Mackey Loses 3-1 In Commonwealth Wrestling Bout


Amongst the medal rush on Saturday for India and its fans, a piece of disappointing news was the performance of the men's hockey team as they slumped to a disappointing loss at the hands of England in the bronze-medal playoff at the Commonwealth Games 2018 now underway in Gold Coast Australia.

"Any win for the country is a good thing and having both the girls in the final is a proud moment because the gold and silver is going to India, which I'm very happy about", Sindhu said. Boxers Amit Panghal (49kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) settled for silver after losing closely-contested bouts.

But India captain Rani Rampal is determined to make amends by securing the Bronze Medal.

The Indian team endured a disheartening 1-0 defeat against hosts Australia in the semi-final yesterday but they will have a chance to redeem themselves when they face England, a team they had defeated 2-1 in a pool A match.

India claimed a further two titles on the last day of wrestling action at the Gold Coat 2018 Commonwealth Games to finish top of the sport's medal standings.

Speaking of her 22-year-old opponent Kristina O'Hara, who works as a carer in a nursing home, Mary Kom said she has sparred with her in the past.

With two days to go, Lartey's win means Team Ghana has equalled its best record of clinching bronze medal at Glasgow Games in 2014.

What a celebration. Image Getty
What a celebration. Image Getty

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold medal in the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category. They scored 3 but we only scored 2.

Hinch also won Olympic gold in Rio 2016.

Hanover's Ryan Bester has earned another men's singles lawn bowls silver medal at the Commonwealth Games while representing Canada. "I am just so glad", a beaming Mary Kom said after the victory.

The 26-year-old waved to the crowd as she departed, and her team's solid defence kept a stranglehold on England's scoring to minimise any concerns of a fightback.

The defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in the bronze medal clash. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final. This was India's 59th medal in Gold Coast and 9th in boxing - 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.

He beat Nigeria's Melvin Bibo in the final.

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