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Commonwealth Games 2018, Day Four: Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav win gold medals

Commonwealth Games 2018, Day Four: While Punam Yadav Added Fifth Gold To The Tally With A Top Finish In The 69kg Category, The Super Teenager Manu Bhaker Comfortably Won The Precious Yellow Metal In Women's 10 Air Pistol.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 08 Apr 2018, 09:23:12 AM
Commonwealth Games 2018, Day Four: Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav win gold medals; Sidhu bags silver (ANI Photo)

New Delhi:

It was a golden Sunday for India in Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast as Indian athletes bagged two gold medals at the start of day four. India's Punam Yadav and 16-year-old Manu Bhaker won a gold medal each in weightlifting and women's 10m air pistol, respectively.

Punam added fifth gold to the tally with a top finish in the 69kg category of the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

Yadav, a bronze medallist from the 2014 Glasgow edition, lifted 222kg (110kg+122kg) to claim gold ahead of England's Sarah Davies, who finished with 217kg (95kg+122kg).

The Englishwoman went for a 128kg lift in her final clean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete it and dropped the bar.

Yadav had claimed a silver at last year's Commonwealth Championships last year, her first event after making the jump from 63kg to 69kg category.

The bronze medal was won by Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg).

Earlier Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) had claimed gold medals in the ongoing edition.

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Manu Bhaker clinches gold in women's 10m air pistol

The super teenager Manu Bhaker comfortably won the precious yellow metal in women's 10 air pistol while Heena Sidhu staged a remarkable recovery to secure silver at Gold Coast on day four of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

Bhaker's calm and composure belied her age as she shot 240.9 to break the Commonwealth Games record, finishing well ahead of her senior teammate Sidhu, who aggregated 234. She added sixth gold for India at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The bronze medal went to Australia's Elena Galiabovitch who ended with 214.9.

Bhaker was the overwhelming favourite to win the event, having bagged gold medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico and the following Junior World Cup in Sydney.

Sidhu too did well to win silver after she was on the verge of elimination at one stage. She had also won a silver at the Delhi Games in 2010.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 08 Apr 2018, 09:15:51 AM