Current Affairs India - 25 July 2014

1. Indian Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita wins India's first gold at Commonwealth Games. Khumukcham Sanjita and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women's 48kg weightlifting yesterday.


Sanjita won with a total lift of 173kg (77+96) while Mirabai grabbed the silver with a cumulative effort of 170 kg (75+95). Sanjita's total of 173kg missed the Games record, held the name of 2010 CWG gold winner Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo (175kg effort) by two kilograms.


Sukhen Dey won gold in the 58 kg men's category in weightlifting. The 25-year-old Dey lifted a total of 248kg after trailing at the halfway snatch stage, but came back strongly in clean and jerk to win the gold. With this India won 2 Gold 3 Silver and 2 Bronze at Commonwealth Games yesterday.