Indian shooters enjoyed another fruitful day at the 21st Commonwealth Games as Shreyasi Singh won gold in the women's Double Trap event while Ankur Mittal and Om Mitharwal took bronze in their respective men's categories here on Wednesday. Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki, Vikas Krishan Yadav and Manish Kaushik entered the semi-finals while M.C. Mary Kom stormed into the final on of on Wednesday. Laishram Sarita Devi -- another star boxer in the Indian women's squad -- fell short in the 60kg category, going down to Australia's Anja Stridsman in the quarter-finals. Later in the day, Pinki Rani went down fighting to Lisa Whiteside of England in the women's 51kg category. Pinki, a bronze medallist from the 2014 CWG, lost 2-3 after a hard-fought contest that went down to the fire.
India's high jumper Tejaswin Shankar and quarter-miler Hima Das finished sixth in the final of their respective events. In the men's high jump final, Tejaswin missed his third attempt at 2.27 metres and finished at 2.24m to finish sixth in the 12-men final while finished sixth in the women's 400 metre final with a personal best of 51.32 sec. Meanwhile, Hima Das finished sixth with a personal best of 51.32 sec. The gold medal went to Amantle Montsho of Botswana while the silver went to Anastasia Le-Roy of Jamaica. Stephenie McPherson settled for bronze. India's Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu overcame a tough Scottish challenge 2-0 in the squash mixed doubles event to enter the Round-of-16. The Indian pair faced a stiff challenge from Scotland's Lisa Aitken and Kevin Moran in the 28-minute long match at the Oxenford Studios.
After narrowly winning the first game 11-10, Joshna and Chinappa once again faced a tough fight in the second game however, the Indian pair managed to carve out a 11-8 win. The Indian pair will now take on Amanda Landers Murphy and Zac Millar of New Zealand in the Round of 16 on April 12. The Indian men's hockey team scored two goals in the final three minutes to overcome England 4-3 in a thrilling match to top Pool B and enter the semi-finals. India experienced a miserable campaign in lawn bowls events on day 7, losing all their matches at Broadbeach. The Indian women's triples team comprising Farzana Khan, Nayanmoni Saikia and Pinki went down 10-19 to Canada, while in men's Fours sectional play, the men's team lost 8-12 to Australia. In men's singles sectional play, Krishna failed to open his account against New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy to go down 0-21 in a tie that only lasted for nine rounds.
Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also advanced to the last 16, with a fighting 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 13-11) win over Chee Feng Leong and Ying Ho. Manika and Sathiyan will next face Canadian duo of Marko Medjugorac and Alicia Cote for a place in the quarters. Madhurika Patkar and Sanil Shankar Shetty, then joined forces to beat Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Erandi Warusawithana 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-5) in straight games.
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