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A Sharath Kamal being greeted by fans upon his arrival. (EPS)

Silver linings playbook: No regrets for not winning Commonwealth Games finals

Successful participants are usually handed a warm reception and it was no different for table tennis star A Sharath Kamal and squash medallists Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa.

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India's Hima Das competes in the women's 400 metres final during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast Australia on Wednesday. | PTI
Run Hima run: Nowhere to spotlight

On the banks of the Brahmaputra is an obscure village — Dhing in Nagoan district. Even in Assam, people hardly know about this place. Hima Das’ life too is just like the place she comes from

12 Apr 2018

India's Tejaswin Shankar competes in the Men's High Jump final during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast Australia on Wednesday. (PTI)
Ranges or rings: Indians dominate on another good day at Commonwealth Games

On the overall medal tally, India held on the third position with 12 gold, four silver and eight bronze medals for a total of 24 so far.

11 Apr 2018

The Cameroon delegation marching during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (AFP)
Five Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Three weightlifters and two boxers have not been seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning home.

11 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games: Boxer Manish Kaushik in 60 kg semis

Manish overpowered Calum French of England by a unanimous 5:0 verdict.

11 Apr 2018

Achanta Sharath Kamal (File | AP)
Indian Table Tennis team's Commonwealth Games gold redemption for 2014 failure: Sharath Kamal

Sharath, who was part of the 2006 Melbourne CWG gold medal winning squad, feels that the 2018 gold is in a way a redemption for failing in the 2014 edition at Glasgow.

11 Apr 2018

Ankur Mittal won a bronze in the men's double trap event of the 21st Commonwealth Games. (AP)
Commonwealth Games: Ankur Mittal bags bronze as shooters continue good run

Mittal finished third on the podium after scoring 53 in the finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

11 Apr 2018

Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre. (AP)
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Shreyasi Singh claims gold in women's double trap to swell India's medals tally

Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia's Emma Cox 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre.

11 Apr 2018

Gaurav Solanki defeated three-time Oceania champion Charles Keama of Papua New Guinea. (Twitter | Boxing Federation)
Commonwealth Games: Boxer Gaurav Solanki enters flyweight semis

Gaurav came up with an impressive performance against three-time Oceania champion Charles Keama of Papua New Guinea to claim a well-deserved, unanimous 5:0 verdict.

11 Apr 2018

Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai (File photo | PTI)
Top Indian paddlers including Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran progress to Table Tennis doubles pre-quarters of Commonwealth Games

Sharath and Sathiyan thrashed Kiribati duo Tauramoa Miita and Nooa Takooa 3-0.

11 Apr 2018

Om Mitharwal (Twitter | Rajyavardhan Rathore)
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Om Mitharwal takes bronze in men's 50m Pistol

Daniel Repacholi of Australia took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2, while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took silver with 220.5.

11 Apr 2018

Indian boxer Mary Kom defeated Sri Lanka's Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak. (PTI)
Mary Kom advances to Commonwealth Games boxing final of 48 kg with 5-0 verdict; Sarita, Pinki crash out

Indian boxing legend Mary Kom advanced to the Commonwealth Games final with a comprehensive triumph over Sri Lanka's Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak.

11 Apr 2018

Despite distraction & niggle, Heena shoots down gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

For a precision shooter, a small distraction may lead to a lapse in concentration. Or it will make the heart race faster, something shooters dread. Shots are completed between heartbeats.

11 Apr 2018

Joshna Chinappa. | Express File Photo
Commonwealth Games: India outclass Cayman Islands in mixed doubles squash

The Indian duo outclassed their opponents 11-3, 11-6 and wrapped up the issue in 15 minutes at the Oxenford Studios.

10 Apr 2018

Muhammed Anas finishes fourth in the men's 400m. (Twitter Photo)
Commonwealth Games: Mohammad Anas misses 400 metres bronze by whisker, Hima Das qualifies for women 400 m final

Anas finished the race in 45.31 seconds to improve on his own national record mark, while the bronze medallist of the event, Javon Francis delivered a season best with a timing of 45.11 seconds.

10 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games: Boxers Hussamuddin, Manoj, Satish in semifinals; India assured of 5 boxing medals

In the quarter-finals bout of the men's 56kg category, Hussamuddin overpowered Muilenga Everisto while Manoj defeated Australia's Terry Nickolas.

10 Apr 2018

Commonwealth games medals (Twitter Photo: @GC2018)
Commonwealth Games: Para-lifter Sachin Chaudhary settles for bronze in men's heavyweight category

Sachin lifted the combined effort of 181 points. Nigeria's Abdulazeez Ibrahim won the gold with 191.9 points while the silver went to Malaysia's Yee Khie Jong (188.7).

10 Apr 2018

A statue of 'Borobi', the official mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, on Gold Coast. (File | AFP)
Commonwealth Games: Para swimmer Vaishnavi finishes sixth in S8 50m freestyle final

Vaishnavi clocked a timing of 42.03 seconds to finish sixth out of seven swimmers in the final at the Optus Aquatic Centre.

10 Apr 2018

CWG: India's women's hockey team enters semifinals

Captain Rani Rampal's 47th-minute field goal proved to be the difference during the match.

10 Apr 2018

Dipika Pallikal (Photo | D Sampathkumar)
Commonwealth Games: India hammer Pakistan in mixed doubles squash 

India's mixed doubles pair of Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal outclassed their arch-rivals 11-2, 11-3 at the Oxenford Studios in merely 13 minutes.

10 Apr 2018

Gagan Narang finishes seventh in the 50m Rifle Prone Men's final | PTI
Commonwealth Games: Chain Singh, Gagan Narang disappoint in 50m rifle prone shooting

Competing in just one event at the ongoing Games, the 34-year-old Narang would be returning without a CWG medal for the first time in his career.

10 Apr 2018

Heena Sidhu holds tricolour during the medal ceremony after winning gold in the Women s 25m Pistol final | PTI
Commonwealth Games 2018: Heena Sidhu adds third gold to India's shooting kitty

The 28-year-old Sidhu shot a final score of 38, two of them perfect fives, to claim the top honours ahead of Australian Elena Galiabovitch.

10 Apr 2018

Melissa Lowther | Instagram
Commonwealth Games: English cyclist Melissa Lowther 'gutted' after admin blunder shatters dreams

Melissa Lowther was forced out of the individual time trial after an administrative blunder meant she was not formally entered into the event on Australia's Gold Coast.

10 Apr 2018

Amit Panghal | twitter/Indian Boxing Federation
Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer Amit Panghal enters semis, assured of medal

Chasing a third successive international gold, the 22-year-old from Haryana overcame a rusty start to turn the tables on his opponent.

10 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018: Shooters Annu Singh, Heena Sidhu enter final

Annu finished the qualification stage at the second spot with a total of 584 points, while Heena was third with 579.

10 Apr 2018

CWG 2018 MEDAL TALLY

Rank Nation Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
1 Australia 80 59 59 198
2 England 45 45 46 136
3 India 26 20 20 66
4 Canada 15 40 27 82
5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46
6 South Africa 13 11 13 37
7 Wales 10 12 14 36
8 Scotland 9 13 22 44
9 Nigeria 9 9 6 24
10 Cyprus 8 1 5 14