Several athletes would be on the scene going for gold in all disciplines in the 21st Commonwealth Games, with team Ghana targeting at least five gold medals at the end of the competition that would run till 15th April, 2018. Gururaja is a low-ranking Indian Air Force employee and a son of a truck driver.
Just to note that the most recent Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. Chanu managed to lift 196kg (86kg+110kg) in a remarkable effort.
At first, things didn't seem easy for Gururaja as he failed to lift the weight of 138 kg in the first two attempts.
His 144 in the clean and jerk secured the record and an unbeatable lead, and he celebrated with a jig and a jog around the lifting area with the Malaysian flag.
Muhammad Aznil Bidin of Malaysia won the gold medal with a lift of 288kg.
Morea Baru of Papua New Guinea claimed silver with a lift of 286kg while the bronze medal was won by Talha Talib of Pakistan who did 283kg.
But Saurav Ghosal's shock 2-3 defeat to Jamaica's Chris Binnie came as a massive shocker even though Harinder Pal Sandhu and Vikram Malhotra won their respective opening matches. "The medals for the last three years have been rotating among the three of us", Gururaja observed.
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Guernsey's Josh Lewis said he was unhappy with his performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games triathlon.
The first quarter saw India struggle to build attacks as their passing was rusty, and the Welsh played with high intensity to spring a surprise for India.
But there was controversy in the outdoor Southport pool when defending champion Ben Proud of England was disqualified from the men's 50m butterfly heats for a false start.
Joanna showed tremendous perseverance as she caught up with six strong competitors in the final leg of the race, allowing her to win her very first Commonwealth Games medal and Canada's first medal at the Games.
The men's team got the better of Northern Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago thrashing them both 3-0 while the women's team defeated Sri Lanka and Wales 3-0, 3-1 respectively.
Abdul Wahid Omar, a member of Ghana's national amateur boxing team - The Black Bombers - lost 5:0 to Aussie Garside in a Round of 32 clash.