2018 CWG gold-medalist Punam Yadav attacked in Varanasi's Rohaniya

It is learnt that Punam was at her aunt's house when one of their neighbours attacked the weightlifter following an argument with them in Rohaniya.

Published: 14th April 2018 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2018 08:16 PM   |  A+A-

Weightlifter Punam Yadav | AP

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav, who picked a gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, has filed a complaint to police after she was attacked in Varanasi's Rohaniya.

It is learnt that Punam was at her aunt's house when one of their neighbours attacked the weightlifter following an argument with them in Rohaniya.

Earlier on day four of the Commonwealth Games, Punam made the country proud after bagging a gold medal in 69 kg weight category in weightlifting.

Punam lifted100 kg in snatch and 122 kg in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 222kg ahead of England's Sarah Davies (217 kg) and Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai (216 kg).

In 2014, Yadav clinched a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2014 Glasgow Games.(ANI)

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