CWG' 18: Weightlifting medal rush continues with Thakur's bronze
CWG' 18: Weightlifting medal rush continues with Thakur's bronze
India's Gururaja says recovery in the village after training sessions has been a struggle. Dean Mouhtaropoulos Getty Images
09 April, 2018, 00:36
The weightlifter from Uttar Pradesh finished with a combined effort of 122 (100 in snatch and 122 in clean and jerk) to take India's overall medal tally at the Gold Coast Games to seven. Find us on Facebook too!
Thakur added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11. Vikas lifted a total of 351kg (159kg+192kg) on a day when Papua New Guinea'sSteven Kari broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk for a total lift of 370kg (154kg+216kg). She put India 1-0 ahead after beating Tainwei Feng 11-8, 8-11 7-11 11-9 11-7 in the first match of the rubber. For the win, Yadav had to lift a total of 222kg to outclass her closest opponent Sarah Davies. He cleared 154 kg in snatch before creating a new Commonwealth and CWG record by lifting 216 kg in the clean and jerk.
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Yadav started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt.
Davies went for a 128kg lift in her finalclean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete her attempt.
Batra then proved to be too good for Yihan, who failed to read her deceptive strokes.
Once the bar is lifted overhead, the competitor must remain motionless, arms and legs extended, with the bar and body in a straight line, until the referees make a decision which automatically registers as a visual and audible signal to replace the barbell to the platform. But failing at 122 kg in her second attempt put her in a spot of bother.
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