Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Mary Kom wins CWG title

Mary Kom wins CWG title

What a champion and what an inspiration you are, Mary Kom ji!

Earlier, the Indian contingent who are now studded with 18 gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 have bettered their gold medal tally from the 2014 CWG that took place in Glasgow. "And I will continue to do so till the time my body is fit", she added.

Bronze medal-winning Indian weightlifter Vikas Thakur also came to the attention of doping investigators.

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput today claimed the 50m rifle 3 positions gold medal by creating a Commonwealth Games record in both qualification and final, ending the Indian shooters' impressive campaign at the mega event on a high.

The 24-year-old showcased a superlative performance to clinch India's 17th gold medal at the Games in style.

The stand-out performer for the World No.2 team was their goalkeeper Madeleine Hinch, who made a total of eight saves in the match, including one penalty corner.


IST: GOLD! Gaurav Solanki wins gold medal in men's boxing 52kg category. 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. Thodi, also 28, finished 13th in the 20 Km race on Sunday.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said. "When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance, the Commonwealth Games Federation means no tolerance".

She received plenty of tactical help during the race from her five fellow Australians.

"Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the No Needle Policy in that they failed to ensure compliance with the No Needle Policy and, in particular, failed to ensure compliance with paragraphs I, II, III and IV of the No Needle Policy".

IST: MEDAL ASSURED! Squash - Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal beat England's Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry 11-10 11-5 to reach women's doubles final.

Irfan competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, setting a national record of 1 hours 20min 21sec on his way to a 10th place finish. New Zealand will play Canada for the bronze medal.

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