Bronze medallist of Glasgow 2014, Punam Yadav, changed the medal colour by winning gold in Women’s 69kg Weightlfting category at Gold Coast 2018. Punam defeated her closest rival Sarah Davies of England with a total of 222kg lift.
Punam finished her Snatch with 100kg weight with three successful attempts of 95kg, 98kg and 100kg. Her Clean and Jerk was not clear in all three attempts after she failed to lift 122kg in her second attempt. But she came back strongly in her third one and lifted the weight. Punam had to wait for Davies’ last attempt to know the result. As Davies missed her third attempt of 128kg, the gold was for india and Punam was in all smiles.