The ninth day of 21st Commonwealth Games for India was a great day. India won 11 medals including three gold, and 17 gold medals in the medal table, with a total of 42 medals, remained firmly in the third position. On Friday, one gold was found in two more wrestling shoots.
More gold than Glasgow
With this, India has crossed the Gold Medal Count of 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, four years ago. Then India had won 15 gold medals. However, in terms of the number of total medals available, we are just 22 medals behind. In Glasgow, India won 64 medals. This time we have won 42 medals so far.
Shooting: Anish made by 15-year history
Anis Bhanvala, 15-year-old shooter of India, made history by winning gold medal in men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event. He is India’s youngest medialist in the history of Commonwealth Games. He raised 30 points. Anish, resident of Haryana, broke the record of Manu Bhake (16 years) from Haryana. On Saturday, another gold Tejaswini Sawant brought India in the 50 meter rifle three position in the shoot. Anjum Muggil won silver
Wrestling: Bajrang introduced third gold
In wrestling, Bajrang Poonia of India won gold in the 65 kg weight category. Seasonal Khatri (97 kg), Pooja Dhanda (57 kg) Silver and Divya Kakran (68 kg) won bronze medal. In wrestling India has so far won three gold, three silver and two bronze. Bajrang won gold in the final by defeating Wells Kane Charing 10-0. They won this match only in 85 seconds. Bajrang won 10-0 at all.
Table Tennis: Manika-Mama won silver, Sharat-Saini finals
In the table tennis, India got silver in the ninth women’s doubles, but India’s Manika Batra and Mouma Das lost to Singapore’s Tianwei Fen and Mengyu Yu 5-114-11, 5-11 in the finals. In the men’s doubles, Achant Sharat Kamal and Jai Sathiyan entered the final by defeating Singapore’s Pang Keon and Po Athan 3-1 in the semi-finals. Indian players won the match 7-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-3.
Boxing: Three Bronze, five Boxer Finals
India lost to Usmuddin Mohammed (56kg), Manoj Kumar (69th) and Naman Tanwar (91kg) in the semi-finals. In this way, they had to satisfy Bronze Medal. At the same time, Amit (46-49kg), Gaurav Solanki (52kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), Vikas Krishnan (75) and Satish Kumar (91+ kg) have reached the finals.
Squash: Deepika and Ghosal confirmed the medal
Deepika Pallikal and Saurabh Ghosal pair in squash confirmed they place in the final of the mixed event. This has made India’s medal come to an end. Deepika and Ghosal defeated New Zealand pair Joel King and Cole Paul 9-11, 11-8, 11-10 in the semi-finals. The Indian pair won this match in 49 minutes. The Indian pair will face the Australian duo for Gold. Along with this, Deepika made it to the semifinals of the women’s doubles with Joshna Chinappa. Indian pair defeated Canadian pair of Carnet Samantha and Todd Nicky 7-11, 11-5, 11-9. In the semi-finals, the Indian pair will face England’s Laura Masro and Sarah Jane Parry.
Badminton: Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina and Pranayam in semis
In Badminton, India’s PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have reached the women’s singles and Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy in the semi-finals of the men’s singles. World number one Srikanth beat Jin Rei Ryan NG of Singapore 21-15, 21-12. Prannoy beat Sri Lankan Dinuka Karunaratne 21-13, 21-6. Sindhu beat Britney Tan of Canada 21-14, 21-17. Saina defeated Rachel Hondurich of Canada 21-8, 21-13. Indian players will not compete in the semi-finals.