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Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Geraint John said “the day could not have gone any better” after his side beat England, Uganda and Sri Lanka on Day One at the XX Commonwealth Games overnight. Australia will play Wales for a place in the Medal matches at 9.28pm on Sunday evening (AEST) after topping Pool D at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.

Head Coach Geraint John said: “We were really good today and who wouldn’t take three wins out of three on Day One of any tournament? There was a difference in class between us and Sri Lanka and then Uganda but we put out a statement with our intensity and desire when we took on England. 

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38 year old Prakash Nanjappa narrowly missed out on getting a Gold Medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as an errant 13th shot in the competition, a 7.7 came back to haunt him in the end.

Nanjaappa, who topped the qualification rounds earlier in the day, was top of the leaderboard for large periods before one poor shot sent him catapulting down the field into third place. Fortunately for the experienced Indian he was able to reclaim his poise and edge out veteran Englishman Michael Gault for the Silver medal with two excellent late shots, a 10.9 and 10.7 to bridge the gap to leader Dan Repacholi of Australia.

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Laura Coles has claimed the gold in Women's Skeet, winning Australia's first shooting medal of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre near Carnoustie on Friday.

Blue skies and bright sunshine presented an idyllic backdrop, as a bright pink puff of clay decided the gold medallist of the match.

Coles displayed nerves of steel and she breezed through the entire competition, maintaining her dominance in Women’s Skeet.

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India's most decorated shooter Abhinav Bindra showed predictable poise to storm to another Gold medal winning performance in the Men's 10m Air Rifle Final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. There was to be some disappointment though for India as Ravi Kumar, who led the competition through the first 12 rounds was forced to settle for fourth place losing in a shoot-off to Britain's Dan Rivers.

It was Ravi Kumar who set the early pace in the competition, showing tremendous form in the opening set of rounds taking a comfortable lead. Abhinav Bindra soon moved into second place behind his compatriot and the duo started distancing themselves from the chasing pack. However, a poor 13th shot from Kumar, a 9.1 started the slide for the 24 year old, who seemed to lose his poise and produced a number of poor shots back to back to drop down the field.

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India got their medal count up and running on the opening day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland winning the Gold and Silver medals in the Women's 48kg Weightlifting competition.

20 year old Sanjita Khumukcham won the Gold with a combined score of 173, narrowly edging out her teenage compatriot, 19 year old Mirabai Chanu Saikhom, who won Silver with a score of 170. Nkechi Opara of Nigeria won the Bronze, considerably further back from the Indian duo.

The event itself was exceptionally exciting with Sanjita going top of the charts by lifting 77kg in the Snatch event on her third attempt. Mirabhai failed to clear 75kg on her second attempt and had to settle for that weight when the athletes made the turn, lifting that weight in her final attempt.

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Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been placed on standby for the Team South Africa Sevens squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the South African Sports & Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday.

Habana’s availability followed a decision by his club Toulon, in agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), to make an exception and allow Habana to play during a rest window during which all French Top 14 players are normally prohibited from playing.

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Australia has named its team to end the country's 12-year Commonwealth Games netball gold medal drought at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

Debutant Tegan Caldwell headlines the 12-player Australian Commonwealth Games Netball team, which includes five players with prior Commonwealth Games experience, including Victorian defender and vice-captain Bianca Chatfield, who returns to the Australian Commonwealth Games Team for the first time since 2006.

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