CWG 2018 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur lifts bronze in Men's 94kg category

NZ Women held to draw with Canada

The promising shooter Ravi Kumar has won the Bronze in the men's 10m Air Rifle event. Lifter Vikas Thakur added bronze in men's 94kg.

India has won five weightlifting gold medals so far through Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg), Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) and Punam Yadav (69kg).

Later in the day, Indian women's table tennis team scripted history by clinching the first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final.

"I was expecting a good fight but from Fiji not England". India were held to 2-2 draw by arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday.

Yadav, who hails from Dandupur village in Uttar Pradesh, was a 63kg category bronze medallist in the 2014 Glasgow Games. The Canadian however took home the new Games record in snatch with a lift of 168kg. The third Indian weightlifter in the day, Seema finished sixth in the women's 75kg, lifting a total of 189kg - 84kg in snatch and 105 kg in clean and jerk. She lifted an impressive total of 192 kg to win the medal. "This young shooter has made a rich contribution towards sports". Bhaker had earlier shot a qualifying CWG record score of 388/400 in her first appearance at the quadrennial games.

After Sunday, India has eight medals from the weightlifting competitions.

Madhurika Patkar lost the second game to Mengyu Yu. We were not that great some years ago but we are alright now.

Thakur added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name, extending India's overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11. "She was capable of pulling it off", Yadav said after the medal ceremony. So with India leading 3-1, Mouma Das didn't have to come up for her round. She failed to lift 108kg in her third and final effort. Jamell Anderson lured Georgia Jones, who plays for England's women's team, to the centre of the court on Australia's Gold Coast with the help of team-mates.

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