The 2018 Commonwealth Games (which is also being called Gold Coast 2018) has commenced, with the event's attractive opening ceremony that took place on 4 April.
Kiwi triathlete Nicole van der Kaay says she's more than happy with finishing seventh in her first Commonwealth Games campaign. He won the silver in weightlifting in the 56 kg category.
Son of a truck driver P Gururaja opened India's medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming a silver in the men's 56kg category in Gold Coast on Thursday.
Canada finished second, almost four seconds behind.
"I was not expecting to break records but I certainly wanted to break them when I came here".
After lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, the 28-year-old added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk.
That broke the mark of 3:30.65 the Aussies - including the Campbells and McKeon - clocked at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
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But there was controversy in the outdoor Southport pool when defending champion Ben Proud of England was disqualified from the men's 50m butterfly heats for a false start.
"Then I looked up at the board and I saw that I'd won", she said shortly after receiving her gold medal from Prince Charles, who is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the games.
Weightlifting was not the only reason why India could boast of a good opening day.
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It was England - who finished day one top of the medal table with six golds - who were dominant in the water, though, as Aimee Willmott, Thomas Hamer, Ellie Robinson and James Wilby all claimed victories.
It was in the 57th minute that Wales attacked the Indian defense on the counter and with India's Goalkeeper Savita failing to clear the ball, Natasha Marke-Jones sliced the ball in the back of the net to hand her team an important 3-2 victory over India.