GOLD COAST: Here is the current medal count on the Day 6 of the 21st edition of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday. On Day 5 (Monday), India won its 10th gold by defeating Malaysia in the Badminton Mixed Team event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. India are currently on the third spot in the overall medal count. Earlier, on the fifth day of Commonwealth Games 2018, ace shooter Jitu Rai scored the first gold in the 10-meter air pistol event, while Om Mitharval claimed bronze for the same event. The men’s table tennis team clinched the ninth gold for India.
At the top remains Australia with 39 gold, 33 silver and 34 bronze medals, followed by England with 22 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze medals. New Zealand, South Africa and Canada – all of whom have as many or more overall medals than India – are on the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively as they have won lesser number of gold medals than India.
Here is the total medals tally so far:
(Medals tally updated at 0615 IST on Day 6, on April 10, 2018)
Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh entered the final of the men’s 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday. Gagan Narang finished the qualifying round in the third position with 617 points. Chain was in sixth place, having scored a total of 614.2.
Meanwhile, Indian shooter Annu Singh took pole position at the end of the precision round in the qualification stage of the women’s 25 meter Pistol event here in Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Annu registered a series of 96, 99 and 98 for a total of 293 points. Xiu Hong Teh of Singapore was second with 291 while Scotland’s Jessica Liddon was third as 288.
Heena Sidhu, the other Indian in the fray, was seventh with 286. Heena struggled with her opening couple of shots with disappointing efforts of 95 and 93 before recovering somewhat with a 98 in her third and last attempt.
India on Tuesday defeated Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match of the men’s hockey tournament at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 43rd minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari reduced the deficit for Malaysia.
This is India’s second consecutive win of their current campaign. They had squandered a 2-0 lead to be held to a last-gasp 2-2 draw by arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match. The Indians then defeated Wales 4-3 in a high scoring encounter. India now have seven points from three matches.
India on Day 5
The day started on a bright note with weightlifter Pardeep Singh securing the first medal – a silver. India’s medal tally stands at 19 – 10 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. Taking, India to the third spot in the overall medals tally.
Pardeep’s silver medal came in the 105-kg weightlifting event. Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela scored the silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event. They lost the top spot to Singapore’s Martina Lindsay Veloso. Defeating Nigeria, India bagged the ninth gold in Men’s Team Table Tennis event.
On Day 4, the Indian women`s table tennis team – paddler Manika Batra – pulled a mother of all victory to clinch her maiden gold by defeating Singapore which had never lost the game since the sport was inducted in the program way back in 2002.
Meanwhile, while Punam Yadav and Vikas Thakur continued winning in the weightlifting events and shooters Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu and Ravi Kumar bagged medals. Both the men`s and the women`s hockey teams also earned crucial victories.