Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

India to appeal against CGF decision to send back two athletes

India to appeal against CGF decision to send back two athletes

"We have asked the Commomwealth Games Association of India to ensure both athletes depart Australia on the first flight available". Meanwhile, the trio of Naman Tanwar (91kg), Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) had to setlle for a bronze. India had won 15 gold medals in the 2014 Glasgow Games. Former world champion Tejaswini Sawant was the other gold-winner to emerge for India at the Belmont Shooting Centre in the 50m rifle 3 position event, where Anjum Moudgil settled for a silver.

The paddlers and squash players, too, continued to move ahead without any major hiccups and the weekend should add considerably to India's medal kitty.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia in 65 kg category brought laurels to the country as he grabbed his maiden Commonwealth Gold with a 10-0 win over Kane Charig of Wales.

In the flyweight 52kg category, Gaurav got the better of Sri Lanka's M Ishan Bandara, overcoming a sluggish start, which included being at the receiving end of two eight counts in the first round itself.

Johnston and partner Lesley Doig beat Canadian pair Leanne Chinery and Kelly McKerihen 18-10 in the early hours of this morning to claim the bronze medal. "So, I am very happy that I could finally fulfil this dream", said the 26-year-old, who is also the reigning Commonwealth championships gold-medallist.

Indian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast after syringes were discoverd in their apartment.

India's Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal stormed into the final of the mixed doubles squash competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

India's men's hockey team lost to New Zealand 2-3 in a semi-final of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.

India still stands third in the overall medals tally with a total of 14 golds and 31 overall medals.

The likes of Rahul Aware and Sushil Kumar had won gold in their respective categories on Thursday.

Apart from Punia, Anish Bhanwala, the 15-year-old shooter became the country's youngest ever gold medal victor in the Commonwealth Games.

In women's 50 metre rifle prone, Tejaswini Sawant won a silver after finishing behind Singapore's Martina Lindsay Veloso.

The Indians are the reigning Asian champions, having won the title at the continental meet in Bhubaneshwar a year ago, and are among the favourites for a podium finish.

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