Lifter K Sanjita Chanu wins India's first gold in CWG 2014

Lifter K Sanjita Chanu wins India's first gold in CWG 2014. India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games in impressive fashion with weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu stealing the limelight by winning the country its first gold medal while the judokas added two silver on the opening day of competitions here on Thursday. It was a display of overwhelming domination in weightlifting by the Indians as S Mirabai Chanu bagged the silver medal to make it a one-two for last edition's hosts. The table tennis players, shuttlers and squash players also had easy outings on the first day. In women's 48kg weightlifting, Sanjita won with a total lift of 173kg (77+96), while Mirabai grabbed the silver with a cumulative effort of 170 (75+95) in the absence of other strong competitors. Nigeria's Nkechi Opara was a distant third with 162 (70+92).

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