Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

India eves claim historic TT gold

India eves claim historic TT gold

The ace shooter created a new Games record of 235.1 to claim the yellow metal. In the overall medals tally, India jumped to third spot with 10 gold, four silver and five bronze medals after another fruitful day across sports, which fetched three gold, two silver and a bronze.

Veloso kept her composure as the Singaporean secured Gold, leaving the 17-year-old to settle for second place.

While Batra was the architect of India's historic win, the experienced pairing of Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das played the supporting role to perfection by winning the crucial doubles tie 3-1 (11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7) against Zhou and Mengyu Yu for a 2-1 lead in the final. Just like his senior teammate, G Sathiyan too fumbled in the first game, but bounced back to outplay 2002 Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4. Abiodun built momentum as he saved two match points but could not hold as Achanta closed out the 4th set 9-11. And in a surprise package, Mohammad Anas will compete in the men's 400m finals. I was nervous during her last lift.

"I can't really comment too much on the specifics of the selection process", said the Langkawi stage victor and two-day race leader. "I will try harder next time". "Boxing for me is about empowerment", she said.

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In between, the attention turned to weightlifting, where transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard was a gold-medal favorite and her involvement in the over 90-kilogram class was causing some debate.

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Apart from Montsho and Le-Roy, third placed Emily Diamond (52.26) of England and Zambia's Quincy Malekani (52.40) also entered the semi-finals from Heat 1. He registered a time of 45.96 seconds ahead of Mcdonald's 45.99.

While Canada field a road team with riders who also ride track with strong credentials like national champion Annie Foreman-Mackey (The Cyclery), Steph Roorda (Twenty20 p/b ShoAir) and Adam Jamieson (Silber Pro Cycling), the team didn't select any dedicated road cyclist for the time trial and road race on the Gold Coast. The Indian cleared 2.21m in final analysis after starting out at 2.10m.

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