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Nigeria wins athletics gold at Gold Coast 2018

14 Avril 2018

Tejaswini Sawant finished women's 50m Rifle event, opening India's gold medal account for the day and setting a CWG record score of 457.9 points.

The second semi-final between Australia and India was also a low-scoring affair, with both sides struggling to break the deadlock.

Nigerian athletes have earned medals in para powerlifting, table tennis, shot put and wrestling.

Babu, 28, will now miss the men's triple jump on Saturday. Arpinder's best attempt was 16.46 metres. Zharnel Hughes, who was disqualified after winning the 200m on Thursday, helped England win the second heat.

IST: GOLD! Athletics - Neeraj Chopra wins Gold in men's Javelin Throw. Sindhu thrashed Michelle Li 21-18 21-8 in the semi-finals. Shuttler HS Prannoy also expects a podium finish as he gracefully enters the semis, to face Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Semenya's 800m triumph on Friday delivered a rare achievement - just the third woman to secure the 800-1500m double at a Commonwealth Games.

The Indian boxing contingent, with a haul of nine medals came up with yet another good showing at Oxenford studio here on Friday. Solanki defeated Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland 4-1. Chain Singh finished 5th.

Settling for silver medals were Amit Panghal (49kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) after losing closely-contested bouts here. He lost 3-1 to Galal yafai of England.

Kom, devastated not to gain a wildcard for the 2016 Rio Olympics, gave mixed signals about whether she would now target the Tokyo 2020 Games and a first Olympic gold. He got more points in the first bout of 10 points and 2 points in the second round.

Laetisha Scanlan of Australia won the title with a new tournament record of 38 points.

Somveer lost by technical superiority as his opponent built up a 10-0 lead in the first round.

Coached by former India star Jaspal Rana, the Haryana lad has been going through a superb run of form in recent months.

After 20 shots, Shreyasi was 5th place among 6 shooters. Defeats against to Canada's Danielle Lappage and eventual champion Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria set her up for a bronze medal match against Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh.

Five minutes from the final hooter, India got back-to-back penalty corners but converted none.

IST: Shooting - Kynan Chenai and Manavjit Sandhu are now in action in the Trap Men's Qualification Day 2.

Nigeria wins athletics gold at Gold Coast 2018