Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Bajrang Punia (65kg) was the lone Gold-medallist but it was nonetheless an admirable haul of four medals by Indian grapplers on the second day of Commonwealth Games' wrestling competition here on Friday. "That is hard to say, but I will try", said Kom, who is already older than most of her opponents.

"My dreams are not fulfilled yet because (no) Olympic gold medal", she said. "I" ll always remember that".

"We're shattered", Australia coach Tim Walsh said afterwards, making no attempt to disguise the pain of defeat. "That is just a God given gift she is born with", he had said. He had won his Asian Games gold in 2010 in the lightweight 60kg category. "I am so glad to have made history again, it is a special feeling to win something that is a milestone medal".

Two of either an unsportsmanlike or technical foul lead to an automatic ejection for the game. Canada lost 74-58 to New Zealand in the bronze-medal match.

In men's hockey, the Kookaburras outdid New Zealand 2-0 to continue a 20-year gold medal streak at the Games.

Despite the cooler weather, children of all ages were keen to give different sports a go on Saturday.

Scotland's Robbie Simpson claimed bronze after compatriot Hawkins' misfortune in the marathon, but the country's basketball team missed out on a podium finish on the Gold Coast.

Australia now leads the medal tally with 161, followed by England with 91 and India with 35.

Saina Nehwal had a 21-18, 23-21 win over Venkata Pusarla in an-all India final to collect her second Commonwealth Games singles gold. And now we have a chance to play Australia, in Australia, for gold.

"I remember the treble in Barcelona when they put that goal in". Korey Jarvis of Canada got the silver while Pakistan's Tayab Raza took the bronze.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said.

Kidambi said he'd be a better player for the experience of his first Commonwealth Games.

She received plenty of tactical help during the race from her five fellow Australians. She was able to convert her aggression into points, going into the mid-break of the first game with a handy 11-6 lead.

However, Lartey's performance in the division ties him at third place together with England's Luke McCormack who lost to Namibian Jonas Jonas in the second semifinal bout.

Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies stunned Jamaica's hot favourite Yohan Blake by taking gold and silver in the men's 100m - the first time South Africa has won the blue riband event.

  • Zachary Reyes


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