Laishsram Monika Devi, a silver medallist at Melbourne in the 69 kg class, won the bronze in the women's 75 kg category of the weightlifting competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex here on Saturday.

The Indian claimed the medal on lesser body weight than Cameroon's Madias Dodo Nzesso Ngake, after both lifted a total of 216.

The gold went to Hadiza Zakari of Nigeria, who in grabbing the top honours, set new records in all three categories. Canada's

Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau took silver. Hadiza lifted 110 in snatch and 129 in clean and jerk for a total of 239.

Marie-Eve had a total lift of 225.

The snatch record was bettered four times, the clean and jerk record was broken twice and the total mark registered three changes. This was Canada's first silver and India's fourth bronze medal in this competition.

Faauliuli claims gold

Faavae Faauliuli of Samoa claimed the country's first-ever gold medal in any sport in the Commonwealth Games' men's 94 kg event.

Faauliuli lifted 192 kg in his final clean and jerk attempt and denied Scotland's Peter Kirkbride who was in the first place till then. The Samoan had a total lift of 334 kg.

Kirkbride won silver with 333 kg and Nigerian Benedict Uloko claimed the bronze with 332.

Pre-event favourite Nick Roberts of Canada lifted only two of his six attempts to finish fifth. Nigerian Okoli Chukwuka was an early leader after the snatch event, thanks to his 145 kg lift, but he failed miserably in the clean and jerk to go out of contention.

Pakistan's Shuja-ud-din Malik, the winner of gold medal in the 85 kg division at Melbourne, failed to finish in the 94 kg event.

The main electronic scoreboard at the weightlifting venue went off for about seven minutes at a crucial time. In the process, as many as six records tumbled and the spectators had no clue of the goings on.

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