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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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CWG: England Defeats India Tamely By 6-0 To Take Bronze In Women’s Hockey

Gold Coast(PTI): Indian women hockey team suffered a humiliating 0-6 defeat in the bronze medal match against England to finish fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. India could convert none of the five penalty corners and their defence line-up cracked under pressure in the final quarter to go out of the tournament on an embarrassing note. India...

Fame & Shame: Anish, Bajrang Shine After Needle Pricks India Again

Gold Coast(PTI): Their gold medal tally surpassed the previous edition with 15-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala becoming the youngest contributor to it but India had loads to be embarrassed about on a day when two track and field athletes were ordered out of the Commonwealth Games for breaching the event's 'No Needle policy' here. There was ecstasy and agony in equal...

Babita Phogat Settles For Silver At CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): Defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games after being out-manoeuvred by Canada's Diana Weicker in the summit clash here today. Babita, who claimed a silver in the 2010 edition before a gold in Glasgow, failed to break through her rival's defences, going down 2-5 in the contest. Her medal opened India's account...

Sizzling Jitu Shoots Gold, Young Mehuli Claims Silver In CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): Jitu Rai underlined his status as one of India's premier shooters by winning the 10m air pistol gold medal before Mehuli Ghosh settled for the women's 10m air rifle silver by forcing a shoot-off with a perfect final shot of 10.9 in the Commonwealth Games today. The World Championship silver medallist Rai shattered the Games record in the...

Solanki, Kaushik In Boxing Quarters Of CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): The debutant duo of Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals, continuing Indian boxers' fine preliminary run at the Commonwealth Games here today. While Solanki eased past Ghana's Akimos Annang Ampiah 5-0, Kaushik staved off some early resistance from Trinidad and Tobago's Michael Alexander to win 4-0. Solanki was the first to take the ring...

Record-Breaking Jitu Wins Gold, Mitharval Bags Bronze

Gold Coast(PTI): Indian shooting ace Jitu Rai claimed the gold medal in men's 10m air pistol event by creating a new games record while compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval bagged a bronze at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. World Championship silver medallist Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably finish top of the podium. Mitharval, who had established a new qualification record with...

Golden Girls: Punam, Manu And Manika Lead A Glittering Day At CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): From weightlifting to boxing to table tennis to hockey, women formed the core of India's stupendous day three at the 21st Commonwealth Games where a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker delivered a record-shattering shooting gold medal and the table tennis team shocked fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time in the event. Another high...

Paes Creates World Record In India’s Stunning Comeback Win

Tianjin(PTI): Tennis icon Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with a record 43rd win before young guns Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran pulled off the must-win rubbers as India advanced to the World Group Play-offs with a sensational 3-2 win over China here today. Everything depending on how they fared in the...

Teenager Deepak Becomes Youngest Indian Weightlifter To Win Medal At CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): Teenager Deepak Lather today became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men's 69kg category here. The 18-year-old from Haryana lifted a total of 295kg (136kg+159kg) to finish third after his nearest rival, Vaipava Loane, fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg. The youngster, competing in...

I & B Ministry Gives Green Signal To Live Uplinking Of IPL

New Delhi(PTI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B) has given its nod for temporary live uplinking of the IPL tournament's 11th edition, whose inaugural ceremony will be held tomorrow. The initiative came after the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) had reportedly written to Union Minister Smriti Irani seeking her intervention in getting the nod...

Golden Girl Mirabai Chanu: From Lifting Firewood To CWG Gold

Kolkata(PTI): CWG gold medallist Mirabai Chanu had showed her weightlifting prowess even as a 12 year old when she would comfortably lift more firewoods than her elder brother. At 23, Mirabai has the world at her feet as she earned India's first gold medal at Gold Coast after smashing the Games records in 48kg category snatch, clean and jerk. Born to...

Record-Breaking Mirabai Chanu Claims India’s First Gold Of 21St CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India's first gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. In a remarkable performance, Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and the Games record in snatch, pulling off clean lifts in all her three attempts (80kg, 84kg...

Medal Quest At Gold Coast: Mirabai Chanu Carries Indian Hopes On Day 1

Gold Coast(PTI): World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will be in focus for her high medal-winning chances but India's high-profile shuttlers and boxers will also be watched keenly when they open their campaigns at the 21st Commonwealth Games here tomorrow. Competing in the 48kg category, Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, is being considered a sure shot medal...

P V Sindhu Hopes To Be Fit In Time To Lead India’s Medal Rush

New Delhi(PTI): Struck by an ankle sprain prior to the Commonwealth Games, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu hoped to regain peak fitness before the start of individual events and assured India will return with multiple medals. Sindhu had suffered a sprain on her right ankle while practicing at the Gopichand Academy on Tuesday but scans showed no injury to...