Commonwealth Games 2018: Venkat Rahul Ragala wins India's fourth gold in weightlifting

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Venkat Rahul Ragala wins India's fourth gold in weightlifting

The 25-year-old lifted a combined 317 kg in total (144 kg in snatch and 173 kg in clean and jerk) to add another gold in India's medal tally at GC 2018.

Canada missed out on a bronze medal in the mixed team triathlon relay Saturday at the Commonwealth Games, finishing seven seconds behind New Zealand.

He was ahead of the competition and even did not go for his final clean and jerk lift.

The Indian team, chasing its first CWG medal after the 2006 Melbourne Games silver, trailed the first 30 minutes of the match, scored a couple of goals in the third period to draw level before conceding one in the dying minutes of the match to end up on the losing side.

Gold Coast: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu (53kg) on Friday claimed her second successive Commonwealth Games gold medal, smashing a Games record in the process, despite nursing a nagging back problem in Gold Coast.

Hamunyela, who competes in the men's 46-49 kg category, lost the fight against Kenya's Shaffi Hassana 2-3 in the Round of 16 after three rounds of boxing.

England settled for the silver medal while the New Zealand quartet finished third. "I'm still a bit shell-shocked with the crowd and the lights, I think that takes a while to get used to".

Ghana's female hockey team comprise the largest group of Ghana's 71-athlete contingent at the Commonwealth Games. Yet it was Cameroon-born Francois Etoundi doing backflips after collecting a bronze medal for Australia.

Though the GOC is said to be investigating the matter which has caused hue and cry in the country, the Minority MPs want full scale independent investigation to establish the extent of fraud and identify personalities involved in the scandal. "I know that if I didn't have this injury, this would have been a gold medal for sure". Compatriot James Hall was second on 83.975, with Cypriot Marios Georgiou taking the bronze. Ghosal squandered a two-game lead to go down to World No. 65 Binnie 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 10-12.

The record she broke today was also in the name of an Indian, Swarti Singh, who lifted 83kg in snatch at Glasgow Games. "I am probably at 90% right now", said the soft-spoken youngster.

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