CWG 2018: Punam Yadav wins India's fifth gold

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2018 08:10 IST

Gold Coast (Queensland) [Australia], Apr. 08 (ANI): Indian weightlifters continued their medal-winning streak in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games as Punam Yadav clinched a gold medal in the women's 69 kg weightlifting event on Day four of the quadrennial event here on Sunday.

The 22-year-old from Varanasi lifted 100 kg in snatch and 122 kg in the clean and jerk category to finish with a total of 222 kg to make the country proud.

In 2014, Yadav clinched a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

At present, India's medal tally reads five gold, one silver and one bronze - all from the weightlifters.

India currently ranks fourth in the medal tally with seven medals.

Australia, England, and Canada lead with 59, 34, and 18 medals respectively. (ANI)