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Asian Games 2018, Weightlifting, Day 5: Satish Kumar Sivalingam injured, Ajay Singh finishes fifth

Follow all the live updates from Weightlifting on day 5 of the Asian games.
Updated: 23 August 2018 15:04 IST - Published: 23 August 2018 09:16 IST
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Two Indian weightlifters were in contention when the day began and an unfortunate injury to Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Satish Kumar Sivalingam meant that he finished 10th. With India's best medal hope gone, Ajay Singh did well to lift 327kg but he fell short of bronze by 14kg. And that ends the wrestling action on day 5. Join us again tomorrow.
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Ajay Singh finishes in fifth place in the men’s 77 kg category with a total lift of 327 kg. In comparison, North Korea won gold with 348kg, South Korea took silver with 347kg and Thailand took bronze with 341 kg.
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As things stand, here is how it looks in the weightlifting 77kg category.
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He is calm and composed but once again he slightly shifts to his right but he hangs on completes it. Successful and he is jubilant because he knows he got out of jail there.
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Next up is Ajay Singh. He is currently in third and he is going for his third attempt at Clean & Jerk at 182 kg.
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It looks like Satish might have injured himself there and he is being attended to by the medical staff.
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He gets it onto his shoulders but a cry of anguish reverberates around the arena as he is unsuccessful and goes down.
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He rubs chalk onto his hand and gets ready to lift.
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Satish Kumar now goes for 178kg in his third attempt.
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Ajay Singh is successful in his second attempt at 177kg and now he goes top.
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Ajay Singh goes for 177kg and he didn't particularly comfortable at the jerk. His feet were slightly off balance but he holds on.
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Next up is Ajay Singh for his second attempt at Clean & Jerk.
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Satish will now have one more attempt at the Clean & Jerk. Will he stick with 175kg?
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A successful attempt will catapult him to top spot but no. He isn't successful in his second attempt.
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He rubs some chalk and gets set to lift 175kg in his second attempt.
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Thailand's Pornchai Lobsi overtakes the Indian duo to go top but now it is Satish who goes for his second attempt.


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After just the first attempt, both Indians occupy the top two spots in the leader board.


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It was clean from Satish, got that onto his shoulders and successfully completed his first attempt in C&J at 170kg.
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Now Satish Kumar Sivalingam makes his way onto the arena. First he rubs his hands with chalk then paces himself.
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Excellent lift from Ajay Singh and he is successful. First attempt at 170kg in C&J.
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He takes his time to set himself up for his first attempt at Clean and Jerk at 170kg.
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And Ajay Singh rubs chalks onto his hands and makes his way to the barbell.
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A couple of failed attempts from the two Korean weightlifters. And now it is time for the officials to get some work done on the barbell with plates, ensuring that is clean and everything is set ahead of the next set who will take up the Clean & Jerk.
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Currently, Indonesia's Rahmat Erwin Abdullah leads the charge but he is among the few who have completed both their Clean & Jerk and Snatch. His total of 314kg is sure to be challenged once everyone is done.
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This is a step too far for Ajay Singh, who is off balance and cannot complete the 148kg in Snatch. He lifts then he is always falling back and eventually he has to go let go.
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