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Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifting Men's 77kg, India's Ragala Venkata Rahul fighting for Gold, Live Updates

The event starts at 2 pm.
Updated: 07 April 2018 16:38 IST - Published: 07 April 2018 12:56 IST
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Thanks for joining us for another successful outing in the Weightlifting...
We bid you goodbye for now.

Stay tuned to all of the Indian action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with Sportskeeda's live blogs
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INDIA'S 4th GOLD!!!

For those of you just tuning in, we are just wrapping things up

Venkat Rahul Ragala has just claimed Gold in the Men's 85kg category

India's fourth gold medal overall
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The competition in the end boiled down to the two favourites - India's Venkat Ragala and Samoa's Don Opeloge, but the Indian triumphed in the end
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It's India's 2nd gold medal from Weightlifting today after Sathish Sivalingam's triumph earlier in the Men's 77kg category.

It's India's fourth gold medal overall at the Games, all four have come from Weightlifting
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Ragala beats Opeloge for GOLD... Another GOLD medal from WEIGHTLIFTING for India

FINAL PODIUM FINISH
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GOLD FOR INDIA!!!

Venkat Ragala has claimed Gold in the Men's 85kg after an intense battle with Samoa's Don Opeloge
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OH NO! OH NO!

Opeloge 
completed the Clean, but the bar seemed to slip from his grasp and the gold eludes him
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BATTLE FOR GOLD

IF Opeloge does this, he will take gold
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NO LIFT FOR RAGALA

The Indian fails with his final lift of 191 kg and leaves the door open for the Samoan
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BATTLE FOR GOLD

Ragala 
is out for this third lift to put the result beyond doubt..


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Cameroon's Nkoh also fails in his quest for bronze

Which means it will be Malaysia's Mohdad who takes bronze
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Fiji's Rainibogi tries to go for a new personal best and take the bronze, but he can't manage it


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That was Opeloge's first failed lift in the competition
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Here comes Samoa's Opeloge

Going for 188 kg to take the lead

Oh! Oh!

He completes the lift, but he's got 2 red lights and the lift has been ruled out for a bent right elbow

NO LIFT

That's a bad error from the Samoan 
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Ragala out for his second lift...

Crucial lift this and he nails it at 187 kg

He now has a 7 kg lead over Opeloge for 1st place

Standings
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But hang on... Cameroon's Donald Nkoh has just come back with a massive lift of 187 kg and he is just 2 kg off bronze with one lift to go
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TOP 5 as of now...

Standings
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Malaysia's Mohdad is out for his final lift

What a fantastic series of lifts this has been from Mohdad..

He completes an impressive set of Clean & Jerks and finishes with a total of 328 kg to cement bronze
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That's the TOP 5 right now... India in GOLD, Samoa in SILVER
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ACED!

Ragala completes 182 kg to take the lead and puts the pressure on Opeloge
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Ragala is in

He's going for 182 kg for his first attempt in the Clean & Jerk
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That takes Mohdad into 2nd
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Malaysia's Mohdad, currently in 4th, is going for 181 kg in his second attempt

And it's another impressive lift from the Malaysian... he's been very good in the Clean & Jerk
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It's almost time for India's Venkat Ragala to go
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No problem for Don

Opeloge 
does 180 and takes the lead outright with a total of 331 kg

That pushes Anyalewechi to 2nd
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Here comes Samoa's Don Opeloge

He initially had set his first lift for 185 kg, but has come in at 180 kg
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Cameroon's Donald Nkoh does a very strong first lift at 180 kg

He goes to a total of 320 kg with that lift
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The Nigerian is back for his final attempt... he's taking his time and manages to complete his lift.

He's super emotional after that... falls to his knees to kiss the podium

That was 177 kg and Anyalewechi finishes with a total score of 324 kg
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It's the Nigerian, Anyalewechi coming out.. How's that leg doing?

No, he can't do it, fails at 177 kg  and he goes off limping again... That could be a blow to his medal chances
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Amoah back for his third and final attempt... Can he get back in the race?

Yes, he can. He lifts 176 kg which now puts him in second with 321 kg
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Anyalewechi is now in the lead with 323 kg
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Nigeria's Michael Anyalewechi walks out with purpose... he was 3rd remember in the Snatch

And he gets his first lift of 176 kg. Gets one red light, but two whites and the lift is good..

However he's gone down on his way back and he's on the ground... looks like cramp
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Ghana's Amoah is looking to hit back...

The Clean looked tough and it felt like he didn't have enough in the legs to push the weight up. Fails with his second attempt
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Mohdad takes the lead with a total score of 320 kg
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Malaysia's Mohdad who was 4th in the Snatch now going for his first attempt in the Clean & Jerk

Going for 175 kg... and he does it easy
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Canada's Marineau going for 174 kg now...

It looked a bit of a strain, but he does it...the Canadian goes third with a total of 312 kg
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Ranibogi is back for his 2nd attempt at 173

This time, it's a better Clean and he manages the Jerk well too...

Completes 173
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He couldn't manage the Clean itself properly and that was just a struggle all round...

No lift
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173 kg now being set on the bar...

And it's going to be Fiji's Taniela Ranibogi attempting it
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Ghana's Christian Amoah is going for 170 kg in his first attempt...

Completes it and moves ahead of Marineau
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It's a strong lift from Marineau

He takes over at the top with 168 kg and a total of 306
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Canada's Mathieu Marineau is coming out for his first Clean & Jerk attempt

He did 138 kg in the Snatch
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Elesin out for his final attempt, but the Australian cannot do it...

Fails at 162 kg

It's going to be 161 in the Clean & Jerk for a total score of 301 kg
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Australia's Elesin on for his second attempt...

He was staggering to hold it, but he manages it in the end... 161 kg done


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He does it and he's ecstatic as the crowd applaud his efforts...

Collier finishes with a total score of 290 kg 
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He's going for 160 kg, up 4 kilos from his previous lift
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England's Alex Collier in action...

He's finished two attempts and he's having a discussion with his coach for the final attempt
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Australia's Boris Elesin attempting 156 kg on his first...

His coach shouts, "Breathe", and the Aussie listens to him and successfully lifts 156
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For those of you wondering when we'll see India's Venkat Ragala,

He's set the weight for his opening lift in the Clean & Jerk at 185 kg. 

Samoa's Don Opeloge has also set the same weight. So it's going to be neck-and-neck between those two