Commonwealth Games: Venkat Rahul Ragala gives India 4th gold

Commonwealth Games: Venkat Rahul Ragala gives India 4th gold

Commonwealth Games: Venkat Rahul Ragala gives India 4th gold

And starting it all was Manu Bhaker, the teen sensation from Haryana, who shot down the Games record and the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol event. And this point was proven in good measure as the Indian women's team table tennis team created history at the Oxenford studio here late into Sunday night.

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei won the race while Canada's Ahmed Mohammed finished second.

Kenyan Edward Pingua Zakayo won the bronze.

"Max has been my idol growing up and I've been watching him since 2010 when he was competing in the Delhi Commonwealths", the 18-year-old told BBC.

"Even though I didn't get the results I wanted in 2014, it's a positive because it's helped me prepare better for this one". I kept changing my game.

Grenada's Bralon Taplin qualified the fastest with a time of 45.11 seconds. In the men's 94 kg category, Vikas Thakur won a bronze to add to India's medal tally.

Reigning Olympic champion Max Whitlock suffered another blow as Rhys McClenaghan clinched Northern Ireland's first medal of this year's Games after winning gold in the men's pommel horse final.

The 35-year-old Mary Kom quite literally sailed past Scotland's Megan Gordon to make the last-four stage with a 5-0 win.

India had taken a comfortable 2-0 lead with goals from Dilpreet Singh (13th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (20) in the first half.

The Indian veteran is the favourite to win the gold, which would be her third in the last five months.

En route to her gold medal in the women's 63kg weightlifting category, Maude Charron set a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 122kg and surpassing fellow countrywoman Christine Girard's 2006 record of 121kg. She began the snatch with a lift of 81kg, equalled the CWG record with 83kg in her second attempt and then made the record her own with a super lift of 84kg, which gave her a lead of 3kg heading into the clean & jerk section.

The bronze medal was won by Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai with an effort of 216kg (100kg+116kg). The 21-year-old is now going through one of the best phases in his weightlifting career and no wonder he shot to glory in Gold Coast again.

Elder daughter Shashi was the first to start training as a weightlifter at the STC (SAI training center) in Varanasi, with the hope of securing a government job.

Wilson, an Olympic bronze medalist on the horizontal bar, did just enough to win with a combined 84.950. His most memorable display for the crowd, though, was undoubtedly a somersault. "It was unbelievable, a bloody unreal feeling. I didn't want to disappoint them", he said. "As I came around the bend they went absolutely ballistic".

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