Miiro wins bronze despite losing in the semifinal

Commonwealth Games 2018: 2 Indian athletes banned after needles found in room

Commonwealth Games 2018: 2 Indian athletes banned after needles found in room

The gold rush began with a couple of gold early in the morning from the shooting ranges where Tejaswini Sawant grabbed the gold in the 50m rifle.

Earlier, the Indian contingent who are now studded with 18 gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 have bettered their gold medal tally from the 2014 CWG that took place in Glasgow.

In one of the strangest quirks of the Commonwealth Games draw, Robertson collected Friday despite losing her only fight.

The bigger newsmaker of the day was 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala who became the youngest ever Indian medallist at CWG by winning the 25m rapid fire event.

Although her journey is over, Robertson still walks away with a bronze medal on her debut at the Games.

India will now head to the bronze medal playoff against the loser between Australia and England.

The 37-year-old Tejaswini claimed the top prize by shattering the Games record in women's 50m rifle 3 positions event while putting in the shade compatriot and silver victor Anjum Moudgil's remarkable resilience.

Hundreds of athletes have been drug-tested at the Gold Coast Games but officials have said there have been no positive results so far. The Haryana boy shot down the CWG record in the final with a score of 30 including four series of 5 each. On the other hand, Manoj Kumar and Hussamuddin Mohammed picked up bronze medals as they bowed out in their semifinal bouts. The easiest of his wins was in the final when he needed just a period to establish his superiority.

Yet, a great deal of interest will be centred on javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra in the final. Needing to throw a mark of 78m to automatically qualify for the final, the 20-year-old threw 80.42m on his very first attempt. "I am fit right now", he said in a crisp response.

India's hopes of a gold in the men's 97 kg category were squashed when Mausam Khatri went down to Martin Erasmus of South Africa in the final.

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