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CWG 2018 gold-medallist weightlifter Punam Yadav attacked in Varanasi

It is learnt that Punam was at her aunt's house when one of their neighbours attacked the weightlifter following an argument with them.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 14, 2018 17:13 IST ]
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Punam Yadav made the country proud after bagging a gold medal in 69kg weight category in weightlifting.

Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won a gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, has filed a complaint to police after she was attacked in Varanasi's Rohaniya.

It is learnt that Punam was at her aunt's house when one of their neighbours attacked the weightlifter following an argument with them in Rohaniya.

Earlier on day four of the Commonwealth Games, Punam made the country proud after bagging a gold medal in 69kg weight category in weightlifting.

Punam lifted 100kg in snatch and 122kg in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 222kg ahead of England's Sarah Davies (217 kg) and Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai (216 kg).

In 2014, Punam clinched a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

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