Ashwini Ponnappa is soft-spoken, mild mannered, girl-next- door. Jwala Gutta is outward, aggressive and never shy of speaking out her mind. These contrasting traits may not be ideal for them to team up and form a gold medal-winning pair in sports.
The Commonwealth Games now have a first family -- in Australia. Alana
Boyd won a gold medal in pole vault at the Delhi Games, emulating the
medal-winning performance of her parents over two decades back.
Ace paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal and the women's pair of Mouma Das and
Poulomi Ghatak won a bronze each Thursday as India ended with five
medals from the table tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games here.
The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium was packed with cheering crowds
when India took on Australia in the men's hockey finals. By the time the
match ended with India whipped 8-0, only a handful of Indian spectators
Commonwealth Games badminton gold medallist Saina Nehwal's father
Harveer Singh Nehwal Thursday congratulated his daughter for helping
India clinch the second spot at the mega event. He also thanked all
Indians for supporting his daughter.