Lifter Yadav wins gold at CWG

Deepak Lather lifted a total of 295kg to finish third after his nearest rival Vaipava Loane fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg

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Gold Coast: Indian weightlifters remained a cut above the rest with Punam Yadav (69kg) adding a fifth gold medal and Vikas Thakur (94kg) picking up a bronze in what has been a truly remarkable campaign so far at the Gold Coast.

Vikas, on the other hand, lifted a combined total of 351 kg (159 kg in snatch and 192 kg in clean and jerk) to win his second medal after winning silver in Glasgow in the men's 85 kg category.

England's Sarah Davies took silver with 217 kg, while Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji lifted 216 kg for the bronze.

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.

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The gold went to Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari, who snatched from Canada's Boady Santavy by lifting 216kg in his last attempt in the clean and jerk.

Later in the day, Indian women's table tennis team scripted history by clinching the first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final. The England global matched Yadav performance in clean and jerk and lifted 122kg.

Earlier in the day, weightlifter Punam Yadav won gold in the Women's 69kg weightlifting category.

Thakur added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11.

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Punam Yadav wins gold medal at the CWG 2018.

Yadav started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp. She maintained a neck-to-neck competition with Vaivai, who registered a lift of 97kg to take the lead.

England worldwide Sarah Davies had to satisfy with the second spot as she claimed silver medal with 217 kg lift. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.

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