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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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From the opening ceremony  of Commonwelath Games 2018 | AP
Aboriginal activists target Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Brief scuffles later broke out between protesters and police, with activists vowing to target the Games every day until it ends on April 15.

04 Apr 2018

The Indian contingent, led by Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu walked out to a warm reception from the nearly 25,000 strong crowd. | AP
Originally Aboriginal: History meets culture at Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony 

The Indian contingent, led by Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu walked out to a warm reception from the nearly 25,000 strong crowd. 

04 Apr 2018

Australian boxer Taylah Robertson | Twitter Image
Australian boxer Taylah Robertson becomes first Commonwealth Games medallist without a fight

The 19-year-old has got what is called the lucky medal due to the small size of her draw in the women's 51kg category .

04 Apr 2018

The formidable Indian side boasts of stars such as Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth (File | AP)
Commonwealth Games 2018: India's Malaysian badminton coach expects final against his country

The two-time Commonwealth Games medallist said though confident, the Indian team is not going to take any opposition lightly.

04 Apr 2018

The Queensland Police Service is currently investigating a complaint in relation to an allegation of assault | AP
Commonwealth Games hit by indecent assault case involving Mauritian athlete, official​

The Queensland Police Service is currently investigating a complaint in relation to an allegation of assault of an aggravated nature involving an athlete and an official from the Mauritius team.

04 Apr 2018

Mirabai Chanu had become only the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to emerge a world champion in November 2017 (File)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter ​Mirabai Chanu carries Indian hopes on Day one at Gold Coast

Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, is being considered a sure shot for India as her personal best stands over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition.

04 Apr 2018

The official guide to the Games, which profiles the 71 participating nations and territories and was published ahead of Wednesday's opening ceremony, claims England's capital is Banjul. | AP
Extreme Brexit: England listed as African nation in Commonwealth Games 2018 guide

England were somehow confused with Gambia, a West African nation which rejoined the Commonwealth in February after leaving in 2013.

04 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal with her father Harvir Singh at Gold Coast (Express Photo | Indraneel Das)
Dad's entry in Commonwealth Games Village cleared after Saina Nehwal throws a fit

Saina Nehwal’s contention was, if PV Sindhu’s mother could stay at the Commonwealth Games Village as an extra official, so should her father.

04 Apr 2018

Competing in her first and last Commonwealth Games, the 35-year-old is the favourite to claim the gold in a draw which features only eight boxers. (File | PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer MC Mary Kom needs one win to clinch medal on debut 

Mary Kom has been pitted against Scotland's Megan Gordon in the quarterfinals of the 48kg category, which will take place on April 8.

03 Apr 2018

Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu and World No 2 K Srikanth have been given the top billing (File | EPS)
Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get top seeding at Commonwealth Games 2018

HS Prannoy will start his tournament with a second-round clash with the winner of the match between Mauritius' Paul Christopher Jean and Seychellois Steve Malcouzane.

03 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