Commonwealth Games: Agboro, Uweh miss out on weightlifting medals

After a drenching, Commonwealth Games open on a bright note

In his clean and jerk moment, the lifter opted for 138kgs and some nervy moment saw Poojary failing in his first two attempts. The day belonged to Mirabai and Gururaj.

- English sprinter Adam Gemili, the 2014 Glasgow Games 100 meters silver medalist, revealed he was taken by surprise when Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane visited his training camp in Barcelona a year ago.

Mauritian teenager Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa finished a distant second with a total of 170kg, while Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes came third with 155kg.

Uweh failed in her first attempt at 66kg snatch but succeeded in the second attempt.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Gururaja said, "After I failed the first two attempts, my coach reminded me how much my life depends on this". Another successful lift of 107 kg consolidated her position at the top.

Pearson, Australia's athletics co-captain and the face of the Gold Coast Games, said it was a "team decision" to keep the news quiet and did her best to enjoy her baton duties before the inevitable disappointment set in.

The Australian swimmers have a tradition of setting the tone for the rest of the team at the Commonwealth Games, but the English made a faster start before the home team rallied with a big statement in the last event of the night.

Jackson has set his sights on breaking his personal best record and set a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Manueli Tulo of Fiji showed a lo of heart and loads of fighting spirit to take the fourth position with a total of 239 kilograms.

Saina Nehwal, who was making headlines for her ferocity in getting Games Village accreditation for her father, brought quite a lot of it on court as well and dispatched her rival Madushika Beruelage in a mere 22 minutes.

"I guess this tendon is going to be very unpredictable for the next few years", she said.

Kumar took round one 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and 10-9.

Northern Ireland's boxers are determined to deliver more Commonwealth medals as they prepare to compete at Gold Coast 2018.

Chinappa had little trouble getting past Papua New Guinea's Lynette Vai, winning 11-3 11-7 11-2.