Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria reaches Table Tennis team final

The silver medal went to Samoa's Don Opeloge, who lifted 331 kg - three more than Malaysian bronze medallist Muhamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad.

Team India soundly trounced Team Nigeria 3-0 in the finals of the Men's Table Tennis team event at the Commonwealth games in Gold Coast. India had earlier defeated England and Malaysia after losing to Wales in the opener in Pool A. Marijne's boys built on the confidence following their unbeaten run in the first two matches. Manu finished with a score of 240.9, while Heena bagged 234.0 points.

"GOLD to Punam Yadav in 69 Kg weightlifting...big congratulations to her.super performance by our weightlifters continues at #GC2018", he wrote. He would improve on that once again at the World Championships lifting a total of 351kg. These messages also included Virender Sehwag who wrote, "Congratulations Vikas Thakur for winning the bronze in the men's 94kg category at #GC2018Weightlifting!" The raised total 351 kilograms.

"It's obviously a hard time, but the one thing I'm happiest about is that I tried to reach for my best performance". He was unable to perform well in clean and jerk, and for this reason, he had to be satisfied with the bronze medal.

Rahul impressed with a successful lift of 147kg in his first snatch attempt. His second attempt of 155 kg, again successful, set a new personal best for him.

Five members of the Cameroon team competing in the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast have gone missing. Although he meant well, Naidu assumed that each player won a medal each.

Larkin became the first backstroker to complete the 50/100/200m treble when the 24-year-old won the 200m backstroke final on Monday.

"I believed in myself, that I could get the gold medal", Simbine told the BBC. Gururaja raised 249 kg in a 56 kg category.

Gold Coast organizing committee chairman Peter Beattie said he wasn't surprised and it was something that happened at other games.

More success came for the Indians in the weightlifting and shooting events where both the men and women have been securing more medals in their respective events.

The Cook Islands' Aidan Zittersteijn and Taiki Paniani took bronze with a 17-11 win over Malta's Shaun Parnis and Brendan Aquilina. Ravi Kumar scored 224.1 in the finals.

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