Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze

Posted April 09, 2018

In the snatch, he lifted 152 kg in his first attempt and 155 kg in the second. Following Davies was Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai, who lifted 216 kg to finish with the bronze medal. 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.

The gold medal was taken by Steven Kari from Papua New Guinea with his combined lift of 370kg, including a final successful 216kg lift in clean and jerk.

Canada's Boady Santavy took the silver medal with an aggregate of 369 kg.

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Paddler Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories, fashioning an unthinkable 3-1 win over formidable Singapore in the final of the women's team event at the Commonwealth Games.

India has so far won five gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze in weightlifting.

Vikas Thakur on Sunday had to settle for bronze in the men's 94kg weightlifting category, a climbdown from his silver at the Glasgow Games in 2014. His lift broke the Commonwealth and the Games record in clean and jerk.

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Thakur added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11.

Earlier, Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) had claimed gold medals in the ongoing edition.

Yadav started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt.

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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. Yadav made a slow start in the event lifted 95kg in her first attempt. "I did not want to kept her settle so I changed my rubber after the second game", she added.