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CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India

09 April 2018

Spirited high in confidence, Batra dominated the proceedings and started the second game in absolute style, dropping the first point while leading the game by a whopping seven-point margin. Before Yadav's gruelling triumph, Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala conquered their respective weightlifting categories to extended India's gold tally to four medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

Canada fought strongly for possession and were impressive in defence against New Zealand throughout the game. The fifth medal came on day 4 of the Games when Punam Yadav clinched the gold in the women's 69kg category.

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

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Mary Kom assured herself of a CWG medal after beating Scotland's Megan Gordon in the women's 45-48kg quarter-finals. "She was capable of pulling it off", Yadav said after the medal ceremony.

India blanked 3-0 England to set up a summit clash against favourites Singapore later today. The Indian duo won 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 against Yihan Zhou and Mengyu Yu.

In the badminton team semi-finals, India defeated Singapore 3-0 to also reach the final. Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das, however, outlasted the Singapore duo to extend India's lead to 2-1. She failed to lift 108kg in her third and final effort.

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The Indian women's table tennis team created history at the Oxenford studio here late on Sunday night.

There was disappointment from the Currumbin Beachfront, however, where India's Manish Rawat was disqualified from the men's 20km race walk as per Rule IAFF 125.5 which stands for a clear and deliberate obstruction.

"Having the support from the men's team and my own women's team encouraged me to do my very best", she added. In boxing, India's Vikas Krishan opened his campaign defeating Campbell Somerville to enter men's 75kg pre-quarters.

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CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India