Smith into butterfly final at Commonwealth Games

06 April, 2018, 04:20 | Author: Elena Meyer
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New Zealand has won a gold and two silver medals in cycling on day one of the Commonwealth Games.

Gururaja has made Indians proud as it is just day 1 of the Commonwealth Games. The Malaysia showman, who got the crowd behind him with his exuberant celebrations after every successful lift. was simply unstoppable, leaving a fairly occupied Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre enthralled.

Both in snatch, where she lifted 80kg, 84kg and 86kg in each of her attempts, and in clean and jerk, where she lifted 103kg, 107kg and 110kg, she entered the fray only after the 10 other competitors had completed their lifts.

Chanu smashed the CWG record with every lift and even broke her personal record and remained in a league of her own.

With Wales needing a win to stay alive in its opening round against India, Hursey partnered Charlotte Carey and produced some big forehands to help in 3-2 victory.

But the 2012 Olympic butterfly gold medallist, who is attempting to become the most decorated athlete in Games history, said he would rather finish second than win a race that was missing its strongest swimmer. "But still, I am happy", the lifter added.

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"It's hard because this is the biggest thing for us squash players and I planned a lot over the a year ago and put in a lot of hard work".

The first quarter saw India struggle to build attacks as their passing was rusty, and the Welsh played with high intensity to spring a surprise for India.

"I guess you could call it grief".

It was in the 57th minute that Wales attacked the Indian defense on the counter and with India's Goalkeeper Savita failing to clear the ball, Natasha Marke-Jones sliced the ball in the back of the net to hand her team an important 3-2 victory over India.

Abdul Wahid Omar, a member of Ghana's national amateur boxing team - The Black Bombers - lost 5:0 to Aussie Garside in a Round of 32 clash.

The event is scheduled to run from April 4-15.



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