GOLD COAST: Weightlifter P Gururaja on Thursday knocked off India`s medal tally at Commonwealth Games 2018, winning silver, in the 56kg category. After lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, Gururaja added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk to end with a total lift of 249kg.
This feat is also his personal best. In 2017, Gururaja had claimed a Commonwealth Championships bronze in Australia. Meanwhile, on Day 1 of the event, India also defeated Sri Lanka by 3-0 in the badminton mixed-team championship. Here is how the Indian contingent performed at the halfway stage on the first day of the 21st Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Gold: Women (48 kg): S Mirabai Chanu
Silver: Men (56 kg): P Gururaja
Women: India lost Wales 2-3
Mixed Team Event: India beat Sri Lanka 5-0
Women's Team Event: India beat Sri Lanka 3-0
Men: 50m freestyle: Veerdhawal Khade in semi-finals
100m backstroke: Sri Hari Nataraj in semi-finals
Men's singles (1st round): Harinder Pal Sandhu beat Cameron Stafford (Cayman Islands) 3-1; Vikram Malhotra beat Manda Chilambwe (Zambia) 3-0
(With PTI inputs)