Day 4 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia saw India win handful of medals, especially in shooting and wrestling. Both the men and women lived up to their expectation and delivered. Here’s a CWG recap.
Day 4 – CWG Recap – Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu create history
India’s quest for fame continued in the shooting range with 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu clinching gold and silver in the women’s 10m Air Pistol final on Day four of the quadrennial event.
Bhaker fired a total of 240.9 to claim gold, setting a new Commonwealth Games record in the category.
On the other hand, Sidhu bagged silver with a total effort of 234.
Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch won the bronze medal with an effort of 214.9.
India currently ranks third in the medal tally.
Australia and England are leading with 60 and 34 medals (and counting) respectively.
Day 4 – CWG Recap – Punam turns 2014 Bronze into Gold
Indian weightlifters continued their medal-winning streak in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games as Punam Yadav clinched a gold medal in the women’s 69 kg weightlifting event on Day four of the quadrennial event here on Sunday.
The 22-year-old from Varanasi lifted 100 kg in snatch and 122 kg in the clean and jerk category to finish with a total of 222 kg to make the country proud.
In 2014, Yadav clinched a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
Day 4 – CWG Recap – Medal rush continued as Ravi Kumar bags Bronze
The medal rush continues for India on Day four of the 21st Commonwealth Games, with shooter Ravi Kumar bagging a bronze medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final.
Ravi Kumar fired a total of 224.1 to claim bronze, while his Indian counterpart Deepak Kumar got eliminated.
Australia’s Dane Sampson Dane won the gold medal with an effort of 245.
Bangladeshi shooter, Abdullah Hel Baki bagged silver, firing a total of 244.7.
Earlier, 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu clinched gold and silver in the women’s 10m Air Pistol final on Day four of the quadrennial event.
Day 4 – CWG Recap – ‘BIG MAN’ Vikas Thakur secures Gold
Indian weightlifters continued their medal rush at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as Vikas Thakur won a bronze to gift India its eighth medal in the sport.
Thakur lifted a total of 351 kg in men’s 94 kg weightlifting. In the snatch, he lifted 152 kg in his first attempt and 155 kg in the second. In the third attempt, Thakur successfully lifted his personal best of 159 kg to take the silver medal position by the end of the round.
In clean and jerk, the Ludhiana power-man successfully completed his first attempt of 192 kg, however, his next two attempts went in vain as he failed to lift 200 kg to drop to bronze medal spot.
The gold medal was taken by Steven Kari from Papua New Guinea with his combined lift of 370kg, including a final successful 216kg lift in clean and jerk. Boady Santavy finished second with a combined lift of 369kg.
Four years ago, the then 20-year-old Thakur won the silver medal in Men’s 85 kg weightlifting at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a bronze six months ago at the Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast.
Day 4 – CWG Recap – Indian women’s TT team achieve a never before feat
Indian women table tennis team staged a winning show on Day 4 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as they defeated defending champions Singapore 3-1 to claim gold.
This is India’s first ever gold at the multi-sport event. They had earlier appeared in the finals at the home edition of the Games in 2010, whereas finished fourth in the Glasgow Games.
India took the lead with the help of Manika Batra’s 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 victory over World No. 4 Tianwei Feng.
However, Singapore equalised the score after Mengyu Yu defeated Madhurika Patkar 13-11, 11-2, 11-6 in straight games.
India then won the next two matches. The duo of Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar thrashed Yihan Zhou and Mengyu Yu 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 as Indian retained the lead.
In the deciding game, Manika, playing her second match of the finals, came out all guns blazing and defeated Yihan Zhou 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 to guide her team to glory.
This is India’s seventh gold (and counting) medal at the 21st edition of the Games.
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