Bester wins Commonwealth Games silver


As the ninth day of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games drew to a close, India had managed to bag three gold medals, besides registering a series of second and third place finishes.

In the evening session, Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon's Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim the third gold for India.

Australia now leads the medal tally with 161, followed by England with 91 and India with 35.

Hanover's Ryan Bester has earned another men's singles lawn bowls silver medal at the Commonwealth Games while representing Canada.

With India already crossing their Gold medal tally of the 2014 Glasgow games, fans can certainly be excited heading into the final two days of the games. In addition top this, Sanjeev Rajput clinched the gold in the men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions.

Meanwhile, Kaushik also made it to the finals after sweeping aside James McGivern of Northern Ireland in the men's lightweight (60kg) semi-finals.

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Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom, who claimed a gold medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games, will be India's flagbearer at the event's closing ceremony on Sunday.

However, luck was not on side of either Amit or Manish, both of whom went down in split verdicts.

His compatriot Vipin Kashana finished fifth with a best effort of 77.87m. Now, more than four decades later, they have victory number two.

Sakshi Malik lost to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in women's freestyle 62 kg nordic system wrestling and with that is also out of gold medal contention. The other women's doubles pair of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Saharabudhe lost 1-3 (13-15, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11) to Ho Ying and Lyne Karen of Malaysia in the bronze medal match.

The trouble began early for the Indians as they conceded to Sam Ward in the first quarter itself as the English drag-flicker converted from a penalty corner situation.