KARACHI / GOLD COAST:
Wrestler Muhammad Bilal helped Pakistan to their third medal at the Commonwealth Games as he defeated England’s George Gramm to take the bronze medal in the 57kg freestyle event.
The 22-year-old lost to India’s Rahul Aware in the semi-final after he outplayed a Sri Lankan wrestler in the quarter-final to book his place in the last-four. Earlier he also defeated a Maltese wrestler.
Aware then took the gold medal later in the event.
Pakistan were featuring six wrestlers in the competition and will be hoping to get a medal in the 86kg event with 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Muhammad Inam competing in it.
Pakistan are on the 31st position on the table.
Blake to face Bolt’s wrath after Games flop
Sprint legend Usain Bolt on Thursday accused fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake of “panicking” in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres final — and can’t wait to tease him about it.
The eight-time Olympic champion, who retired from the sport last year after almost a decade of freakish dominance, had warned Blake not to bother returning to the Caribbean if he failed to win the Gold Coast title.
And after Blake stumbled out of the blocks on Monday to finish third in a 100m final won by South Africa’s Akani Simbine, Bolt confirmed that he would be having words with his former Jamaica teammate about his choke.
“I haven’t seen him, I haven’t texted him,” said Bolt, who is in Australia in an ambassadorial role. “I’m waiting until I go the village and actually see him because I’m definitely going to make fun of him and stuff like that — that’s definitely going to be a good conversation!”
“It was a little bit shocking Blake didn’t win,” added the 100 and 200m world record holder, who arrived on the Gold Coast on Wednesday and headed straight for a local nightclub where he partied until the early hours. “I think Blake stumbled a little bit but probably panicked — that’s always one of the toughest things.”