Commonwealth Games: Another Nigerian Boxer, Umeh, Loses To India's Kumar

Shane Warne

Commonwealth Games: Another Nigerian Boxer, Umeh, Loses To India's Kumar

Indian weightlifter P Gururaja bags silver in the 56kg category of weightlifting on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018.

Australia's swim team saved its best for last on the first night in the pool at the Commonwealth Games. "It was nowhere close to being my best performance but I am glad that it was enough to get me a silver medal", said Gururaja. Marie Hanitra of Mauritius finished a distant second with a total of 170 kg while Dinusha Gomes of Sri Lanka took bronze with 155 kg.

At first, things didn't seem easy for Gururaja as he failed to lift the weight of 138 kg in the first two attempts.

The 31-year-old Pearson said she had no choice but to withdraw from the 100-meter hurdles and the 4-x100 relay, take some rest and start thinking about the 2019 world championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Fiji's Manueli Tulo missed out on the podium after failing with his final clean and jerk attempt at 145kg. In his snatch attempt, Ahmad lifted 117kg, which was also a Games record. However, success isn't new to him as he has previously won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Championships, where he had lifted a total of 249kgs (108 snatch and 141 clean and jerk).

Northern Ireland's boxers are determined to deliver more Commonwealth medals as they prepare to compete at Gold Coast 2018. It was not the way I was taught to play squash. "I have opted to run only in the 5,000m and leave out the 10,000m because it would tire me yet I have another race early next month", said Cheptegei. "It was too heavy for me", he further added.

Arthur qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres with a time of 56.52 seconds while Jackson qualified for the men's 50 metres butterfly with a time of 24.68 seconds. This time the challenge is to bring more medals than that.

Uganda Netball She Cranes debuted at the Commonwealth games led by skipper and one of the best shooters in the game Peace Proscovia as they put up a spirited fight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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