Commonwealth Games : The whistle has been blown

Commonwealth Games : The whistle has been blown

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He finished seven kilos behind gold, in what must have been a disappointing result for him.

"She didn't want it to detract from the games, the opening ceremony, and everyone's journey", Hilliard said.

"I think I'm still in shock".

In a major blow to Commonwealth Games organisers, Australia hero Sally Pearson is expected to announce she will not compete at this year's event. The Indians on the whole was never on par of their known performance level at any time of the match and blew away as many as 14 penalty corners before succumbing to the humiliating defeat.

Gururaja lifted a total of 249 kgs, which comprised of 111 kg in snatch and 138 kg in clean and jerk.

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India won the gold medal, Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa of Mauritius got silver and Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes claimed bronze.

"It was pretty awful today", said Jonathan Brownlee, who was seventh.

The gold medal was won by Malaysia's Izahar Ahmad who lifted a total weight of 261 kg while the bronze went to Sri Lanka's Chaturanga Lakmal.

With Australia having won most editions of the sporting event, it is not unlikely that the team will perform well at the competition.

Kelland O'Brien, Leigh Howard, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford beat England in a world record 3 minutes, 49.804 seconds, lowering the mark set by the British at the 2016 Olympics.

Besides Cheptegei, Uganda will also look to win Commonwealth Games medals from Solomon Munyo Mutai who won a marathon silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in China, in-form U-20 World Cross Country champion Jacob Kiplimo and the five boxers. Indian women's hockey team lost their first match.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the 10,000-seat open-air Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle. Manika Batra hardly broke a sweat in her 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 victory over Erandi Warusawithana in the first singles before Sutirtha Mukherjee made it 2-0 up for India with an easy 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 win over Ishara Manikku Badu.

Proud challenged the decision but it was upheld by an independent appeals board. Money has always been tight in his family of ten, with his father only barely making ends meet with his job as a truck driver.

  • Terrell Bush