Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Commonwealth Games: Ghana Wins First Medal

Commonwealth Games: Ghana Wins First Medal

She becomes the first Nigerian wrestler to win two Commonwealth Games gold medals having also triumphed in the 53kg event at Glasgow 2014.

England pair Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform final with a score of 405.81, while compatriots Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams grabbing silver.

File image of Geeta Phogat. Fellow Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) will also have a shot at gold in their respective categories.

A 15-year-old Indian shooter hit 30 of 40 targets to set a games record in winning gold in the men's 25-meter rapid-fire pistol.

Jamaican Fedrick Dacres won the men's discus with a Games record effort of 68.20m, the women's pole vault gold was collected by Canadian Alysha Newman and women's shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd from Jamaica claimed a gold.

Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title.

Then the wrestlers, led by Bajrang, took charge.

The 24-year-old showcased a superlative performance as he thrashed Wales' Kane Charig by technical superiority in the summit showdown to clinch India's 17th gold medal at the Games in style.

In the women's section, Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final.

Earlier, Kakran went down 1-11 to Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu in women's freestyle 68kg semi-finals.

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The first Commonwealth Games women's rugby sevens tournament gets underway at Robina Stadium and there are semi-finals in boxing and medals in wrestling and shooting.

However, the men's hockey team didn't perform as expected and lost to New Zealand 2-3 in the semi-final. Bajrang started his campaign with a power-packed display against Brahm Richards of New Zealand.

India haven't returned without a medal in the last two editions of the games.

Which means that the bronze medal she collected today was well earned, even if it was quite bizarre.and a little bit lucky.

Mixed doubles semifinal: Satwik Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponnappa, 8.55 a.m.

Galadima clocked 11.04 seconds to claim first position at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia.

The SA men's and women's sides are now ranked 15th and 14th in the world rankings, respectively.

Sophie Gray stood out with her stellar show as she steered her side to win with her three field goals while Laura Unsworth, Hollie Pearne-Webb and captain Alexandra Danson struck a goal each in England's commendable victory.

Joining Chopra in the men's javelin thrown finals was Vipin Kasana.

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