CWG: India storm into mixed team badminton final


The 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalists caused India a few problems in the initial five minutes of the match, but Savita made sure that Danson's second shot in the 4th minute was saved.

Venkat Rahul, the 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh, lifted a total of 338 kg - 151 kg in snatch and 187 in clean and jerk - to bring maiden gold medal for India in this weight category.

That throw is the best amongst Commonwealth Games this season. Chanu smashed the Games records in 48-kg category snatch, clean and jerk and overall en route her gold medal winning performance, which fetched her a thunderous applause from Australian fans, who queued up to take her autograph after the medal ceremony.

This is not the first time that she has secured a medal at an worldwide sporting event as she has earlier secured a bronze medal in the same weight category at the Commonwealth Games of 2014 that were held in Glasgow, Scotland. And starting it all was Manu Bhaker, the teen sensation from Haryana, who shot down the Games record and the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event. And this point was proven in good measure as the Indian women's team table tennis team created history at the Oxenford studio here late into Sunday night. Even in my wildest dream I had not thought that I will beat an Olympic medallist and world number four,"Batra told PTI after her shock win over Feng Tianwei". While Sathish had trouble with his hamstring, Rahul had a dodgy knee. "I know it's bad to wish ill for someone but I couldn't help it", Lather said, breaking into a laugh after the medal ceremony. They had yesterday settled for a disappointing 2-2 draw with a sloppy Pakistan, the equalising goal from the rivals coming in the final seven seconds of the match. Ansley failed to convert a penalty corner again in the 56th minute which turned out to be the last effort as India closed the game with 2-1. First, veteran Sarita Devi stormed into the quarter-finals of the 60kg category with a 5-0 unanimous verdict over Barbados' Kimberly Gittens.

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Two men made it to the final eight as well.

India blanked 3-0 England to set up a summit clash against favourites Singapore later today.

There were disappointments in basketball too, with the men's team going down 54-100 to England and the women's team losing 72-85 to Malaysia in their preliminary round matches. Earlier, the men's doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, and the women's doubles team of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy had opened up a 2-0 lead.