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India sweeps 17 medals at CWG 10th day; CWG18 Highlights

  • by Hitesha Utmani
  • April 15, 2018

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

– The country’s first women’s table tennis team gold was secured when Batra led the team to an unforeseen victory over four-time CWG gold medalists Singapore.
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.
–  Anish Bhanwala became the youngest Indian Gold Medalist scoring a gold 15-year-old at the CWG with a Games record score of 30 in the men’s 25pm rapid fire pistol finals.
– 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.
– Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Heena Sidhu took two medals home. Sawant won gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 prone and silver in the 50m rifle prone, and Sidhu gold in the women’s 25m pistol (with a CWG record 38) and silver in the 10m air pistol.

 – Wrestler Bajrang Punia won two minutes over Kane Charig of Wales bagging a gold medal in men’s freestyle 64kg finals
 – Sushil Kumar won his third consecutive CWG gold. Sushil won his freestyle 74kg final making it three in a row after 66kg gold in 2010 and 74kg gold in Glasgow.
 –  India’s shuttlers brought home six medals at Gold Coast, surpassing the four from Delhi 2010.
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