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Commonwealth Games 2018: India’s Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja shine despite no physios 

Gold medalist, Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium after the Weightlifting Women’s 48kg Final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Indian weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja on Thursday delivered the medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, despite not having their preferred staff members with them. Weightlifters Chanu and Gururaja made India proud by winning a gold and a silver medal respectively, and Chanu even went on to establish a Games record for snatch, clean and jerk and the overall weightlift. Although they are happy to have clinched medals for their country, both Chanu and Gururaja are unhappy that their physiotherapists weren’t allowed to travel with them to the Gold Coast. “I don’t have a physio with me here in…

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