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Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav win gold at CWG 2018

Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav win gold at CWG 2018

India are fourth on the medal tally behind leaders Australia (84), England (47), Canada (32). "I am confident of a better medal at the Asian Games", he said.

Yadav, a bronze-medallist in the 63kg category at the 2014 Glasgow edition, lifted a personal best of 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim the top spot ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finished with 217kg (95kg+122kg). Bhaker became a medal prospect at the Commonwealth Games after she won two gold medals at the ISSF World Cup this year in the women's 10m air pistol and the mixed team pistol event.

However, she recovered to lift 122 kg in her third attempt and Vavai's failure at that same weight put the Indian in the leading position for the gold. In a hard-fought contest Manika rallied back to snatch the first game. "She was capable of pulling it off", Yadav said after the medal ceremony.

"I came to India camp in 2014 after taking up weightlifting on the insistence of my elder sister". Me and my sister, we run the finances of our house. "We are a normal financially stable family". The victory tasted even sweeter as the women had returned empty handed from the Glasgow edition four years ago. Vikas, however, could take solace from the fact that he was competing in a higher weight category at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia. Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala had earlier emerged champions in their respective categories. His lift broke the Commonwealth and the Games record in clean and jerk.




In Snatch, the competitor lifts the bar overhead in a single motion.

Punam lifted 98 kg in her second attempt but Vaivai maintained the lead with 100 kg.

What is "Clean and Jerk"?

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In the second (the "jerk"), the competitor bends the knees, at the same time extending the arms upwards, thus lifting the bar overhead.


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