massive lead of 10 kg over second placed Marie at the end of the snatch session.

The Indian star started the clean and jerk session in similar fashion, lifting 103 kg in her first attempt to take the lead straightaway.
Another successful lift of 107 kg consolidated her position at the top. The Manipuri went on to post a new personal best with 110 kg in her third and final attempt to close off a dominating performance.
Gururaja fell short of Azhar Ahmed of Malaysia, who won gold with a new CWG record of 261 kg.
Azhar, who had emerged champion at the Commonwealth Championships last year, bettered the previous Games record by one kilogram.
He also set a new Games record in the snatch with a successful lift of 117 kg in his second attempt. He bettered the previous record of 116 kg set by his compatriot Ibrahim at the New Delhi Games in 2010.
He cleared 144 kg in the clean and jerk which his personal best.
Chaturanga Lakmal of Sri Lanka claimed bronze with a total of 248 kg. He managed 114 kg in the snatch and 134 kg in clean and jerk.

Meanwhile, India outclassed Pakistan 5-0 in the badminton team event while the Indian women suffered defeat against their respective opponents in hockey and basketball respectively.
The cyclists also disappointed as the team failed to qualify in the track 4,000 metre Pursuit event. (With agencies input).



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Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Gururaja Wins Silver Medal in 56 kg Category; India Defeats Sri Lanka in Badminton Team Event

CWG 2018: Weightlifter Gururaja Wins Silver; India Defeats Sri Lanka in Badminton



Gold Coast, Apr 5: India started its Commonwealth Games 2018 campaign on a high note as Indian badminton team defeated Sri Lanka in a one-sided affair. India’s first medal followed soon after as weightlifter Gururaja Poojary won a silver medal in the 56 kg event. Malaysia’s Muhammad Azroy Hazalwafie Izhar Ahmad got gold with a record total of 261kg.
Gururaja failed in his first two attempts in the clean and jerk round, but he lifted 138 kg in his third. With a total of 249 kgs, he clinched the silver medal.
In Badminton, star player Saina Nehwal defeated Sri Lanka’s Madushika Dilrukshi Beruwelage 21-8, 21-4 to enhance India’s lead to 4-0. India had already won the match when its doubles players defeated the Sri Lankan duo as it took an unassailable lead of 3-0. India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty dismissed the Sri Lankan challenge of Dinuka Karunaratna and Buwaneka Goonethilleka 21-17, 21-14.
Before the doubles, Indian men’s badminton star Kidambi Srikanth decimated Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne 21-16, 21-10 in the men’s singles tie. This was after India’s mixed double team of Ruthvika Gadde Shivani and Pranaav Jerry Chopra had defeated their Sri Lankan opponents.
India’s badminton team is its biggest medal hope as it has several stars including Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth who have been consistently defeating the bigwigs of the game.
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Commonwealth Games 2018: All You Need to Know About Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu Who Clinched Second Gold Medal For India

CWG 2018: All You Need to Know About Sanjita Chanu Who Clinched Second Gold Medal For India



New Delhi, April 6: Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu won gold in the women’s 53 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Friday. The Manipuri lifter lifted a total of 192 kg which included a CWG record of 84 kg in the snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk.


This was India’s second gold medal in the ongoing games. The other gold was won by Mirabai Chanu- a woman athlete who also hailed from Manipur. Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the 48 kg category on Thursday.


Here’s some key facts about Sanjita Chanu:
Born on January 2nd, 1994 Sanjita Chanu hails from Manipur.
She took up the sport of weightlifting in 2006 in Manipur after being inspired by the iconic N Kunjarani Devi.


She grabbed headlines after winning gold at the 2009 senior nationals before grabbing a bronze at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in 2011.
Chanu won gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in 2012.
She won gold over Mirabai Chanu with a total lift of 173 kg at the 2014 CWG when she just 20 years old.


At the ongoing 2018 CWG, Sanjita booked a spot after taking gold in the women’s 53kg with a total lift of 195kg (85kg+110kg) at the Commonwealth Senior (men and women) Weightlifting Championships.
Notably, India’s medal tally has reached 3 as the weightlifter Gururaja won a silver in the 56 kg category on Thursday.
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CWG 2018: Weightlifter Sivalingam Wins Third Gold For India



New Delhi, April 7: India’s weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in Men’s 77 kg weightlifting category. The 25-year-old lifted a total of 317kg (114kg+173kg) and was so ahead of the competition that he did not go for his final clean and jerk lift. Sivalingam faced a stiff competition from England’s Jack Oliver.
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  • Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in Men's 77 kg weightlifting category.
  • Sivalingam lifted a total of 317kg (114kg+173kg).
  • He faced a stiff competition from England's Jack Oliver.

The two kept upping the weights before their attempts but Oliver managed to keep his nose ahead at the end of snatch as he lifted 145kg in his second attempt. It was a kilogram more than Satish’s final attempt. However, Satish had the last laugh quite comfortably in clean and jerk after Oliver failed two attempts of 171kg and settled for a total of 312kg (145kg+167kg).
Sivalingam had also won the gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland.
Earlier on Friday, India’s Sanjita Chanu won a gold medal in the 53 kg category of weightlifting in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She lifted an impressive total of 192 kg to win the medal. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.
This was India’s second gold medal in the ongoing games. The other gold was also brought by a woman athlete from Manipur– Mirabai Chanu. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won gold in the 48 kg category on Thursday.
Chanu had risen to prominence after she had won a gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in 2012. In 2014 CWG, she had won the gold medal with a total lift of 173 kg when she was just 20 years old.
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CWG 2018: India Earn Seventh Gold As Women Table Tennis Team Defeat Singapore


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Gold Coast, April 8: India earned their seventh gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018 here on Sunday as the Indian women defeated Singapore 3-1 in the finals. Manika Batra has kept her cool as a desperate Zhou lost the last three points. She defeated her counter-part 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 in the final match to secure the top podium spot.
India blanked 3-0 England to set up a summit clash against favourites Singapore later on Sunday.


It is the second time the women’s team had made a CWG final, having made its maiden appearance in the 2010 edition in Delhi.
Manika Batra defeated Kelly Sibley 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7 in the opening singles while Madhurika Patkar beat Tin-Tin Ho 11-7, 13-11, 10-12, 11-8 to extend the lead.
Patkar returned to action alongside the experienced Mouma Das in the doubles. They outplayed Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos to seal the issue for India.
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