Apr 7, 12 months ago

CWG 2018: Sathish Kumar bags third Gold for India in weightlifting

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Defending Champion India’s Sathish kumar Sivalingam bagged the third gold for India in weightlifting at Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.

Olympian Sathis kumar took the gold with the grand total of 317kg (144kg in Snatch and 173kg in Clean & Jerk), followed by England’s Jack Oliver who won the Silver after posting 312kg (145kg in Snatch and 167kg in Clean & Jerk) while bronze medal went to Australia’s Francois Etoundi with the lift of  305kg.

Sathish who holds a Games record in Snatch lifted 136kg in his first attempt, followed by 140kg and 144kg in his last attempt but it was England’s Jack Oliver who finished on top with a one kg advantage.

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But, in Clean and Jerk, Indian looked more stronger than his British opponent and successfully lifted 173kg to win his second consecutive gold back to back in two Commonwealth Games.

There was a bit of controversy in this event as Malaysia’s Mubin Rahim’s final attempt of 165 kg in Clean and Jerk was given a green light initially but the decision was overruled in no time with the referees saying he touched his arms touched the knees. However, the replay didn’t supported the same in any frame.

India has won five medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) till now, will all of them coming from weightlifting only. With another gold, India has jumped to 3rd spot in medal tally after Australia and England with many events still to go.

Meanwhile, Indian women’s table tennis team also advanced to the semi-finals stage after defeating Malaysia in the quarters of 2018 Commonwealth Games and will now take on England or Canada for a place in Gold medal match.

Also Read : CWG 2018: Day 3 Full schedule of events of Indian athletes with timings

 Also, Srihari Natraj, the 17-year old wonder boy and Khelo India Champion, breaks the National Record in 50m backstroke event to qualify for the semi-finals in swimming.


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  1. April 7, 2018
    The initial performance reports about India in CWG 2018 at Australia in April 2018 have highly encouraging message. So far 4 Gold , 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals have been bagged. Women have also done extremely well. These trends seem to be proving this Vedic astrology writer right for article – “Astrologically speaking , some highlights for India in coming year 2018” – published at theindiapost.com , simultaneously at wionews.com last year on 19 October , 2017. The text of the prediction related to the point in the said article reads as :-
    “(3) The year 2018 looks to be bringing to focus themes of …………… Economy may pass through tense times on more than one front except art , entertainment , cinema , creative or innovative talents which may do well to contribute whatsoever to the economy”.
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