Commonwealth Games 2018 Live Updates: Weightlifting 62 Kg Men's Finals: Muthupandi Raja fighting for a medal

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 16:41 IST

Muthupandi Raja is set to come get his event underway in a short while


16:41 (IST)5 APR 2018

Thank you for joining us today. This will be all for now. See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the CWG

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Final standings: 
Gold- Bidin (MAL)
Silver- Baru (PNG)
Bronze- Talib (PAK)

16:40 (IST)5 APR 2018

BIDIN gets gold

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BARU secures silver

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Here is the competitor. Baru is out. His final attempt. Can he lift it? NO, HE CAN'T. Bidin gets the gold

16:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

Bidin attempting his second lift. HE LIFTS IT!!!! will this get him the gold? 

16:38 (IST)5 APR 2018

Talib gets the bronze medal

16:37 (IST)5 APR 2018

Wiraj out for his final attempt now. Currently on 279kg. He cannot lift anymore. He is out of the competition. 

16:35 (IST)5 APR 2018

Wiraj up next. Drops the weight immediately. One more attempt left for him 

16:34 (IST)5 APR 2018

Guaranteed medal finish for Baru 

16:34 (IST)5 APR 2018

Baru straight back out after a disappointing first attempt. Lifts it this time 

16:32 (IST)5 APR 2018

Papua New Guinea's Baru is back. He will try to get into one of the medal positions. Not his best try as he drops on his back immediately. 

16:31 (IST)5 APR 2018

Bidin out now. He lifts it with such ease. 158 was the weight. He moves on to the first position. 

16:30 (IST)5 APR 2018

Muthupandi currently is in the third place. Agoro will try and displace him from there. He lifts 156kg easily, moving on to the bronze medal place

16:29 (IST)5 APR 2018

Sri-Lankan Wiraj is back out for his first attempt. He lifts 155kg on his first try and moves on a total of 279kg.

16:27 (IST)5 APR 2018

Talib out for his final try meanwhile. He is miles ahead of the competition so far. Attempting 153 kg, this will take him to a total of 285kg. Will he do it though? He can't do it. He will stay on 283kg after 6 attempts.

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Agboro is out next. 151 kg is the weight on the bar. Lifts it easily, and moves on to a total of 263 kg. His third try is coming up. 

16:22 (IST)5 APR 2018

Talib is back out for his second attempt. Lifts 151kg with ease.
283 kg is his total. Talib moves on to the top.  

16:21 (IST)5 APR 2018

Four more athletes to go

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Muthupandi lifts 150kg and he moves into the lead with a total of 266 kg

16:20 (IST)5 APR 2018

Matam Matam, the Cameronian is back. He commits a huge blunder and is out of the competition. 

16:18 (IST)5 APR 2018

He is out of the competition with a score of 255kg 

16:18 (IST)5 APR 2018

Qaqa is back out for his final attempt. 149kg the weight remains. Can he do it? He can't

16:16 (IST)5 APR 2018

Qaqa is back out for his second attempt-149kg. Just picks it up. Great strength and determination from the Fijian but he is unable to lift the weight

16:14 (IST)5 APR 2018

Muthupandi out next. He will attempt to lift 148kg. 5kg more than his last attempt. Gets it up but drops it, unfortunately. 

16:11 (IST)5 APR 2018

Agboro is out to lift 147kg. His first attempt. Does it easily. 

16:10 (IST)5 APR 2018

Talib is following Guinares, an athlete on the opposite spectrum of his career. Lifts the weight easily

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Guinares is finally out, attempting 145 kg. He urges the crowd to make some noise and the audience responds. Up on his feet and gets it over his head. The crowd cheers. This was his final attempt in the sport. He retires amidst huge cheers from the crowd. Removes his shoes, bows down and heads out with a score of 261 kg

16:07 (IST)5 APR 2018

Matam Matam replaces him meanwhile, his second attempt at 145 kg. Lifts it this time. 

16:06 (IST)5 APR 2018

Guinares is up next but is still taking his time to recover 

16:05 (IST)5 APR 2018

Matam Matam with his first C&J attempt. 147 kg. Unable to lift

16:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

Guinares is back again. Never looked in control. Will stay on 256 kg after his 2nd attempt. 

16:01 (IST)5 APR 2018

Muthupandi is out now as the Indian attempts his first lift in clean and jerk. He will attempt 143kg. Lifts it easily. Total 259, moves on to first position for now

16:00 (IST)5 APR 2018

Qaqa from Fiji is up next. His first attempt will be 142. He looks in trouble here. Amazingly he does it! 

15:59 (IST)5 APR 2018

Coret out for his final try. Will try to lift `140 kg. Cannot do so unfortunately and will finish the competition on 240kg. 

15:56 (IST)5 APR 2018

Coret up next. He cannot repeat his heroics, unfortunately. 

15:55 (IST)5 APR 2018

New Zealander Guinares is up next. He lifts the weight with just 6 seconds left on the clock. 140kg was the weight. 

15:52 (IST)5 APR 2018

Coret is out. 135kg without breaking a sweat. Next!

15:51 (IST)5 APR 2018

HE CAN!!!!!!!!! the youngest athlete in this category has won some hearts out here in Gold Coast

15:50 (IST)5 APR 2018

Moses out for his final attempt. Will try to lift 134 kg. He believes he can do it. Can he? CAN HE?! 

15:49 (IST)5 APR 2018

Vannara will be out in front of the audience. 132kg is the weight he'll lift. If he manages to do so he'll reach a total of 242. Get's up and lifts it. That is six lifts out of six. 

15:47 (IST)5 APR 2018

Ezekiel Moses is the next athlete, attempting 130kg. He is the youngest athlete in this competition at just 16. He is able to stand with the weight AAAAAANDDDD he lifts it as well

15:44 (IST)5 APR 2018

Vannara, the Aussie is out for his final attempt. Easy work for him as he lifts 126 kg. He leaves with a total of 236 kg 

15:43 (IST)5 APR 2018

Confiance is out for his final attempt. Huge cheers from the crowd to boost the man from Seychelles. Unfortunately, he is unable to lift. He thanks the crowd with a bow and will depart from the competition without any successful C&J attempts

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Betero will attempt his final lift. Doesn't have the strength to get up and finishes with a total of 210 kg 

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Confiance out straight back for his second attempt. Trying for 125 kg again. His clean was not so clean and he was unable to lift the weight

15:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

Ezekiel Moses comes out. He is attempting 125 kg, his personal best. He matches it. After Moses, Confiance will be out. He will attempt 125kg on his attempt. Confiance never looked confident and is unable to lift

15:36 (IST)5 APR 2018

Maobu is out for his final attempt at this event. He lifts 121 kg

15:35 (IST)5 APR 2018

Betero is out for his second attempt. He lifts 120 kg. 

15:33 (IST)5 APR 2018

Vannara BE is out for his first attempt. He lifts 120 kg easily 
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