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PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 6 of the CWG

Last updated on: July 30, 2014 15:06 IST

PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 6 of the CWG

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India's wrestlers stole the limelight with a stunning show on the mat, winning three gold medals, on Tuesday, the sixth day of competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

India at CWG: Best show by Sushil-led wrestling team; shooters continue to dominate

The 31-year-old Sushil Kumar asserted his class, winning all his four bouts on the day quite comfortably.

In the gold-medal contest against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan, he had an easy outing. Even before one could blink the contest was over as the Indian pinned down his opponent to clinch the gold with a 8-0 scoreline in under two minutes.

In no time, Sushil raced to a 6-0 lead and added two more points to finish off the contest.


Image: From left, Indian medalists Sushil Kumar (gold 74kg) Vinesh (gold 48kg) Amit Kumar (gold 57kg)
Photographs: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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'I have won gold and I feel really good'

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Amit Kumar defeated Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria 6-2 in his final bout.

The 20-year-old Indian started off well and completely dominated the first round, winning it 4-0.

The Nigerian, however, fought back and the two wrestlers gave each other a tough time in the next round, each bagging two points.

However, due to four points in his kitty already from the opening round, the Indian youngster prevailed and pocketed the yellow metal.

"I have won gold and I feel really good. It's my first Commonwealth Games. I am definitely aiming for the Rio 2016 Olympics," he said.

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Image: Amit Kumar
Photographs: PTI Photos

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Vinesh outclasses Rattingan

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In what turned out to be a close battle between Vinesh and England's Yana Rattigan in the final of the women's 48kg event, the Indian won 11-8.

Vinesh was down 2-4 in the first round and faced a tough challenge from her English opponent. But she earned two points to tie it at 4-4 before putting her opponent down again to bag another two just in time to wrap up the opening round 6-4.

The second round was also a fierce contest but the Indian somehow maintained her composure to earn the second gold for the country in wrestling.

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Image: Vinesh
Photographs: PTI Photos

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Lionheart McPherson takes 400 gold in Jamaica clean sweep

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Stephanie McPherson needed the heart of a lion and every ounce of effort to lead a Jamaican clean sweep of the medals in the women's 400 metres.

With England’s Olympic silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu opting to run only in the 4x400 relay, and very little separating the trio of McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Christine Day in qualifying, the stage was set for the Jamaicans to battle it out amongst themselves for honours.

Botswana's Amantle Montsho, who took gold in New Delhi four years ago, burst out of the blocks but was reeled in by the Jamaicans, and on the home straight McPherson powered her way through to finish in a time of 50.67 seconds.

Williams-Mills claimed silver in 50.86 seconds and Day snatched bronze ahead of Montsho in 51.09s.

“I came out here with a lion heart,” an exhausted McPherson told reporters. “I had a race plan and what my coach told me to do. My coach said, ‘You don’t need to fight, just relax and swing your arms’ and I did just that.

“The three of us came out here with the intention of coming one, two, three and we did just that.”

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Image: Silver medallist Novlene Williams-Mills, gold medallist Stephanie McPherson and bronze medallist Christine Day on the podium
Photographs: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

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Kimberly Williams conquered windy conditions

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Jamaica also enjoyed success in the women’s triple jump, Kimberly Williams conquering the windy conditions on a chilly night at Hampden Park to win gold with 14.21 metres, while Andrew Riley won the men's 110 metres hurdles in 13.32 seconds to ensure Jamaica claimed three golds on the night.

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Image: Kimberly Williams of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the women's Triple Jump final
Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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Clean sweep for Kenya in women's 10,000 metres

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Kenya dominated the women's 10,000 metres to take their own clean sweep of the medals in a slow final.

Joyce Chepkirui made a late dash to sneak past Florence Kiplagat and finish in a personal best time of 32:09.35s. Emily Chebet won the bronze.

"It was so close near the end but I knew my body was in good shape," Chepkirui said.

"I was trying to push her (Kiplagat) in the last 200 as I know she can run a lot faster.

"I'm happy I could win at my first Commonwealth Games and I'm so, so happy it was Kenya for one, two and three."

Faith Chepngetich Kibiegon also won gold for Kenya when she triumphed in the women’s 1,500 metres in a time of 4:08.94s ahead of England's Laura Weightman and Canadian Kate Van Buskirk.

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Image: Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya crosses the line to win gold ahead of Florence Kiplagat of Kenya in the women's 10,000 metres final at Hampden Park during day six
Photographs: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

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Canada celebrated two golds

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Canada also celebrated two gold medals thanks to Damien Warner, who won the men’s decathlon with 8,282 points, and Jim Steacy, who threw 74.16 metres to win the men’s hammer event ahead of England’s Nicholas Miller and Scotland’s Mark Dry.

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Image: Jim Steacy celebrates with the flag after winning the men's Hammer Throw
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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England make it a Proud night

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Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record-equalling gold tally as the swimming event ended in thrilling style.

The 19-year-old edged out Australians Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen in the 50 metres freestyle in a time of 21.92 seconds to add to the 50 butterfly gold he won on Friday.

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Image: Gold medallist Benjamin Proud of England watches as silver medallist Cameron McEvo, left, of Australia shakes hands with bronze medallist James Magnussen of Australia
Photographs: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

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Wales joy

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Wales also enjoyed a good night, capturing a gold, silver and bronze.

The country's 40-year wait for a female swimming champion at the Games ended on Monday when Jazz Carlin won the 800m freestyle.

A day later compatriot Georgia Davies captured the 50 backstroke title in a Games' record 27.56 seconds, making it the first time Wales have clinched multiple swimming golds in the competition.

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Image: Gold medallist Georgia Davies of Wales poses during the medal ceremony for the women's 50m Backstroke final
Photographs: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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Cochrane retained his title

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Canadian champion Ryan Cochrane successfully retained his 1,500 title while Mack Horton finished second for Australia.


Image: Ryan Cochrane of Canada poses with his gold medal
Photographs: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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