He surveyed the prize; walked around it; smelt at it from a safe distance; walked around it again; grew bolder, and took a closer smell; then lifted his lip and made a gingerly snatch at
it, just missing it; made another, and another; began to enjoy the diversion; subsided to his stomach with the beetle between his paws, and continued his experiments; grew weary at last, and then indifferent and absent-minded.
He sacrifices something, that the enemy may snatch at
However, that was not enough to satisfy the Indian and he lifted 146kg to set a new Games record in his third try in snatch at
the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The theft is being linked to a till snatch at
the Maybird shopping centre, Birmingham Road, Stratford, last Wednesday when pounds 400 was taken from a man at a till in Poundstretcher.
Cruikshank, who trains at Bisham Abbey, won a silver and two bronzes in the 1994 Commonwealth Games and also claimed a silver in the 69kg snatch at
Kuala Lumpur four years ago.