Gururaja opens India’s medal tally

Weightlifter P. Gururaja opened India’s medal tally with a hard earned silver medal in the 56 kgs category at the 21st Commonwealth Games

The 25-year old Indian Air force employee equalled his personal best of 249 kgs and came second behind a massive performance by the gold medalist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed who broke the Games record for snatch and lift both.

He was quite a way behind the first position after pulling off a 111kgs after two attempts in the snatch. But things got worse when two attempts in the clean and jerk were not taken into account but he took full advantage of the third and last chance adding an impressive 138 kgs.

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