Another morning and another bit of glory for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Australia as India extend her medals tally to 13 with weightlifter Pardeep Singh settling for a silver in a close thriller in men's 105 kg category on Monday.
He began with a lift of 200kg but with Mao lifting 206 kg in his second attempt, Pradeep attempted an audacious 209kg but the 2:1 verdict in his favor was later overturned. In the men's 94kg weightlifting event, Vikas lifted a total of 351kg - 159kg in snatch and 192kg in clean and jerk - to equal his personal best. But the second half saw her struggle, after a good first lift of 118 kg. While the Samoan then lifted 206 kg, the Indian hesitantly attempted the lift as the judges ruled it out.
His second attempt at 209kg was declared invalid by the jury despite getting the judges' nod as his elbow had pressed out. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp.
In the men's 94kg event, Vikas cleared 152 kg easily in his opening attempt in the snatch to shoot into the lead.
Ghana's Forrester Christopher Osei however, successfully lifted 153 kg immediately after to take pole position.
Kari could only manage 154 kg in the snatch.
The previous clean and jerk record at the CWG was created by Australia's Kiril Kounev at the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lift of 333kg, in the 85kg category.