CWG 2018: Sathish Sivalingam bags India’s third gold

CWG 2018: Sathish Sivalingam bags India’s third gold
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Weightlifting - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 77kg Final - Carrara Sports Arena 1 - Gold Coast , Australia - April 7, 2018. Gold medallist Satish Kumar Sivalingam of India celebrates flanked by silver medallist Jack Oliver of England and bronze medallist Francois Etoundi of Australia. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Gold Coast [Australia]: Indian weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in the men’s 77 kg category on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Sivalingam successfully lifted 173 kg in his second clean and jerk attempt to bring India yet another gold in weightlifting.

He lifted a total of 317 kg to beat England’s Jack Oliver, in what was a close fight.

Sivalingam also became India’s fifth weightlifter to win a medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

Earlier, Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu made India proud by bagging gold medals in the in the women’s weightlifting 53 kg category event and 48 kg category event respectively.

Deepak Lather won bronze in the men’s 69 kg category on Day 2.

Meanwhile, weightlifter P. Gururaja on Day 1 won silver in the 56 kg category.

India currently ranks third in the medal tally with five medals.

Australia and England are leading with 41 and 23 medals respectively. (ANI)