Free Press Journal
  • Commonwealth Games 2018: Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie sorry for dull closing ceremony

    Gold Coast: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chief Peter Beattie admits organizers botched Sunday’s closing ceremony, accepting criticism that long-winded speeches had fans rushing for the exits while athletes were largely excluded from the broadcast. Organizing committee chairman Beattie apologized on Monday in the face of a barrage of criticism, saying “we got it wrong.”

  • India finish on a high

    Gold Coast bids farewell to Commonwealth Games athletes

  • Saina subdues Sindhu for gold

    Gold Coast : Saina Nehwal’s aggression and intensity quite literally brought top seed PV Sindhu to her knees as she ensnared the women’s singles Commonwealth Games gold but K Srikanth and the debutant men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for silver medals on the final day of the event here on Sunday.

  • Manika to the ‘four’; India emerge as top TT nation

    Gold Coast : Manika Batra’s sensational run at the Commonwealth Games culminated with a fourth medal in as many events while India emerged as the best table tennis nation with a record eight medals including three gold.

  • Rly athletes win 10 out of 26 golds

    Mumbai : Indian Railways on Sunday said that it was a matter of pride that 40 per cent of gold medals for India, 10 out of 26 in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

  • Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth bags silver medal in badminton men’s singles

    Gold Coast : Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth ended his run at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday with a silver medal in the badminton men’s singles final. The 25-year old from Guntur, who recently rose to the numero-uno spot at the BWF World Rankings, conceded defeat against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.

  • Commonwealth Games 2018: She worked very hard for this, says Saina Nehwal’s mother

    Hyderabad: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s mother, Usha Rani on Sunday expressed happiness at her victory in the women’s singles title in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. In Day 11 and the penultimate day of the Games, Nehwal defeated her compatriot P.V. Sindhu by straight games in a high-octane clash to seal a 21-18, 23-21 win in the all-Indian finals to clinch gold in the badminton competition.

  • Supermom Mary Kom claims gold

    Gold Coast : The legend of M C Mary Kom grew bigger as she became the first Indian woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games gold and was joined by Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) in the top-finishers’ group for India’s best ever haul at the mega-event here.