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Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu of Manipur wins 2nd gold medal for India on day two of the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

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Imphal, 06 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : India has won its 2nd Gold medal on Day two in Women's Weightlifting in the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018. Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu of Manipur won the Gold in the 53 kg Women category today. She lifted a total of 192 Kgs. While Deepak Lather bagged a bronze - first for India at 2018 commonwealth games - in 69kg weightlifting Men category.  He lifted a combined weight of 295kg - 136kg in snatch and 159kg in Clean and Jerk. With this India has won 2 Gold and a silver. India now has four medals and all four have come from weightlifting. It may be mentioned Mirabai Chanu won the first Gold for India yesterday and broke the Commonwealth record in 48 kg category. Mirabai managed to lift 196kg in a remarkable effort. While P Gururaja bagged a silver mebal in Men's weight-lifting.

On the other hand The Indian Olympic Association, IOA, expressed happiness at the strong performance of the country's contingent on the opening day of competitions in the Commonwealth Games. It said the medal count will only go up in the coming days. India, one of the powerhouses of the Commonwealth Games, is being represented by 218 athletes this time. It may be mentioned the country won 64 medals (15 gold, 30 silver, 19 bronze) in the 2014 Glasgow CWG.

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