Vikas adds bronze to CWG weightlifting haul

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GOLD COAST , APR 08,
Vikas Thakur added a shade of bronze to Indian weightlifters’ golden run at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the third position in the 94kg category by equalling his personal best in Gold Coast on Sunday.
Vikas lifted a total of 351kg (159kg+192kg) on a day when Papua New Guinea’s Steven Kari broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk for a total lift of 370kg (154kg+216kg).
The silver went to Canada’s Boady Santavy, who lifted 369kg (168kg+201kg). His snatch effort was a new Games record.
For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg.

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