CWG: Shooter Shreyasi finishes 5th in women's Trap

DAY SEVEN Aussies Soar For Comm Games Gold In Athletics

DAY SEVEN Aussies Soar For Comm Games Gold In Athletics

Johannes Botha had to settle for a silver medal in the wrestling when India's Sushil Kumar outclassed him in Gold Coast.

Indian triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been thrown out of Gold Coast 2018 and sent home with immediate effect after breaching the Commonwealth Games Federation's (CGF) no-needle policy, it was announced today.

And then began the medal rush at the Carrara Sports and Leisure centre where the wrestlers snared four- two gold, a silver and a bronze.

The Court found Babu, Thodi and three other individuals with the Indian team in violation of the Games' "no needle policy".

Singapore's rifle ace Martina Lindsay Veloso won the gold medal with a Games record 621.0, while Seonaid Mcintosh of Scotland bagged bronze with 618.1.

Whereas the table tennis contingent also tasted success with maximum of them qualified to the next round.

Reaching finals of the games hasn't been easy for the wrestler.

In Shooting, 15-year old Anish Bhanwala clinched the Gold in Men's 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol event becoming the country's youngest ever gold medallist at the Games.

In squash, the singles stars have dissappointed but the Joshna Chinnappa and Dipika Pallikal are still in contention in the women's doubles - as is the mixed doubles pair of Dipika and Saurav Ghosal. The duo defeated Canada's Nikki Todd and Samantha Cornett 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 in the semi-final.

Not surprisingly, the Indian team have appealed against the decision. Punia's victory pushes India's medal tally to 36.

India also has high expectations from its shttlers, who already have secured a first-ever gold in the mixed team championship here.

England women's hockey team lost a dramatic semi-final against New Zealand in a shootout and had to settle for a place in Saturday's bronze medal match.

The sides went into the final quarter with South Africa holding a slender four-goal lead with the Ugandans looking confident of causing an upset.

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