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No physios, no problems for Indian weightlifters

Gold Coast: Indian weightlifters delivered the medals on Thursday but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records on Thursday to claim India's first gold of the ongoing edition, while P Gururaja (56kg) overcame a few nervy minutes to clinch a silver in the men's competition.
The colour of their medals might have been different but one thing common to their performances was that neither of them had a physio by their side to take care of their aches and niggles during a demanding day.
"I don't have a physio with me here in the competition. He was not allowed here. I did not get enough treatment coming into the competition. There is nobody, we did tell officials but nothing happened," Chanu said after her record-breaking gold-winning that earned her a massive ovation from the fans here.
"I had requested that my physio be allowed but he has not been allowed. But we are helping each other," she added with smile.
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