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Day 8: Canada, Australia win first Beach Volleyball contest; Sushil Kumar makes hat-trick of CWG medals

FIRST BEACH VOLLEYBALL MEDAL AWARDED

Australia and Canada won the first Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball medal in Commonwealth Games history. In the Men’s section Australians Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann overcame a 12-9 deficit in the third set to defeat Canada’s Samuel Pedlow and Sam Schachter in the gold medal match. However, in the Women’s section, Canada had an easy outing with Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes posting a 2-0 victory over Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy. 

Australian para lawn bowler Ken Hanson

KEN HANSON BECAME THE OLDEST GOLD MEDALLIST

At 68 years, Australian para lawn bowler Ken Hanson, became the oldest athlete to win a Commonwealth Games gold. In the Open B6/B7/B8 Triples competition, Hanson along with Tony Bonnell and Josh Thornton beat New Zealand for the gold. 

INDIA CLAIMS MORE SHOOTING MEDALS; WRESTLERS RULE

Sushil Kumar

Indian wrestlers won 4 medals on the mat. Sushil Kumar won his third Commonwealth gold. Rahul Aware won gold, Babita Kumari Phogat won silver and wrestler Kiran won bronze. Veteran shooter Tejaswini Sawant won silver in Women’s 50m Prone finals. On the track, Discuss Thrower Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon won the silver and bronze respectively.

MEDAL STANDING

RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 AUSTRALIA 59 43 45 147
2 ENGLAND 26 31 22 79
3 INDIA 14 6 9 29
4 CANADA 10 25 19 54
5 NEW ZEALAND 10 12 9 31
6 SOUTH AFRICA 10 8 11 29
7 SCOTLAND 7 11 15 33
8 WALES 7 8 9 24
9 CYPRUS 6 0 2 8
10 NIGERIA 4 5 2 11
11 JAMAICA 3 5 4 12
12 MALAYASIA 3 3 6 12
13 SAMOA 2 2 0 4
14 SINGAPORE 2 1 1 4
15 BOTSWANA 2 1 0 3
15 UGANDA 2 0 1 3
16 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 2 0 3
17 SINGAPORE 1 1 1 3
18 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1 1 0 2
19 FIJI 1 0 1 2
19 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 0 1 2
21 BERMUDA 1 0 0 1
21 GRENADA 1 0 0 1
23 KENYA 0 3 3 6
24 BANGLADESH 0 2 0 2
25 SRI LANKA 0 1 3 4
26 BAHAMAS 0 1 0 1
26 ISLE OF MAN 0 1 0 1
26 MAURITIUS 0 1 0 1
26 NAURU 0 1 0 1
30 PAKISTAN 0 0 2 2
31 CAMEROON 0 0 1 1
31 COOK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
31 DOMINICA 0 0 1 1
31 MALTA 0 0 1 1
31 NORFOLK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
31 SOLOMON ISLANDS 0 0 1 1
31 VANUATU 0 0 1 1

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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