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I Was Nearly Dropped From Commonwealth Games - Ghana's Only Medal Winner

15 April 2018, 05:33 | Charlene Valdez

I Was Nearly Dropped From Commonwealth Games - Ghana's Only Medal Winner

Indian officials have vowed to launch an appeal against the decision to throw triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi out of the Commonwealth Games

India's Gaurav Solanki holds his gold medal during the medal ceremony for the men's 52kg boxing event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast.

- Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Heena Sidhu won two gold and two silver medals for India. Solanki won the final 4-1 on a split decision.

All seven wrestlers from the RSPB won medals and came back with a 100 per cent strike rate, including five gold medals won by Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware, Sumit Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik and Kiran Bishnoi bagging a bronze each.

Neeraj Chopra scripted history by becoming the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final. The Indian lost the third round but did just enough in the first two to walk away with a gold medal on debut at the Games.

"If I am still super-fit in another year I will try", she added of another tilt at a maiden Olympic gold.

"My dreams are not fulfilled yet because (no) Olympic gold medal", she said. PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will face each other in CWG badminton final at Gold Coast. The 35-year-old has won an Olympic bronze medal, five world championship titles, five Asian Championships, Asian Games gold and Asian Indoor Games gold, many national and worldwide tournaments. This is India's seventh medal in boxing.

Home nation Australia completed a clean sweep of the golds in all four road cycling events on the Gold Coast.


Ashwini, however, failed to grab a bronze medal in the mixed doubles partnering Satwik, even as H.S. Prannoy suffered defeat in the men's singles bronze-medal playoff.

In the evening session, Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim the third gold for India.

However, luck was not on side of either Amit or Manish, both of whom went down in split verdicts.

Saina had won the first game comfortably but she was made to work for the title in the second game.

Our Aussie divers picked up a swag of medals at the Diving at Optus Aquatic Centre, starting with the Men's duo of Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey who came third in the Synchronised 10m Platform.

Kaushik lost 2:3 to Harry Garside of Australia in a hard-fought final. As Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to injury, Sumit Malik won the gold in the 125 kg category.



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