Commonwealth Games 2018: 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala wins gold, creates history

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The 24-year-old from Haryana dominated the proceedings against Wales' Kane Charig to register an emphatic 10-0 win to claim India's 16th gold medal on the eighth day of the Games at the Carrara Sports Arena.

Teenage boxer Naman Tanwar lost to crowd favourite Jason Whateley in another exciting contest in the heavyweight 91kg category to settle for a Bronze, taking India's total tally to 35.

India's badminton queens Saina Nehwal and P.V.Sindhu sailed into the semi-finals of the women's singles competition by registering comfortable wins in their respective matches at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. It started as an even encounter but McGrail upped the ante in the late half to come on top of his game and get better of Hussamuddin who failed to retaliate against his opponent's attacking prowess. But it is not the end of the road for India as they will have a shot at the bronze medal on Saturday. Earlier in the day, shooter Anish Bhanwala has bagged the gold medal in 25 metre Rapid Fire Pistol. In the 2006, she had a silver, in 2010 (silver) and 2014 (bronze).

Gold Coast: Double-Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar (74kg) and event debutant Rahul Aware (57kg) provided the golden touch as India snared an impressive four medals on the opening day of the 21st Commonwealth Games' wrestling competition here.


In the other match, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Saharabudhe lost the bronze medal match 1-3 (13-15, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11) to Ho Ying and Lyne Karen of Malaysia.

The paddlers and squash players, too, continued to move ahead without any major hiccups and the weekend should add considerably to India's medal kitty.

Chef de Mission of the Commonwealth Games Association of India Vikram Singh Sisodia, along with general team manager Namdev Shirgaonker and athletics team manager Ravinder Chaudhry, were all found to be in breach of the No Needle Policy and have been issued a reprimand.

Markus Child regained New Zealand's two-goal lead in the 40th minute.


Sawant finished behind Veloso who created a games record with her cumulative score of 621. With 16 Gold and 34 overall medal, India's now placed third in the medal tally after Australia and England.

Tejaswini Sawant claimed silver in the women's 50m rifle prone event, shooting 102.1, 102.4, 103.3, 102.8, 103.7, 104.6 for a cumulative score of 618.9 over six series to claim her sixth CWG medal.

He is also a victor of a gold medal in 65kg freestyle wrestling at the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi, last year.


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