Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Miss Out On Weightlifting Medals

Opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018 celebrates indigenous culture beaches and diversity

Cheptegei told Xinhua news agency on Wednesday that he is giving his 100 percent to ensure he wins the country a gold medal in the 5,000m race.

Ruck, a double Olympic bronze medallist, was expected to play second fiddle to the duo of McKeon and Arianne Titmus but she upstaged the Australian pair by clocking a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:54.81. The 25-year-old Karnataka-born attempted 107kg in his first snatch before going for 111kg in his second.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is an global multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth - countries that were once colonized by the British.

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"I was not expecting to break records but I certainly wanted to break them when I came here. It was too heavy for me", he further added.

Gururaja claimed silver in the Men's 56kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games handing India its first medal.

Gururaja then lifted 138kg in clean and jerk in his final attempt after two failed chances to finish on the podium.

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"I went into my own little tunnel and thought "this is it, make or break", said surprise victor Wilby after a stunning late dash in the 200m breaststroke final.

But the weightlifter who has now pocketed a silver on debut is clear about his love for the sport now.

"It's hard because this is the biggest thing for us squash players and I planned a lot over the past year and put in a lot of hard work". I will prepare for the Olympics, I have got a lot of support from the national federation and everyone who has been part of my journey.

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Coach Harendra Singh was critical of the performance and said the side needed to be better at penalty corner conversion.

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