Chanu clinches gold, India win third medal

Venkat Rahul, 21, registered a total of 338 kg, which included 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean and jerk. He clinched a bronze in the men's 69kg category. She failed to complete a single valid lift in the snatch section and was disqualified from clean and jerk as a result. The badminton team thumped Mauritius 3-0 to set-up a semi-final against Singapore while the men's and women's table tennis teams got past Malaysian sides with an identical 3-0 scorelines to progress to the semi-finals.

But there were some disappointments from India too. In the individual vault, Nayak was fourth with 13.300 points.

From 4.40pm Australia's Georgia Goodwin - a Gold Coast native - will be in the medal hunt in the Women's Individual All-Around Gymnastics final. Gurjit Kaur (6th, 39th minutes), Rani Rampal (56th) and Lalremsiami (59th) scored for India.

They are now one victory away from a medal.

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The theme of contrasts was present even on the hockey pitch where the Indian team played the match in two strikingly different parts.

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Sajan Prakash had that luck, making it to the 200m butterfly final after a 1:58.57 national record effort in finishing fifth in his heats. While Aruna totalled 44.400 after her four rotations, Pranati's final score was 43.900 at the end of her four rotations.

New Zealand's Rachel, who had managed 78 kg in her first attempt, joined Sanjita at the pole position by lifting 81 kg in her second attempt. Ragala made a decision to go with 187 kg in his second attempt and unlike Opeloge, he was victorious in it. He then bounced back strongly to lift 151 kg in his final attempt.

The Tall Blacks lost what should be a gold medal preview game, going down 79-73 to Australia in the men's basketball group game. Her sister Bronte tied for second place, alongside Canada's Taylor Ruck.

But she failed her third attempt despite a courageous effort as the Indian camp celebrated Sanjita's triumph.

The third Indian weightlifter in action in the day, Saraswati Rout failed to finish in the women's 58kg competition. That meant that Dika Toua had to lift 113kg in her final lift, but despite giving her best she stumbled and lost grip of the bar, which meant that Sanjita was the gold medalist.

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