Punam Yadav on Sunday clinched gold in women’s 69 kg weightlifting in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games on day 5. This is India’s fifth gold gold medal at the games.
Punam lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) to beat England’s Sarah Davies – her closest competitor – to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games.
She won Bronze at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
On day 5 India stand at no 4 in medal tally with 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze taking total to 7. Meanwhile, Australia is at no 1, England 2nd and Canada stands at 3.