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Commonwealth Games 2018 India first medal at Gold Coast, bags silver

Commonwealth Games 2018 India first medal at Gold Coast, bags silver

India's quest for a medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games was brought to fruition on the first day of the event after weightlifter Gururaja Poojary claimed a silver in the men's 56kg category on Thursday. Just like Sushil, he wanted to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games and repeat the performance in the Olympics.

Team England triathlete Thomas Bishop is confident that his side can bounce back from a disappointing men's race when they compete in the team relay at the Commonwealths.

The 31-year-old has been battling the nagging Achilles tendon complaint that threatened her participation in the Games on her native Gold Coast.

The gold medal of the event was won by Malaysia and India won the silver medal.

Both brothers attributed their dismal finishes to injuries, with Jonny adding: "It was pretty awful today".

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New Zealand won silver beaten by hosts Australia at the velodrome in Brisbane.

India's hockey campaign was off to a disappointing start at the Commonwealth Games after the country's women's team was upstaged 2-3 by a lower-ranked Wales in a Group A clash, here on Thursday.

Minutes later in the velodrome, England's Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott won gold in the blind and visually impaired (B&VI) sprint.

The Indians were not much of a force on the cycling track either, finishing sixth in the Women's Team Sprint, which ruled them out of medal contention.

But there was disappointment for 200m freestyler Emma McKeon in her quest for six golds, the defending champion only able to claim third as Canada Taylor Ruck stole the show. Many thought the athlete to be one of Australia's best chances at a gold medal. "But still, I am happy", the lifter added.


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