Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Commonwealth Games: Gururaja Poojary from Karnataka wins India's first medal

Commonwealth Games: Gururaja Poojary from Karnataka wins India's first medal

James Guy of England took the bronze.

In the opening race of the night, Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90.

That is hardly something an aspiring weightlifter would complain of, only that Gururaja aspired to be a wrestler, inspired by a certain Sushil Kumar. The former obliterated the previous Games record of 175 kg set by Nigeria's Augustina Nwaokolo at the 2010 edition by a considerable distance.

In regards to his preparation for the Games, he said he has been getting the best preparation from the coach. He is probably the best striker in the world at the moment.

He lifted 67kg in snatch and then 91kg in clean and jerk - falling out of the medal bracket.

Australia and New Zealand will fight for gold in the event.

New Zealand and England will fight out for the gold medal in the event. When I saw him I really wanted to take up wrestling.

Birtwhistle was in 12th position with just the run to go but charged home in a stunning finish.

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"I did everything I possibly could, I left no stone unturned in order to come out here and race for Australia", she insisted.

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Malaysia's Muhammad Azroy Hazalwa Izhar Ahmad won gold after lifting a total of 261 kg (117 kg in snatch and 144 in clean and jerk) to further create a Commonwealth Games record.

Canada's Penny Oleksiak, whose grandmother died on Wednesday, advanced to the women's 200m freestyle final as competition at the pool began.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the open-air stadium, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle.

Arthur qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres with a time of 56.52 seconds while Jackson qualified for the men's 50 metres butterfly with a time of 24.68 seconds.

The 31-year-old has been battling the nagging Achilles tendon complaint that threatened her participation in the Games on her native Gold Coast.

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