CWG 2018: COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 HELD IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA FULL DETAILS IN HINDI. GC2018.
CWG 2018: COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 HEALD IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA FULL DETAILS IN HINDI. GC2018.
2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Highlights: India at 3rd spot with 12 golds.
Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Day 8 here. Indian shooters Shreyasi Singh, Om Mitharval and Ankur Mittal won a gold and two bronze medals in their respective events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Wednesday.
Shooter Shreyasi Singh won India’s first gold on Wednesday when she clinched the women’s double trap final in a shoot-off at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Earlier, Om Mitharval was the first Indian to win a medal on Wednesday when he clinched the men’s 50m pistol bronze. A short while later, Ankur Mittal won the men’s double trap bronze. Another highlight for India was MC Mary Kom’s victory in the 48 kg semi-final bout against Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku. The Olympic bronze medallist will now fight for a gold in the final.
Shreyasi Singh became India’s golden girl on Day 7 of Commonwealth Games 2018 when she improved her silver-winning performance of Glasgow to claim the top spot in women’s double trap event at Gold Coast on Wednesday. Ankur Mittal, Om Mitharval also added to India’s medal-tally by claiming a bronze each.
It was a great day for Indian boxing as Mary Kom defeated a defensive Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak of Sri Lanka 5-0 to storm into the finals of 48-kg category and is on course to deliver India’s maiden CWG gold in women’s boxing, while Vikas Krishan (75kg), Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) entered the men’s semifinals. With the wins, the total number of male boxers in medal rounds are eight, which means 100 percent success rate in the event.
The 26-year old Shreyasi called it the ‘milestone medal’ of her career. “This is the highest medal of my career, right up there. It is also very special because shooting is not going to be a part of the Commonwealth Games in 2022. It would be the one to cherish for a very long time,” she was quoted by PTI as saying.
Mittal finished third on the podium after scoring 53 in the finals while Mitharval shot 201.1 to finish third in the eight-man finals of 50m pistol event.
India’s Saina Nehwal beat Elsie de Villiers of South Africa. (Source: AP)In other highlights of the day, the Indian shuttlers shone on the first day of their individual campaigns as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy played one-sided games to advance to Round of 16 in their respective categories. In squash, defending champions Dipikal Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa advanced to the women’s doubles quarterfinals
In India’s final Pool B hockey match, India completed a stunning comeback against England by scoring twice in the final two minutes. The 4-3 win helped India finish as Group B topper which means that they will not have to meet Australia in the semifinals.
Indian athletes Tejaswin Shankar, who was making his debut, finished sixth in the men’s high jump competition after failing to clear the 2.27m mark in his three attempts of three jumps. Hima Das finished sixth in the women’s 400m final to break a personal best record of 51.32 seconds.
India still stands at number three on the medal-tally board with a total of 24 medals including 12 golds, four silver and eight bronz.
SOURCE:- indianexpress / hindustantimes.