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Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Sathish Sivalingam, Venkat Rahul Ragala bring India glory on Day 3

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Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Sathish Sivalingam, Venkat Rahul Ragala bring India glory on Day 3

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Apr 07, 2018 - 18:22 (IST)

India's singles campaign in squash comes to an end at the Commonwealth Games 2018 after Joshna Chinappa loses 5-11, 6-11, 9-11 to New Zealand's Joelle King in the quarter-final

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:55 (IST)

India win their 4th GOLD!

Ragala Venkat Rahul gave India its fourth gold of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, joining fellow lifters Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu and Sathish Sivalingam as top prize winners.

The 21-year-old from Stuartpuram in Andhra Pradesh, a Commonwealth Championship gold medallist last year, beat back a surprising challenge from a vastly improved Samoan Don Opeloge to claim the 85kg gold.

The two of them had lifted 151kg in Snatch but the Indian put paid to Don Opeloge’s aspirations by entering the clean and jerk competition at 182kg and upped the ante by hoisting 187kg.

Under tremendous pressure to match Venkat Rahul, Don Opeloge had to ask for 188kg and 191kg on his second and third attempts and failed on each occasion, ceding gold to the young Indian.

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:37 (IST)

Weightlifting: 85kg

Ragala’s final attempt was unsuccessful but Don Opeloge couldn't manage to lift 191kg. 

He lifted a total of 338kg. Too good from the Andhra Pradesh weightlifter! 

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:34 (IST)

Venkat Rahul Ragala wins gold in men's 85kg

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:25 (IST)

Boxing: 

And in what must come as a surprise to no one, Manoj wins with a unanimous verdict. All the Indian boxers have registered victories so far. 

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:20 (IST)

Weightlifting: 

​Venkat Rahul Ragala lifts 182kg in his first Clean and Jerk attempt to move into the top position

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:17 (IST)

Swimming:

Srihari Nataraj, the teenager from Bengaluru, strove hard but could not make it to the final of the 50m backstroke. The youngest of the 16 semifinalists, he finished in 26.50 seconds, a shade slower than his 26.47 national record time in the heats. He was named the first reserve and would figure in the final only if one of the eight qualifiers pulls out of the race. Swimming in the faster of the two semifinal heats, the 17-year-old Srihari Nataraj’s slow reaction time at the start also contributed to his being unable to lower the National Record one more time. It was the first time in four races that he has not been able to improve his personal best.

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:12 (IST)

Manoj working the body of his Tanzanian rival in the second round. There was a set of five or six punches which found their mark on the face of the Tanzanian with a minute to go in the second round.

Apr 07, 2018 - 16:10 (IST)

Boxing: 69kg

​Manoj Kumar enters the ring for his match against Kassim Mbundwike of Tanzania. 

Manoj has been the more agile of the two boxers, bouncing around on the balls of his feet. How Tanzanian rival has barely moved out from the centre of the ring.

Apr 07, 2018 - 15:59 (IST)

Basketball: Women

A heartbreaking loss for India against Malaysia in their group fixture. The Indians did try to make a late comeback but Garima limped off the court with an injury.  They have now lost both their group fixtures, which means they are out. 

CWG Day 2 Report: Indian weightlifters continued their highly impressive medal-winning performances as K Sanjita Chanu and Deepak Lather clinched gold and bronze respectively, while squash player Joshna Chinappa, boxers Amit Panghal and Naman Tanwar entered the quarter-finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Friday.

Sanjita won in the women's 53 kg category as the Manipuri star lifted a total of 192 kg which included a CWG record of 84 kg in the snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, while Lather bagged a bronze medal in the men's 69 kg competition. He managed 136 kilograms in the snatch and 159 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 295 kg.

Highlights Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast Weightlifters Sathish Sivalingam Venkat Rahul Ragala bring India glory on Day 3

India take on Pakistan in their match at the Commonwealth games. Image Couretsy: Hockey india

India now has four medals here after weightlifters S Mirabai Chanu and Gururaja delivered a gold and a silver respectively on Thursday.

