Vikas Thakur adds to India’s medal tally with weightlifting bronze


Gold Coast, April 8: Vikas Thakur has added a second Commonwealth Games medal to his name after finishing third in the men’s 94kg final on Sunday, extending India’s overall tally at the Gold Coast Games to 11. The 24-year-old from Ludhiana, who claimed silver (85kg) four years ago in Glasgow, finished with an overall effort of 351kg (159 in snatch and 192 in clean & jerk) to take home a bronze at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday.
With today’s bronze, Vikas has taken India’s weightlifting medal tally at the Gold Coast games to eight. His medal came on a day in which weightlifter Punam Yadav opened India’s account with gold in the women’s 69kg final, followed by shooters Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10m air pistol event and Ravi Kumar a bronze in the men’s 10m air rifle. (Agencies)