Indian women's TT team enters final, assured of medal

Esther Moore
April 9, 2018

The 16-year old from Haryana put up a tremendous performance to upstage more seasoned shooters as she shot a 240.9, a Commonwealth Games record.

England's Sarah Davies took silver with 217 kg, while Apolonia Vaivai (216 kg) got bronze. I was a little nervous when Sarah went for 128kg in her final lift.

It was, however, Steven Kari from Papua New Guinea who stole the show with his combined lift of 370kg, including a final successful 216kg lift in clean and jerk to pip Santavy to the title.

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The New Zealand Women have been held to a 0-0 draw with Canada in their third pool match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. India congratulates Punam Yadav for winning the Gold Medal in the 69 Kg women's weightlifting event. She put India 1-0 ahead after beating Tainwei Feng 11-8, 8-11 7-11 11-9 11-7 in the first match of the rubber. He had lifted 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean & jerk. Yadav clinched the topmost honour for India at Gold Coast in Women's 69kg weightlifting event. Punam started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt. Spirited high in confidence, Batra dominated the proceedings and started the second game in absolute style, dropping the first point while leading the game by a whopping seven-point margin. In the men's doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty were beaten 21-17, 19-21, 12-21 but Saina Nehwal delivered in her singles' match to beat Jia Min Yeo 21-8, 21-15 and take India to the final.

Vikas Thakur on Sunday had to settle for bronze in the men's 94kg weightlifting category, a climbdown from his silver at the Glasgow Games in 2014.

Punam lifted 98 kg in her second attempt but Vaivai maintained the lead with 100 kg. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.

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