CWG 2018: India's golden moments at Gold Coast | Highlights


The mother of three and now politician in India made a successful return to the ring at a major multi-sports event on Saturday. Nehwal had won her first gold in CWG 2010 in Delhi. This is India's seventh medal in boxing.

"This is for Australia", said Wilson, who admitted he had got the idea from countryman Kelvin Kerkow's bare-chested jig of joy after winning bowls gold at the 2006 Melbourne Games.

Scotland, meanwhile, are seventh, having racked up 41 medals so far.

"Willpower, mentally strong", she said, asked how she coped with it. Incentives to athletes, like out of turn promotions, increments, off-season training, 330 days special Casual Leave for outstanding athletes, three to four camps followed by tournament exposure have paid rich dividends, she said.

Prior to the CWG, midfielder Manpreet Singh had promised to bring home atleast a medal from the Games while ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh had stated that they are the best team that can offer Australia a challenge for the gold.

"We're now looking forward to welcoming back our riders as they kick on with their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics in just over two years' time".

The women's 4x400m relay team of Sonia Baishya, M Poovamma Raju, Laxmanbhai Gayakwad Saritaben and Hima Das finished seventh in their event. It was a rare meet for the Jamaicans, who didn't pick up any gold in the 100, 200 or 4×100 relays - Yohan Blake's men's team was third in the one-lap relay and Elaine Thompson's women's team was second.

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England sit in second in the medal table, with 99 medals in total, while neighbours Wales have recorded their best ever haul at an overseas Commonwealth Games. Not that star Australia centre Liz Cambage was around to see the finish.

But the veteran Malay blew him away in the next two games as Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 in an hour and five minutes.

When the marks came through Dixon was short by 1.60 points.

Lartey who is participating in his third Commonwealth Games says he owes his victory primarily to his coach.

Mary, a five-time world champion, defeated Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland by a unanimous 5:0 verdict to take the title in probably her final Commonwealth Games campaign.

New Zealand led 3-0 before the Australians scored with 12 minutes left. Korey Jarvis of Canada got the silver while Pakistan's Tayab Raza took the bronze. Johnson, however failed to clinch the podium spot as he completed the race on the fifth spot.

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