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CWG 2018: PM congratulates Chanu, Lather on their victory

07 April 2018

Mirabai Chanu on Thursday won the first gold for India at the Games with a power-packed performance in the women's 48 kilogram category. Chanu managed to lift 196-kg (86kg+110kg) in a remarkable effort.

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The gold is Vasey's first medal at a major global meet and follows on from her silver in the same event at the British Championships earlier this year. This is the kind of year where I turn up, defend those titles and go home.

Despite these difficulties, however, the Indian weightlifting contingent has gone about its business, winning four medals in two days.

The 23-year old weightlifter, however, recorded a personal best of a third snatch lift of 77kg.

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Campbell has already on the Gold Coast set one world record as part of Australia's triumphant 4x100m freestyle relay team. Singapore had beaten hosts Australia 3-0 in another quarterfinal match. With the dominant victory, India qualified to the semifinals of the event on Sunday, where they will clash against Singapore to secure a berth in the final.

World No. 2 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clashed against Georges Julien Paul in Men's Singles and picked up a 21-12, 21-14 win in straight games. In mixed doubles, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde and Pranaav Jerry Chopra beat Sri Lanka's Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa 21-15, 19-21, 22-20 to give India a winning start. The men's team also blanked Trinidad and Tobago 3-0.

Later on, the PM also extended greetings to Lather, who bagged a bronze medal in the men's 69 kg category.

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CWG 2018: PM congratulates Chanu, Lather on their victory