CWG 2018: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins gold medal

The 24-year-old from Haryana dominated the proceedings against Wales' Kane Charig to register an emphatic 10-0 win to claim India's 16th gold medal on the eighth day of the Games at the Carrara Sports Arena

India added significantly to its medal tally on Day 10 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gaurav Solanki wins gold medal in 52 kg category on his debut 4-1 at CWG as he beat Norther Ireland's Brendan Irvine in a phenomenal bout.

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.

Three winners picked up the first gold medals for their countries in the meet - former world junior champion Neeraj Chopra of India won the javelin in 86.47 metres, Levern Spencer of St. Lucia's the women's high jump in a season-best 1.95 metres and Troy Doris of Guyana the triple jump in 16.88 metres.

Australia still tops the chart with 184 medals, followed by England with 121 medals and India with 59 medals.

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.

Jessie Lartey, Ghana's only medal victor at the ongoing Commonwealth Games has disclosed that he was nearly dropped from the final contingent for the Games by officials of the Ghana Olympic Committee and Black Bombers. He was a part of the gold medal-winning men's team and also won silver in the men's doubles event. "I am able to read them very quickly", a giggling Mary Kom said at the end of her CWG campaign. The Indian duo was outplayed 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) by Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the gold medal clash.

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. In the women's singles gold medal match, badminton enthusiasts are up for a treat as P.V. Sindhu takes on Saina Nehwal.

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".

Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim Gold. Overall, Manika won four medals for India at the Gold Coast.

Manish Kaushik settles for silver in 60kg category after a closely contested final against home favourite Harry Garside, who won with a 3:2 split decision in his favour. The men's final went to the decider as Srikanth won the first game.



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