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Weightlifters Sukhen Dey & K Sanjita Chanu won Gold Medal on Day 1 of Commonwealth Games 2014

Jul 25, 2014 17:30 IST

Weightlifters Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu on 24 July 2014 clinched a Gold Medal each in weightlifting in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. In all, India won seven medals on the first day of Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

In the men's 56kg contest, Sukhen Dey lifted a total of 248kg at the Clyde Auditorium. In the women's 48kg weightlifting, K Sanjita Chanu won with a total lift of 173kg,

Other medal winners from India

S Mirabai Chanu: Silver medal (Weightlifting, Women’s 48 kg)

Ganaesh Mali: Bronze medal (Weightlifting, Men’s 56 kg)

Navjot Chana: Silver medal (Judo, Men’s 60 kg)

Shushila Likmabam: Silver medal (Judo, Women’s 48 kg)

Kalpana Thoudam: Bronze medal (Judo, Women’s 52 kg)

Records Established on the First Day

In the meanwhile, Australia's female swimmers set a new 4x100m freestyle relay world record of 3min 30:98sec as they retained their Commonwealth Games title in style.

The first Gold medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games was won by Jodie Stimpson of England in women's triathlon.

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