CWG 2018: Sushil Kumar dedicates his victory to his Guru, family

Defending champion Sushil barely spent any time on the mat his final against South African Johannes Botha lasted just a minute and 20 seconds as he picked up easy victories to claim his third successive gold at the Games

CWG 2018: Sushil Kumar dedicates his victory to his Guru, family

Two Indian athletes have been banned and kicked out of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes' village on Friday after needles were found in their bedroom.

India scored two successive goals in the final 1.36 minutes through Varun Kumar's 3-3 equalizer and Mandeep Singh's 4-3 victor in the 60th minute which was brilliantly set up by skipper Manpreet Singh. Asked about his thoughts on the extremely short final bout, Punia said, "I didn't see the time but I wanted to finish it as quickly as possible".

Although her journey is over, Robertson still walks away with a bronze medal on her debut at the Games.

Barr was beaten to the gold medal in the women's trap in dramatic fashion during a tense final at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

Garton certainly didn't lack any heart as she fell to Australia's Anja Stridsman for a place in the gold medal fight in the women's 60kg category.

The Australian team was disqualified under IAAF rule 170.2 after Steve Solomon took up the wrong position for the final baton change.

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In other Gold Coast action, Mauchline badminton star Adam Hall and his men's doubles partner Alex Dunn reached the quarter-finals. Former Green Point Christian College student and Sydney University Athletics Club star, Nicola McDermott, will compete in the Women's High Jump on April 14.

On day 9 of the games, boxers Vikas Krishnan, Manoj Kumar, Satish Kumar, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Naman Tanwar, Manish Kaushik, Gaurav Solanki, and Amit will compete to win medals in their respective categories.

By doing so, Kumar became the first Indian wrestler to win three Golds at the Commonwealth Games and also didn't lose a single point in this year's edition.

"I was happy with my (only) throw of 80.42 (metres) when the automatic qualifying was set at 78mm", the 20-year-old said. "We didn't muster a 9/10 performance as the coach demands", said Manpreet, who scored India's first goal the 33rd minute.

It is the second time the Indian team have broken the no-needle regulations at these Games after boxing team doctor Amol Patil admitted to carrying out a vitamin injection on an athlete.

The final went down down to the final target for both shooters but Barr missed her final target, leaving Scanlan to claim a dramatic gold. However, Divya still managed to secure a semi-final bout against Nigerian wrestler, Blessing Oborodudu, in a bid to win her first CWG medal.

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