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Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Indians disappoint in lawn bowls events

Vikas Krishan Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Indians disappoint in lawn bowls events
Melinda Barton | 14 April, 2018, 22:32

"There's been many times when I was faced with the choice of give up or keep going", she said.

There was still a reason to celebrate, with fellow Australian pair Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan winning the gold medal with a score of 284.10 ahead of pairs from England and Malaysia.

After the race, Hosking paid tribute to her teammates.

Australian boxer Anja Stridsman has won an extraordinary gold medal just months after she suffered a devastating knee injury.

The 31-year-old had to overcome the odds to even qualify for her first Games after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament during a fight in Poland last September.

The classy 20-year-old's speed and ring smarts again proved decisive, allowing him to dictate the fight and hold off the fast-finishing Kaushik.

"I did get a bit emotional at times and a bit devastated, thinking, 'What if they replace me?'" she said.

Hosking was brilliantly supported by her teammates, who led the peloton for most of the race and set up the victory in the final sprint.

"I would simply say enjoy Australia while you are here, this includes Cameroon and any other athletes, stay within the law and be mindful of the fact that there is a system in place in this country", he told a news conference on Wednesday.

A boxer patched together with a corpse's tendon and another honouring dead siblings have joined Australia's golden surge at the Commonwealth Games.

"I'm at a point in my career where I want to really embrace that role (leadership), and I think I did that today and with all my preparation".

Wales hit out early but Hosking responded and comfortably won a sprint to the line to continue a stellar start to 2018, which also included her winning the women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in February. "So it's not just my medal - it's all of the girls'".