Record cycling performance from home nations at Commonwealth Games

Mary Kom will face Kristina O'HARA of Northern Ireland in the Women's 45-48kg Final Bout

Mary Kom will face Kristina O'HARA of Northern Ireland in the Women's 45-48kg Final Bout

India has bagged 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals during its Commonwealth games campaign in Gold Coast, Australia.

Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final.

All seven wrestlers from the RSPB won medals and came back with a 100 per cent strike rate, including five gold medals won by Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware, Sumit Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik and Kiran Bishnoi bagging a bronze each.

This was Sharath's third medal at the Gold Coast Games.

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.

Scotland, meanwhile, are seventh, having racked up 41 medals so far.

- Overall in table tennis, India won eight medals, most in the sport at any CWG. India was most successful in CWG 2010 (Delhi) where 101 medals were won and at Manchester 2002 (69).

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In a packed day of boxing finals, there were six more gold medals for England, including for Frazer Clarke in the super-heavyweight bout, while India, Australia and Wales also enjoyed victories.

India's badminton queens PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal set up the much-anticipated women's singles summit clash on Saturday.

Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai won bronze after they defeated Singapore's Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan in table tennis doubles.

Ashwini, however, failed to grab a bronze medal in the mixed doubles partnering Satwik, even as H.S. Prannoy suffered defeat in the men's singles bronze-medal playoff.

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". Both sides play England at Robina Stadium this morning. Just like the world was revolutionised by Mahatma Gandhi, Her Majesty, Nelson Mandela and such other great people, our effort is to create a platform beyond sporting performances but without losing the relevance of the Games. In the medal tally, India is at the third spot just behind England.

Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu celebrated her wrestling gold in the women's 68-kilo freestyle wrestling by rolling around on the mat in joy as her beaten opponent Danielle Lappage looked on unamused.

Kaushik lost 2:3 to Harry Garside of Australia in a hard-fought final.

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