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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