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CWG 2018: P Gururaja Wins Silver In 56 Kg Men’s Weightlifting, Wins India's First Medal

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| April 5 , 2018 , 13:56 IST

India's Gururaja went on to win the first medal for India in Commonwealth Games 2018 on Thursday. He got a silver medal in men's 56-kilogram weightlifting event. He performed his best in the snatch, weighing 111 kilograms. After this, the 28-year-old player lifted 138 kilograms in clean and jerk.

Overall Gururaja took 249 kilograms of total weight, achieving his personal best.

Muhammad Izhar Ahmad of Malaysia won a gold with a total lift of 261 kilograms which is a record of Commonwealth Games, while Sri Lanka's Chaturanga Lakmal lifted 248 kilograms and attained a Bronze Medal.

In the Commonwealth Championships in Australia in 2017, Gururaja had won the Bronze Medal.

Gururaja started weightlifting in 2010, a total of 8 years ago. He had won gold by lifting his 249 kg (108 + 141) weight in the Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship in Penang in 2016.

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Earlier this year, Gururaja won the gold medal in the South Asian Games. The son of a truck driver, Gururaja is a resident of Kundapura in Karnataka. Apart from weightlifting, Gururaja is also adept in powerlifting. 

kushal kumar

The initial reports of performance of India in CWG 2018 at Australia in April 2018 have highly encouraging message. So far 2 Gold , 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals have been bagged. Women have done extremely well. These trends seem to be proving this Vedic astrology writer right for article - “Astrologically speaking , some highlights for India in coming year 2018” - published at theindiapost.com , simultaneously at wionews.com last year on 19 October , 2017. The text of the prediction related to the point in the said article reads as :- “(3) The year 2018 looks to be bringing to focus themes of ……………Such analysis or discussion could also pave way for new enactments or judicial pronouncements having far reaching significance or value covering issues of women……. Economy may pass through tense times on more than one front except art , entertainment , cinema , creative or innovative talents which may do well to contribute whatsoever to the economy”. http://www.windowtonews.com/news.php?id=95576&cat_id=7&p=&search=

kushal kumar

The initial reports of performance of India in CWG 2018 at Australia in April 2018 have highly encouraging message. So far 2 Gold , 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals have been bagged. Women have done extremely well. These trends seem to be proving this Vedic astrology writer right for article - “Astrologically speaking , some highlights for India in coming year 2018” - published at theindiapost.com , simultaneously at wionews.com last year on 19 October , 2017. The text of the prediction related to the point in the said article reads as :- “(3) The year 2018 looks to be bringing to focus themes of ……………Such analysis or discussion could also pave way for new enactments or judicial pronouncements having far reaching significance or value covering issues of women……. Economy may pass through tense times on more than one front except art , entertainment , cinema , creative or innovative talents which may do well to contribute whatsoever to the economy”. http://www.windowtonews.com/news.php?id=95576&cat_id=7&p=&search=