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One of the federation's better decisions perhaps was to send the team to Melbourne almost a month ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The sports philanthropist also trusts the contingent to enhance the reputation of the country through excellent behaviour at the Games, which is featuring all the members of the former British Empire.

Rahul also etched his name in history books as he became the first Indian to win gold in the 85 kg weight category at the Games. They should be among the medalists in the men's team event.

The Indian team, chasing its first CWG medal after the 2006 Melbourne Games silver, trailed the first 30 minutes of the match, scored a couple of goals in the third period to draw level before conceding one in the dying minutes of the match to end up on the losing side.

This is a sport that we dominated in the 70s and 80s through Isaac Ikhuoria, Obisia Nwankpa and Jerry Okorodudu etc. The South African swimmer now has 13 medals with four events left.

It is India's 5th medal so far in Commonwealth Games 2018, and all of them have come in weightlifting so far.

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As the lifters approached the clean and jerk moment, Ragala went with 182 kg for the first strive and emerged successful.

New Zealand has two players through to the semifinals of singles play at the squash competition with women's second seed and world No.4 Joelle King and men's second seed and world No.9 Paul Coll winning their delayed quarter-final contests in relatively straightforward fashion.

England won the inaugural event at the Glasgow Games four years ago but it was the hosts who were too strong this time, with Gentle turning a 15-second deficit into a 39-second lead during the third leg.

It was a great result for the 22-year-old, who capitalised on solid form in the lead up to the competition. He had made India proud previous year too after winning gold at the Commonwealth championship. "I've been working so hard to get to this stage", Sarita said after her triumph.

Earlier in the day, another weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivaligam made India proud after bagging gold and fans couldn't believe it. He lifted that weight easily and then instead of securing a medal, immediately added a massive eight kilos on the bar in an effort to set a new Games record and secure the gold medal.

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