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  1. CWG 2018: Venkat Rahul Ragala wins Gold in 85 kg weightlifting

CWG 2018: Venkat Rahul Ragala wins Gold in 85 kg weightlifting

Venkat Rahul Ragala became the fourth Indian weightlifter to claim a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, coming out trumps in a tense contest.

By: | Gold Coast | Updated: April 7, 2018 5:04 PM
commonwealth games 2018, cwg 2018, gold in weighlifting, Venkat Rahul Ragala, Venkat Rahul Ragala wins gold CWG 2018: The 21-year-old Rahul, who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top. (Photo: IOA Twitter handle)

CWG 2018: Venkat Rahul Ragala became the fourth Indian weightlifter to claim a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, coming out trumps in a tense contest here today. The 21-year-old Rahul, who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top. The Indian was locked in a close battle with Samoa’s Don Opeloge, who ended with a total of 331kg (151kg+180kg).

Both the lifters opted for 191kg as their final clean and jerk lift and both of them failed but Rahul clinched the top prize owing to Opeloge’s failed second attempt at a 188kg lift. Had Opologe managed a good final lift, Rahul would have ended with a silver as he had already fouled his third attempt. In the Commonwealth Championships last year, Rahul had lifted a total of 351kg (156kg+195kg).

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