Lifter Gururaja cliams silver, opens India's CWG medal account

Lawrence Cooper
April 6, 2018

Team England's Thomas Bishop has backed the triathletes to respond to a disappointing performance in the men's race when they take part in the team relay on Saturday.

Joanna Brown, from Carp, Ontario, won a bronze medal in the triathlon event.

Poster-girl Sally Pearson dealt the Commonwealth Games a major blow by pulling out with an Achilles' injury on Thursday, as competition got under way with dramatic scenes in the swimming pool.

She won Olympic gold in 2012 in London after a silver medal win in Beijing in 2008.

Event organisers have already had to deal with controversies over local wifi services mining visitors' Facebook data and syringes being discovered in the athletes' village, but with the sun out and temperatures soaring, hopes are similarly high for a successful Games in Australia.

Cate Campbell powered home after being led out by Shayna Jack, her sister Bronte Campbell and Emma McKeon to shave 0.6 seconds off the record Australia set in Rio two years ago.

"Not being able to go out on that track and run for Australia is gut wrenching".

Winter Weather Expected This Weekend
It'll be fairly light along and north of the Pike, and a bit steadier/heavier right along the South Coast of New England. Otherwise, the weather will be fairly quiet on Saturday with sunny to partly cloudy skies and high temps around 30.

But in the men's event, the Brownlee brothers, favourites for the title, failed to medal, with Scotland's Marc Austin winning bronze.

Gururaja claimed silver in the Men's 56kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games handing India its first medal.

The women's 4000m pursuit team won New Zealand's first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The Indians were not much of a force on the cycling track either, finishing sixth in the Women's Team Sprint, which ruled them out of medal contention.

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After a comprehensive 5-0 victory over minnows and neighbouring country Sri Lanka, the Indian badminton team would be brimming with confidence when it meets arch-rivals Pakistan at the Carrara Sports Centre in Queensland for its second group stage match of the day.

He touched first in first place but a referee ruled that he'd moved on the blocks before the start. It was the only truck that his father owned and the accident took away the only source of income for the family in 2010.

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