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Paddler Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories, fashioning an unthinkable 3-1 win over formidable Singapore in the final of the women's team event at the Commonwealth Games.

Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy then completed a 5-0 clean sweep by beating Martin Campbell and Julie Macpherson 21-17, 21-15 in the mixed doubles event.

Earlier in the day Satish Sivalingam (77kg) claimed India's third gold medal.

Yadav and Thakur's haul took India's overall weightlifting medal tally to five gold, a silver and two bronze medals so far, a performance made special by the fact that majority nursed varying niggles and did not have access to a full-time physio owing to an accreditation goof-up for which no one has taken responsibility so far.

Canada now sits in third place in the medal standings with 18 (five gold medals, seven silver medals and six bronze medals). "I haven't been able to train that well", he said. However, Grace Balsdon's attempts at the Indian goal were saved well by Savita to keep her side in the match.

Her goal though had been the Commonwealth Games.

Pakistan has played two games before in the tournament and drew both the games - 1-1 against Wales followed by 2-2 against India yesterday.

"The 2014 Commonwealth Games were the biggest achievement of my life". "They worked very hard for me and they are the reason for what I am today". A Summer Youth Olympics silver medalist, Ragala started his route by attempting 147 kg in his first snatch. The script was similar in the clash between Manoj and Tanzania's Kassim Mbundwike, a bout that the Indian won unanimously.

The Brownlees, from Bramhope, are due to compete in the team event on Saturday.

India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Singapore's Jia Min Yeo during the women's singles of Badminton Mixed Team Semifinals.

En route to her gold medal in the women's 63kg weightlifting category, Maude Charron set a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 122kg and surpassing fellow countrywoman Christine Girard's 2006 record of 121kg.


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