Punam Yadav adds to India’s gold rush at 2018 Commonwealth Games
India’s Punam Yadav won the country’s fifth gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as she won the women’s 69kg gold medal in Gold Coast on Sunday. A Railway employee, Punam is not used to showing emotions, except in the moments when she lifted the barbell off the floor. She made no attempt to disguise the enormous nervous energy that she unleashed when she stepped on the platform. And yet, it was her relieved smile that will stay etched in the mind after a surprise challenge from England’s Sarah Davies fell through in the end.