Aussies Prepare For Massive Day Of Commonwealth Games Finals

Jonathan Hernandez
April 14, 2018

This is India's first ever gold in the women's singles event at the CWG.

In hockey action, the men's and the women's hockey team will play the bronze medal playoffs against the teams from England on Saturday.

Amit was technically outplayed by Yafai and lost the bout 1:3.

With this win, Mary - at 35 and a mother of three - became the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Vikas defeated Northern Ireland's Steven Donnelly 5:0 by an unanimous verdict in the 75 kg semi-final. With a total of has 42 medals- 17 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze-the contingent moves into a more competitive leg of the Games.

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold medal in the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category. "We can not afford to give them soft goals like we did today".

Kom, devastated not to gain a wildcard for the 2016 Rio Olympics, gave mixed signals about whether she would now target the Tokyo 2020 Games and a first Olympic gold.

The day's biggest dissapointment came from the field when botht the men's and women's hockey teams finished without a medal at the Commonwealth Games as they struggled to get past their English opposition. "I don't know how I pull it off sometimes", she had said, after her Asian Championship gold in November past year. The 37-year-old Tejaswini claimed the top prize by shattering the Games record in women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event while putting in the shade compatriot and silver victor Anjum Moudgil's remarkable resilience.

Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy are in the final of the men's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final. Finishing with a silver medals were Pooja Dhanda (57kg) and Mausam Khatri (97kg), while Divya Kakran (68kg) settled for a bronze medal. The Indian lost 5-7 in a close contest, during which she did remarkably well in the second round.

Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu celebrated her wrestling gold in the women's 68-kilo freestyle wrestling by rolling around on the mat in joy as her beaten opponent Danielle Lappage looked on unamused.

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