Gold Coast: Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, 15, became India’s youngest ever gold medallist in the Common Wealth Games (CWG). The other two shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil have won gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games. Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6.
India has so far claimed 16 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze, taking its total tally to 34 and continued to hold the third position with Australia topping the list followed by England in the second place.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia entered final of men’s 65 kg category at 21st Commonwealth Games today. The Indian came up with an awe inspiring performance to win all his bouts by technical superiority. Bouts are awarded on the basis of technical superiority when a wrestler takes a lead of 10 or more points.
Boxing: Two Indian boxers Manish Kaushik in the 60 kg and Gautam Solanki in the 52 kg category reached the finals today. Manish Kaushik beat James Mcgivern of Northern Ireland and Gautam Solanki beat M. Vidanalange Ishan Bandara of Sri Lanka.
Badminton: The shuttlers including P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will play in nine matches in the singles today.
Table Tennis: Paddler Sharath Kamal will play both the men’s singles and mixed doubles quarter-finals, as he aims to make it a memorable Gold Coast campaign, after winning men’s team gold.
Hockey: Indian men’s hockey team will play their semifinal match against New Zealand and a win here will assure them a silver medal.
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