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Venkat Rahul wins 85kg gold

 Gold Coast, April 7: Venkat Rahul Ragala extended India’s medal-hunting run in the weightlifting competitions as he clinched the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Venkat Rahul, the 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh, lifted a total of 338 kg — 151 kg in stch and 187 in clean and jerk — to bring maiden gold medal for India in this weight category.
The silver medal went to Samoa’s Don Opeloge, who lifted 331 kg — three more than Malaysian bronze medallist Muhamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad. Cameroon’s Dold Keyimeh Nkoh was fourth with a total lift of 326 kg. IANS

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