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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

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