Commonwealth Games Starts In Style

Commonwealth Games Starts In Style

Commonwealth Games Starts In Style

Indian weightlifter P Gururaja bags silver in the 56kg category of weightlifting on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018.

In his clean and jerk moment, the lifter opted for 138kgs and some nervy moment saw Poojary failing in his first two attempts.

Izhar Ahmed of Malaysia won gold with a new Commonwealth Games record of 261 kg. The previous record stood in the name of his compatriot Hamizan Amirul Ibrahim, who set the record in the 2010 Commonwealth Games when he lifted 116kg in his snatch. However, success isn't new to him as he has previously won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Championships, where he had lifted a total of 249kgs (108 snatch and 141 clean and jerk).

"Two days ago it really said no, I'm crying out here to stop", she said of the Achilles that has been a problem since 2015. Read Also: Commonwealth Games 2018: While some enjoy parent's love, gymnasts go without coaches Her previous personal best was 194 kg, which she had set during her title winning run at the World Championships a year ago.

She won Olympic gold in 2012 in London after a silver medal win in Beijing in 2008.

Commonwealth Games organizers have defended Camilla for looking jaded during Wednesday's opening ceremony at the Gold Coast, saying the Duchess of Cornwall was "shattered" from her travel schedule rather than disinterested in the show. "It was too heavy for me", he further added.

"I still enjoy wrestling, I still love the sport a lot". The Indian badminton gear also defeated Sri Lanka in the opening pool games while the women's hockey team lost 2-3 to Wales.

Already 2-0 up, Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan teamed up to beat Yuvraaj Dookram and Aaron Wilson 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-4) in the men's doubles match, making it 3-0 in favour of the Indians. India went on to blank Sri Lanka 5-0. Sajan Prakash failed to even make the semifinals in the same event.

The women's team was also impressive.

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