Nigerian boxers crash out of Commonwealth Games

Nigerian boxers crash out of Commonwealth Games

Hosts Australia won the gold medal at the women's 4000m team pursuit event as they set a new Games record of 4 minutes and 15.214 seconds to register a dominant win against New Zealand. He won the silver in weightlifting in the 56 kg category.

England picked up its second gold of the evening when Wilby beat Glasgow defending champion Ross Murdoch of Scotland in the 200-meter breaststroke.

Jackson has set his sights on breaking his personal best record and set a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Lakmal set the early pace in the clean and jerk stage with an attempt of 131 kg in first attempt.

Talib topped the snatch standings with a Commonwealth Games record lift of 132kg.

He lifted an impressive 112kg in the snatch and 156kg in the clean and jerk. Against Sri Lanka, Manika Batra gave India the lead with an easy 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-3) win over Erandi Warusawithana. "My coach said 'the atmosphere out there is electric, go out, soak it up.' I think that is what we have done". When I saw him I really wanted to take up wrestling.

After her gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, Pearson suffered through four injury-plagued years and stepped back from the brink of retirement before coaching herself to her second world title. I had a big role to play. "I guess you have to find a way whatever circumstances you are in, but I couldn't find that way to win", he added.

India has sent a 220-strong contingent for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth games with high medal prospects in Badminton, weightlifting.

While the men's team defeated Trinidad and Tobago and Northern Ireland in Group 1, the women's team came out on top against Sri Lanka and Wales in Group 2.

Women's rugby sevens makes its debut at a Games where there will be the same number of men's and women's medal events at a major multi-sport event for the very first time. The men's team did even worse, finishing seventh in their competition.