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RV Rahul wins fourth gold, 6th medal in weightlifting at Commonwealth Games

RV Rahul wins fourth gold, 6th medal in weightlifting at Commonwealth Games”

World champion Matthew Glaetzer, favourite to win the men's sprint gold at the Commonwealth Games, crashed out of the preliminary rounds on Saturday after an "embarrassing" tactical blunder against Malaysian rank outsider Muhammad Sahrom.

Mary Kom will be up against Scotland's Megan Gordon and is the favourite to claim the gold medal.

Canada won gold Friday in the Commonwealth Games women's artistic gymnastics team final.

James, as painfully shy off the floor as she is ebullient on it, said: "I try not to think about the occasion, it's about going out there to do a good routine and counting on my skills".

"It's hard to not be aware with the big scoreboard and the crowd, but for me it's that feeling when I land that high bar dismount and I roar and the buzz I get I do it for that".

In the Glasgow Games in 2014, she competed in women's 48kg category, where she won the gold medal.

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Guy, who won the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle final on Thursday, is expected to be fit for the rest of his events. That was Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who was disappointed about not breaking a Commonwealth Games record despite the fact that she was not even 100 per cent fit.

Canadian swimmers made a big splash in the pool, earning five medals-one gold, three silver and one bronze.

The women's hockey team bounced back strongly after the 2-3 stunning loss to Wales with a 4-1 rout of Malaysia in a Group A match. The gold medal took India's tally of medals to six on day 3 of the Games. The badminton team thumped Mauritius 3-0 to set-up a semi-final against Singapore while the men's and women's table tennis teams got past Malaysian sides with an identical 3-0 scorelines to progress to the semi-finals.

The journey of Saraswati Rout ended in disappointment as she failed to finish a single valid lift in the snatch section and was later disqualified from clean and jerk in the women's 58kg category. 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.

After lengthy delays as a result of earlier matches King looked keen to get her match over and done with quickly and duly wrapped on the contest over Indian eighth seed Joshna Chinappa in 31 minutes 11-5, 11-6, 11-9.



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