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Commonwealth Games 2018 | Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja Lift India To Fourth Spot On Day One

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India made a strong statement on day one of the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast as weightlifters Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja bagged gold and silver medals respectively. Chanu shattered the Commonwealth Games record en route to gold by lifting a total of 196 kgs (snatch, clean and jerk) in the 48kg category. Gururaja, who won silver in the 56 kg category, survived two failed attempts before succeeding in his third to manage a podium finish. The exploits by the lifters helped India to fourth in the medals tally behind England, Australia and Canada.
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