Watson finishes in fifth place in hurdles final at Commonwealth Games

A shattered Stainton lies in tears on the track. Pic Getty

A shattered Stainton lies in tears on the track. Pic Getty

By winning the gold, Anish bettered team-mate Manu Bhaker, who had become the youngest Indian Commonwealth Games gold medallist earlier this week when she emerged champion in the 10m air rifle finals.

In all, India claimed two gold, three silver and a bronze today, shoring up the overall medal count to 31.

However, the day was not completely free of disappointment as the women's hockey team bowed out of final contention after losing 0-1 to hosts Australia in the semifinal.

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. He settled for bronze medal after losing his men's 91kg semi-finals bout at Gold Coast Games Commonwealth Games on Friday. He belongs to a club so exclusive that it is still waiting for a second member: No Indian has won two individual Olympic medals.

The women's pair of Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar play for gold later.

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Flashing a dimpled smile and thumbs-up to waiting media persons after his win, Sushil promised to return to answer questions. Just like the opening ceremony, Carrara Stadium will host the Closing Ceremony with performances complimenting the emotional, fun and dazzling show that the world witnessed in Gold Coast.

Garton will get a bronze medal along with the other beaten semi-finalist, Tetunde Odunuga of Nigeria. Not only this much, he also won over Connor Evans from Australia. Nettey earned a podium spot by 0.15 metres over Lorraine Ugen of England, who was in fourth place with a jump of 6.69 metres. It wasn't too different from what their father needed to do for a medal on Thursday. Steven Takahashi of London, Ontario (silver, men's 57kg wrestling) and Jevon Balfour of Toronto, Ontario (bronze, men's 74kg wrestling).

Blitzing her competition with a dazzling hoop routine before edging Kwan in the ball final, Evripidou did take the Cypriot gold medal tally to eight - the most ever for the island nation.

Sergei Evglevski (576) of Australia was third.

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