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

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Updated: 25 August 2018 15:29 IST - Published: 25 August 2018 12:50 IST
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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.
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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.
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ICYMI: India's first medal of day seven comes from Squash as Dipika Pallikal wins Women's Singles Bronze.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Another cry before approaches the spot. And he is finally ready to lift.
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Vikas goes for 197kg in his third attempt. He lets out another cry, adjusts his clothing and rubs his hand with chalk.
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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.
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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.
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Now he rubs his hands with chalk and gets ready to lift.
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He lets out another cry, eerily similar to Cristiano Ronaldo before making his way to the arena.
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Vikas comes in for his second attempt. This time at 197kg.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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It will take a miracle for Vikas to even finish with a bronze medal but what does he have up his sleeve?
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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.
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It looks like it will be GOLD and Silver for Iran. Currently Sohrab Moradi leads the way and Kianoush Rostami is in second.
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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.
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Vikas Thakur is going for broke in the Clean & Jerk as he is trying to lift 192 kg in his first attempt
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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