Commonwealth Games 2018: Team Canada adds seven medals on Day 3

Katrina Barker
April 8, 2018

It remained a storming second day for Australia, who grabbed nine gold medals in total to top the table with 14 overall, ahead of England on nine.

There was a winning start for Team Bath's Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Bournemouth-born Geva Mentor, competing in her fifth commonwealth games, and the rest of the England netball squad who put in a strong second half showing to overcome Scotland 74-28.

India won its fourth gold in weightlifting at 21st Commonwealth Games as Ragala Venkat Rahul bagged a gold for India in weightlifting.

Adam Peaty has gone full cycle, defending his Commonwealth Games title in the 100-meter breaststroke on Saturday to complete a four-year unbeaten run in the event.

"Had I not dropped my last lift, I would have created a Games record".

The finals will be held at 3.07 pm IST today.

The Tall Blacks lost what should be a gold medal preview game, going down 79-73 to Australia in the men's basketball group game.

"I think that these wins in the tournament are important because they give us confidence moving forward, said K Srikanth after defeating Kieran Merrilees in straight sets".

"Our athletics team may not have experienced stars, but I expect them to do well in the relays and jumps, especially the high jump, where we won our first worldwide gold medal through Emmanuel Ifeajuna in 1954 at Vancouver Games". Yet it was Cameroon-born Francois Etoundi doing backflips after collecting a bronze medal for Australia.

While Lather had luck on his side as his nearest rival fouled the all-important final clean and jerk lift, Chanu had her fortitude to thank as she claimed her second successive CWG gold despite nursing a nagging back problem here.

"I had to try and fight but the race was gone by then".

"This is my home crowd". "I know that if I didn't have this injury, this would have been a gold medal for sure". The Manipuri star lifted a 192kg in total to claim the medal.

SQUASHED - Tesni Evans of Wales beat top-seeded Laura Massaro to move into the Commonwealth Games women's squash semifinals against another English player, Sarah-Jane Perry.

Their performance comes despite some DIY rehab and recovery sessions for India's weightlifters after their physio missed the accreditation deadline and was denied access to the Games village.

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