Bester wins Commonwealth Games silver

Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil

Mary Kom and Gaurav Solanki gave India its first gold in women and men's boxing after they registered convincing wins in their respective finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.

"When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance, the Commonwealth Games Federation means no tolerance", Martin said.

Bajrang needed only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales by technical superiority in the final. Faced with the task of beating a Jamaican side led by the daunting physical presence of inspired 6ft 6in goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, England appeared to freeze in the spotlight during a calamitous second period inside the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

Ghana's only medal victor at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Jessie Lartey has revealed that he was nearly axed from the final contingent for the Games by officials of the Ghana Olympic Committee and Black Bombers.

Vikas' victory ensured he became the first Indian men's boxer to win gold medals at both the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Pooja had defeated Joseph Tiako of Cameroon 11-5 in the semi-finals. He eventually edged an extremely close bout 3-2 in a split decision.

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A defensive lapse on penalty corner cost India dear as Varun Kumar failed to clear ball after a couple of rebounds and Marcus Child put New Zealand ahead 3-1.

Indian women's doubles pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das clinched the silver medal while seasoned pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan entered the summit clash in the table tennis competition.

The defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in the bronze medal clash. Amit, who was chasing his third successive global gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai. He then dumped Canada's Vincent De Marinis in the semifinals. "I really couldn't have won without them". The Indian pair lost 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11.

While the Thor star didn't accept Frederick's Twitter invitation to watch her in Saturday's high jump final where she finished fifth, her performance and theatrics clearly impressed Queensland Commonwealth Games minister Kate Jones.

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