Venkat Rahul Ragala adds 4th gold to India's weightlifting haul at CWG

India's Gururaja says recovery in the village after training sessions has been a struggle. Dean Mouhtaropoulos  Getty Images

Sanjita Chanu took the women's 53kg category gold, breaking the snatch record in the process while 18-year-old Deepak Lather became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a CWG medal, a bronze in the men's 69kg category.

The Canadian national basketball team on Saturday defeated the Nigerian national male basketball team, D'Tigers, 82-67 points at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

In the opening race of the night, England's Aimee Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90.

The only disappointment in the weightlifting arena was Saraswati Rout in the women's 58kg category, who failed to complete a single valid lift in the snatch section and was disqualified from clean and jerk as a result. "I know it's bad to wish ill for someone but I couldn't help it", Lather said after the medal ceremony.

"This is a sport that gave us our first Olympic medal through Nojeem Maiyegun at the 1960 Tokyo Games, where he won a bronze medal". The other Indian participant in the event, Sonali Mayanglambam didn't start.

He lifted a total of 295 kg (136 kg in snatch and 159 kg in clean and jerk) to take India's medal tally to four at the Gold Coast. Just 21, Rahul, who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total weight of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top. The badminton team thumped Mauritius 3-0 to set-up a semi-final against Singapore while the men's and women's table tennis teams got past Malaysian sides with an identical 3-0 scorelines to progress to the semi-finals.

WEIGHTY ISSUES - India's Sathish Kumar Sivalingham won the 77-kilogram category in the weightlifting by 5 kilograms over England's Jack Oliver.

All of medals for India here have come from weightlifting category.

WIN OR DRAW? - For Pakistan, this 2-2 draw had the feeling of a win after coming back from an 0-2 deficit and equalizing after the fulltime siren against India.

From 6.30pm another rash of medals will be handed out in the velodrome, including the men's sprint finals at 8.50pm. He lifted that weight easily and then instead of securing a medal, immediately added a massive eight kilos on the bar in an effort to set a new Games record and secure the gold medal.

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