CWG 2018: Shreyasi wins gold, Om bronze; Mary Kom, Gaurav assured of silver

Mary Kom enters the final round of women’s 48kg boxing, assuring India of at least a silver medal, if not gold

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India continues to shine brightly on the seventh day of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia, with Shreyasi Singh clinching a gold medal in women’s double-trap, Om Prakash Mitharval bagging a bronze medal in the 50m pistol finals, and M C Mary Kom and Gaurav Solanki assuring India medals in their respective boxing categories.

Shreyasi Singh shot a total of 96 in the final and then beat Australia’s Emma Cox in a shoot-off. Kom qualified for the final round, and Gaurav Solanki convincingly beat his Papua New Guinea opponent Charles Keama to make it to the semifinals of the men’s 52kg boxing category. | Today’s Paper

Meanwhile, ace shooter Heena Sidhu on Tuesday clinched a gold in the women’s 25m pistol event, taking India’s gold count to 11. Heena maintained her prowess throughout the game while other shooters — Chain Singh and Gagan Narang — disappointed by finishing at fourth and seventh, respectively.

Para-lifter Sachin Chaudhary won a bronze for India in men’s heavyweight category. With 21 medals, India finished at the third position in the medal tally.

Indian boxers showed phenomenal performance by assuring five more medals for the country after securing their places in the semi-finals. India qualified for semi-finals in both the men’s and women’s hockey events.

In badminton mixed doubles, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal defeated Guyana and Pakistan to advance to the Round of 6.

Day 7 started with a glorious performance by Indian shooters. Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval entered the final round of men’s 50m air pistol event. However, Jitu Rai was later eliminated from the men’s 50m air pistol event. Earlier, Rai had bagged a gold in men’s 10m air pistol event, while Om Mitharval had clinched a bronze in the same event.

Here are all the latest updates around India’s performance and medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 being held in Gold Coast, Australia.

1. Shreyasi Singh wins gold in women’s double-trap shooting: Shreyasi Singh brought India its 12th gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in the women’s double-trap event. She defeated Australia’s Emma Cox in the final round, with a total shot of 96 in the final.

2. Vikas Yadav enters semi-finals of men’s 75kg boxing category
Vikas Krishan Yadav entered the semi-finals of men’s 75kg boxing category. Vikas also registered a comfortable 5:0 victory over Benny Muziyo of Zambia in the last eight stage. Vikas assures a medal from the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018.

3. Mary Kom enters final: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom defeated Anusha Dilruksh to enter the final of women’s 48 kg at the 21st Commonwealth Games. Her dominance was such, she carved out a unanimous 5:0 verdict against the veteran Sri Lankan fighter.

4. Gaurav Solanki assures silver: India’s Gaurav Solanki convincingly beat his Papua New Guinea opponent Keama 5-0 in men’s 52kg boxing category to enter the semifinal round. Solanki assured India at least a silver medal in the category — the seventh assured boxing medal for India.

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5. Om Prakash Mitharval bags bronze in 50m pistol event: Indian shooter Om Prakash clinched bronze medal 50m pistol event. This second medal of the Commonwealth Games 2018. However, the gold medallist of 25m air pistol event, Jitu Rai disappointed. Jitu Rai was the first one to be eliminated in 50m pistol men’s final.
Om topped the standings at the end of the qualification stage with a score of 549 points. Jitu qualified at the sixth position with 542.

6. Five boxers assure five more medals for India: India at present is at the third position in the medal tally but all thanks to the Indian boxers, India’s medal tally is going to increase. Five Indian boxers reached semi-finals and assured five more medals for India in 21st Commonwealth Games.
Manoj Kumar qualified for the semi-finals in the men’s 69kg category, all set to bring his second Commonwealth medals. Amit Panghal, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Naman Tanwar and Satish Kumar joined Manoj Kumar by securing their places in the semi-finals of 49kg, 56kg, 91kg and +91 kg respectively.

“This is definitely going to be the biggest medal of my career so far. There is no doubt about that,” said Amit Panghal after defeating Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland in a split 4-1 verdict.

Both Manoj and Hussamuddin will be up against English opponents in their semifinals bouts. While Manoj will face Pat McCormack, Hussamuddin will be up against Peter McGrail.

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai wins gold, Mehuli Ghosh silver; updates

Commonwealth Games 2018 Day 5: Jitu Rai won gold and Om bronze in 10m Air Pistol final. Pardeep Singh bagged silver in men’s 105kg weightlifting. India’s medal tally in CWG 2018 currently stands at 15

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It was a brilliant day for India at Gold Coast on Monday as the country’s medal tally doubled from the previous day in Commonwealth Games 2018. The weightlifting winning streak continued, with Pardeep Singh bagging a silver in the men’s 105kg category. Shooter Jitu Rai won gold after defeating Australia’s Kerry Bell, while Om Mitharwal bagged bronze medal for India in men’s 10m air pistol event. India’s overall medal tally stands at 15th at the CWG 2018. | Today’s Paper

A day before, women formed the core of India’s stupendous day at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Golad Coast, Australia, where a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker delivered a record-shattering shooting gold medal. The table tennis team, meanwhile, stunned the fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time at the event. M C Mary Kom advanced to the medal rounds in her first and probably last appearance at the Games. India held on to their fourth position in the medals tally, having claimed seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals so far. A distant silver-medallist in the event also happened to be a woman — Heena Sidhu for shooting. In weightlifting, again, Punam Yadav (69kg) pulled off a personal best of 222kg to improve the bronze she had won in the 2014 edition, in the process adding another gold to India’s haul. In hockey, Indian eves stunned Olympic champions England in its third pool match for a 2-1 victory, which took them closer to a semifinal berth.

Here are the top 10 developments around Commonwealth Games 2018, India’s performance, and schedule for the CWG events:

1. Weightlifting: Pardeep Singh bagged silver in men’s 105kg weightlifting. This is India’s 13th medal overall at the Games.

2. Shooting: Mehuli Ghosh won silver medal for the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Final. Compatriot Apurvi Chandela bagged bronze. The 25-year-old broke her own Games qualification record of 415.6 she set in Glasgow in 2014.

3. Athletics: Tejaswin Shankar clears 2.21m in his second attempt in Men’s High Jump Qualifying Round (Group A)

4. Jitu Rai, Om bag gold and bronze respectively in 10m Air Pistol final: Jitu Rai bagged Gold for India and shooter Om Mitharval equalled the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record on his way to qualifying for the final of the men’s 10m Air Pistol event on Monday. Om shot 584 in the qualifying round to equal the meet record set by fellow Indian Samaresh Jung at the 2006 CWG in Melbourne.

5. Gold Coast CWG medal tally after Day 4 competitions: Top-10 positions in the medal tally after Day 4 of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Sunday. The list is in the order of rank, nation, gold medal, silver medal, bronze medal and total medals.

6. SV Sunil shines as Indian men’s hockey team beat Wales: SV Sunil ensured India’s victory in the 59th minute and beat Wales 4-3 in a dramatic encounter at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Sunday. It was a must-win game for India, having drawn 1-1 to Pakistan and losing 0-3 to Malaysia in the previous two Pool B matches.

7. President Kovind, PM Modi laud Indians for CWG victory: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday lauded the Indian women’s table tennis team for their victory. “Congratulations to the Golden Girls – Manika Batra, Madhurika Patkar, and Mouma Das – for bagging India’s first ever Women’s Table Tennis Team GOLD at Commonwealth Games. Stupendous achievement,” he tweeted.

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