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CWG: Weightlifter Gururaja wins silver to open India's medal tally

06 April 2018
CWG: Weightlifter Gururaja wins silver to open India's medal tally

In the last Commonwealth Championships, too, which was held in September past year, Gururaja had won the bronze medal. "It was nowhere close to being my best performance but I am glad that it was enough to get me a silver medal", a grinning Gururaja said after the effort. Marie Hanitra of Mauritius finished a distant second with a total of 170 kg while Dinusha Gomes of Sri Lanka took bronze with 155 kg.

England's Aimee Willmott beat out rival Hannah Miley, of Scotland, to win the women's 400m individual medley after blitzing the final 50m to record a time of 4 minutes and 34.90 seconds.

Izhar Ahmad also broke the Commonwealth Games record for the snatch, managing 117kg to improve on the 116kg set by Ibrahim at New Delhi 2010.

Fiji's Manueli Tulo missed out on the podium after failing with his final clean and jerk attempt at 145kg.

Uweh failed in her first attempt at 66kg snatch but succeeded in the second attempt.

"I guess this tendon is going to be very unpredictable for the next few years", she said. In clean and jerk, he lifted 144kg. When I saw him I really wanted to take up wrestling.

He ended up 9kg shy of Chaturanga Lakmal's total of 248kg.

Pearson has had plenty of highs and lows after bursting onto the worldwide stage with a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I had a big role to play.

"Two days ago it really said no, I'm crying out here to stop", she said of the Achilles that has been a problem since 2015. "I guess you have to find a way whatever circumstances you are in, but I couldn't find that way to win", he added.

Earlier, the Indian women's cycling team failed to qualify in the track 4,000 metre Team Pursuit event. 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 men's team did even worse, finishing seventh in their competition.