Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

India should host the Commonwealth Games again, says CGF CEO

India should host the Commonwealth Games again, says CGF CEO

Indian Railways said that it was a matter of pride that 40 per cent of gold medals for India, 10 out of 26 in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

"This is my first individual medal in this big tournament and I am feeling really proud", Batra told PTI.

India will be going back with nine boxing medals from the current edition, two more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games. In the first medal match of Day 10 on Saturday, Indian women's hockey team will compete for third finish against England at Gold Coast.

Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final.

Two decades later, 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala on Friday became the youngest Indian to win a gold for India at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia's retiring captain Mark Knowles bowed out a victor after the Kookaburras won their sixth straight Commonwealth Game title by beating New Zealand 2-0 to win the men's title at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian duo lost 0-2 (9-11, 8-11) to the Kiwis in the pulsating 22-minute summit clash at the Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast.

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A smooth stop was not enough to retain the advantage on-track, though, as Vettel peeled out of the pit lane just behind Bottas. He then picked of Vettel easily and then seized the lead from Bottas with a similarly bold move.

Indian wrestlers did India proud as Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title while Vinesh Phogat took women's 50kg gold. Hosking held off several challenges over the past 200 metres from eventual silver medal victor Georgia Williams of New Zealand and Wales rider Danielle Rowe, who took bronze.

Riendeau's fellow Canadian Jennifer Abel won had earlier won gold in the women's 3m springboard from Australia's Maddison Keeney in another superb contest in which the final result was even closer. Vinesh defeated Miesinnei Genesis of Nigeria, Rupinder Kaur of Australia and Canada's Jessica MacDonald. It was Vikas' first medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Chopra stayed ahead of Hamish Peacock from Australia with a throw of 82.59 - who settled for silver and Anderson Peters from Gernada who had the output of 82.20. "I am able to read them very quickly", a giggling Mary Kom said at the end of her CWG campaign.

Sakshi Malik finished third in the 62 kg category, and Somveer added another medal to India's tally after wining bronze in the 86 kg category. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

Manish, on the other hand, lost 2-3 to local favourite Harry Garside, again on a split decision. Both the boxers gave their all in the bouts but could not get the judges' nod.

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