Silver medal keeps Nauru's Comm Games streak alive

Canada women team pursuit Commonwealth Games

The debutant duo of Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals, continuing Indian boxers' fine preliminary run at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday.

Najma Parveen came last in 200 meter race.

Madeena Zafar and Faiza Zafar were beaten by India's Joshna Chinappa and Deepika Pallikal Karthik in Squash women's double. She had only been doing the one-arm fly in preparation for Rio so she had to retrain the two-arm in a short period of time. India's tally in the 2018 Commonwealth Games now stands at 10 gold, four silver and five bronze. 17-year-old Satwiksairaj Rankireddy combined with the 2010 women's doubles gold medallist Ashwini Ponnappa to clinch an unexpected win over the Rio silver medallists Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying in a thrilling three-game duel, that set the tone for the rest of the tie.

While the men's table tennis team, spearheaded by Achanta Sharath Kamal, thrashed Nigeria 3-0 in the final, the mixed badminton team outplayed three-time defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final, as India overtook Canada in the medal table with 19 medals in total, including 10 gold.

The Nigerian team had won a bronze medal at the previous edition in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stefan Ritter in the kilo time trial at the Commonwealth Games
Stefan Ritter in the kilo time trial at the Commonwealth Games

India won the other shooting gold, with Heena Sidhu taking the women's 25-meter pistol. In an attempt to win the gold, Gurdeep tried his hands at 218kg but failed to lift in his third attempt and finished fourth.

Sprinter Anas entered the final of the men's 400 metre event, finishing first in the semifinal, heat 3, clocking 45.44 sec with a reaction time of 0.132 ahead of Jamaica's Rusheen Mcdonald. Solanki faces Papua new Guinea's Charles Keama while Kaushik squares off against England's European championships bronze medallist Calum French. After 12 long years, the men's Table Tennis team has won a gold at the Commonwealth Games.

England diver Tom Daley has withdrawn from the 10-meter platform because of a recurring hip injury. Twelve years later, the player has guided his team to win another gold medal in TT in Gold Coast, Australia.

Hubbard competed in weightlifting events as a man - Gavin Hubbard - until beginning a transition to female aged 35.

Daley, a former world champion in the platform and bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics, said he was "devastated" to have to withdraw from the individual competition. "It's not really easy getting a medal around your neck but it's worth all the hard work and the hard training". Local media reported that McComb had been drinking with friends when he was removed from the nightclub, and police were called when McComb tried to re-enter the club.

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