Star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief after clinching a spot for the World Championships by beating Amit Kumar Dhankhar, who had gone to court last year against the Olympic medallist alleging favouritism.
The curtains came down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a colourful ceremony that witnessed some power packed performances by famous Scottish singer Lulu, pop band Deacon Blue, Australian singer Kylie Minogue and more than 2,000 performers Sunday night at the Hampden Park, Scotland`s National Stadium.
Although only racing in the programme-ending 4x100m relay, the larger-than-life presence of Usain Bolt dominated track and field at the Commonwealth Games, hit by the absence of several other big names.
Lauding the performance of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, who won the squash doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Sunday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh each to the winners.
Finally, the sporting jamboree of the Commonwealth comes to its final day in Glasgow. After a disappointing Day 10 at the Games, India will look to win few more gold medals from badminton and hockey. Despite the gold medal by squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa in women`s double event, four boxers settled with silver medals despite starting.
After a week of controversy surrounding a feud with her coach, Australia’s Sally Pearson felt the weight of the world lifted from her shoulders as she raced to 100 metres hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
The penultimate day of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will have Indian fighting for more medals in athletics, boxing, diving, table tennis and squash; and some important outings in badminton and hockey.
When England’s Emelia Gorecka runs in the 5,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games she will know any temporary pain on the track will be nothing compared to what she has been through just to get to Glasgow.
In a huge jolt to Indian men`s hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semi-final match against New Zealand Saturday following his yellow card for a dangerous slide tackle in pool A match against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games here.
Both Seema Punia and Krishna Poonia advanced to the women`s discus throw final but while Seema`s throw put her in second position, Krishna was placed a lowly 11th in the qualification round of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium.
After a rewarding Day 8, India will look to improve on the overall standing in the medal tally. Day 9 at the Games will see Indians in action in boxing, as many as six puglists featuring in their respectibve semi-final bouts.
India`s Annu Rani failed to reproduce her best in the javelin event for women at the Commonwealth Games and finished eighth in a field of 12, measuring a distance of 56.37 metres here at Hampden Park Wednesday night.
It was a mixed day for Indians in 2014 Commonwealth Games lawn bowls, as Sam Bahadur won both his men`s singles match while the women`s team lost their pairs match but won in triples at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre here Wednesday.