Wrestler Sushil Kumar bags third straight CWG gold
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 13, 2018,
Apr 13, 2018, 14:43
Not only did Georgia-Mae achieve a gold medal, but she has also accomplished a silver medal after competing alongside the England's gymnastic team. He won bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympics becoming the first Indian to win a wrestling medal at the Olympics since 1952.
Amateur wrestler Hanru Botha's hopes of winning gold in the 74-kilogram category were short-lived with former world champion Sushil Kumar of India outclassing the South African to win his third consecutive title.
The table tennis team won silver medal after losing to their Indian counterparts at the final.
# 09:39 IST: Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala created history by winning gold in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. She finished second to Sawant with a combined score of 455.7 for her maiden CWG medal.
Kiran had started her campaign by defeating Danielle Sino Guemde of Cameroon by technical superiority.
In badminton, the Indian contingent will play the quarterfinals, whereas the Indian men's hockey team will take on New Zealand in the semi-finals. The Indian duo got the better of Candian by 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5 and will now see themselves with their counterparts Sathiyan and Manika in the semis.
Commonwealth Games security
A young athlete burst into tears after she stacked at the hurdles and smashed her Commonwealth Games dream.
Games officials said race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi and triple jumper Rakesh Babu were found to have a syringe in their room in the athletes' village on the Gold Coast.
Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin said triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi had been banned from the Games and ordered to return home immediately.
Bajrang came up with an awe inspiring performance to win all his bouts by technical superiority and enter the summit clash of the men's 65 kilogram category in style.
Host country Australia is still leading in the medals standings on 63 gold, 46 silver and 47 bronze.