Commonwealth Games 2018: India’s Ragala Venkat Rahul wins 85kg weightlifting Gold

first_imgWeightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul won India’s fourth Gold medal in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games as he clinched the yellow metal in the Men’s 85kg event on Saturday.Ragala etched his name in the history books with a total lift of 338kg which included 187kg lift in Clean & Jerk and 151kg in Snatch.The 21-year-old athlete fended off the challenge from Samoan Don Opeloge who lifted a total of 331kg and finished second. Malaysia’s Mohdad Muhamad Fazrul Azrie won the bronze with a total lift of 328kg.MEDALS TALLYRagala started off with 147kg in Snatch followed by 151kg. His second lift was unsuccessful. In Clean & Jerk, Ragala lifted 182kg followed by 187kg.Earlier in the day, Sathish Kumar Sivalingam made India proud as he won yet another Gold medal for the nation in the Men’s 77kg Final.CWG 2018 DAY 3 BLOGSivalingam won the yellow metal with a total of 317kg which included his 174kg lift in Clean & Jerk and 144kg lift in Snatch.Sathish had won Gold at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well and started as the favourite this year. His performance this time was not as impressive as the one he had produced four years ago, but it was still enough to defend his crown.The other two Gold medals for India have also came in weightlifting on Day 1 and 2 of the event respectively.On Friday it was Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham from Manipur who won India’s second Gold in weightlifting after a successful start from Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja on Day 1 of the Games.advertisementSanjita bagged Gold in women’s 53kg weightlifting category on Friday to kick start India’s day at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 on Friday.She put a total of 192kg to beat second-placed Loa Dika Toua (182kg) of Papua New Guinea and third-placed Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet of Canada (181kg) in her category.The 24-year-old has been one of India’s brightest prospects for India going into the Commonwealth Games this year. In the Glasgow Games in 2014, she won Gold in women’s 48kg category. The girl from Manipur won with a total lift of 173 kg (77+96) back in 2014.Before Sanjita it was Mirabai (Women’s 48kg Final) and Gururaja (Men’s 56kg Final) who brought cheers to the whole nation as they claimed gold and silver medals respectively.India currently have 6 medals in the Games – 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze – and all have come from weightlifting. Deepak Lather bagged the Bronze medal in the Men’s 69kg Final on Friday.India jumped to fourth spot on the medals tally with 6 medals including 4 Gold medals.last_img

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