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Nigeria's Suwaibidu Galadima Wins Gold At Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Nigeria's Suwaibidu Galadima Wins Gold At Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Nigeria's Suwaibidu Galadima Wins Gold At Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Kristopher Love | 14 April, 2018, 18:34

In squash, Dipika Pallikal partnered Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa to advanced to the final and semi-finals of the mixed doubles and women's doubles, respectively.

Elsewhere, Wales took their record overseas haul at a Games to 33 - it previously stood at 25 in New Zealand in 1990.

Ward gave England again the lead in the 43rd minute, employing a reverse-hand drive past P.R. Sreejesh after his initial drag-flick was blocked by runner Amit Rohidas.

Puja Dhanda won silver and Divya Kakran a bronze in 57kg and 68kg freestyle wrestling respectively.

The 22-year-old Amit originally hails from Mayna village near Rohtak [Haryana], where he was spotted by coach Anil Dhankar, who is from the same village.

The Indian duo defeated their opponents 11-5, 11-6, 12-10.

"We have asked the Commonwealth Games Association of India to ensure both athletes depart Australia on the first flight available", it added. Anish scored 286 in stage 1 and 294 in stage 2 qualifying, while Neeraj had 291 in stage 1 and 288 in stage 2.

Asked what India has learned heading towards the upcoming World Cup in London, Rani said: "We are playing England in our first game and we need to work towards that".

India had no choice but to go all out and succeeded in getting another penalty corner in the first minute of the final quarter but conversion remained an issue.

Manika Batra reached women's singles final in table tennis. The domination contiuned in the semi-finals where Bajrang pulled off a series of two-point moves against Vincent De Marinis of Canada to take a 8-0 lead in the first round. H.S. Prannoy and P.V. Sindhu will look to shine for India in badminton on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2018. "I really couldn't have won without them".

There were tears, just as there had been after the Glasgow Commonwealth Games semi-final four years ago.

While the Thor star didn't accept Frederick's Twitter invitation to watch her in Saturday's high jump final where she finished fifth, her performance and theatrics clearly impressed Queensland Commonwealth Games minister Kate Jones. Kashana registered 78.88m to qualify as the third thrower in Group B.

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