Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018

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Indian weightlifter P Gururaja bags silver in the 56kg category of weightlifting on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018. Gururaja, a low-ranking Indian Air Force employee, is a quintessential Indian sports story of huge hardships and just a tiny bit of luck.

There was some controversy in the morning qualifying when world champion Ben Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday and lost an appeal against the decision.

India tried to force Wales to defend in most of the final quarter as drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur's Penalty Corner attempt was also blocked in the 49th minute.

In his clean and jerk moment, the lifter opted for 138kgs and some nervy moment saw Poojary failing in his first two attempts. Once she had completed the total lift of 196kg, she broke into a wide smile.

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The gold medal was won by Muhammad Aznil Bidin of Malaysia who lifted 288kg.

Henri Schoeman left England's Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, the Olympic gold and silver-medallists, trailing as the South African won the men's triathlon ahead of Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle.

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"It wasn't the best match to play from the first point. It was too heavy for me", he further added.

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Besides Cheptegei, Uganda will also look to win Commonwealth Games medals from Solomon Munyo Mutai who won a marathon silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in China, in-form U-20 World Cross Country champion Jacob Kiplimo and the five boxers.

In the women's tie, India thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0.

Both SA hockey teams got off to wobbly starts in their first pool matches, with the women's side falling 2-0 to a fancied England outfit and the men's squad going down in a 4-2 defeat to Scotland.

The event is scheduled to run from April 4-15.

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