Gold Coast, April 6: Deepak Lather lifted a total of 295 kgs in the 69 kg Men’s Weightlifting competition to earn a bronze medal for India in the competition. Lather clinched the bottom podium spot which was led by Wales – who earned themselves a gold and Sri Lanka, who earned a silver in the category.
India, thus with 4 medals are now placed in the third place in the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Earlier, India’s Sanjita Chanu won a gold medal in the 53 kg category of weightlifting in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She lifted an impressive total of 192 kg to win the medal. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.
This was India’s second gold medal in the ongoing games. The other gold was also brought by a woman athlete from Manipur– Mirabai Chanu. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won gold in the 48 kg category on Thursday.
Chanu had risen to prominence after she had won a gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in 2012. In 2014 CWG, she had won the gold medal with a total lift of 173 kg when she was just 20 years old.