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Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu wins 2nd gold medal for India

Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Friday clinched the second gold medal for the country.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu wins 2nd gold medal for India

GOLD COAST: After Indian weightlifters bagged two medals on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in weightlifting, Manipuri lifter Sanjita Chanu made the country proud by winning the second gold medal in women’s 53-kg weightlifting event on Friday.

Sanjita Chanu also broke the Commonwealth Games record by lifting 84kg in Snatch. She lifted a total of 192 kg (84 kg in Snatch and 108 kg in Clean and Jerk) to win the medal for India.

Defending champions Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea was distant second with 182 kg, while New Zealand's Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet took bronze with 181 kg.

Sanjita had earlier won the gold in the women’s 48 kg category at Glasglow in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and she lived up to expectations of her coach and countrymen by winning another one in Gold Coast.  

With Sanjita Chanu winning a gold, India's medal count has now reached 3 on the Day 2 as of now. They are third in the table after England and Australia. 

The Indian contingent began its 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) campaign on a golden note on Thursday. World Champion Mirabai Chanu (48kg) broke the CWG record in snatch, clean and jerk as well as overall to finish on top of the podium. But the opening medal of the Games for India came from Gururaja Poojary who clinched a silver medal in the men's 56kg event. 

Here is the rest of the schedule for India on day two. 


Event: Men’s 69kg

Athlete: Deepak Lather
Time: 9:42 a.m.

Event: Women’s 58kg
Athlete: Saraswati Rout
Time: 2:12 p.m.


India vs Malaysia (women)
Time: 10:02 a.m.


Event: Mixed Team
India vs Scotland
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Event: Men and Women Preliminary rounds
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Event: Women Sprint
Athlete: Deborah Herold, Aleena Reji
Time: 8:32 a.m. (Qualification), 10:02 a.m. (Repechage), 10:24 a.m. (Quarterfinals), 2:52 p.m. (Semifinal), 4:18 p.m. (Final)

Event: Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit
Athlete: Sonali Chang, Manorama Devi
Time: 8:56 a.m. (Qualification), 3 p.m. (Final)

Event: Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit
Athlete: Manjeet Singh
Time: 10:47 a.m. (Qualification)

Event: Keirin
Athlete: Sahil Kumar, Sanuraj P, Ranjit Singh
Time: 2:32 p.m. (Qualification), 3:15 p.m. (Repechage), 4:08 p.m. (Semifinal), 4:41 p.m. (Final)


Event: Women Individual All Around Qualification
Athlete: Pranati Das, Pranati Nayak, Aruna Reddy
Time: 4:39 a.m.


Event: Team Group and Knockout Stage
Time: 4 a.m. to 100 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Event: Singles Preliminary
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.