Gold Rush! India in an historical win sweeps 17 medals on the 10th day of the Common Wealth Games 2018. Not only 17 medals were added to the score board, 8 of them were gold. India basks in its glory at 3rd position after Australia and England ranking at 1st and 2nd position respectively.
The latest medal count is 66; 26 Gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.
Highlights from the Gold Coast Games are-
–Saikhom Mirabai Chanu broke 6 records in Women’s 48kg weightlifting event to become the World Champion bagging India a gold medal in her event.
–Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to haul a gold in Women’s Singles Table Tennis. Overall Batra bagged 4 medals at CWG
– Saina Nehwal became the first India player to win two individual badminton gold medals after defeating World No 3 PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-22 in a riveting women’s singles final.
– Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom, won her first CWG medal by claiming gold in the women’s 45-48kg boxing event.
– Shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker proudly bagged a gold in the women’s 10m air pistol event. Her first appearance at the Games saw the qualifying records of 388/400.
– Neeraj Chopra marked his debut with a season bestsellers throw of 86.47 to win a gold in Javelin Throw.