India wins eight Gold, four Silver and Five Bronze medals on Day four at CWG

India has won eight Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze at Commonwealth Games 2018 being held at Gold Coast. Like the Phogat sisters, Yadav sisters are doing India proud in weightlifting as Punam Yadav won India its fifth gold in Women’s 69 Kg category.

Punam hoisted a total of 100kg in snatch and 122kg in clean and jerk for a winning haul of 222kg.

Punam belongs to a family of lifters. “My younger sister Pooja is also a weightlifter and she is the junior national champion in 63kg. Together the three of us have won more than a dozen national medals,” the CWG  gold medallist said, adding, “We are five sisters in all, and our two younger brothers are also interested to get into sports.”

Jitu Rai won gold in men’s 10m air pistol event setting a new Commonwealth Games record. Om Mitharval, who qualified for the final equaling the CWG qualification record, won silver

 

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