The weightlifters of India are shining at Gold Coast. The fourth gold medal for India in Weightlifting was won by Ragala Venkat Rahul in the Men’s 85kg event. He lifted a total weight of 338kg -151kg in Snatch and 187kg in Clean and Jerk to give India the 6th medal in Weightlifting.
Rahul had a successful lift of 147kg in his first Snatch attempt. But he failed to lift 151kg in his second attempt that he later successfully carried in his third attempt. In Clean and Jerk, Rahul started off well with 182kg to jump to the top spot in the standings. His second lift of 187kg took him to a total weight of 338kg. But he failed in the final attempt of 191kg.
Ragala Rahul first came into notice when he won two gold medals in the youth and junior categories of the Commonwealth Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship in Malaysia in 2013 as a 17-year old boy. He also won two gold medals in the men’s 85kg categories at the Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championships.