Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018

Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018

On the cycling track, the SA men's squad finished fifth in the 4 000m team pursuit in 4:11.71, while the national women's squad ended sixth in 4:51.22, with both teams eliminated before the medal contests.

Australia's Ariarne Titmus, 17, was quickest in the women's 200m freestyle heats, while 2010 and 2014 victor Hannah Miley of Scotland led the timings in the 400m individual medley.

"I think I'm still in shock".

Malaysia's Muhammad Izhar Ahmad won gold with a total lift of 261kg - A Commonwealth Games record.

Flora Duffy won the opening gold medal, in the women's triathlon, becoming Bermuda's first female medallist and lifting the tiny territory top of the day-one medals table.

In the first two attempts in the game, Gururaja failed to lift the weight as against the expectations.

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

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That broke the mark of 3:30.65 the Aussies - including the Campbells and McKeon - clocked at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

England picked up its second gold of the evening when Wilby beat Glasgow defending champion Ross Murdoch of Scotland in the 200-meter breaststroke.

"Gutted. Absolutely gutted", Pearson, a Gold Coast resident who had been the Games' main ambassador for years, told reporters on Thursday.

Weightlifting was not the only reason why India could boast of a good opening day.

After a comprehensive 5-0 victory over minnows and neighbouring country Sri Lanka, the Indian badminton team would be brimming with confidence when it meets arch-rivals Pakistan at the Carrara Sports Centre in Queensland for its second group stage match of the day.

PROUD OUT: World champion Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly after winning his morning swim in the preliminaries. "All my coaches have shaped me", he said. This was the only truck that his father owned, and this accident took away the only source of income for the family, in 2010.

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