CWG 2018: PM Modi congratulates lifters Sanjita Chanu, Deepak Lather

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Although Australia fared well on the opening day of competition, the news that Olympic and Commonwealth Games hurdling gold medalist Sally Pearson, had to pull out of the games due to an achilles tendon injury was a big loss for the team and her hometown supporters.

Canada took out gold and England silver, as Australia's Georgia Rose-Brown, Lucy Stanhope, Alice Kinsella, Kelly Simm and Taeja James combined for third place.

The Gold Coast 2018 games is an worldwide multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth.

She then went for 113 kg in her final attempt in a bid to better her own CWG record and retain the title which she had won four years ago.

"I'd had a great year of training and still didn't manage a (personal best) at worlds".

The story was the same in the women's 3,000m Individual Pursuit Cycling event, where India's Amritha Reghunath and Sonali Mayanglambam failed to qualify for the medal round.

There was no draping herself in the tricolor after the victory, but the sigh was visible.

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He said: "I'm always chasing the clock, I'm always trying to chase my world record".

Saina Nehwal was in rampaging form and took down Julie Macpherson in just 36 minutes during the mostly one-sided contest which India won 5-0. Converted into a weightlifter, the teenager won the national championships, earning him a spot at the World weightlifting championships.

Sanjita had however equalled Nwaokolo's CWG record in the snatch with an effort of 77 kg.

An evening rally by light flyweight Shaffi Hassan Bakari and middleweight Edwin Okong'o atoned for the earlier disappointment of Elly Ajowi's humiliation in the Commonwealth Games boxing ring at the Oxenford Studios on Friday.

Sanjita had missed out on the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and will be one of India's top challengers at Jakarta, a few months from now.

Caldwell made the move because she needed a change in scenery.

The 18-year-old, Deepak Lather, became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men's 69kg category.

He was trained at the Army Sports Institute as a diver before being encouraged into weightlifting by his coaches.