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Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikas Thakur adds bronze to India's weightlifting haul 

For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg.

Published: 08th April 2018 03:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2018 07:22 PM   |  A+A-

India's bronze medal winner Vikas Thakur during medal ceremony of the men's 94kg Weightlifting category | PTI

By PTI

GOLD COAST: Vikas Thakur added a shade of bronze to Indian weightlifters' golden run at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the third position in the 94kg category by equalling his personal best here today.

Vikas lifted a total of 351kg (159kg+192kg) on a day when Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk for a total lift of 370kg (154kg+216kg).

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The silver went to Canada's Boady Santavy, who lifted 369kg (168kg+201kg).

His snatch effort was a new Games record. For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg.

India have won five weightlifting gold medals so far.

 

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