CWG 2018: Weightlifter Sivalingam gives India third gold medal
New Delhi : India’s weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in Men’s 77 kg weightlifting category, taking the country's total tally of gold medals to three. The 25-year-old lifted a total weight of 317kg (114kg+173kg). He did not require to attempt third lift as he managed victory with two rounds only.
Before this he had won a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland.
On Friday, weightlifter Sanjita Chanu won gold in the women's 53 kilogram category. The Manipuri star lifted a total of 192 kg which included a CWG record of 84 kg in the snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk.
Fellow Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won gold with spectacular record breaking attempts in the women's 48 kg on Thursday.