June 25, 2022
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 News Weightlifting

2018 CWG gold-medalist Punam Yadav attacked in Varanasi

2018 CWG gold-medalist Punam Yadav attacked in Varanasi

Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav, who picked a gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, has filed a complaint to police after she was attacked Rohaniya area of Varanasi. It is been determined that Punam was at her aunt’s house when one of their neighbours attacked the Commonwealth champion following an argument with them in Rohaniya.

Punam brought laurels to the country as she won the top honours competing in the women’s 69kg weightlifting at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She lifted 100 kg in snatch and 122 kg in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 222kg ahead of England’s Sarah Davies (217 kg) and Fiji’s Apolonia Vaivai (216 kg).

In 2014, Yadav clinched a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2014 Glasgow Games and she went two steps better to clinch a gold in this edition.

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