CWG 2018 | Day 2: Sanjita Chanu Brings Home India’s Second Gold
- On Day 1, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- Earlier on Day 1, weightlifter Gururaja won India’s first medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- India’s top squash player Saurav Ghosal suffered a shocking defeat against Jamaica’s Christopher Binnie in the men’s singles second round
Weightlifting: Gold For Sanjita Chanu
Sanjita Chanu wins the second gold medal in weightlifting for India with a lift of 192 kg. Defending champion Papua New Guinea's Loa Dika Toua came distant second second with a lift of 182 kg. Sanjita during her attempts broke Commonwealth Games record in the snatch category with a lift of 84 kg. Participating in the 53 kg category this time, Sanjita had won gold in Glasgow in 2014 in the 48 kg category.
Gymnastics: Indian Women’s Team Complete Its Routines
Pranati Nayak and Aruna Budda Reddy have scored 13.250 and 13.200 points in the vault, but will have to wait till late evening to find out if they have made it to the medal round. In sub-division 1 (and there are four sub-divisions of 10 gymnasts each), South Africa’s Claudia Cummins has the best score in vault with 13.400.
Weightlifting: Sanjita Chanu Leads
Sanjita Chanu has taken the lead with a Commonwealth Games record snatch of 84 kg, beating Swati Singh’s 83 kgs lift in Glasgow. Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet is second with 81 kgs ahead of Papua New Guinea’s Loa Dika Toua. Sanjita had lifted 85kg in the Commonwealth Championships last year and it was expected that she would try to beat her personal best.
Weightlifting: Sanjita Chanu Breaks CWG Record in Snatch
Sanjita Chanu successful lifts record-breaking 84 kg. The Manipuri is well on her way to win India’s second gold of the Games.
Weightlifting: Sanjita Chanu Nails Her Second Attempt
Sanjita Chanu successfully lifts 83 kg in her second attempt to equal India’s Swati Singh’s record in the Commonwealth Games.
Weightlifting: Sanjita Chanu Succesful in Her First Lift
Sanjita Chanu, competing first time in the 53 kg category, successfully lifts 80 kg in her first attempt.
Weightlifting: India's Sanjita Chanu in Action
Participating in the 53 kg category this time, Sanjita had won gold in Glasgow in 2014 in the 48 kg category. The Manipuri is one of the favourites to win the event but defending champion in the category Papua New Guinea's Loa Dika Toua will look to give Sanjita a tough fight.
Indians in Action on Day 2
After Mirabai Chanu and Gururaja bagged medals in their respective categories on the opening day for India, India’s Sanjita Chanu will be vying for a medal in the 53 kg category in weightlifting.
Weightlifting will be the only medal event where the Indians will be competing on Day 2.
The women’s hockey team will also be in action against Malaysia on Day 2 from 10 am. Rani Rampal and co lost their first match against Wales 2-3 on Day 1.
Day 2 of the Games will also see Indian squash players in action with Joshna Chinappa opening their campaigns.