P Gururaja: From a wrestler to a weightlifter

Lynsey Gallagher

Lynsey Gallagher

The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, commenced on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in grand style with 71 Commonwealth nations, competing 275 events from 19 sporting disciplines.

Canada clinched bronze after beating England.

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 Indians on the whole was never on par of their known performance level at any time of the match and blew away as many as 14 penalty corners before succumbing to the humiliating defeat.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin said the Duchess was exhausted, rather than bored. He is probably the best striker in the world at the moment. He managed 114 kg in the snatch and 134 kg in clean and jerk.

Chanu Saikhom of India won the gold medal, Marie Ranaivosoa of Mauritius got the silver and Dinusha Gomes of Sri Lanka claimed the bronze.

The head coach of the Ghana Swimming Team, Kodwo Abbiw Jackson (Abeiku's father) says he hopes all his athletes will be able to improve upon their timing and set new national records at the Games. "I couldn't go with him so I was thinking about the medals, and how I could leave these guys behind. I don't think I've quite come down yet".

- Henri Schoeman wins South Africa's first ever gold medal in triathlon at the Commonwealth.

Ostapenko through to Miami final
Venus Williams has been knocked out of the Miami Open at the quarter-finals by the qualifier Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-3. Open semifinal from past year .

Unfortunately, champion hurdles athlete, Sally Pearson has had to withdraw from this year's games after an injury.

Scotland's Ross Murdoch eased into the men's 200m breaststroke final after cruising through his heat to qualify fastest. Gururaja fell short of Azhar Ahmed of Malaysia, who won gold with a new CWG record of 261 kg. And the third position was taken by Sri Lanka's Lakmal Chaturanga.

Proud, who is also the reigning Commonwealth champion in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle, won his preliminary heat by almost a body length but that was annulled after a referee disqualified the Englishman for movement on the starting blocks.

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.

Uganda Netball She Cranes debuted at the Commonwealth games led by skipper and one of the best shooters in the game Peace Proscovia as they put up a spirited fight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Uganda started with a 5-0 loss to England in Group C at the Carrara Sports Arena in a mixed team Badminton event.

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