Gold Coast 2018: Johnston claims bowls bronze


It was the ideal tonic the boxer needed to do the one thing she hasn't done yet - win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Not only the poor conversion but defensive lapses too played a huge rule in India's defeat, which means the silver medallists from the last two editions will now fight in the bronze medal play-off.

In badminton, Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat to clinch a 21-8, 21-13 win over Canada's Rachel Honderich, while P.V. Sindhu also notched up a comfortable 21-14, 21-17 win over another Canadian, Brittney Tam.

In other event, Shreyasi Singh finished fifth in the women's Trap.

In the gold-medal round, with just a one-point margin, Anish, who won the silver at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships last November at Belmont, displayed his skill with a maximum of an unbeatable 30 points.

Wrestling action at Gold Coast 2018 is due to conclude tomorrow with the men's freestyle 86kg and 125kg events and women's freestyle 50kg and 62kg competitions taking centre stage.

Another fine day on the Gold Coast for day nine of the Games with temperatures already 25 degrees Celsius (77 fahrenheit) and the sun breaking through the cloud cover.

"Being able to win the double is a memory I'll never forget", Semenya said.

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"Both athletes were removed from the Games Village", the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Louise Martin said in a strongly-worded statement.

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.

India had lost to Australia in the finals of 2010 in Delhi and 2014, Glasgow, but this time they they lost in the semi-finals.

The rising shooter recently won a gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney where he finished atop the podium in the same event. As icing on the birthday cake, she also secured a Commonwealth Games record of 38.

The English side will play the victor of Friday's later semifinal between Australia and New Zealand in Saturday's gold medal final.

However, Pooja Dhanda had to settle for Silver medal after she lost in the Final in 57 kgs. Divya Kakran, who lost in the 68 kg semi-finals, won the Bronze in wrestling competition.

England pair Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform final with a score of 405.81, while compatriots Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams grabbing silver.

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