Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Commonwealth Games Updates: Ghana's Omar, Quartey Defeated In Boxing

Commonwealth Games Updates: Ghana's Omar, Quartey Defeated In Boxing

Pearson's absence is another blow for the quadrennial Games which have already been hit by a number of high-profile withdrawals by top athletes.

"Then I looked up at the board and I saw that I'd won", she said shortly after receiving her gold medal from Prince Charles, who is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the games.

Aimee Willmott set the tone for what proved to be a golden evening for the English squad as she banished her Glasgow 2014 demons by topping the podium in the women's 400m individual medley.

"I think I'm still in shock".

Meanwhile, Malaysia's Muhammad Izhar Ahmed - who is a three-time Commonwealth Championship medallist - broke two records in his pursuit of the Gold.

Gururaja was third after snatch, pulling off a best of 111kg after two good lifts before surviving a few nervy moments in clean and jerk.

India's men's and women's table tennis teams topped their respective groups to advance to the knockout stages at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.

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"Being a sports minister and minister in-charge of Udupi district, I am very happy that the one of our boys has won the first medal at the Commonwealth Games", said Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of Youth Fisheries and Sport for Karnataka, speaking to TNM.

Gururaja won Silver medal in 56kg category.

With Wales needing a win to stay alive in its opening round against India, Hursey partnered Charlotte Carey and produced some big forehands to help in 3-2 victory.

The women's hockey team lost 2-3 to Wales in their opener, a massive shock for the 10th-ranked Indians at the hands of the world no. 26 team.

South Africa's Schoeman took gold with England's Olympic medal-winning duo of Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, who Lewis has trained alongside, finishing seventh and 10th respectively.

England's James Guy won bronze in the 400m freestyle final, but world champion Ben Proud was disqualified from the 50m butterfly.

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