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Tag: Commonwealth Games

Pooja-Dhanda
Wrestler Pooja takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final. The Nigerian had won the title at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well. In […]

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CWG 2018: Wrestler Bajrang wins gold

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in the men’s freestyle 65 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Bajrang needed only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales by technical superiority. Meanwhile, India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling […]

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CWG 2018: Shooter Shreyasi clinches gold in women's Double Trap

Gold Coast: Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold medal in women’s Double Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Shreyasi edged out Emma Cox of Australia in a shoot-off to win the title. Both shooters had finished the final round on 96 points each. Cox found the target only once during […]

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CWG 2018: Mary Kom enters women's 48kg final

Gold Coast (Australia): Veteran Indian star M.C. Mary Kom defeated Anusha Dilruksh of Sri Lanka to enter the final of the women’s 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Mary’s experience and superior technique stood her in good stead as she carved out a unanimous 5:0 verdict against the veteran […]

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CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu clinches gold in women's 25m Pistol

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women’s 25 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Heena notched up a CWG record of 38 points in the final to take the title in style. Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scroed 35 to take silver while Malaysia’s Alia […]

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CWG 2018: Boxer Amit enters semis

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian boxer Amit Panghal entered the semi-finals of the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Amit defeated Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland 4:1 in the quarter-finals. Amit has now ensured a medal for India as those in the last fourth stage are assured of […]

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CWG 2018: India beat Malaysia, enter men's hockey semis

Gold Coast (Australia): India qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s hockey tournament after defeating Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 44th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari (16th) reduced the deficit for Malaysia immediately after […]

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India's mixed badminton team wins maiden CWG gold

Gold Coast: India’s mixed badminton team put up a commanding show to clinch its maiden gold medal, defeating three-time defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday. Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa all won […]

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India's women's TT team clinches gold at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): Singles star Manika Batra won two matches as India’s women’s table tennis team upset favourites Singapore to clinch its maiden gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Singapore came into this match as the defending champions and have won the event at every edition since it was first introduced […]

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CWG 2018: Lifter Punam Yadav wins gold

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian weighlifters continued to dominate the competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games as Punam Yadav won gold in the women’s 69 kilogram category here on Sunday. Yadav lifted a total of 222 kg which included 100 kg in snatch and 122 kig in clean and jerk. England’s Sarah Davies took silver with […]

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CWG 2018: Ravi Kumar claims bronze in men's 10m air rifle

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in men’s 10 metre air rifle shooting competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Ravi shot a total of 224.1 to finish behind Australian Dane Sampson (245) and Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki (244.7), who won the gold and silver, respectively at the Belmont […]

CWG 2018: Lifter Venkat Rahul wins 85kg gold

Gold Coast: Venkat Rahul Ragala extended India’s medal-hunting run in the weightlifting competitions as he clinched the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Venkat Rahul lifted a total of 338 kg — 151 kg in snatch and 187 in clean and jerk — to bring maiden gold medal […]

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CWG 2018: Indian men's hockey team held by last-gasp Pakistan

Gold Coast (Australia): Pakistan scored a last minute goal to hold India 2-2 in their opening match in Pool B of the men’s hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. India had taken a comfortable 2-0 lead with goals from Dilpreet Singh (13th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (20) in the first half. […]

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Lifter Sathish Kumar defends CWG title

Gold Coast: Indian weightlifters continued to dominate at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) with the veteran Sathish Kumar Sivalingam defending his title in comprehensive fashion in the men’s 77 kg event here on Saturday. The Indian registered a total of 317 kg which included 144 kg in snatch and 173 kg in clean and jerk. […]

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CWG 2018 : Indian cyclists disappoint on 2nd day

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian cyclists disappointed on the second day of the 21st Commonwealth Games as all of them failed to advance to the medal rounds in the prestigious meet here on Friday. Sahil Kumar, Ranjit Singh and Sanuraj Sanandaraj failed to qualify for the next round in the men’s cycling keirin first round heats. […]

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Commonwealth Games: India thrash Malaysia in women's hockey

Gold Coast (Australia): India thrashed Malaysia 4-1 in a Group A match of the women’s hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Gurjit Kaur (6th, 39th minutes), Rani (56th) and Lalremsiami (59th) scored for India. Rashid Nuraini (38th) reduced the margin for Malaysia. This is the first victory of the campaign […]

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Commonwealth Games: Odia gymnast in finals; weightlifters shine

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace gymnast Rakesh Patra on Thursday qualified for the rings apparatus final in the men’s artistic gymnastics event at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Rakesh topped the rings apparatus qualifying competition with a brilliant 13.950 points in the rings event. He got 5.600 points for his difficulty level and 8.350 points for […]

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CWG 2018: Lifter Chanu wins first gold for India

Gold Coast (Australia): Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with a power-packed performance in the women’s 48 kilogram category here on Thursday. The Manipuri powerhouse left the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as […]

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Odia athletes to watch out for

Bhubaneswar: As the whole world witnessed a glittering opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast in Australia today, a total of eight Odia athletes are aiming to make Odisha proud at the 12-day mega sporting extravaganza. While Hockey ace Amit Rohidas will be the only […]

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CWG 2018: What's haunting the Indian Contingent in Gold Coast?

