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2018-04-10

Hosts Australia continued to dominate the 2018 Commonwealth Games medals table after multiple Gold medals in Swimming and Cycling events.

Australia has claimed a total of 124 medals including 47 Golds, 37 silvers and 40 bronze medals. Australian swimmers have claimed 26 golds so far while cyclists have claimed 12 golds.

England is placed second with 73 medals including 24 golds 28 silvers and 21 bronze medals. India is ranked third in the latest medals tally with 20 medals.

A total of 34 countries have managed to make their way to the medals table.

Sri Lanka shares the 22nd place with Kenya, securing three medals each. Weightlifter Indika Dissanayake claimed silver in the 69kg weightlifting event while in 56kg Men’s weightlifting event Chathuranga Lakmal and in 48kg Women’s weightlifting event Dinusha Gomes won bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Thiwanka Ranasinghe today progressed to the Semi-final of the Men’s 46-49kg Boxing event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Thiwanka Ranasinghe beat Berry Namri of Vanuatu to reach the Semi-final. The semi-finals will be held on Friday, although Ranasinghe will receive a Bronze medal even if he is defeated.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Rumeshika Rathnayake qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m event. She finished Round 1 in 23.43 seconds and came in second in Heat 2. Dina Asher-Smith of England claimed the top spot in Heat 2 with 23.28 seconds.


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