Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Commonwealth Games: No regret coming 10th in race-walk,says Olude

Commonwealth Games: No regret coming 10th in race-walk,says Olude

Kamal, arguably India's finest ever player, was also part of the men's team which won the gold in the 2006 Melbourne edition.

On Sunday, Manika Batra inspired India to a register 3-1 win over Asian powerhouse Singapore in the final of the women's team event.

And there was great success for England's powerlifters.

The 18 year old lifted 243kg in the women's over 90kg division to finish a surprise second place behind the shock gold medallist, Feagaiga Stowers from Samoa. While the shuttlers thrashed three-time defending champions Malaysia, the paddlers first took down defending champions Singapore in the semifinals before sailing past Nigeria to claim gold medals.

The Commonwealth Games Federation had rejected calls from the Australian Weightlifting Federation to have the 40-year-old New Zealander barred from competition, and there were some critics who believed Hubbard should not be allowed because of a perceived physical advantage.

That could not deter the Indian squad, which had so many players making their debut at the Commonwealth Games. Yinka Ajayi of Nigeria clocked 51.71 seconds to win Heat 5 while Botswana's Christine Botlogetswe finished second with 51.73.

"I came in, I told myself 'go have fun, laugh it off, if you win or lose, it's alright, back yourself". British Swimming issued a statement saying the technical dives required in the platform event "put enormous physical strain on Tom's body", but that Daley would still compete in the men's synchronized platform with England teammate Daniel Goodfellow.

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First it was Stephen Kiprotich in Marathon at the 2012 London Olympics. Talking about her aspirations of being an Olympic medallist, she had said, "I'm optimistic about my performance".

The games' diving competition begins Wednesday.

Team Nigeria won silver after being defeated by India in the men's table tennis final.

Philip's semi-final time of 11.21 would have won her the silver medal on the Gold Coast and while the relay is still to come for Philip, for now there is plenty to ponder.

Jitu started the gold rush today in the 10m air pistol event, shrugging off a weak qualifying round to shatter the Games record with a score of 235.1 in the final.

The Games is scheduled to end on April 15.

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