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CWG 2018: India win 6 Medals, Super Sunday for Table Tennis and Shooting

CWG 2018: India win 6 Medals, Super Sunday for Table Tennis and Shooting
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The Indian player continues to perform well in the Commonwealth Games. In the 21st Commonwealth Games, Indian players made Sunday a six-medal day and making it a Super Sunday. In these six medals, 3 gold, one silver and two bronze medals came to India. Along with this, India has now bagged 12 medals with 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze, and this has come in fourth place in India Medal Tally. In the 21st Commonwealth Games, India made history by winning the gold medal by defeating Singapore 3-1 in the final of Table Tennis team event. This is India’s seventh gold medal.

Manu Bhakar, who played her first Commonwealth Games, wins the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air pistol event. In the final, Manu hit the gold medal by securing 240.9 points. In another event, Poonam Yadav won the fifth gold in the 69 kg category of Weightlifting. Poonam raised a total weight of 222 kg, which consists 100 Kg in the snatch and 122 kg in clean and jerk. India’s weightlifter Vikas Thakur put the third bronze medal in the Indian side. Vikas got the bronze medal in 94 kg weight category. The raised total 351 kilograms. He performed the best by lifting 159 in the snatch. He was unable to perform well in clean and jerk, and for this reason, he had to be satisfied with the bronze medal.

Rahul took the gold medal by lifting 338 kg (151187) in 85 kg weight category. He dominated Samoa’s Don Opeloge (331), who got the silver medal. In the first attempt of clean and jerk, Rahul made 147 and Opeloge weighed 144 kg. Rahul weighed 187 kg in the second attempt, while Opeloge failed in this attempt. However, the last attempt of both of them 191 kg failed. Indian weightlifter Satish Kumar Shivalingam won a gold medal in 53kg category. Satish took 136 kg weight in his first attempt in snatch, followed by 140 and raised 144 kg in his last attempt.

India won the first bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games Day 4 by Deepak Bagher. Deepak won a bronze medal in the 69 kg weightlifting competition. This is the first time for 18-year-old Deepak Lathar when he is attending Commonwealth Games.

In the 10-meter air pistol of women category event, Heena Sidhu seized the Silver Medal. In the final, 16-years-old Manu Bhakar scored 240.9 points and Hina got 234 points. In this competition, Manu won gold, while Hina got the silver medal. The first medal of Day 4 was won by weightlifter Gururaja Pujari. Gururaja raised 249 kg in a 56 kg category. Earlier, he won the gold medal in the 2016 Asian Games. At the same time, Gururaja Pujari had captured gold in the Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship in Penang this year. India got 10 m Air rifle Bronze medal by Ravi Kumar. Ravi Kumar was once seen to win the silver medal, but in the last, he had to satisfy the bronze. Ravi Kumar scored 224.1 in the finals.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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