Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer MC Mary Kom takes gold on debut


Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer MC Mary Kom takes gold on debut

Anish Bhanwala became India's youngest medallist at the Commonwealth Games on Friday after winning gold in men's 25m rapid fire pistol shooting.

Australia with 65 gold medals, 49 silver medals and 51 bronze medals claimed 165, England with 30 gold, 34 silver and 34 bronze medals, India at third with 17 gold, 11 silver and 41 bronze medals while Canada with 13 gold medal, 37 silver medals and 24 bronze medals.

IST: Badminton - Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth assure India of at least two more silver medals after qualifying for singles finals of women's and men's respectively. She had won a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before coming here.

Nigerian athletes have earned medals in para powerlifting, table tennis, shot put and wrestling. Sawant's score of 457.9 points is also a CWG record. It is also worth mentioning here that Anish had won gold medals at the ISSF Junior World Cup and also the ISSF Junior World Championships.

The 37-year-old Tejaswini claimed the top prize by shattering the Games record in women's 50m rifle 3 positions event while putting in the shade compatriot and silver victor Anjum Moudgil's remarkable resilience.

Just one medal for the Aussies at the Athletics at Carrara Stadium, as Nina Kennedy took home the Bronze in the Women's Pole Vault.

Earlier, Kakran went down 1-11 to Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu in women's freestyle 68kg semi-finals.

It is now third straight time that Indian women's hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when it won a silver.

Gaurav Solanki of India poses with his gold medal. That's 10 more chances than what New Zealand had on Friday.

Sophie Gray stood out with her stellar show as she steered her side to win with her three field goals while Laura Unsworth, Hollie Pearne-Webb and captain Alexandra Danson struck a goal each in England's commendable victory. Chopra hurled the javelin to a distance of 80.42 metres to take the second place in Group A of the qualification round.

IST: Shooting - Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh qualify for the finals of the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

Later, Johnson finished second in Heat 2 of the men's 1,500m with a time of 3 minutes and 47.04 seconds.