wnol.info June 23 2018

Home boxer wins first Games medal without throwing a punch

June 23 2018, 11:24 | Irvin Gilbert

Taneka Kovchenko was due to partner Melissa Wu in the 10m synchronised competition

Taneka Kovchenko was due to partner Melissa Wu in the 10m synchronised competition

The Australian women's pursuit team overtook New Zealand on the last lap to win in a games-record time. James Guy of England took the bronze.

The Kiwis made the gold medal race after qualifying as the second fastest team.

Friday's result followed the silver she won in the 200m butterfly at the Rio Olympics, when Spain's Mireia Belmonte beat her by 0.03 seconds and her career, it seemed, was only going up.

"I think there is something to be said for home crowd advantage". "We're proud of what we did", said Buchanan.

Six Turkish troops killed in PKK attack
A Syrian official had told The Associated Press earlier that a roadside bomb exploded in the mixed Arab-Kurdish town of Manbij. Unlike the areas the Turks have attacked thus far, American troops are stationed in Manbij.

Woodward should be in contention for the finals at his first Commonwealth Games and from there anything is possible. I thought of every scenario to try and continue diving till at-least the end of this season however the risks highly out weighed the options of continuing to dive and sadly had to make the heart breaking decision to stop diving. "I knew that this time it could have been me if I just swam the race a little bit better".

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Uganda won only one gold medal through Moses Kipsiro (10,000m), two other bronze medals in athletics and two bronze in boxing through Mike Sekabembe (Super heavyweight ) and Fazil Juma Kaggwa (light flyweight).

Not only did they each win their heats, but Cate Campbell, her sister Bronte Campbell and Shayna Jack were the three fastest qualifiers for the semifinals.

In the Swimming, Cate and Bronte Campbell will look to dominate the Women's 50m Freestyle at Optus Aquatic Centre tonight, as well as lead the Aussies to victory in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay. That trio and Emma McKeon clocked a time of three minutes, 30.5 seconds.

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