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Rio Olympics 2016 Weightlifting 77 kg, Sathish Sivalingam: Live updates

Despite putting in a valiant effort, Sathish Sivalingam couldn't do enough to put himself in medal contention
Updated: 11 August 2016 05:09 IST - Published: 10 August 2016 17:35 IST
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Update - After all the Group A action, Sathish Sivalingam has been placed at 11th spot in the 77kgs category in weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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That's it from the weightlifting arena then. You can tune in to the Indian women's hockey team in action now. Dipika Kumari up later. 

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The Group A action is still to come later tonight and so none of these lifters are assured a medal. But it is likely that either or both of Colombia's Caicedo and Spain's Mata will get to the podium.

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He was one of the more impressive lifters on display, and for a few precious minutes, he also had us believing in the impossible.

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Sathish is out of contention for the medals, but what a show this was!

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Sathish has lifted 185 before. Should he have stuck to 185? What do you think?

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Sathish's score - 329. 3rd placed Mueller's score - 332. If Sathish had gone for 185 kgs instead of 186, he still would have drawn ahead of Mueller into 3rd spot.

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And as expected, Caicedo lifts 191 kgs on his first attempt with ease, drawing ahead past the rest of the field into 1st place. Sathish has dropped down to 4th.

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He's still at 3rd spot though. However, the Colombian's presence is like a spectre hanging over all other lifters. Everybody knows there is one clear favourite for top spot in this group.

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Amazing effort from the 24-year-old. But he just couldn't do it. 181 remains his best lift from Clean and Jerk. Finishes with a total score of 329.

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No!!!!!!! Sathish cannot complete that. 

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Mueller has failed in his attempt at 185 meanwhile, which means that a successful lift for Sathish guarantees him 3rd place.

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Can he do it?

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Sathish steps up to lift what he has not lifted before!

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The Romanian has bowed out too. Sathish still at 3rd place, but the Colombian yet to step up. Will go for an insane 190 kgs on his first attempt itself.

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Meanwhile, the Indonesian lifter, Deni, has completed all his attempts, and bows out with a score of 323.

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And it's time for the Spanish lifter Mata to step up. Lifts 185 on his first attempt! Him and the Colombian Caicedo look to be on a whole different level from the rest of the field.

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His previous best at Clean and Jerk was 185 kgs. He will go all out here.

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Sathish to go for 186 on his third attempt! He has never lifted this heavy a weight before.

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But more ominously for the India, the Spanish and the Colombian lifter still to come.

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Oh Mueller inches ahead with a successful 181 kg lift. Things are getting real heated up here. Mueller 3 points ahead of Sathish on total score.

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How long will this lead last though?

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Successful! Sathish takes pole position! Score of 329!

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Gunning for 181 kgs on his second attempt. Sathish is cranking it up by more than a few notches here!

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Mueller on 328 is currently the only lifter ahead of Sathish's 324.

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Sathish currently at 2nd place but the Spanish Mata and the Romanian Captari still to come in the Clean and Jerk phase.

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Mueller goes for 177. And lifts it. Mueller inches ahead of Sathish.

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Has an assured total score now. Currently on 324. How high can he take this up to?

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And he is successful!

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Sathish will go for a lift of 176 kgs on his first attempt at Clean and Jerk. 

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How things stand currently 

How things stand currently 

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The Indonesian lifter Deni and the Romanian lifter Captari are now ranked below Sathish. How will things change in the Clean and Jerk phase?

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Mueller has a score of 151. So that keeps Sathish at 4th spot after the completion of the Snatch phase.

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Colombian Caicedo has the highest lift in the Snatch. Has a score of 155. Leads the pack at this stage. 

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Mata Perez of Spain has managed to lift 153 kgs. 

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Must move on to the Clean and Jerk phase with a score of 148.

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Oh no! Sathish has failed in his last attempt. 153 kg lift not successful.

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Sathish's successful lifts mean that he will be going for the highest lift of the event in Snatch - 153 kgs - on his third attempt. Only 2 more lifters will attempt for 153 kgs.

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Dumitru Captari of Romania fails to lift 150 kgs in snatch on both his second and third attempt.

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Nico Mueller of Germany has gone for his 3rd attempt at snatch. 150 kgs lifted. 

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First failed lift of the day. Deni of Indonesia fails to lift 149 kgs on his third attempt at snatch.

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Sathish lifts 148 kgs on his second attempt, no problem. Will go for his third lift straightaway.

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However, he needs to pick up in his subsequent attempts to challenge for the first few spots.

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The first rounds of lifts are done. 

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Sathish has posted an entry weight of 330 kg! Odds stacked against him, but he is clearly going all out.

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If the Commonwealth Games are any indication, Sathish has a strong snatch that he can take advantage of. This is his Olympics debut.

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10 minutes or so to go till the lifters get into action. Best of luck Sathish!

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Weightlifters in Group B - (to start later tonight)

Mohamed Mahmoud (EGY)
Nijat Rahimov (KAZ)
Andranik Karapetyan (ARM) 
Chatuphum Chinnawong (THA)
Jon Wi Choe (PRK)
Lu Xiaojun (CHN)
Alexandr Spac (MDA)
Ibrahim Ramadan Ibrahim Abdelbaki (EGY)

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Weightlifters in Group B - 

Nico Mueller (GER)
Deni (INA)
Andres Mauricio Caicedo Piedrahita (COL)
Andres Eduardo Mata Perez (ESP)
Dumitru Captari (ROU)
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam (IND)

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