Success also continued in the mixed team badminton event as India topped Group A and reach the quarter-finals, after thrashing unfancied Scotland 5-0.

India's artistic gymnasts Pranati Das and Pranati Nayak qualified for the individual women's all-round and vault finals respectively on a disappointing day for World Cup medallist Aruna Budda Reddy.

Das finished 21st in the all-around final, with a total of 43.800 points. In the individual vault, Nayak was fourth with 13.300 points.

India's women continued to shine as Joshna was the lone squash player to reach the quarter-finals after Dipika Pallikal and Vikram Malhotra lost in the Round-of-16. Joshna defeated lower-ranked Tamika Saxby of Australia 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-4).

The women's hockey team bounced back strongly after the 2-3 stunning loss to Wales with a 4-1 rout of Malaysia in a Group A match. Gurjit Kaur (6th, 39th minutes), Rani Rampal (56th) and Lalremsiami (59th) scored for India.

In boxing action, Amit outplayed Tetteh Sulemanu of Ghana 5-0 in the men's light flyweight (49 kg), while Naman thrashed Tanzania's Haruna Mhando 5-0 in Heavyweight (91 kg) division in Round-of-16 actions at Oxenford Studios arena here.

Indian cyclists disappointed on the second day as all of them failed to advance to the medal rounds. Sahil Kumar, Ranjit Singh and Sanuraj Sanandaraj failed to qualify for the next round in the men's cycling keirin first round heats. In the men's 4,000m Individual Pursuit, Manjeet Singh also failed to qualify forward after posting 4:39.744 to finish 24th out of 27 competitors. Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji lost in the quarter-finals of the women's sprint event.

India also had a mixed day in the lawn bowls events, reaching Round 5 in the men's Pairs and women's Fours event, while they suffered losses in the Round 3 of the men's Pairs and Triples competitions. Pinki lost in singles Round 4.

Woman para-swimmer Kiran Tak finished seventh in the S9 100m backstroke final which she completed in 1.47.10 minute after beginning with a reaction time of 1.08 seconds.

At the end of Friday, India remained in the fifth spot in the medal table, behind Australia (36 medals), England (18 medals), Canada (11 medals) and Scotland (10 medals).

India has so far rode on the success of its weightlifters and two of them rose to the occasion on Friday. Sanjita outclassed defending champion Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea, who was a distant second with 182 kg while Canadian Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet took bronze with 181 kg.

Sanjita was by far the most dominant competitor in both snatch and clean jerk. She took the lead in the snatch with an opening attempt of 81 kilograms.

New Zealand's Rachel, who had managed 78 kg in her first attempt, joined Sanjita at the pole position by lifting 81 kg in her second attempt.

But Sanjita showed her class by equalling the CWG record of 83 kg in her second attempt to regain the lead.

The Canadian, whose best lift in training has been 82 kg, made a brave and futile attempt to match the CWG record.

The Indian then walked out to set a new CWG record at 84 kg and take the lead. The previous CWG record of 83 kg was set by compatriot Swarti Singh at the Glasgow Games in 2014.

Things were even easier for Sanjita in the clean and jerk as none of her rivals managed to produce even a semblance of a challenge.

Sanjita took the lead with a successful opening attempt of 104 kg. She bolstered her lead with 108 kg in her second attempt.

She then attempted to better the existing CWG record of 111 kg which was set by Loa in 2014. That however, was not to be as Sanjita failed to lift 112 kg in her third attempt.

Loa, who started with a successful attempt of 102 kg, failed to hoist 109 kg in her second attempt.

She then went for 113 kg in her final attempt in a bid to better her own CWG record and retain the title which she had won four years ago.

But she failed her third attempt despite a brave effort as the Indian camp celebrated Sanjita's triumph.

Rachel meanwhile, needed two attempts to clear 98 kg before lifting 100 kg in her third attempt.

The third Indian weightlifter in action in the day, Saraswati Rout failed to finish in the women's 58kg competition. She couldn't get a valid lift.

