Punam Yadav won Gold in weightlifting, Ravi Kumar managed to win Bronze in shooting

Punam Yadav won Gold in weightlifting

Punam Yadav won Gold in weightlifting

XtraTime Web Desk: India started the day with gold yet again in the weight lifting event in the Commonwealth Games as Punam Yadav won the gold medal in the 69kg category. It was the  India got the five Gold from the game she lifted personal bests in snatch (100 kg), clean and jerk (122 kg) for her best total of 222 kg. There was a great awareness among the 22-year-old Varanasi and her coaches that she would need to improve on her previous bests to claim gold here. The Railways lifter, daughter of a farmer, tied with Fiji’s Apolonia Vaivai in snatch and had to beat back a challenge from England’s Sarah Davies in the clean and jerk before she could sink on her knees in disbelief after her English rival went close to lifting 128 kgs on her final lift. Only a minute earlier, she had lifted 122 kgs on her second attempt after dropping the barbell behind her back the first time around. She had won bronze in the 63kg class in Glasgow.

Ravi Kumar got the Bronze medal as he shoots a disappointing 9.3 and 10.2 to finish 0.5 points behind Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki in third place. He wins India’s 10th medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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