In between, the attention turned to weightlifting, where transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard was a gold-medal favorite and her involvement in the over 90-kilogram class was causing some debate. The shooting contingent lived up to the expectations, delivering multiple medals.
The Nigerian team had won a bronze medal at the previous edition in Glasgow, Scotland. She won the event with a combined lift of 222kg (100kg+122kg). Although he meant well, Naidu assumed that each player won a medal each.
In boxing, CWG veteran MC Mary Kom progressed to the semi-final of the women's 45-48 kg category. It appeared India had little chance against a side that was amongst the strongest in the world.
Smith will swim her final race of the event on Tuesday in the 4X100 medley relay. Tejinder Singh in the shot put progressed to the finals. However, the most astonishing development was that Sajan Prakash entered the men's 100m butterfly final, a sport which has been dominated by Australia so far.
The 24-year-old claimed the first athletics gold medal in the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast with an enormous throw of 80.26m.
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"I'm actually quite upset that she didn't get to compete because I actually love watching her perform". "I want to win more medals here, so I'll be focussing on the remaining matches".
She recollected how she had to fight societal pressure while pursuing sports. Now is the time to achieve something extraordinary, ' he told us.
Australia's Beki Smith came sixth with a time of 1:40:41secs, Heather Lewis of Wales returned seventh place with a time of 1:41:45secs, Njue Grace Wanjiru of Kenya placed eighth position with a time of 1:42:23secs. I will try my best to win a medal at the Olympics, but one can never be sure about such things. It was left to Manika Batra followed by the doubles pair of Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar to write India's name into the record books. Malaysia came back to give themselves a chance at 2-1 when Saina Nehwal came to play, and clinch the gold for India in a three-game thriller.
The Mumbai shuttler admitted that they did have hopes of winning a medal before embarking on their Gold Coast journey, but what unfolded on Monday was "totally unexpected".