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The 24-year-old from Haryana dominated the proceedings against Wales' Kane Charig to register an emphatic 10-0 win to claim India's 16th gold medal on the eighth day of the Games at the Carrara Sports Arena

The 24-year-old from Haryana dominated the proceedings against Wales' Kane Charig to register an emphatic 10-0 win to claim India's 16th gold medal on the eighth day of the Games at the Carrara Sports Arena

The defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in the bronze medal clash.

They became the first team apart from Australia and New Zealand to win the netball gold.

In Glasgow, India had won a total of 64 medals (15 gold, 30 silver, 19 bronze) but in Gold Coast they ended with 26 gold medals, finishing in third spot ahead of the likes of Canada and New Zealand.

The 22-year-old Kaushik hails from Devsar in Bhiwani district of Haryana and won a gold medal in the light weight division at the 2017 national championships, where he defeated the highly rated Shiva Thapa. The men's final went to the decider as Srikanth won the first game.

Otherwise, it was yet another superb show from the Indians, with at least a gold medal assured as World No.3 Sindhu will meet seasoned compatriot and World No.12 Saina in an all-Indian women's singles final on Sunday.

Achanta Sharath and Sathiyan G lost their men's doubles gold medal match to settle for Silver.

Mary Kom claimed the Gold by an unanimous verdict of 5-0 over Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final. "We have had a great Games so far and I am sure that the example set by Gold Coast will be worthy model to emulate for future host cities". Amit, who was chasing his third successive worldwide Gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai.

Serious injuries and tough split decision defeats on the rare opportunities that came her way prompted the Preston 32-year-old to consider her future in the sport. With the loss, Satwik and Chirag settled for the silver medal, bringing an end to India's campaign in the Gold Coast Games.

The women's 4x400m relay team of Sonia Baishya, M Poovamma Raju, Laxmanbhai Gayakwad Saritaben and Hima Das finished seventh in their event. The victor of the match will decide the bronze medal at Gold Coast.

More glory came at the Shooting on Friday, with Laetisha Scanlan winning Gold in the Women's Trap final, celebrating her 28 birthday in style.

And the Rhythmic Gymnastics drew to a close, with Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva claiming the Bronze in the Ball final.

England's James Willstrop and Declan James beat Scotland's Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban to win the men's doubles bronze.

Jessie Lartey, Ghana's only medal victor at the ongoing Commonwealth Games has disclosed that he was nearly dropped from the final contingent for the Games by officials of the Ghana Olympic Committee and Black Bombers.

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