For India, weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won third gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast today. In the process, the 25-year-old also retained the title he won in the event at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland with a total lift of 317 kg.

Sathish Sivalingam wins gold medal in 77 kg weightlifting

President Ram Nath Kovind has congratulated Sathish Kumar Sivalingam for bagging the Gold in Commonwealth games. In a tweet, President Kovind said, weightlifters, continue to make India proud.

In men’s hockey match against arch-rivals Pakistan, all the excitement came down to the last seven seconds as the Indian team’s perennial problem of conceding late goals left them with a disappointing 2-2 draw in their opening group fixture after leading 2-nil at half-time.

In Badminton, India outplayed Mauritius 3-nil to advance to the semi-finals of mixed team event. India will take on Singapore in the last four-stage tomorrow. In Table-Tennis, Indian paddlers entered the semi-finals in both men’s and women’s team events. The teams defeated Malaysia 3-0 in their quarterfinals.

India have so far won 3 Gold, one Silver and one bronze, and all the medals have come from the weightlifting arena. They were in the fourth place in the overall medal standings.

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