Commonwealth Games: Agboro comes close but misses out on weightlifting medal

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06 April, 2018

"Then I looked up at the board and I saw that I'd won", she said shortly after receiving her gold medal from Prince Charles, who is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the games.

The gold medal was won by Muhammad Aznil Bidin of Malaysia who lifted 288kg.

With the multi-sport event being hosted on home turf, it is only natural that many Australian athletes are aiming to keep the gold in the Gold Coast.

That is hardly something an aspiring weightlifter would complain of, only that Gururaja aspired to be a wrestler, inspired by a certain Sushil Kumar.

"My first thought was, "I wish I was fit", I would've ran with him (winner Henri Schoeman)", Brownlee told reporters.

Abeiku will be competing in his second Commonwealth Games for Ghana after making his debut in Glasgow four years ago. The Indian failed in his first two attempts before managing a good lift off his last chance to zoom to the top half of the table.

In the women's tie, India thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0. The former Asian medallist won on a unanimous decision.

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Mixed doubles pair Chris and Gabby Adcock won the opening best-of-three match on day one on the Gold Coast.

"When I started in 2010, in the first month of my training, I was so frustrated because I didn't even know how to lift a bar. I guess you have to find a way whatever circumstances you are in, but I couldn't find that way to win", he added.

The men's team got the better of Northern Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago thrashing them both 3-0 while the women's team defeated Sri Lanka and Wales 3-0, 3-1 respectively.

Earlier, the Indian women's cycling team failed to qualify in the track 4,000 metre Team Pursuit event.

England's total of 258.950 left them more than 10 points clear of Canada in second place, with Scotland narrowly beaten into the bronze medal position.

In the swimming pool, Virdhawal Khade qualified for the semifinals of the 50m men's butterfly event but could not make the final, finishing 15th overall.


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