CWG 2018: Indian weightlifter P Gururaja wins silver medal in men’s 56 kg

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Queensland: India’s Gururaja claimed silver in the men’s 56kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, thus handing India its first medal at the quadrennial event on the opening day.

After lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, the 28-year-old added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk to end with a total lift of 249kg – achieving his personal best.

Malaysia’s Muhammad Izhar Ahmad won gold with a total lift of 261kg – a Commonwealth Games record – while bronze went to Sri Lanka’s Chaturanga Lakmal (248kg).