Ragala Venkat Rahul handed India their fourth gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 by lifting a total weight of 338kg (151+187) in the men's 85kg weightlifting event. This is India's sixth medal in weightlifting competitions as well as in the CWG.
Rahul impressed with a successful lift of 147kg in his first snatch attempt and went on to lift 151kg in his third and final lift after failing to carry the same weight in the second. He continued his good work lifting 182kg in his first clean and jerk attempt to jump to top spot in the standings.
His second lift of 187kg took him to a total weight of 338kg that remained his best as he faltered in the final attempt of 191kg. Luck also went in Rahul's favour with silver medalist Don Opeloge of Samoa failing to lift 191kg in his third and final attempt that helped Rahul clinch the honours.
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