July 31, 2014 1:14 pm

Canada’s Kobaladze wins weightlifting gold at Commonwealth Games

Montreal's George Kobaladze.

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GLASGOW – Montreal’s George Kobaladze has won a gold medal in the men’s 105-plus kilogram weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games.

Kobaladze lifted a Commonwealth Games record total of 400 kilograms – 171 kg in the snatch and 229 kg in the clean and jerk.

Nauru’s Itte Detenamo won silver with a total of 396 kg, while Australia’s Damon Kelly took bronze with 388 kg.

It was Canada’s fourth weightlifting medal (two gold, two bronze) of the Games.

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