Day 3 Schedule (7 April)

India vs England
Event: Men’s basketball
Time: 1.00 pm

India vs Malaysia
Event: Women’s basketball
Time: 2.00 pm

India vs Pakistan
Event: Men’s Hockey
Time: 10.02 am

Athlete: Manjeet Singh
Event: Cycling (Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit)
Time: 3.54 pm (Final)

Athlete: Sanuraj P
Event: Cycling (Men’s Sprint)
Time: 9.56 am (Qualification), 10.43 am (Quarter-final), 2.10 pm (Semi-final), 4.14 pm (Final)

Athlete: Ranjit Singh
Event: Cycling (Men’s Sprint)
Time: 9.56 am (Qualification), 10.43 am (Quarter-final), 2.10 pm (Semi-final), 4.14 pm (Final)

Athlete: Sahil Kumar
Event: Cycling (Men’s Sprint)
Time: 9.56 am (Qualification), 10.43 am (Quarter-final), 2.10 pm (Semi-final), 4.14 pm (Final)

Athlete: Amritha Reghunath
Event: Cycling (Women Point Race)
Time: 10.28 am (Qualification), 2.46 pm (Final)

Athlete: Sonali Chang
Event: Cycling (Women Point Race)
Time: 10.28 am (Qualification), 2.46 pm (Final)

Athlete: Manorama Devi
Event: Cycling (Women Point Race)
Time: 10.28 am (Qualification), 2.46 pm (Final)

Athlete: Deborah Herold
Event: Cycling (Women 500 m Time Trial)
Time: 3.29 pm

Athlete: Aleena Reji
Event: Cycling (Women 500 m Time Trial)
Time: 3.29 pm

Athlete: Rakesh Patra
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4.39 am

Athlete: Yogeshwar Singh
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4.39 am (Final)

Athlete: Ashish Kumar
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4.39 am (Final)

Athlete: Pranati Das
Event: Gymnastics (Women Individual All Around)
Time: 12.11 pm (Final)

Athlete: Pranati Nayak
Event: Gymnastics (Women Individual All Around)
Time: 12.11 pm (Final)

Athlete: Aruna Reddy
Event: Gymnastics (Women Individual All Around)
Time: 12.11 pm (Final)

Athlete: Sajan Prakash
Event: Swinning (Men's 50m Butterfly Heat 5)
Time: 7.00 am

Athlete: Virdhawal Khade
Event: Swinning (Men's 50m Butterfly Heat 5)
Time: 7.00 am

Athlete: Srihari Nataraj
Event: Swimming (Men’s 50m Backstroke)
Time: 6.45 am (1st Heat), 3.49 pm (1st Semi-final)

Athlete: Sathish Sivalingam
Event: Weightlifting (Men’s 77kg)
Time: 5.12 am

Athlete: Vandna Gupta
Event: Weightlifting (Women’s 63kg)
Time: 9.42 am

Athlete: Ragala Venkat Rahul
Event: Weightlifting (Men’s 85kg)
Time: 2.12 pm

Event: Mixed Badminton team quarter-finals

Event: Boxing Men Preliminary rounds
Time: 7.30 am-11 am and 2 pm-5.30 pm

Event: Boxing Women Preliminary Rounds
Time: 7.30 am-11 am and 2 pm-5.30 pm

Event: Table Tennis (Team Group and Knockout Stage)
Time: 4.00 am-10.00 am and 11.30 am-4.30 pm

Event: Squash (Singles Preliminary)
Time: 8.00 am-12 pm and 1.30 pm-5.00 pm

India vs South Africa
Event: (Lawn Bowls) Men's Triples Section A - Round 5
Time: 4.31 am

India vs Niue
Event: (Lawn Bowls) Women's Singles Section D - Round 5
Time: 4.31 am

India vs Norfolk Island
Event: (Lawn Bowls) Men's Pairs Section D - Round 5
Time: 4.30 am

India vs Fiji
Event: (Lawn Bowls) Women's Fours Section B - Round 5
Time: 7.30 am

With inputs from IANS

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