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Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Punam Yadav wins fifth gold for India

With Yadav's medal today, India's tally has reached - five golds, a silver and a bronze.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 08, 2018 10:07 IST ]
Commonwealth Games 2018: India's Punam Yadav wins gold in

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's Punam Yadav wins gold in women's 69kg weightlifting

The gold rush continued in weightlifting for India as Punam Yadav added a fifth to the tally with a top finish in the 69kg category of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.

Yadav, a bronze medalist from the 2014 Glasgow edition, lifted 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim gold ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finished with 217kg (95kg+122kg).

The Englishwoman went for a 128kg lift in her final clean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete it and dropped the bar.

Yadav had claimed a silver at last year's Commonwealth Championships last year, her first event after making the jump from 63kg to 69kg category.

The bronze medal was won by Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg). Earlier Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) had claimed gold medals in the ongoing edition. 

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President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Yadav for her win. 

"GOLD to Punam Yadav in 69 Kg weightlifting...big congratulations to her..super performance by our weightlifters continues at #GC2018," President Kovind's official handle tweeted this morning. 

Meanwhile, India's Manu Bhaker has won gold and Heena Sidhu has won silver in women's 10m Air Pistol.

With three fresh medals on Day 4, India's tally has reached - six golds, two silvers and a bronze.

(With inputs from PTI)

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