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Horror Commonwealth Games for SA Hockey

14 April 2018, 11:03 | Melissa Porter

Horror Commonwealth Games for SA Hockey

Commonwealth Games

It stands to reason that any competitor - including Australian boxer Taylah Robertson - has worked damned hard in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

In badminton, Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat to clinch a 21-8, 21-13 win over Canada's Rachel Honderich, while P.V. Sindhu also notched up a comfortable 21-14, 21-17 win over another Canadian, Brittney Tam.

Shreyasi Singh was eliminated from the women's trap finals in fifth position. She's already won the 1,500 here. She won half of India's four golds at the World Cup earlier this year in Guadalajara, the same tournament where Anish was competing, as India topped the medals tally at the end of the World Cup.

Coached by former India star Jaspal Rana, the Haryana lad has been going through a superb run of form in recent months.

"Tonight I'll have a few drinks and maybe a birthday cake", Scanlan said.

Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. She will lift the tricolour together with compatriot Anjum Moudgil who finished second in the same event.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for finalsStar Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday qualified for the finals of his event at the Commonwealth Games after achieving the qualifying mark in just his first throw to finish second in his group. As icing on the birthday cake, she also secured a Commonwealth Games record of 38.

In their 2-3 defeat to New Zealand in the semi-finals, India had attempted eight field goals and took nine penalty corners.

Up to five protesters were arrested and one man was in the hospital following a confrontation with police at an open shopping mall at Broadbeach, which is hosting numerous cultural activities relating to the games.

India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty to play for gold medal after reaching the men's doubles final.

Pooja was defeated by Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final as one of the most promising prospects in Indian wrestling was forced to settle with silver at Gold Coast.

Puja Dhanda won silver and Divya Kakran a bronze in 57kg and 68kg freestyle wrestling respectively.

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