CWG Day 10: Mary Kom on the cusp of gold

Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast Bajrang Punia decimates Kane Charig to win Gold in men's freestyle 65kg wrestling

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia reached new heights in his prolific wrestling career on Friday by winning his first Commonwealth Games gold medal in men's 65 kg freestyle category at Gold Coast.

T47 is a disability sport classification for disability athletics primarily for competitors with a below elbow or wrist amputation.

He finished ahead of James Arnott from England, who ended with 11.30 seconds, and Jamaica's Tevaughan, who came third with a time of 11.63 seconds.

The three-time gold medalist won her first Games medal on debut in the trap pairs at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, before setting an Australian record (74/75 targets) in 2012, a World Cup win in 2013 and gold on the 2014 World Cup circuit and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

It means team Scotland have now won five bowls medals including a gold and silver for Johnston's fellow Ayrshire bowler Paul Foster.

Several para-athletes got into the gold-medal mix, with 21-year-old Timothy Disken (VIC) and 19-year-old Lakeisha Patterson (VIC) both earning double gold. He set a new junior world record of 579 out of a possible 600 points on his way to the gold medal in 25 mtr standard pistol at the 2017 ISSF Junior World Championships in Suhl, Germany. Day 9 started off on a good note with Tejaswini Sawant winning a gold medal & Anjum Moudgil winning a silver medal in Shooting Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals. Mohammed Hussamuddin and Manoj Kumar also suffered losses but still managed to secure Bronze medals for the country.

Canada's Emily Schaefer and India's Divya Kakran claimed the women's 57kg and 68kg bronze medals respectively. She defeated Joseph Tiako of Cameroon 11-5 in the semi-finals.

Earlier, on Thursday Indian women's hockey team had lost 0-1 to Australia.

Indian team official Ravinder Chaudry held a news conference later Friday and said the delegation planned to appeal the ban on Thodi. Leigh Howard (SA), Jordan Kerby (QLD), Alex Porter (NSW) and Sam Welsford (WA), who also won gold in the men's 15km scratch race. Amit, who was chasing his third successive global gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai. Chopra hurled the javelin to a distance of 80.42 metres to take the second place in Group A of the qualification round.

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