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Asian Games 2018: Weightlifting, Men's 94kg Final, Day 7: Vikas Thakur Fighting For Gold Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 25, 2018 15:29 IST

The action is underway!


15:29 (IST)25 AUG 2018

And that concludes the weightlifting action for the day. Join us again tomorrow. Or if you want to see if India can rack up more medals, switch over to the action in Athletics.

14:41 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Reigning Olympic champion Iran's Sohrab Moradi wins the Asian Games 2018 GOLD in the Men's 94kg category. 

Qatar's Fares El-Bakh claims Silver while Thailand's Sarat Sumpradit takes Bronze.

14:28 (IST)25 AUG 2018

ICYMI: India's first medal of day seven comes from Squash as Dipika Pallikal wins Women's Singles Bronze.

14:12 (IST)25 AUG 2018

All the wrestlers have completed at least one attempt in both Snatch and Clean & Jerk aside from the two Iranians, who are the favorites for Gold and Silver.

14:01 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur finishes with a tally of 335kg. He did his best but that just wasn't good enough. He is currently at ninth. He is out medal contention and India finish without a medal in weightlifting in the Asian Games 2018.

13:59 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He again gets it onto his shoulders but once again he couldn't get the final lift up. With that he is out of contention for a medal.

13:58 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Another cry before approaches the spot. And he is finally ready to lift.

13:58 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas goes for 197kg in his third attempt. He lets out another cry, adjusts his clothing and rubs his hand with chalk.

13:58 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur is currently in fourth place but could have gone up to third with a successful attempt. But all of this is provisional as the two Iranians who are set for GOLD and SILVER haven't even come in yet.

13:57 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He gets it onto his shoulders. He tried his best to take his time but he was never in control and he shakes his head as he walks away.

13:56 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Now he rubs his hands with chalk and gets ready to lift.

13:56 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He lets out another cry, eerily similar to Cristiano Ronaldo before making his way to the arena.

13:55 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas comes in for his second attempt. This time at 197kg.

13:50 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur lets out another cry before he begins his lift and it is clean and onto his shoulders. It seemed to be slipping but in the end, he held on and that means that Vikas is currently in second place.

13:49 (IST)25 AUG 2018

His first attempt is 190kg and he is making some adjustments to his clothing before rubbing his fingers with chalk and letting out a cry.

13:48 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Now Vikas Thakur is making his way to the arena. He is stretching and getting himself ready for his first attempt in the Clean & Jerk.

13:43 (IST)25 AUG 2018

It will take a miracle for Vikas to even finish with a bronze medal but what does he have up his sleeve?

13:25 (IST)25 AUG 2018

The reigning Olympic champion Sohrab Moradi is leading the way. With 182 kg in his first attempt, he goes for 189 in his second but is unsuccessful.

13:22 (IST)25 AUG 2018

It looks like it will be GOLD and Silver for Iran. Currently Sohrab Moradi leads the way and Kianoush Rostami is in second.

13:19 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Although Vikas just about managed to stay alive, his successful attempts were way below some of the other contestants in Snatch. So he has decided to go for broke in the Clean & Jerk.

13:17 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur is going for broke in the Clean & Jerk as he is trying to lift 192 kg in his first attempt

13:14 (IST)25 AUG 2018

There are 10 weightlifters in total in the 94kg category. Vikas Thakur had a forgettable start but he will be hoping that he can finish with a flourish and come out with a India's first weightlifting medal of Asian Games 2018.

12:57 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Next up is the Clean and Jerk. Let us see if Vikas can keep up the momentum from the final successful lift and be in contention for a medal.

12:56 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur was in danger of missing out altogether if he missed his final attempt at Snatch. But he didn't as he came through at just the right moment.

12:55 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He needs this to be successful if he is to remain alive. And he does it. He learns from his mistake and he completes the snatch at 145kg in his third attempt.

12:55 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Vikas Thakur's third attempt coming, he is egging himself on as he makes his way to the spot.

12:54 (IST)25 AUG 2018

But again he is unsuccessful. Two failed attempts for Vikas Thakur. Again he looked far too eager. He now just has one more chance.

12:54 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He rubs chalk again and makes his way to the spot. He quickly goes for another lift.

12:53 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He goes for his second attempt. Again at 145kg. Will he do it this time?

12:53 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He sets himself up and goes for the lift, but he is unsuccessful. He looked far too eager there. He needed to be more patient.

12:52 (IST)25 AUG 2018

He goes for an attempt of 145 kg, he is rubbing chalk on his hand slowly makes his way.

12:52 (IST)25 AUG 2018

India's Vikas Thakur is now in action. First up is the Snatch. 

12:51 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the weightlifting action on day seven.

12:51 (IST)25 AUG 2018

Action continues on Day 7 of the 2018 Asian Games! Athletics begins and a lot coming up for India in other sports such as squash, Badminton, Volleyball, and Shooting as well. 

Day 6 started on a positive note as the Rowers made the nation proud! India's team of Sawarn Singh, Daatu Bhokanal, Daatu Bhokanal, and Sukhmeet Singh won GOLD Men's Quadruple Sculls. Dushyant also bagged a Bronze medal for India in Rowing -- Men's Lightweight Single Sculls. Another Bronze came as Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh finished third in the Final of Men's Lightweight Double Sculls. Another medal came in shooting as Heena Sidhu finished third in Women's 10m Air Pistol to bag Bronze!

The Men's Doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have grabbed the GOLD medal Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik & Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 in the Final. Meanwhile, Prajnesh Gunneswaran's loss in the Men's Singles Semis meant that the ace Indian player would have to settle for a Bronze medal. There was another huge upset in Kabaddi as the Indian Women's team lost to Iran in the final, and bagged the silver medal.

With these medals,  India's tally stands at  23, which now includes 6 GOLDS, 5 SILVERS, and 14 BRONZE.
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