Bester wins Commonwealth Games silver

Bester wins Commonwealth Games silver

Bester wins Commonwealth Games silver

The Indian boxing team enjoyed its best ever medal haul at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals from Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) adding up to the overall boxing medal tally of nine.

England men avenged their 3-4 loss to India in the group stage as Sam Ward (7th minute, 43rd minute) struck twice for the winners while Varun Kumar (27th) was the lone goal scorer for India.

Aussie Chloe Hosking claimed the first Gold of the day, emerging victorious in the Women's Road Race final, with the Men's final still to come today.

In the men's category, the gold medal went to Australia, outplaying New Zealand while in women's final, New Zealand won the gold, defeating Australia.

The men had seen England's women thrash India 6-0 in their own bronze medal match earlier in the day, but this contest was a much closer affair as Robert Crutchley's side took it 2-1. Harmanpreet Singh scored both the goals for India, converting a penalty stroke before finding the net on the eighth penalty corner.

The defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in the bronze medal clash.

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"This is the first time I will be India's flag-bearer in an event like this". This was India's 59th medal in Gold Coast and 9th in boxing - 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.

It is now third straight time that Indian women's hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when it won a silver.

England made the showpiece match on the Gold Coast by beating Canada, ranked fifth in the world, in the semi-finals. H.S. Prannoy and P.V. Sindhu will look to shine for India in badminton on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Ashwini and N. Sikki Reddy comfortably thrashed the Sri Lankan pair of Hasini Ambalangodage and Madushika Dilrukshi Beruwelage 21-11, 21-13.

With a throw of 80.4 metres on Friday, Neeraj Chopra also managed to sail to the Javelin finals. Kashana registered 78.88m to qualify as the third thrower in Group B.

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