Home English Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam claims second successive gold.
Satish Kumar Sivalingam retained his sway over the men’s 77kg title at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday, as he won the gold medal with a total of 317kg at the Carrara sports arena 1 here on Saturday.
The 25-year-old from Vellore had won the same weight category in Glasgow four years ago. Though he did help India to its third gold medal of the Games, his performance was slightly short of what he had achieved in the 20th edition of the games. In Glasgow, he had compiled a total of 328kg, doing 149kg in snatch and 179 in clean and jerk.
However, this morning, Satish, an employee with Southern Railway in Chennai, was second to Jack Oliver (England) in snatch by a kilogram, as he did not go any farther than 144kg. But the Indian made this up by putting up a superior show in clean and jerk and assured himself of the gold medal at the end of the second attempt itself with a weight of 173kg. Satish passed up his third attempt.
India, counting this medal, now has a tally of three gold medals and a silver and a bronze medal as of now.