Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifting Men's 94kg Final, India's Vikas Thakur fighting for gold, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 08, 2018 12:12 IST

The action begins at 9:30 am at the Carrara Sports Arena 1


12:12 (IST)8 APR 2018

That's it from us for now

Follow all of the action from the Indian contingent at the 2018 CWG Games with Sportskeeda's live blogs 

Until next time, goodbye and have a good Sunday!

12:11 (IST)8 APR 2018

What a competition folks!!

It was just the most amazing comeback from Steven Kari to steal the Gold right at the end

India's Vikas Thakur claims BRONZE

12:10 (IST)8 APR 2018

So it's final

GOLD: Steven Kari, Papua New Guinea (370 kg)
SILVER: Boady Santavy, Canada (369 kg)
BRONZE: Vikas Thakur, India (351 kg)

12:08 (IST)8 APR 2018

He still has one lift left...

12:08 (IST)8 APR 2018

India's Vikas Thakur will get the Bronze

But what a performance that was from Steven Kari of Papua New Guinea!
What a comeback!

12:07 (IST)8 APR 2018

This is probably one of the moment of the Games so far

12:06 (IST)8 APR 2018

Even we can't 

12:06 (IST)8 APR 2018

Canada's Santavy meanwhile has lost it in the training room as he cannot believe what has just happened

12:06 (IST)8 APR 2018

216 kg on the bar...



has lifted 216 kg in the Clean & Jerk and he comes from way back to take the GOLD

12:04 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Kari, the defending champ who doesn't want to give up his Gold without a fight

12:04 (IST)8 APR 2018

Santavy out for his final lift at 206 kg

He's still got a 13 kilo lead over Kari

12:03 (IST)8 APR 2018

Top 3 at the moment

1. Boady Santavy, Canada - 369 kg
2. Steven Kari, Papua New Guinea - 356 kg
3. Vikas Thakur, India - 351 kg

12:01 (IST)8 APR 2018

Kari does 202 kg with ease and he knocks India's VIkas Thakur into Bronze

The defending champion into second with 356 kg overall now

12:01 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Kari... he needs a mind-boggling 215 kg for the Gold

But if he does this lift of 202 kg, he will get the Sliver

12:00 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Santavy going for 201 kg

HE ACES IT!!! That's the Gold medal done and dusted.

The Canadian has put on an absolute clinic here... So IMPRESSIVE!

11:59 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Leuo of Samoa

A must-win now for him, going for 200 kg 

No, he can't do it and since he failed all three lifts, it means Thakur will definitely get a medal. It's either Silver or Bronze

Defending champion Kari of Papua New Guinea is yet to start his Clean & Jerk

11:57 (IST)8 APR 2018

It's a Silver at best for the Indian 

11:57 (IST)8 APR 2018

Vikas Thakur coming out for his final lift

This is to cement his 2nd place, Gold is out of reach

No, he can't do it

So he finishes with a total of 351 kg

That's 13 kilos behind Santavy in Gold

11:56 (IST)8 APR 2018

His right elbow was bent

11:56 (IST)8 APR 2018

Leuo of Samoa is going to try again at 200 kg

Does the CLEAN again and this time he doesn't lose control of the JERK

But hang on, he's got two red lights... So still NO LIFT

11:55 (IST)8 APR 2018

He did the CLEAN, but couldn't get the JERK up

So he can't improve on his score...

11:54 (IST)8 APR 2018

This is a very crucial lift for the Indian

11:54 (IST)8 APR 2018


Vikas going for his second lift at 200 kg

11:53 (IST)8 APR 2018

Samoa's Siaosi Leuo is going to be the first to attempt the 200 kg mark

He's got the Clean and he gets up the Jerk, but he lost control


11:52 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here comes the Canadian, Boady Santavy the leader after the Snatch

He's going for 196 kg... Does it effortlessly

This guy is putting on a show!

he takes the lead with an overall score of 364 kg
Vikas Thakur now in 2nd with 351 kg

