Hurdler Sally Pearson withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to injury

Hurdler Sally Pearson withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to injury

Hurdler Sally Pearson withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to injury

The women's 4000m pursuit team won New Zealand's first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The launch has set the ball rolling as some 4500 athletes will be competiting for two hundred and seventy-five medals in gold, silver and bronze for the next eleven days.

Gururaja won Silver medal in 56kg category. His attempt for higher weight, however, failed, but he successfully managed a good lift off his last chance.

England's Aimee Willmott beat out rival Hannah Miley, of Scotland, to win the women's 400m individual medley after blitzing the final 50m to record a time of 4 minutes and 34.90 seconds.

Jackson has set his sights on breaking his personal best record and set a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Manipuri powerhouse registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg.

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His 144 in the clean and jerk secured the record and an unbeatable lead, and he celebrated with a jig and a jog around the lifting area with the Malaysian flag. And the third position was taken by Sri Lanka's Lakmal Chaturanga.

Games chief executive David Grevemberg said he had "grave concern" about the situation, which follows a number of abuse scandals in sport including the jail term of up to 175 years handed to U.S. gymnastics coach Larry Nassar in January.

Uganda opened the games with the final Gold medal Weightlifting event that saw Ssekitoleko Julius finish 10th in the Men's 65kg with a total lift of 158kg. I had a big role to play.

The men's team got the better of Northern Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago thrashing them both 3-0 while the women's team defeated Sri Lanka and Wales 3-0, 3-1 respectively.

Nine of Northern Ireland's 12 medals at Glasgow 2014 were won by boxers with and the squad of 12 fighters competing in Australia will be under pressure to match that success. Sajan Prakash failed to even make the semifinals in the same event.

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