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Commonwealth Games 2014: Gowda gives India first athletics gold

Vikas Shive Gowda of India celebrates after winning the men's discus final at Hampden Park Stadium (Photo: AP)

Vikas Gowda gave its firstathletics gold medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games by winning the men's discuss throw event, here today.

Cycling golds for Dowsett, Villumsen

Linda Villumsen

England’s Alex Dowsett and Linda Villumsen of New Zealand both went one better to win gold medals in the men’s and women’s cycling individual time-trials at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Historic bronze for Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar. 	— AP

Young Dipa Karmarkar scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Games after she bagged a bronze in the vault event.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Babita Kumari, Yogeshwar Dutt grapple to gold

Babita Kumari of India celebrates after winning the gold medal after defeating Brittanee Laverdure of Canada -AP

Indian grapplers continued to rule the roost as Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt clinched golds in their respective categories on the eighth day of competitions in the XX Commonwealth Games here on Th

Sports from the underground

Wall Climbing

A small but growing sub-culture of niche sports has been springing up in the city that indulges in parkour to bouldering and freestyle football

Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian grapplers win four silver,one bronze

India's Sakshi Malik with silver medal after medal ceremony of the women's Freestyle Wrestling 56kg final

Indian grapplers collected four silver and a bronze from the wrestling arena, a far cry from yesterday's three-gold burst but still a creditable performance, as they swelled their overall tally in the

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