Vikas Thakur wins bronze in weightlifting at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Vikas Thakur wins bronze in weightlifting at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Adding a wonderful 7th gold medal to the tally, Manika Batra shouldered the responsibility to lead her country into a confident and well-deserved win. In the clean and jerk rounds, her lifts were 100 kg and 105kg respectively. In the snatch, he lifted 152 kg in his first attempt and 155 kg in the second. "I am working with the Indian Railways now", she added proudly. Punam did not look convincing at the start of the clean and jerk phase. The final attempt was especially messed up as he struggled to keep up with the one-minute he had to complete the lift. As the competition progressed, Bhaker fired 10, 10.3, 10.6, a sensational 10.9 and a 10.4, which put her in the lead position for gold. Davies then made a courageous attempt at the gold with a final attempt of 128 kg.

Batra then proved to be too good for Yihan, who failed to read her deceptive strokes. "Congratulations Vikas Thakur for the Bronze in the men's 94kg event", Modi said. Jamell Anderson lured Georgia Jones, who plays for England's women's team, to the centre of the court on Australia's Gold Coast with the help of team-mates. But he powered away to glory in the clean and jerk with an opening attempt of 202 kg before creating a new CWG record with 216 kg.

Terming India's performance a "fantastic start", Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hailed the country's huge potentials saying,"It's a fantastic start".

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Jackie is the hammer throw national record holder at 65.90m set at the 29 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

For Thakur, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg. She lifted an impressive total of 192 kg to win the medal.

He managed to clear 156 kg and 159 kg in his final two attempts which assured him a place on the podium.

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