Published: Sun, April 08, 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018 day three: basketball, cycling, hockey and more

Commonwealth Games 2018 day three: basketball, cycling, hockey and more

Team Canada hit the ground running at the Commonwealth Games and their momentum has not wavered since.

The sports philanthropist also trusts the contingent to enhance the reputation of the country through excellent behaviour at the Games, which is featuring all the members of the former British Empire.

Samoa's Don Opeloge failed in his attempt to lift 190 kg giving away the gold to Rahul Venkat who put forth a tremendous effort to bag his first ever gold medal in Commonwealth Games. In the men's 4,000 meter Individual Pursuit, Manjeet Singh also failed to qualify forward after posting 4:39.744 to finish 24th out of 27 competitors.

England's Jack Oliver won the silver medal and Australian Francois Etoundi grabbed the bronze.

"The match was allotted two hours and 15 minutes and the hooter went just when I was challenging", Mbugua, who won two games and lost three at these Games, said.


This is a sport that we dominated in the 70s and 80s through Isaac Ikhuoria, Obisia Nwankpa and Jerry Okorodudu etc.

Adam Peaty has gone full cycle, defending his Commonwealth Games title in the 100-meter breaststroke on Saturday to complete a four-year unbeaten run in the event.

The theme of contrasts was present even on the hockey pitch where the Indian team played the match in two strikingly different parts.

The 23-year-old Edinburgh University student, who came through the ranks at Milngavie & Bearsden ASC, swam the second leg of the final at the Gold Coast.

Their performance comes despite some DIY rehab and recovery sessions for India's weightlifters after their physio missed the accreditation deadline and was denied access to the Games village. He also had a good score on the vault (14.100) but had to settle for some satisfaction that he had improved his score of 72.815 points he secured in the World Championships in Montreal a year ago. That meant that Dika Toua had to lift 113kg in her final lift, but despite giving her best she stumbled and lost grip of the bar, which meant that Sanjita was the gold medalist. India's men's paddlers will meet Singapore in the semifinals, defeating Malaysia 3-1, while the women's team will face England in the last four after defeating Malaysia 3-0. Earlier on the day, India has already added a Gold medal to their tally with Sathish Sivalingam claiming victory in weightlifting. Le Clos entered the games hoping to beat the record of 18 career medals at the games but can't do that on the Gold Coast now after missing the podium in two of his first three events.

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