CWG 2018: Weightlifting gold rush continues, Punam Yadav claims 5th for India

Deepak Lather lifted a total of 295kg to finish third after his nearest rival Vaipava Loane fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg

Vikas Thakur continued Indian weightlifters medal winning spree when he bagged the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category with a total lift of 351 kg to take the Indian tally from the weightlifting arena to five gold, one silver and two bronze. She started with an 80kg lift in the snatch before managing an effort of 84 kg.

Davies went for a 128kg lift in her final clean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete her attempt.

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.

Indian women's table tennis team created history at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday as they beat Singapore 3-1 in the gold medal match. India now have won 12 medals so far, including seven gold, two silver and three bronze.

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The Indian women's table tennis team equalled its best ever performance at the Commonwealth Games by reaching the final here today.

For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lift of 333kg, in the 85kg category. 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. Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala had earlier emerged champions in their respective categories. "She was capable of pulling it off", Punam Yadav said. He had lifted 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean & jerk.

Punam lifted 98 kg in her second attempt but Vaivai maintained the lead with 100 kg. Yadav made a slow start in the event lifted 95kg in her first attempt. 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.

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