Commonwealth Games: Australian gold rush continues in mixed-team triathlon

Triathlon's Joanna Brown wins Canada's first medal of the Commonwealth Games

Biren Singh on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh each for lifters Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu, who claimed gold medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. He clinched a bronze in the men's 69kg category.

Sathish Kumar registered a total of 317 kg which included 144 kg in snatch and 173 kg in clean and jerk.

India's Sanita Chanu Khumukcham won the gold medal with a lift of 192kg.

Meanwhile, Ragala lifted 182 kg in her first attempt at clean and jerk, following it with a lift of 187 kg before missing the third attempt of 191 kg.

The Commonwealth Games is one of the biggest meets of 2018 and it features several rising stars as well of a bunch of established names, including Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Isaac Makwala (South Africa), Nijel Amos (Botswana), Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya), Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) among others.




India's artistic gymnasts Pranati Das and Pranati Nayak qualified for the individual women's all-round and vault finals respectively on a disappointing day for World Cup medallist Aruna Budda Reddy. Indian Women's Team lost 57-66 to Jamaica in a very competitive game whereas the Men's team lost 87-96 to Cameroon in a game where Cameroon had an unbelievable comeback and took the game away from India's hands. The badminton team thumped Mauritius 3-0 to set-up a semi-final against Singapore while the men's and women's table tennis teams got past Malaysian sides with an identical 3-0 scorelines to progress to the semi-finals.

It was the second medal on day three at the Velodrome after Emma Cumming snatched a surprise bronze in the women's 500 metre time trial, edging team-mate Natasha Hansen by eight one thousandths of a second.

The Nigerian basketball team are now in the bottom of Pool A, having played two matches and lost both. The previous CWG record of 83 kg was set by compatriot Swarti Singh at the Glasgow Games in 2014.

After lengthy delays as a result of earlier matches King looked keen to get her match over and done with quickly and duly wrapped on the contest over Indian eighth seed Joshna Chinappa in 31 minutes 11-5, 11-6, 11-9.

A good vault worth 13.650 points lifted her from the bottom of the heap to 14th with 44.400 points, a couple of notches ahead of her team-mate Pranati Das.

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