COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Silver for South Lincs shooter on the Gold Coast

Bajrang Punia won gold medal in men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling on Friday

Bajrang Punia won gold medal in men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling on Friday

It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles.

Kom, devastated not to gain a wildcard for the 2016 Rio Olympics, gave mixed signals about whether she would now target the Tokyo 2020 Games and a first Olympic gold. "That is just a God given gift she is born with", he had said. "So if my body allows, I will go". "You've made us all very proud", he said.

"But at the end of the day she (Kom) is a well-known boxer, a credit to her country, so the greatest of respect to her", O'Hara said.

In the final shoot-off between the two for a place in the final round, Galea beat the Indian competitor 4-3.

Finally, Satish Kumar too had to settle for silver in the +91kg category in nearly a similar manner to that of Manish, losing the gold to England's Frazer Clarke on points.

It was then the turn of the women, and England were triumphant again as they won comfortably despite a brilliant late burst from Jamaica's Elaine Thompson in the inside lane. Overall, Manika won four medals for India at the Gold Coast. Not that star Australia centre Liz Cambage was around to see the finish.

Mackey was the second of two Bahamians to compete in wrestling at the games.


Wilson's celebration was not the only one that could be filed under "over-exuberant" at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. With 17 golds, 11 silver and 14 bronze, the Indian contingent at Gold Coast have added 42 medals in their CWG medal tally and are now ranked third in the overall medal standings.

Following is India's Day 11 schedule of competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Prannoy then lost to World No.22 Ouseph 21-17, 23-25, 9-21 in the men's singles bronze medal match at the Carrara Sports Arena here.

In the keenly contested final, England came fourth finishing 3:27.21 while the host, Australia came fifth finishing 3:27.43.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said.

She received plenty of tactical help during the race from her five fellow Australians. But now it's about me, Lisa Whiteside, and I'm number one at the Commonwealth Games. She is the only Indian boxer to medal at this edition of the Games after Pinki Rani, L Sarita Devi and Lovlina Borgohain failed to reach the medal rounds.

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