Commonwealth Games 2018: Para Powerlifting Women's Lightweight, India's Sakina Khatun fighting for Gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 10, 2018 11:26 IST

The event starts at 10:00 am at the Carrara Sports Arena 1


11:26 (IST)10 APR 2018

That's it from us here folks.There's plenty more Indian action at the 2018 Commonwealth Games today.

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11:25 (IST)10 APR 2018

So we've come to the end of the Women's Lightweight competition in the Para Powerlifting.

Here are the final results!!

GOLD: Esther Oyema, Nigeria - 141.6 points (**World Record)
SILVER: Lucy Ejike, Nigeria - 134.1 points
BRONZE: Zoe Newson, England - 106.1 points

4th. Hellen Kariuki, Kenya - 96 points
5th. Sakina Khatun, India - 93.2 points
6th. Natalia Blake, England - 77.4 points
7th. Kelly Cartwright, Australia - 69.9 points

11:20 (IST)10 APR 2018

Esther Oyema, who has been leading since round 1 is finally successful at 131.0 kg after failing to lift it in her previous attempt. She has now confirmed her gold medal. In the process, the Nigerian has set a new World Record with 141.6 points. 

11:11 (IST)10 APR 2018

Kenya's Kariuki and Nigeria's Ejike both fail their third attempts at 88.0kg and 139.0 kg respectively.

Ejike finishes second while Karuiki remained at 4th and narrowly missed the bronze.

11:10 (IST)10 APR 2018

This time also she's unsuccessful as she cannot complete her 86.0 kg lift. Khatun misses an opportunity to increase her score and she stays in the 5th spot after round 3 as well.

11:09 (IST)10 APR 2018

Sakina Khatun of India comes for her third lift

11:09 (IST)10 APR 2018

England's Zoe Newson, who was having a pretty good run fails in her third lift of 94.0kgs.
She stays at 106.1 points

11:01 (IST)10 APR 2018

Round 3 begins

Natalie Blake and Kelly Cartwright are successful in their respective attempts at 76.0kgs and 64.0kgs

10:57 (IST)10 APR 2018

So that's the end of 2 rounds.
Here are the Top 5

1. Oyema, Nigeria - 135.1 points
2. Ejike, Nigeria - 134.1 pointsp 5
3. Newson, England - 106.1
4. Kariuki, India - 96 points
5. Khatun, India - 93.2 points

10:54 (IST)10 APR 2018

Australia's Kelly Cartwright successfully lifted her 62.0 kgs and has 69.9 points after round 2  

10:53 (IST)10 APR 2018

Leader after round 1, Nigeria's Esther Oyema had a failed second attempt at 131.0 kgs. The other Nigerian in the fray, Lucy Ejike also failed her second lift at 139.0 kgs.

10:51 (IST)10 APR 2018

The English duo of Natalie Blake and Zoe Newson complete their respective second attempts successfully. 

Newson currently has 106.1 points after lifting 91.0 kgs while her compatriot lifted 74.0 kgs.  

10:45 (IST)10 APR 2018

Next up is India's Sakina Khatun, who has set a weight of 85.0kg for her second attempt. 

However, she is unsuccessful and it remains to be seen if she can turn around her fortunes in the next attempt at 89.0 kg.

10:44 (IST)10 APR 2018

Hellen Karuiki fails her second attempt of 85.0 kg 

10:43 (IST)10 APR 2018

Here's the top 5 after round 1

1. Oyema, Nigeria - 135.1 points
2. Ejike, Nigeria - 134.1 points
3. Newson, England - 102.6 points
4. Kariuki, Kenya - 96.0 points
5. Khatun, India - 93.2 points

All athletes were successful in their respective first attempts

10:39 (IST)10 APR 2018

Kenya's Hellen Kariuki is coming in next.

Kariuki is successful in her first lift at 80.0 kg and that gives her 96 points

10:38 (IST)10 APR 2018

The Nigerian duo of Esther Oyema and Lucy Ejike has set audacious targets of 125.0 and 133.0 respectively. 
Both the powerlifters have successfully finished the lift. 
Oyema returned with a score of 135.1 as she finishes at the top after round 1 while Ejike had fruitful returns of 134.1 to stand second in the fray. 

10:15 (IST)10 APR 2018

Natalie Blake, the second English powerlifter in the fray had an average outing, garnering only 71.2 points after lifting 70kgs in her first attempt.

10:13 (IST)10 APR 2018

Sakina makes an attempt from rack height 11 and has set 82.0 kg for her first round.
Khatun completes her first lift to score 93.2 and looks in a good position.

10:12 (IST)10 APR 2018

Here comes the only Indian in the fray, Sakina Khatun shouldering all Indian hopes in this event

10:11 (IST)10 APR 2018

Australia's Kelly Cartwright went in next. She has set a weight of 58 for her first from rack height 10. 
She is successful in her attempt as well and scores 63.3 in her first round

10:08 (IST)10 APR 2018

The first contestant to go up is England's Zoe Newson. Newson attempts to lift 88.0 after choosing rack height 1 in her first round.

She successfully lifts the weight to return with a top-notch score of 102.6.

09:36 (IST)10 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Para Powerlifting in Women's Lightweight category which will see India's Sakina Khatun. Stay tuned for updates!

So unlike the normal Weightlifting competition, here in the Para Powerlifting, the athletes are awarded points for each lift based on a combination of body weight and the weight they have lifted because there are athletes from different weight categories

09:35 (IST)10 APR 2018

Sakina Khatun, the 28-year-old powerlifter who hails from Bangalore, Karnataka will be seen representing India in the event. She won a bronze medal in  Powerlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She will be looking to win the gold medal this time around.

India starting the 6th day with hopes of winning many more medals just as they did yesterday. In shooting, India's Gagan Narang & Chain Singh qualified for the finals of the 50m Rifle Prone Men's Qualification. Annu Singh and Heena Sidhu following suit and reaching the Finals of Women's 25m Pistol Finals. Meanwhile, the Indian Men's Hockey team confirmed their spot in the Semifinals beating Malaysia in the morning and reaching the top of the table with 7 points.The Women's squash team of Dipika & Joshna won against Pakistan 2-1 in the morning.

The fifth day was also a very successful one for India. Shooting has been India's second most successful event in the Games after weightlifting.

Gold medals for India came in Table Tennis, Shooting, and Badminton on Day 5. Weightlifter Pardeep Yadav started Day 5 winning a Silver medal in Weightlifting Men's 105kg category. Indian Men's Table Tennis repeated what their Female colleagues had done a day before by claiming Gold as well. In shooting, Jitu Rai won Gold in the 10m Air Pistol event. Om Mitharwal won Bronze in the same event. In Badminton, India's Mixed Team won Gold yesterday defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the final.
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