Day two Highlights of Commonwealth Games 2018:
- India win their 2nd gold
- Chanu won gold in the 53kg weightlifting
- Indian Women’s hockey team thrash Malaysia with 4-1
- India has a total of 4 medals
India grabbed their second gold in Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia after K Sanjita Chanu picked up gold in the 53kg women’s weightlifting event. Deepak Lather snatched up bronze in the men’s 69kg category as India’s weightlifters continued their dominance on Day 2 of the games as well. It had earlier been a good Day 1 for India after they had picked up one gold and one silver via Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja.
P Gururaja had flown the Indian flag high yesterday after opening India’s account in Australia in the 62kg event. A stellar performance by him saw him take home silver for the country. Mirabai Chanu lifted the gold soon after to win India’s first gold at the event.
The second day saw much of the same from the Indian weightlifters as K Sanjita Chanu scored the second gold for the country after she won in the 53kg weightlifting event. She lifted a total of 192kg, 86 kg in Snatch and 108 kg in Clean-and-Jerk, to clinch the gold medal for India at Gold Coast. Depaak Lather became the fourth Indian weightlifter to win a medal for the country after he lifted 295kgs in the 69kg event to win India’s first bronze. With the lift, he also won the second out of three possible weightlifting medals on stake for India on the day. He had earlier won gold in the Commonwealth Games Championship last year, where the 18-year-old has picked up a total of three medals. He lifted a combined weight of 295kg – 136kg in snatch and 159kg in Clean and Jerk to come third while Gareth Evans of Wales won gold with a combined weight lift of 299kg and Sri Lanka’s Indika won.
The Indian women’s hockey team was also at the show today in the Commonwealth Games 2018. They trashed Malaysia 4-1 after earlier going down to Wales yesterday to get their first points on the board. They next take on England on Sunday in a crucial match for both the countries. It was mixed news for India in Squash as while Joshna Chinappa won, Dipika Pallikal went down 3-11, 6-11, 2-1 to Alison Waters of England.
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