Commonwealth Games 2018: Lifter Gururaja wins India's first medal

Apr 06, 2018, 03:26
Commonwealth Games 2018: Lifter Gururaja wins India's first medal

Nigeria suffered another defeat in the men's boxing event as Osita Umeh was outclassed by India's Manoj Kumar in the welterweight class (69kg) at this year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday.

Jackson has set his sights on breaking his personal best record and set a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Muhammad Izhar Ahmad of Malaysia won the Gold while Chaturanga Lakmal of Sri Lanka finished behind the Indian weightlifter.

She won Olympic gold in 2012 in London after a silver medal win in Beijing in 2008.

Gold Coast 2018 will also showcase the largest ever programme of para-sports at a Commonwealth Games, with 38 separate events scheduled.

Already 2-0 up, Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan teamed up to beat Yuvraaj Dookram and Aaron Wilson 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-4) in the men's doubles match, making it 3-0 in favour of the Indians. "I left no stone unturned to get out here and race for Australia in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay", Pearson said.

Earlier, the Indian women's cycling team failed to qualify in the track 4,000 metre Team Pursuit event.

The athletes are ready, organisers on the Gold Coast have made their final preparations and the 2018 Commonwealth Games are now under way.

With Wales needing a win to stay alive in its opening round against India, Hursey partnered Charlotte Carey and produced some big forehands to help in 3-2 victory.

World 50m butterfly champion Proud had been expected to help spearhead England's quest to topple Australia's No.1 ranking in the pool but was disqualified from the morning heats for moving on the starting blocks.

However, even that was on the verge of being taken away from him when his family tempo crashed a few years back.

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