Commonwealth Games 2018: Sathish Sivalingam claims India's third Gold medal in Weightlifting

Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account at the 21st Commonwealth Games by claiming a Silver Medal in the men's 56 kg category with a snatch and lift of 249kg (111+138).

Apr 7, 2018 09:47 IST
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Sathish Sivalingam claims India's third Gold medal in Weightlifting

India has added another Gold to its medal tally in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games as weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won the coveted Gold medal by winning the men's 77kg weightlifting event at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

Sivalingam defeated England's Jack Oliver by lifting a total 317 kg (114 kg + 173 kg). Oliver won Silver with a total lift of 312 kg (145 kg + 167 kg).

While, the Bronze medal went to Australian Francois Etoundi, who lifted 305 kg (136 kg + 169 kg) and collapsed clutching his injured shoulder after his final lift.

With this Gold, Sivalingam now has 2 Gold in his kitty. He won his first Gold at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Deepak Lather claimed Bronze in men's 69 kg event

Deepak Lather won a Bronze medal in men's 69 kg weightlifting event. Lather lifted a total of 295 kg (136 kg in snatch and 159 kg in clean and jerk).

Wales' Gareth Evans claimed the Gold in men's 69 kg weightlifting event, while Sri Lanka's Indika C. Dissanayake Mudiyanselage bagged the Silver medal.

Till now, India has garnered a total of 5 medals with 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

India's Medal Tally

S. No.



Sports Category



Mirabai Chanu

Women weightlifting category (48 kg)



Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

Women weightlifting category (53 kg)



Sathish Sivalingam

Men weightlifting category (77 kg)



P Gururaja

Men weightlifting category (56 kg)



Deepak Lather

Men weightlifting category (69 kg)

Note: So far, Australia is leading the 21st Commonwealth Games medal tally with 14 Golds, followed by England at second position with 12 Golds and India at third with 3 Golds.


Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu wins India's second Gold Medal

Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu on April 6, 2018 clinched second Gold Medal for India by winning in the 53 kg Women weightlifting category at the 21st Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sanjita defeated Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea with a total lift (snatch plus clean and jerk) of 192 kg (84 kg snatch + 108 kg clean and Jerk). She broke the Commonwealth Games record in snatch with a lift of 84 kg.

2014 Glasgow gold medallist Dika Toua won the Silver Medal with a total lift of 182 kg (80 kg + 102 kg) and the Bronze went to Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet who finished by lifting 181 kg; 81 kg in snatch and 100 kg in clean and jerk.

This was the second Commonwealth Gold Medal of Sanjita as well. She won the first Gold in the 48kg event in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

This is India's third medal of CWG 2018 with Mirabai Chanu winning Gold and P Gururaja claiming the silver in weightlifting on Day 1 of the games.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched first gold for India

World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on April 5, 2018 smashed the records by winning India's first Gold Medal on the opening day of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Mirabai won the coveted medal in the 48 kg category with a total lift of 196 kg (86 kg + 110 kg)with her power-packed performance.

She pulled off clean lifts in all her three attempts in 80kg, 84kg and 86kg categories and then went on to lift more than double her body weight in 103kg, 107kg and 110kg categories, breaking the overall Commonwealth Games record.

The Silver in the women's category went to Mauritian Marie Ranaivosova (76 kg + 94 kg), while Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes (70 kg + 85 kg) took the bronze.


Weightlifter P Gururaja claimed silver for India

Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account at the 21st Commonwealth Games by claiming a Silver Medal in the men's 56 kg category with a snatch and lift of 249kg (111+138).

He finished second in a field where Malaysia’s Muhammad Izhar Ahmed broke the Games record with the snatch and lift of 261 kg (117+144) and fetched the Gold.

The bronze in men's category went to Sri Lanka's Lakmal Chaturanga (114 kg + 134 kg).

Commonwealth Games 2018

The 21st Commonwealth games began on April 4, 2018 at Gold coast in Australia. This year, the Games will mark the 5th time that Australia has hosted the games.

India was represented at the opening ceremony by a contingent of over 200 athletes who were led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Olympics Silver medallist.


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