11:51 (IST)8 APR 2018

Avtesiyan going for his final lift at 195 kg, currently 2nd overall

A bit of a struggle, but he gets the Clean

But no, he can't get the Jerk

Bows down to all sides of the crowd and he exits with 340 kg overall

11:48 (IST)8 APR 2018

A nice CLEAN and a powerful JERK there from Thakur

It's a good lift, he puts himself in first with a total of 351 kg

11:47 (IST)8 APR 2018


India's Vikas Thakur is coming out

He's going for 192 kg for his first Clean & Jerk attempt

11:46 (IST)8 APR 2018

Avtesiyan of England out for his second lift at 188 kg

And he does it... Well done... Extends the lead with a score of 340 kg

11:44 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Ossei going for 185 kg

Nope, his knees collapsed there and he couldn't manage the Clean itself

He finishes with a total of 333 kg and is currently 2nd

11:43 (IST)8 APR 2018

England's Edmon Avtesiyan does a very nice 184 kg lift on his first Clean & Jerk attempt

Gives the crowd a wink afterwards...

11:41 (IST)8 APR 2018

Of course, the top 5 are yet to come, including India's Vikas Thakur

11:41 (IST)8 APR 2018

Minkoumba of Cameroon out for his last lift, but no he slips

He has to settle for a total score of 317 kg and he's currently in 2nd

11:39 (IST)8 APR 2018

Ossei returns for another crack at 180 kg

The bar was crooked again, but he got it under control and he' done it

11:37 (IST)8 APR 2018

Here's Christopher Ossei of Ghana who seems to have become a crowd favourite

He's going for 180 kg for his first lift

He just didn't get the Clean right... and it's a NO LIFT

11:36 (IST)8 APR 2018

No... no successful lift for Amjad in the Clean & Jerk and he walks back disappointed

11:34 (IST)8 APR 2018

Meanwhile Pakistan's Usman Amjad has failed both his attempts at 175 kg. He has only one attempt left.

11:33 (IST)8 APR 2018

Cameroon's Minkoumba goes one better

He does a 175 kg and he too does a backflip.

Ha..ha He has one more lift left... Hope he didn't hurt himself

11:32 (IST)8 APR 2018

Meanwhile Scotland's Scott Wilson successfully lifts 171 kg and does a standing backflip... Impressive!

11:30 (IST)8 APR 2018

So just an update...

India's Vikas Thakur has set his opening lift at the Clean & Jerk at 195 kg for now
Canada's Boady Santavy, who is leading, has set it at 196 kg

But get this, Samoa's Siaosi Leuo has set it for 200 kg while the Glasgow 2014 champion, Steven Kari of Papua New Guinea has set his weight for 205 kg!!!

Things are heating up

11:27 (IST)8 APR 2018

Sri Lanka's Peters out for his final attempt... at 170 kg

No, he can't do it. He failed his last two lifts there

11:24 (IST)8 APR 2018

Cameroon's Nikoumba does a 170 kg on his first Clean & Jerk

11:24 (IST)8 APR 2018

India's Thakur battling for Gold

Vikas Thakur finished the Snatch in 2nd place. The leading group will be out shortly as we go up the weights

The bar is currently at 170 kg

11:23 (IST)8 APR 2018

Scotland's Wilson comes out for a second try at 166 kg and this time he does it

11:20 (IST)8 APR 2018

Scotland's Scott Wilson going for 166 kg to start his Clean & Jerk

Doesn't get the lift required on the Jerk...

11:19 (IST)8 APR 2018

Sri Lanka's Shanaka Peters comes out for his first lift at 165 kg

And he's successful

11:19 (IST)8 APR 2018

Wales' Joshua Parry after that light-headedness is not going to come back out again

11:17 (IST)8 APR 2018

Uganda's Kalidi Batuusa does a 160 kg lift and he is elated...

But the referees are discussing something and they have ruled it a NO LIFT

That would have been a Personal Best for him

11:13 (IST)8 APR 2018

Ok... a bit of a worrying moment...

Wales' Joshua Parry just collapsed after failing his lift

He's fine, but initially it looked a little worrying... 

He still has two more lifts left, will he come back?

11:10 (IST)8 APR 2018

Just to recap

India's Thakur is currently in the Silver medal position after the Snatch
Canadian Boady Santavy has a 9 kilo lead over him for the Gold at the moment

Santavy has set his opening lift in the Clean & Jerk at 196 kg, a kilo more than Thakur
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