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. For the win, Yadav had to lift a total of 222kg to outclass her closest opponent Sarah Davies.
The bronze medal was won by Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg). The 25-year-old had 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.
Canada's Boady Santavy took the silver medal with an aggregate of 369 kg. Yadav increased India's medal tally to five golds after her heroics in women's weightlifting.
Thakur added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11. In the clean and jerk rounds, her lifts were 100 kg and 105kg respectively.
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Lifting hopes of further gold medal success were boxing icon MC Mary Kom, who assured herself of a first CWG medal by winning her quarter-final bout, and the table tennis and badminton teams who also guaranteed medals after reaching their respective finals. Punam started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp.
That being said, this is the first Gold for India's Women's Team in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games. 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.
Vikas, who had taken silver in the 85 kg division at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Scotland, registered some of his best lifts in global competition. In the second lift, Yadav lifted 98 while Vaivai registered a decent 100kg in her attempt.