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Indian weightlifters continued their medal rush at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as Vikas Thakur won a bronze to gift India its eighth medal in the sport on Sunday. For the win, Yadav had to lift a total of 222kg to outclass her closest opponent Sarah Davies.

Yadav lifted a total of 222 kg which included 100 kg in snatch and 122 kig in clean and jerk.

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Davies went for a 128kg lift in her final clean and jerk attempt in pursuit of gold but could not complete her attempt.

The gold medal was taken by Steven Kari from Papua New Guinea with his combined lift of 370kg, including a final successful 216kg lift in clean and jerk. Yadav increased India's medal tally to five golds after her heroics in women's weightlifting.

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Yadav, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had claimed a silver at last year's Commonwealth Championships, her first event after making the jump from 63kg to 69kg category. Spirited high in confidence, Batra dominated the proceedings and started the second game in absolute style, dropping the first point while leading the game by a whopping seven-point margin.

The 22-year-old, who finds it tough to even remember her own phone number, was quite candid about her family, which she says, is financially stable now after her 2014 Glasgow medal. The England worldwide matched Yadav performance in clean and jerk and lifted 122kg. Punam started slowly, lifting 95 kg in her opening attempt. She failed to lift 108kg in her third and final effort. She maintained a neck-to-neck competition with Vaivai, who registered a lift of 97kg to take the lead. "I did not want to kept her settle so I changed my rubber after the second game", she added.

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Vikas, who had taken silver in the 85 kg division at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Scotland, registered some of his best lifts in global competition.

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