Kenya's Elly Ochola (blue) gets punched by Scotland's Scott Forrest (red) during the men's heavy (91Kg) category preliminary boxing match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue in Gold Coast on April 6, 2018. On Sunday, MC Mary Kom will open her campaign and a win will assure her of a medal in her debut appearance at the Games.
Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu has delivered India its second gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast City, Australia by dominating the women's 53kg event at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on Friday.
The Tall Blacks lost what should be a gold medal preview game, going down 79-73 to Australia in the men's basketball group game. The Manipuri star lifted a 192kg in total to claim the medal.
The Indian team, chasing its first CWG medal after the 2006 Melbourne Games silver, trailed the first 30 minutes of the match, scored a couple of goals in the third period to draw level before conceding one in the dying minutes of the match to end up on the losing side. In the clean & jerk, Sanjita moved into gold medal position with lifts of 104kg and 108kg before losing her balance in the final attempt. The yellow metal count is already one more than the previous 2014 edition with two more days of competition left.
India blanked Scotland 5-0 to enter the quarter finals of the badminton mixed team event.
In the first effort of clean and jerk, a lift of 182 kg put Venkata Rahul on the lead, even though Nkoh matched it, he was behind in overall lifts.
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The 24-year-old - who owns Gladstone Crossfit in central Queensland - won the women's 58kg weightlifting title after lifting 87kg in the snatch and then 114kg in the clean and jerk.
The victory was just what the team needed to recover from the shock of its opening 2-3 loss to lower-ranked Wales. "Malaysia played well in the first and second quarters and didn't give us much space", India captain Rani said after the win.
In squash, Khaaliqa Nimji qualified for the semi-finals of the plate after edging out Faizar Zafar from Pakistan 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-8).
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Katie, a 2016 Olympic team pursuit gold medallist, beat Australia's Rebecca Wiasak in the 3,000m individual pursuit final, while elder brother John finished behind England's Charlie Tanfield in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit.
Deborah Herold lost to Australian Kaarle McCulloch in the cycling event and made her way out of medal contention.