Brighton athlete challenges for medal in Commonwealth Games 1500m final

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Mamadou Gueye banked in a three-point buzzer-beater to move Canada into the gold-medal game at the Commonwealth Games with a wild 88-86 win over New Zealand on Saturday.

Batra's fantastic run at the games continued as she defeated Mengyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, and 11-7 in what was deemed to be a one-sided final. Host nation Australia and England are the two countries which remained ahead of India at first and second positions respectively.

The singer, who will be performing to an audience of 40,000 at the Gold Coast's Carrara Stadium as well as TV audiences around the Commonwealth, said it was "a wonderful opportunity to showcase myself and showcase my city". "I am so glad to have made history again, it is a special feeling to win something that is a milestone medal".

The other Indian in the fray, Chain Singh, finished fourth.

Indian men's hockey team ended their campaign on a disappointing note losing 1-2 to England in the bronze medal playoff.

"In addition to the results, the Commonwealth Games has provided a valuable opportunity for our younger riders to gain experience of competing at a high worldwide level, and I'm sure they will take plenty of learnings away for this event to use at future major competitions". Ponnappa and Reddy defeated Australians Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville. The Indian shuttler was the better of the two in executing drop shots and even managed to match Lee's ability to mix power with precision. As Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to injury, Sumit Malik won the gold in the 125 kg category.

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Yafai was forced to work overtime to defeat India's tough Amit and claim the men's light-flyweight gold medal via a split decision. England, in second place, have a total of 123 medals. It was Vikas' first medal at the CWG.

However, despite his late inclusion, he is the only one who has won a medal for Ghana out of the 72-man contingent sent to the multi-sport event. "I am the youngest athlete from India to win Commonwealth gold at 15". Saina won her first gold medal point at 21-20 but Sindhu managed to survive.

Kidambi Srikanth will also feature in the men's singles.

Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy face Indian pair Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women's doubles gold medal match.

Achanta Sharath and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran went down fighting in the men's doubles table tennis final against Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford of England to settle for silver after Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty registered straight games victory over Yew En Koen Pang and Shao Feng Ethan Poh of Singapore to clinch the bronze medal.

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