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Commonwealth Games Day 1: Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal, P Gururaja clinches silver

Commonwealth Games 2018: Day 1 at Gold Coast belonged to weightlifters as Mirabai Chanu won gold, while P Gururaja won silver.

Mirabai Chanu in action on Day 1 of Commonwealth Games

Mirabai Chanu created history as she won the first gold for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in the women's weightlifting 48 kg category. On her way to CWG gold medal, the Manipuri girl also broke the CWG record in Snatch, and the CWG record in Clean and Jerk and the overall weightlifting record at CWG! (Source: PTI)

Mirabai Chanu with her gold medal at Gold Coast

Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 86 kg in Snatch and 110 kg in Clean and Jerk to get a total weightlift of 196 kg, on the way to her gold medal. (Source: Screengrab/SonyLiv)

Mirabai Chanu during a Snatch at weightlifting event

Mirabai Chanu also surpassed her previous best of 194 kg (109 kg in clean-and-jerk and 85 kg) which she had achieved in World Championship last year in USA. (Source: PTI)

Mirabai Chanu at the podium with medallists

With Mirabai Chanu claiming the gold medal, Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes, who lifted 155 kg, clinched the Bronze medal while Mauritius' Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa won the silver with a total lift of 170 kg. (Source: PTI)

P Gururaja poses with his silver medal

Earlier, Indian weightlifter P Gururaja also lifted the silver medal for India in Men's 56 kg weightlifting event. (Source: PTI)

P Gururaja in action at Commonwealth Games 2018

P Gururaja lifted a total of 249 kg with 111 kg in Snatch and 138 kg in Clean-and-Jerk on the way to podium finish. (Source: PTI)

P Gururaja with other medallists at the podium.

Only Malaysia's Izhar Ahmad could better P Gururaja's total weightlift as he lifted 261 kg (117kg +144kg) to clinch gold. Sri Lanka's Chaturanga Lakmal won the silver with a total lift of 248 kg (114kg + 134kg) (Source: PTI)

India's badminton squad good off to a good start.

Indian shuttlers also had a good day after they defeated their Sri Lankan and Pakistan counterparts in the mixed-team badminton event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Kidambi Srikanth won his tie.

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth looked in good touch against Pakistan's Murad Ali in the men's singles in mixed team event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Pranaav Chopra and Chirag Shetty worked hard for their win.

Pranaav Chopra and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty secured a win but had to toil hard in their encounter. (Source: Reuters)

Saina Nehwal looked in good touch.

Saina Nehwal began her campaign at the Gold Coast with a comprehensive win. She was particularly ruthless against her opponent Sri Lankan Madushika Dilrukshi, beating her 21-8, 21-4. (Source: PTI)

Cycling.

India also drew a blank in cycling as both the men’s and women’s team crashed out of the event. While the women’s team came sixth, the men’s team finished seventh. (Source: Reuters)