Punam Yadav brings 5th weightlifting gold for India at CWG 2018

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Its India’s fifth weightlifting gold at CWG 2018

The Hush Post: On Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, weighlifter Punam Yadav won for India its fifth gold medal. She finished first in women’s 69kg event with a combined lift of 222kg (Snatch 100kg + C&J 122kg).

Yadav failed to lift 122 kg in her second clean and jerk but sealed the gold medal with 122 kg in her third attempt. England’s Sarah Davies went for a 128 kg to defeat Poonam, but failed to lift it cleanly. Apolonia Vaivai from Fiji finished third.

With her win, India has bagged all four of its gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. The President of India tweeted, “GOLD to Punam Yadav in 69 Kg weightlifting…big congratulations to her.super performance by our weightlifters continues”.

Punam Yadav had earlier won bronze in women’s 63kg weightlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) have already claimed gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

 

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