India win silver on day first CWG 2018

P Gururaja competes during the weightlifting 56kg final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.


Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal tally on the first day of competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming silver in the men’s 56 kg category, on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Indian Air Force man equaled his personal best of 249kg (111+138), which was good enough to finish second in a field which saw Malaysia’s three-time Commonwealth Championships medallist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed (117+144) break the Games record for snatch and overall lift.

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