Punam Yadav defies odds to win weight lighting Gold for India

April 8, 2018

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Uttar Pradesh weightlifter Punam Yadav took gold in the women’s 69kg event at the Gold Coast. Yadav recorded a total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) to beat England’s Sarah Davies who took silver.

This is her second medal at the Commonwealth Games after the silver that she won in the 63kg category in Glasgow 2014. This comes as a sign of much happiness for the daughter of a dairy farmer who has battled abject poverty growing up.

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