Published On : Fri, Apr 6th, 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018: Deepak Lather Claims Bronze

India’s Deepak Lather won bronze in the men’s 69 kg weightlifting competition.

Lather lifted 132 kg in his first Snatch attempt and 136 in his second attempt.

In his final attempt he tried 138 but dropped it backwards after lifting.

He is just 18 years old and it is his debut in Commonwealth Games.

Sri Lanka’s Indika Dissanayake tried to go for 138 kg but failed.The Sri Lankan is on the top at the Snatch – just a point ahead of India’s Lather and Wales Gareth Evans.

Lather successfully lifted 155kg in his first Clean and Jerk attempt. For his second attempt in Clean and Jerk he lifted 159 kg cleanly. In his final attempt he tried 162 kg but dropped it. His total weight remained at 295 kg.

Evans was on top with a total lift of 299 kg.

Earlier India’s women’s hockey team bounced by from their surprise 2-3 defeat to Wales on Thursday to get the better of Malaysia 3-1 and stay in contention in Pool A, at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.

Gurjit Kaur scored twice penalty-corners and Rani Rampal from field play while Rashid reduced the margin for Malaysia.

Badmintion: India lead Scotland

In badminton’s team event, India are playing Scotland Saina Nehwal easily won the opening tie, beating Julie Macpherson 21-14, 21-12. She the first game 21-14 in 21 minutes and second in 19.

Kidambi Srikanth proved too good for Kieran Merrilees in the second singles, winning 21-18, 21-3. The first game lasted 18 minutes while the second just 10.

Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also had things their way in the women’s doubles while beating Kristy Gilmour and Eleanor Donnell 21-8, 21-12.

In lawn bowls women’s singles, Pinki lost to Litia Tikosisuva of Fiji 12-21.

In men’s triples round 3, India went down 14-15 to England

In cycling, Deborah Deborah, Aleena Reji advanced to 1/8 finals in the women’s sprint qualifying. She finished in 13th position with the time of 11.484s, while Aleena was last with the timing of 12.207s.

Boxer Naman Tanwar advanced to men’s 91kg quarter-finals after beating Haruna Mhando of Tanzania.

In the quarter-finals, on April 10, Naman will face Frank Masoe of Samoa.