I Was Nearly Dropped From Commonwealth Games - Ghana's Only Medal Winner

  • I Was Nearly Dropped From Commonwealth Games - Ghana's Only Medal Winner

I Was Nearly Dropped From Commonwealth Games - Ghana's Only Medal Winner

Later, Indian boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

The 30-year-old, who was representing England, was beaten by Welshman Michael Wixey in Brisbane in the final of the men's trap.

Paige Murney had to settle for England's only silver medal, taking their tally to a record-breaking nine, while Sammy Lee and Lauren Price both claimed gold medals for Wales, with Rosie Eccles taking silver after her loss to Ryan.

Newly-crowned World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the final of the men's singles after defeating 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10 21-17 in little over half an hour.

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

Speaking to Ghanaian journalist Prince Dornu after winning the medal, he said "God has given me opportunity to win something for my nation because it didn't come easy".

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 will be getting it corrected once I am done with the Games and back in India", she said.

Australia's retiring captain Mark Knowles bowed out a victor after the Kookaburras won their sixth straight Commonwealth Game title by beating New Zealand 2-0 to win the men's title at the Commonwealth Games.

In squash, defending champions Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa from India settled for the silver in women's doubles after losing to New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy. "He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery".

Kenyan counter-parts Elijah Manangoi and Timothu Cheruiyot clinched the gold and silver respectively while Scottish Jake Wightman grabbed the bronze in the 1500 m track race final. The bunch is led by Callum Hawkins of all Scotland. "We all wish Callum a speedy recovery", British Athletics tweeted.

The Indian contingent, with 66 medals in all, turned in its finest performance ever at the CWG games standing third in the medals tally.

It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur world championship titles.

New Zealand's flag bearer for the closing ceremony will be named this afternoon before the 11-day Games are brought to a close at Carrara Stadium.