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March 16, 2006

Commonwealth Games 2006 - Day 1

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Lifter Kunjarani Devi celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 48 kg category at the 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne on Thursday.

Kunjarani created a Games record with an overall lift of 166 kg, which included 72kg in snatch and 94kg in the clean and jerk.

A major change for the 2006 Games is that medals will be available in the total category only for each weight division, as opposed to medals for the snatch, clean and jerk and overall. This system of medal distribution applied at the Games from 1950 to 1986.


Photographs: Getty Images

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