Commonwealth Games: England’s Jack Oliver wins silver in the men’s -77kg weightlifting

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Jack Oliver bettered his fourth position at Glasgow 2014
2018 Commonwealth Games
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April
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Jack Oliver won Commonwealth Games silver for England in the men’s -77kg weightlifting on the Gold Coast.

The 27-year-old, who led the competition after the snatch, posted a total of 312kg to improve on in his fourth place at Glasgow 2014.

India’s Sathish Kumar Sivalingam took gold, finishing on 317kg, as Australia’s Francois Etoundi won bronze for a second straight Games.

England’s Zoe Smith competes at 05:00 BST in the women’s -63kg final.

Oliver finished 10th at the 2016 Olympics with a total of 310kg and came into the competition in Australia as one of the favourites for gold.

He led the competition by one kilogram at the half-way stage having snatched 145kg, before posting 167kg in the clean and jerk.

Oliver had his final lift of 171kg overturned by the judges, but Sivalingam eased to gold with a 173kg lift on his second attempt.

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