Bhubaneswar/Gold Coast: The Indian contingent enthusiastically hoisted the Tricolour at the Games Village in Gold Coast, Australia prior to the prestigious Commonwealth Games which is all set to begin from tomorrow. The Indian contingent is eagerly waiting to make a mark in the games while the sports enthusiasts of the country are looking forward to […]

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CWG 2018: Four Odia players in Indian women’s hockey squad

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Four female hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz have been picked in the Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member women’s squad for the prestigious competition was announced […]

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CWG 2018: Amit Rohidas, only Odia hockey player in Team India

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odia hockey defender Amit Rohidas has been picked in the Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to be played in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member men’s squad for the prestigious tournament was declared by Hockey India on Tuesday. Mid-fielder Manpreet Singh will be […]

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CWG-2018: Purnima Hembram, Jauna Murmu find place in Indian athletics team

Bhubaneswar: Making Odisha proud, athletes Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu have been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The selection committee of Athletics Federation of India named the 31-member Indian Athletics team for the Commonwealth Games 2018 which is scheduled to be held from April 4 to April 15 in Gold Coast, […]

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CAS breather for Dutee Chand as suspension of hyperandrogenism norms extended

Bhubaneswar: In a brief breather to Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, the Court Of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today extended the suspension of hyperandrogenism guidelines of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The fresh order has paved way for Chand to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and other international sports events. The CAS issued an […]

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Sakshi in Indian wrestling team for Commonwealth Games

Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Saturday secured a spot in the Indian women’s wrestling squad for next year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships here while ‘Dangal’ star Geeta Phogat missed out. Sakshi booked her place in the 62 kg category while Geeta, whose life was the subject of popular Bollywood film ‘Dangal’, lost […]

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Sushil to represent India at CWG 2018

New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Friday prevailed in the trials conducted for entry into India’s wrestling squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast, Australia, in April. The 34-year-old, who is India’s only two-time Olympic individual medallist, defeated Jitender Kumar 4-3 in the final qualification round of the […]

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Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced that it has selected Birmingham as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games to be held in 2022. Birmingham 2022, which is expected to take place from July 27 to August 7 2022, marks 20 years since Manchester 2002, the last time the Games were […]

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Kashyap draws world number one after qualifying for Aus Open

Sydney: Commonwealth Games champion shuttler P Kashyap set up a clash with World No. 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Super Series here today after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot. Kashyap, who is trying to comeback after losing a lot of time due to a […]

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Liverpool launches bid to host CWG in 2026 or 2022

London: Liverpool on Wednesday officially launched its bid to host the Commonwealth Games, one of the world’s biggest sporting events. Mayor Joe Anderson wants to bring the multi-sport event to the northern England port city in 2026. But he said Liverpool could host the games four years earlier in 2022 following the decision by announced host […]

Minogue sparkles in glittering CWG closing ceremony

Pop star Kylie Minogue was the star performer in a glittering closing ceremony as curtains came down on the 20th Commonwealth Games where India finished a creditable fifth with 64 medals even as a couple of officials embarrassed the contingent by their antics

Joshana/Dipika win gold, give India first squash medal in CWG

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the womens doubles final and give India their first squash medal in the Commonwealth Games after the pair outplayed Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England here on Saturday

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5 boxers, including Vijender, assured of medals at CWG

Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist Vijender Singh led the charge as five Indian boxers, including two women, assured themselves of medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals of their respective weight categories here

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Weightlifter Mali wins bronze; disappointing day for boxers

Chandrakant Mali added another medal from the weightlifting arena after he won a bronze in men's 94kg, while India's top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa started their campaign in women's doubles with a victory in the 20th Commonwealth Games here

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Apurvi bags gold, shooters give three more medals

Apurvi Chandela gave a stunning exhibition of skill and concentration to clinch a gold medal while Ayonika Paul and Prakash Nanjappa claimed a silver each as shooters added three more medals to India's kitty on the third day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Saturday

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Glitzy opening ceremony kicks off Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Scotland rolled out a spectacular opening ceremony on Wednesday with dazzling and colourful display of their unique culture and heritage on a breathtaking night, which also had some Indian flavour to set the stage for the 20th Commonwealth Games here

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