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CWG 2018: India finishes third with 26 gold medals

15 April 2018, 05:32 | Sandy Nunez

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Despite many people expecting her to announce retirement after winning the Commonwealth Games medal, Mary Kom said she still has some unfinished business - winning the Olympic gold medal.

India's medal rush continued on Day 10 as they grabbed 17 medals to take their medals tally to 59 in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

- Shooting sensation Anish Bhanwala became the youngest Indian player to win a gold medal in the CWG with a Games record score of 30. The Indian lost the third round but did just enough in the first two to walk away with a gold medal on debut at the Games.

Weightman&rsquo compatriot Jessica Trengrove took bronze for the Games in a row to put in another medal to the host nation's tally.

"In addition to the results, the Commonwealth Games has provided a valuable opportunity for our younger riders to gain experience of competing at a high global level, and I'm sure they will take plenty of learnings away for this event to use at future major competitions". In the women's singles gold medal match, badminton enthusiasts are up for a treat as P.V. Sindhu takes on Saina Nehwal.

Kom, 35, is a former five-time world amateur champion who won a bronze medal in the 51-kilogram division at the London Olympics in 2012, but failed to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

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The defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in the bronze medal clash.

Duo Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be in action in the men's doubles final.

The singer, who will be performing to an audience of 40,000 at the Gold Coast's Carrara Stadium as well as TV audiences around the Commonwealth, said it was "a wonderful opportunity to showcase myself and showcase my city".

In the evening session, Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim the third gold for India. Both sides play England at Robina Stadium this morning. Srikanth had a good start as he won the opening game.

Manish, on the other hand, lost 2-3 to local favourite Harry Garside, again on a split decision.

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. Canada's Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with 448.4, while Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with 441.2.



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