Commonwealth Games 2018 India first medal at Gold Coast, bags silver. The Weightlifter Gururaja started the day on a great note for India as he won the men’s 56 kg silver to win his country’s first medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. The Indian badminton gear also defeated Sri Lanka in the opening pool games while the women’s hockey team lost 2-3 to Wales.
The 25-year old Gururaja equaled his personal best of 249kg (111+138) to finish second in a field where Malaysia’s. The Three time Commonwealth Championships medallist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed (117+144) broke the Games record for snatch and overall lift.
The main competition commences on Thursday with several Indians participating across various disciplines in the Australian coastal city. India achieved fifth in Glasgow 2014 with 15 gold medals, 30 silver, and 19-bronze.
- Gururaja claimed silver in the Men’s 56kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games handing India its first medal.
- After lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, the 28-year-old added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk.
- Malaysia’s Muhammad Izhar Ahmad won gold with a total lift of 261kg – A Commonwealth Games record.
Virender Sehwag (Nawab of Najafgarh) he has twitted in Morning 08:12 AM “We have our first medal. Many congratulations to GURURAJA for coming second and winning #Medal at the @GC2018 lifting total weight of 249kg in the Men’s 56kg event! Super proud of you Gururaja!
We have our first medal. Many congratulations to GURURAJA for coming second and winning? #Medal at the @GC2018 lifting total weight of 249kg in the Men’s 56kg event! Super proud of you Gururaja !#GC2018Weightlifting pic.twitter.com/gde39VMfoZ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2018
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