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Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Punam Yadav claims 5th gold for India

A bronze-medallist from the 2014 Glasgow edition, Yadav lifted 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim gold ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finshed with 217kg (95kg+122kg)

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

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The gold rush for India continued in as added a fifth to the tally with a top finish in the 69kg category of the 21st on Sunday.

Yadav, a bronze-medallist from the 2014 edition, lifted 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim gold ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finshed 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 with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg).

Earlier Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat (85kg) had claimed gold medals in the ongoing edition.

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First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 07:54 IST
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