Commonwealth Games: Gururaja Poojary from Karnataka wins India's first medal

Live streaming information of Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast can be found here. Indian contingent with officials during the country's flag-hoisting ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018 village at Gold Coast in Australia

The women's team sprint team of Emma Cumming and Natasha Hansen finished behind Australia to take silver.

"It was beyond my wildest dreams", Cate Campbell said. "I know what sort of person I am", she said.

Horton added a Commonwealth gold to his Olympic title, easily winning the 400 in 3:43.76, about 1.5 seconds ahead of Australian teammate Jack McLoughlin. The 17-year-old Ruck also won two medals at the Rio Olympics and is one Canada's best young swimmers.

Her total beat the 194kg she set to win gold at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim in the United States.

India opened its account at the Commonwealth Games 2018 after P Gururaja, a weighlifter from Karnataka won the silver medal in the men's 56 kg final with a total lift of 249 kg.

The East African was dispatched in his second outing against Englishman Nick Matthew, the men's gold medallist both in 2010 and 2014.

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson is expected to announce her withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games due to an Achilles injury.

She was given the honour of delivering the Queen's message to Prince Charles at the opening ceremony on Wednesday night.

"I think that's important to realise. So today was the most convenient", to make it public.

Gururaja then failed in his second attempt of 111 kg. Alistair, who had surgery on his hip last August, placed 10th in an afternoon race hit by rain. "From start to finish I didn't feel great".

He sealed victory with a best lift in the clean and jerk of 144kg, a kilogram less than Ibrahim's Games record from Manchester 2002.

Gururaja was third after snatch, pulling off a best of 111kg after two good lifts before surviving a few nervy moments in clean and jerk.

With Australia having won most editions of the sporting event, it is not unlikely that the team will perform well at the competition.

Australia wrapped up top spot in the women's 4,000m team pursuit qualifiers and will take on New Zealand in the gold medal race later on Thursday.

PROUD OUT: World champion Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly after winning his morning swim in the preliminaries.

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