CWG 2018 Sanjita Chanu wins India's second gold medal

CWG 2018 Sanjita Chanu wins India's second gold medal

CWG 2018 Sanjita Chanu wins India's second gold medal

Hailing from a small village Stuartpuram, RV Rahul has been a youth Commonwealth champion as well.

The diminutive Manipuri lifted a total of 192kg (84kg+108kg) to claim the gold and broke down on the podium.

Lukose lifted 282kgs (127kg snatch, 155kg clean-and-jerk) to finish 10th in the competition won by India's Satish Kumar Sivalingam (317kg) with silver going to England's Jack Oliver (312kg) and Australia's Francois Etoundi (305) settling for bronze. "It's an incredible feeling to know that we went out and did our job today, and I'm really proud of this team". "That was the first time ever I did not feel in control of the race - I let the event get to me and thought about the result not the process".

Putting up a dismal show, world cup medallist gymnast Aruna Reddy failed to qualify for the final round but a "lucky" Pranati Nayak made the cut in vault event of the women's artistic gymnastics in the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Badminton: World No.2 Kidambi Srikanth and former World No.1 Saina Nehwal led the Indian badminton mixed team to the quarter-finals of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after outclassing Sri Lanka and Pakistan with an identical 5-0 scorelines in Pool A matches here on Thursday. His second lift of 187kg took him to a total weight of 338kg that remained his best as he faltered in the final attempt of 191kg.

It was the second medal on day three at the Velodrome after Emma Cumming snatched a surprise bronze in the women's 500 metre time trial, edging team-mate Natasha Hansen by eight one thousandths of a second.

Table Tennis: The table tennis players also got past their initial hurdles rather easily with the women's team event defeating Sri Lanka 3-0.

Each of India's six medals has come from the weightlifting arena, with promise of a few more.

The Nigerian basketball team are now in the bottom of Pool A, having played two matches and lost both.

It is his 2nd consecutive gold medal at Games, as he secured the gold in Glasgow in 2014, as well.

From 6.30pm another rash of medals will be handed out in the velodrome, including the men's sprint finals at 8.50pm.

Ensuring that the men also had a share in the day's exploits, Lather became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a CWG medal with his bronze in the 69kg category.

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