Grange congratulates Atkinson, Sharpe for Commonwealth Games performances


Grange congratulates Atkinson, Sharpe for Commonwealth Games performances

The Manipur weightlifter lifted a total of 192kg (84kg+108kg) to claim the gold ahead of Paupa New Guinea's Loa Dika Toua, who finished with 182kg (80kg+102kg) for a silver.

It was a moment of sheer brilliance and extreme usher for Deepak Lather when he won a bronze medal in the 69 kg weightlifting event on Friday in the Commonwealth Games 2018. During the snatch event, he lifted 151kg and then, he managed to lift 187kg in the clean and jerk.

Saxena flew to the Gold Coast with the Indian team - expected to be the favourites in the weightlifting - but was refused entry to the Commonwealth Games Village and training and competition venues. The 23-year-old took silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, before qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's 48-kg category but didn't perform how she wanted. Meanwhile, P Gururaja and Deepak Lather have bagged silver and bronze medals in men's 56kg and 69kg category. Joshna Chinnappa entered the squash quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Australia's Tamika Saxb, while Dipika Pallikal lost to England's Alison Waters 0-3.

"I got lucky there, had he (Oliver) not dropped those weights, I would have had to go higher and I am not sure how my body would have taken that".

Ghana's female hockey team comprise the largest group of Ghana's 71-athlete contingent at the Commonwealth Games. My back injury that I picked up at the World Championships a year ago is still not fully healed. I think I never lose and I hope I can win again because this is not individual event, this is a team event. Cyprus' Marios Georgiou settled for the bronze after totalling 83.750.

"That was one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had", said Wilson, who helped the England team defend the men's team title earlier in the program.

Sanjita set a new record in the game by lifting a total of 192 kgs, which includes 84 kgs in Snatch and 108 kgs in the Clean and Jerk. Ghosal squandered a two-game lead to go down to World No. 65 Binnie 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 10-12.

"I'm so proud of my teammates today".



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