Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria Women's 4x400m Relay Team Team Bags Silver

Randal Sanchez
April 14, 2018

In qualification, the 37-year-old scored a total of 1180 (58x) to break Olympic medallist Gagan Narang's qualification record of 1166.

Indian wrestlers did the nation proud as Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title while Vinesh Phogat took women's 50kg gold. So were Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishan as Indian boxing celebrated its finest hour in a long, long time, winning three golds out of the six finals in which its pugilists featured at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Manish, on the other hand, lost 2-3 to local favourite Harry Garside, again on a split decision. Leading 2-1 against Pakistan in the opening game, they had a chance to close the game out but Mandeep Singh went for a narrow-angle shot rather than lay it up for SV Sunil.

"Credit to the boxers for the way they fought, even those who lost gave fighting performances", he added. Australia had won gold at four of the last five Commonwealth Games since Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final to clinch the eighth Gold of the day for the country. The heartbreak of missing the gold left her in tears during the medal ceremony.

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England's women won gold in the 4x100m relay with Jamaica claiming silver and Nigeria taking bronze. "He sometimes tells me to take it easy after competition but I can't help it", she said. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

Vandana took the field with bandage on her forehead and immediately made an impact as India got three consecutive penalty corners. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final.

India had two pair in the mixed doubles semi-final, but both failed to make it to the gold medal round at the Commonwealth Gams on Saturday.

Meanwhile, another Indian boxer in Amit Panghal has won silver in 46-49 kg category.

"We just went out there determined to enjoy the experience of being in a major global final, I just didn't want it to end".

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