Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian Wrestlers, Shooters shine on Day 9

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian Wrestlers, Shooters shine on Day 9

In the men's 65kg freestyle event, India's Bajrang overcame Wales' Kane Charig to clinch the gold medal.

Bajrang, who is a World Championship bronze-medallist from 2013, had earlier bagged a silver medal in the 2014 Glasgow edition of the Games in the 61kg weight category. Pooja had defeated Joseph Tiako of Cameroon 11-5 in the semi-finals.

Boxer Naman Talwar lost to Jason Whateley of Australia in a unanimous decision. They beat the sri Lanka pair 21-18 21-10 in the semi-finals. So three medals converted from a bronze to gold/silver.

This win has taken India's medal tally to 43.

Shreyasi scored 19 in the final which featured a total of six shooters. She's already won the 1,500 here.

Galadima clocked 11.04 seconds to claim first position at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia.

This is India's 16th gold at the Games.

Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. Way to go, Anish!

Table Tennis: Paddler Sharath Kamal will play both the men's singles and mixed doubles quarter-finals, as he aims to make it a memorable Gold Coast campaign, after winning men's team gold.

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Men's javelin throw final: Neeraj Chopra, Vipin Kashana, 10.05 a.m.

"I'm still strong from here and here", said Kom, pointing to her heart and her head.

The trail-blazer, known in India as "Magnificent Mary", celebrated with a victory parade on her coach's shoulders and she had tears in her eyes afterwards.

It is to be noted that Australian Kathryn Mitchell also trains with Hohn.

The country enjoyed its best day so far in the Games, picking up three gold, three silver and four bronze medals. As icing on the birthday cake, she also secured a Commonwealth Games record of 38.

"It's very hard", said Kom, reflecting on returning to the boxing ring after the birth of her youngest child.

While coach Mark Hopkins may point to a "super-exciting young side with unlimited talent", the real trick will be convincing SASCOC to permit them to travel to the next big global competition - the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The result tied him in third place with England's Luke McCormack who lost to Namibian Jonas Jonas in the other semi-final bout.

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