Two Indian athletes kicked out of CW Games

Two Indian athletes kicked out of CW Games

Two Indian athletes kicked out of CW Games

Kom, who has spoken repeatedly at the Games in Australia about the problems facing women and girls in India, said being away for long periods for competition and to train was challenging emotionally.

Jamie was already an Olympian and a Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, a feat Skye was able to improve on, edging Sarah Walsh from Northern Ireland to get the gold.

As the ninth day of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games drew to a close, India had managed to bag three gold medals, besides registering a series of second and third place finishes.

The 21-year-old secured his medal in the final of the men's 50m rifle three positions at Belmont Shooting Centre.

A 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, Bajrang also won gold medals in the Commonwealth Championship in 2016 and 2017 at Singapore and Brakpan, South Africa respectively. India will be going back with eight boxing medals from the current edition, one more than their previous best at the 2010 Delhi Games.

"Today I'm dedicating my medal to my mum, but I want to represent India at the (Tokyo) 2020 Olympics and to be there when they raise the Indian flag", the 22-year-old said looking ahead. The race is won by Chloe Hosking of Australia with Georgia Williams of Danielle Rowe of Wales in third and also New Zealand at second.

India could convert none of the five penalty corners and their defence line-up cracked under pressure in the final quarter to go out of the tournament on an embarrassing note. "She might be a special charm".

England's women defeated India 6-0 to claim the bronze medal in hockey.

Amit Panghal won silver in his maiden Games after losing to England' Yafai Galal in the final of the 46-49 kg category.

"This performance shows the grit that we're about".

Trans-Tasman rivalry will be to the fore with New Zealand and Australia meeting in the finals of both the men's and women's hockey and the men's heavyweight boxing.

In squash, Dipika Pallikal partnered Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa to advanced to the final and semi-finals of the mixed doubles and women's doubles, respectively. Both marathons will be run on Sunday.

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