CWG 2018: All that didn’t glitter in Gold Coast, also-rans at the Games

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By: Express News Service |
Published: April 17, 2018 1:35:30 am


Quartermiler Muhammad Anas’s performance was, perhaps, the best among the rest. (Source: AP)

Artistic gymnastics
The sport suffered due to the administrative mess with various factions vying for control. It showed in the results. There was no Dipa Karmakar, and expectations were low.

India finished 9th in the men’s team event.
2010 CWG medallist Ashish Kumar was a big disappointment. He finished 24th in floor exercises, 33rd in pommel horse, 34th in the rings, 15th in the vault, 29th in parallel bars and 38th in horizontal bar

Compatriot Yogeshwar Singh fared better, qualifying for the final and finishing 14th in the men’s individual all-round event.
Rakesh Patra qualified for the rings final, but finished eighth among eight competitors.

India finished 7th in the women’s team event….

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