Commonwealth Games: MC Mary Kom starts campaign for elusive medal

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Commonwealth Games: MC Mary Kom starts campaign for elusive medal

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam became the third Indian to win a weightlifting gold medal at this year's Games after the 25-year-old held aloft a combined total of 317kg to triumph at the men's 77kg final.

It may be mentioned that Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in the 48 kg category of women's weightlifting event at the 21st Commonwealth Games, 2018 breaking her own and Games records yesterday. During the snatch event, he lifted 151kg and then, he managed to lift 187kg in the clean and jerk.

Sanjita had won a 48kg category gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It is said to be the fourth gold medal of India and sixth medal in weightlifting competitions as well as in the CWG.

England settled for the silver medal while the New Zealand quartet finished third.

Though the GOC is said to be investigating the matter which has caused hue and cry in the country, the Minority MPs want full scale independent investigation to establish the extent of fraud and identify personalities involved in the scandal.

"I got lucky there, had he (Oliver) not dropped those weights, I would have had to go higher and I am not sure how my body would have taken that". The bronze medal went to Australian showman Francois Etoundi, who lifted 305kg (136kg+169kg) and collapsed clutching his injured shoulder after his final lift.

Badminton: World No.2 Kidambi Srikanth and former World No.1 Saina Nehwal led the Indian badminton mixed team to the quarter-finals of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after outclassing Sri Lanka and Pakistan with an identical 5-0 scorelines in Pool A matches here on Thursday. My back injury that I picked up at the World Championships past year is still not fully healed.

GYMNASTICS GOLD - Nile Wilson has beaten fellow Englishman James Hall in the individual all-around final to claim his second gymnastics gold medal of the games. More victories to you, young man! Probably, God was not with me today.

Glaetzer qualified fastest in a games record time but said an "elementary error" cost him badly in the ride-off against Sahrom, who had been the slowest of the 16 qualifiers.

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