XtraTime Web Desk: Another proud moment for India in the Commonwealth Games 2018, as Venkat Rahul Ragala wins India’s fourth GOLD medal in the gala event.
Indian weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala lifted a combined total of 338 kg (151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean and jerk) in the 85 kg category to win India’s fourth gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. His win takes India’s medal tally to six, which includes three other golds, one silver and one bronze medal, all in weightlifting. He further became the first Indian to win gold in the 85 kg weight category.
In snatch, his first attempt of 147 kg was higher than all his other competitors, a success that gave him an immediate lead. His second attempt of 151 kg was unsuccessful, but he soon bounced back in his third attempt to lift the same successfully, and tie in the lead with Samoa’s Don Opeloge.
In clean and jerk, his first successful attempt of 182 kg put him in the lead again. He was equally confident in his next attempt, successfully picking up 187 kg to increase his lead. His third attempt was unsuccessful, but was enough for him to finish on top of the podium.