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Commonwealth Games 2018: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold, P Gururaja silver

India's top squash player and third seed, Saurav Ghosal, on Thursday suffered a shock defeat against Jamaica's Christopher Binnie in the men's singles second round of the Commonwealth Games

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the 23-year-old weightlifter from Manipur, on Thursday opened India’s account of gold medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 by winning one in the women’s 48 kg category, with a combined effort of 196 kg. Breaking her six personal records in six lifts, Chanu not only made the country proud but also rewrote history, raising her own National record by one kg.

The day started with weightlifter P Gururaja bagging the silver medal in the men's 56-kg category. Saina Nehwal showed total dominance against her Sri Lankan opponent and ...

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First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 21:30 IST
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