CWG 2018: Weightlifter RV Rahul bags India's fourth gold medal

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Prakash had earlier failed to advance to the next stage of the men's 200-metre butterfly event in the swimming competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here.

The 24-year-old Manipuri claimed the 53kg category gold on Friday after breaking the Games record in snatch.

"Had I not dropped my last lift, I would have created a Games record". He then improved his snatch lift to a 151 kg and then lifted a mighty 187 kg in clean and jerk to take his tally to an astounding 338 kg lifting him to a top podium finish. Rahul hogged limelight as a teenager, as just when he was 17, he won two gold medals in the youth and junior categories of the Commonwealth Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship in Malaysia in 2013. That was Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who was disappointed about not breaking a Commonwealth Games record despite the fact that she was not even 100 per cent fit. The badminton team thumped Mauritius 3-0 to set-up a semi-final against Singapore while the men's and women's table tennis teams got past Malaysian sides with an identical 3-0 scorelines to progress to the semi-finals.

It means the Brownlee brothers leave the Gold Coast without a gold medal, with world champion Alistair and Jonathan combining with Jess Learmonth and Vicky Holland to get the silver.

New Zealand has two players through to the semifinals of singles play at the squash competition with women's second seed and world No.4 Joelle King and men's second seed and world No.9 Paul Coll winning their delayed quarter-final contests in relatively straightforward fashion.

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Their performance comes despite some DIY rehab and recovery sessions for India's weightlifters after their physio missed the accreditation deadline and was denied access to the Games village.

Indian woman para-swimmer Kiran Tak finished seventh in the women's S9 100m backstroke final of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

From 6.30pm another rash of medals will be handed out in the velodrome, including the men's sprint finals at 8.50pm.

Guy, who won the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle final on Thursday, is expected to be fit for the rest of his events.

The Tall Blacks lost what should be a gold medal preview game, going down 79-73 to Australia in the men's basketball group game.

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