Cycling hero Aaron Gate named NZ flagbearer for closing ceremony

Having already completed a historic Commonwealth Games campaign, Kiwi cyclist Aaron Gate has been given the perfect conclusion in Birmingham with selection to be New Zealand’s flagbearer for the closing ceremony. Aaron Gate poses ahead of being New Zealand’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony. (Source: NZOC) The New Zealand Olympic Committee announced Gate’s selection on … Read more

Boxing: Inspired by the ‘Fight of the Century’, powered by ‘desi jugaad’, Sagar Ahlawat punches his way to CWG silver

It started with a newspaper report. On May 2, 2015, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fought each other in what has since been dubbed the Fight of the Century. Far from that action, a teenage boy in Dhandlan, Jhajjar, read a newspaper report of the fight and was instantly fascinated. Seven years later, … Read more

While You Were Asleep: Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem wins javelin gold, Sagar Ahlawat settles for silver in boxing, shuttlers Srikanth, Gayatri-Treesa win bronze medals

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the gold with a sensational fifth round throw of 90.18m, also a Commonwealth Games record, relegating two-time world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada to silver with a mark of 88.64 and Kenya’s Julius Yego to bronze. Nadeem became the second Asian and 23rd in the world to have thrown the javelin … Read more

Tahlia McGrath Covid test, Australia vs India cricket final, news, scores, gold medal, result

Good luck trying to name any national sporting team on the planet as red-hot as the Australian women’s cricket team right now. The Aussies did it again on Monday morning (AEST) in the Commonwealth Games final when they showed extreme class in the nail-biting final overs to defeat India by 17 runs. The win gives … Read more

Aussie great John Steffensen savages Rohan Browning over ‘amateur hour’ relay debacle

Former Aussie 400m star John Steffensen has blasted Australia’s relay debacle at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as “amateur hour”. Australia looked on track to qualify for the final of the 4x100m but it all fell apart at the final change when Rohan Browning tripped over his own feet and hit the deck. It was a … Read more

Medal rush in boxing, table tennis; crucial games in cricket, hockey

12:17 AM ET ESPN staff It’s the tenth day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and towards the business end, all the Indians in action are involved in medal matches. From a first-ever cricket gold to a morale-boosting hockey bronze and a spate of boxing gold medals – Day 10 is packed with non-stop … Read more

Amit Panghal’s journey to CWG medal: Monotone boxing style to multihued, impish to maturity, instinctive to thoughtful

The days of play-acting with raised balled fists whenever a photographer demanded he strike a boxing pose, are over for Amit Panghal. It was never his personality in the first place to showboat. Or show off the knuckles that he prefers to bare like fangs only in the ring, and when encased in gloves. The … Read more

Watch the moment Aussie boxer Alex Winwood is left stunned after a bizarre knockout ruling robs him of a Commonwealth Games medal at Birmingham 2022

Young Aussie boxer Alex Winwood has lost his boxing quarter-final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after bizarrely being ruled to have been knocked out at the start of the second round. The 25-year-old held his own in the first round of his Flyweight bout against Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba. See the blow that prompted the … Read more