LE CLOS MOVES TOWARDS BEING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CWG ATHLETE
South African swimmer Chad Le Clos added another medal to his Commonwealth Games record when he won gold in the 200m Butterfly for the third consecutive time. It was his 16th medal at a Games, making him the second most successful athlete ever at a Commonwealth Games. The Michael Phelps of Commonwealth Games is still on target to win more medals in the next Games too.
KYLIE MASSE’S WIN BY JUST 0.03 SEC
Kylie Masse of Canada had a thrilling victory in Women’s 100m Backstroke final as she edged past Emily Seebohm of Australia by just 0.03 seconds. Seebohm was set to win her third consecutive Commonwealth Games title but was unable to finish at the top.
NILE WILSON KEPT ENGLAND’S DOMINANCE INTACT
Nile Wilson, the English gymnast, kept his nation’s pride secured by winning gold in Men’s Individual All-round Gymnastics. Nile has secured England’s third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold in the event with a score of 84.950 points. The final was decided on the very last apparatus as Wilson scored a 15.100 to claim the gold. Wilson followed in the footsteps of his compatriots Luke Folwell and Max Whitlock, who claimed the title in 2010 and 2014. It was Wilson’s second Commonwealth Games medal after winning bronze at Glasgow 2014. Another Englishman James Hall claimed the silver and Marios Georgiou won Cyprus’ first ever medal in Artistic Gymnastics in the form of bronze.
IN WOMEN’S CATEGORY CANADA’S ELSABETH BLACK RULED
Canada’s Elsabeth Black won gold in the Women’s Individual All-around Gymnastics by beating her nearest rival Georgia Godwin of Australia. Black won the gold by just 0.4 of a point ahead of Godwin. It is the first all-around Commonwealth Games gold medal for Canada’s women since Kate Richardson in Manchester 2002. England’s Alice Kinsella took the bronze.
MIXED RELAY TRITHLON REMAINS WITH AUSTRALIA
The triathlon mixed team relay of Australia claimed the Commonwealth Games gold to continue their success of last year’s world championship title. Australia, that won bronze at Glasgow 2014 defeated last edition’s gold medallist England. New Zealand came third.
JADE JONES CREATES HISTORY
Para triathlete Jade Jones of England became the first women’s Para Triathlon champion in Commonwealth Games history. Jones swam, cycled and raced to win the gold in the event that was first played in Rio Olympics 2016. She won bronze in the T54 1500m at the Glasgow Games, her first medal performance in a senior competition. Jones claimed the gold over Emily Tapp, 1:49 seconds ahead of the Australian. Another Australian Lauren Parker, won bronze.
JOSEPH TOWNSEND WINS MEN’S TRIATHLON
Joseph Townsend of England won the first Men’s Para Triathlon of Commonwealth Games by beating Australia’s Nic Beveridge and Bill Chaffey. Beveridge who took up triathlon after being inspired by Chaffey was happy to share the podium with his hero.
INDIA CONTINUE CLAIMING WEIGHTLIFTING GOLD
Sathish Shivalingam and Ragala Venkat Rahul were the stars of India as they claimed individual gold in Men’s 77kg and 85kg divisions respectively. India won 4 gold in Weightlifting followed by 1 silver and 1 bronze.
INDIA-PAKISTAN PLAYS A DRAW
India vs Pakistan hockey opener at the 2018 Commonwealth Games ended in a draw as Pakistan, who were trailing India 0-2 after the first half, scored twice to hold India 2-2. However, a controversial penalty corner was awarded against India that led to some disappointment among the fans.
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