CWG | Rahul wins India's second gold for the day

Grant SmithApr 08, 2018

Gold Coast: India stormed into the semi-finals of the badminton mixed team event at the 21st Commonwealth Games after thrashing an unfancied Mauritius 3-0 in the quarter-finals at the Carrara Sports Arena here on Saturday.

India was ranked five in the medals tally at the time of publishing of this article, with two gold, one silver and one bronze, behind Scotland (No.4), Canada (No. 3), England (No.2) and Australia (No. 1).

"I feel honoured to set the new age record and grateful my health and athleticism made it possible for me to be competitive in the Gold Coast Games", Pitcairn said after a training session at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

It rained throughout Friday's swimming session but the local fans barely cared, such was Australia's dominance.

The South African won the 50m butterfly but shortly after stepping off the podium, his seventh-place finish in the 200m freestyle halted his tilt at a record 19 medals. I'm loving it and taking it all in and trying to enjoy the atmosphere and not let it get the better of me.

Her father, Yvan Darsigny, represented Canada at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games, while her mother, Kim Barre, competed in four World Championships in the 1980s.

"It's awesome to get one-two with one of my greatest mates".

Mitch Larkin won the 100m backstroke and Clyde Lewis took out the 400m individual medley - and was so wobbly afterwards he had to abort his poolside interview.

Scott finished just behind Australians Ellie Cole (silver) and Ashleigh McConnell (bronze).

"I'll go into the final and try to do the same routine as I did today and see what happens".

Wales just missed out on the medals in fourth, while Scotland finished fifth.

"I definitely didn't sleep that well after the relay so I have to make sure that I get that right".

Meanwhile, Laura Massaro was a confident victor over New Zealander Amanda Landers-Murphy to progress to the women's squash singles quarter-finals after securing an 11-8, 13-11, 11-8 victory.

The 24-year-old - who owns Gladstone Crossfit in central Queensland - won the women's 58kg weightlifting title after lifting 87kg in the snatch and then 114kg in the clean and jerk.

The Ugandan national women's netball team, who are appearing at the Games for the first time, registered their first ever win after beating Malawi 54-52 in the pool stages.

Toomey's success means Australia have their first Commonwealth Games gold medal in 12 years.

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