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CWG update: Raut wins 10,000m bronze

Last updated on: October 08, 2010 21:41 IST

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Kavita Raut on Friday became the first Indian woman to win an individual medal in track events at the Commonwealth Games when she bagged the bronze in the 10,000m at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

Raut clocked 33:05.28s to finish third.

Before her feat, the women's 4x400m relay team had won a silver in track events fours ago in Melbourne.

Long jumper Anju Bobby George and discuss thrower Seema Antil had bagged a silver and a bronze respectively in field events.

Incidentally, it is only the 10th medal for India in athletics in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

Indian women win table tennis team silver

The Indian women's table tennis team had to be content with a silver medal after going down 0-3 to top seeds Singapore in the final, while their men counterparts lost the semi-final to England.

Nothing went right for the defending champions, including Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal, in the final-four clash, which they lost 1-3 at the Yamuna Sports Complex.

Vijender punches his way into QF

Crowd favourite Vijender Singh got off to a smashing start in the men's boxing event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in Delhi, on Friday.

The world No 1 proved too strong for his Kenyan opponent, Dick Ombaka, as he raced to a 16-1 lead before the referee stopped the middleweight 75-kg bout midway into the second round.

In the quarter-finals,the Indian ace will face Elias Nashivela of Namibia, who beat Albert Blaize of Dominica in his pre-quarter-final bout.

Paes-Bhupathi lose in semis

The former world No 1 pair of�Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were knocked out of the men's doubles in the semi-finals. They lost to Australia's Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak 2-6, 2-6.

Sania, Somdev make final

India is assured of two medals from tennis at the Commonwealth Games after Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman made it to the final of their respective events.

While Sania staged a grand recovery after losing the first set to get the better of Australia's Olivia Rogowska 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the women's singles semi-finals, top seed Somdev scored a straight set win over Australia's Matthew Ebden earlier in the day.

Somdev, ranked 97th, outplayed the third seed and world No 165 Ebden, winning the semi-final 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 11 minutes on Centre Court of the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.

His next opponent will also be an Australian, as the other semi-final is an all-Australian affair, between second seed Peter Luczak and fifth seed Greg Jones.

Unlike the previous matches, the semi-final featured long rallies but Somdev had strong enough legs and stamina to outlast his opponent.

Ebden was coming into this match after playing an energy-sapping three-setter against British Joshua Goodall and perhaps had not recovered from the gruelling encounter.

Nevertheless, he did pose some questions for Somdev but the Indian was equipped with enough answers.

The match never rose to expected highs ever since Ebden dropped his serve in the first game. The Australian slowly picked up but Somdev gradually tightened his grip over the match.

The Indian broke Ebden twice in both the sets.

Women wrestlers swell medals tally

India's top woman wrestler Alka Tomar and young Anita won gold medals in the 59 kg and 67 kg freestyle categories respectively to make it a memorable day for the hosts at the Commonwealth Games.

With Geeta winning India's first gold in woman's wrestling on Thursday, Alka and Anita made it a hat-trick of gold medals.

While Alka outclassed Tonya Verbeek of Canada, Anita beat Megan Budyens of Canada, winning the first two rounds on points for a 4-0 win.

India got another medal courtesy Babita Kumari, who lost her 51 kg freestyle bout against Ifeoma Christi Nwoye of Nigeria 4-6.

India thus finished with six medals -- three gold, two silver and a bronze.

Gymnast Ashish wins silver in vault category

India's Ashish Kumar wins silver in vault category of artistic gymnastics.

Silver for Manavjit, Mansher in pairs trap shooting

India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh won silver in pairs trap shooting event at the Karni Singh Range in New Delhi at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Earlier, Vijay Kumar won gold in the singles 25m rapid fire pistol men�with a�new Games record of 787.5.

Malaysia's Amir Hasan, who won the silver medal, was a distant second with a tally of 760.3 while Gurpreet Singh won the bronze with 758.7.

It swelled India's gold tally to 17.

Narang's purple patch continued on Friday as the ace marksman combined with Khan to win the pairs 50-metre rifle 3 positions event.

The Indian duo beat England's James Huckle and Kenny Parr, scoring a Games record 2325 in the final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Huckle and Parr totalled 2308, the same as bronze winners Jonathan Hammond and Neil Stirton of Scotland, but the English duo finished ahead of the Scots as they hit the bull's eye or perfect 10 more number of times.

Canada's Michael Dion and Wayne Sorensan, who had totalled 2300 during the Victoria Games in 1994, held the previous record in 50-metre 3 positions.

It was business as usual for Gagan who is aiming to win six medals in the sporting extravaganza. Riding high after his exploits in the 10-metre range where he won both the pairs and singles event, the genial Hyderabadi consistently managed to hit the bull's eye.

Doing equally well was partner Imran who scored an impressive 1158, nine points less than Gagan's 1167, another Games record.

He and Abhinav Bindra had won the men's 10m air rifle pair event, and then Gagan got the better of Bindra to win the gold medal and successfully defend his 10 metres air rifle individual title.

India trounce T&T in women's hockey

Captain Surinder Kaur scored four goals as India thrashed a hapless Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in a pool A match to stay in the hunt for a semi-final spot in the women's hockey event.

Surinder fired home in the eighth, 30th, 37th and 54th minute while Ritu Rani (13th), Rani Rampal (34th) and Jasjeet Kaur Handa (68th) were the other goal-scorers for India.

Indian women archers win recurve gold, men settle for bronze

Indian women's recurve team showed nerves of steel to win the gold, the World Cup champions men's trio faltered and settled for a bronze in the archery competition of the Commonwealth Games at the Yamuna Sports Complex.

Indian women's recurve team of Dola Banerjee, Bombayala Devi Laishram and Deepika Kumari fought back brilliantly to cut a four-point lead and rally past their English opponents in the final round to clinch the gold medal.

The top-seed Indian men's team of Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar were stunned by the Aussies trio of Matthew Gray, Mat Masonwells and Taylor 211-216 in the semi-finals.

But the trio made amends in the bronze play-off beating England 221-218 for a podium finish.

Trailing 151-154 till the third set, the women's side rode on some luck and perfect 10s by double Olympian Dola and Deepika to pip England 207-206 and earn the country the first Commonwealth Games gold in archery.

As a matter of fact, archery made a return to the Commonwealth Games only for the second time after making a debut in the 1982 edition in Brisbane.

Earlier in the morning, the team beat Malaysia 213-185 in the semi-finals.