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CWG 2018: Jitu Rai seized 8th Gold medal for Indian squad, Omprakash wins Bronze

CWG 2018: Jitu Rai seized 8th Gold medal for Indian squad, Omprakash wins Bronze
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Today is the fifth day of the Commonwealth Games, which are running on the Gold Coast. In the men’s 10-meter air pistol Event, Jitu Rai of India won the eighth gold medal for the country while Om Prakash won the bronze medal. Jitu got 235.1 points in the finals, while Om Prakash got 214.3 points. India started the fifth day with the silver medal. Pradeep Singh won the silver medal in 105 weight category of male weightlifting. He lifted 200 kg in clean and jerk and scored 352.Sonal Mao of Samoa got the Gold Medal, who scored a total of 360. The bronze was captured by Owen Buxal of England who scored a total of 351. Jitu scored a total of 235.1 points in the final. With this, he also set a new record for this competition. Mitharwal won bronze with 214.3 points. At one time, Once Mitharwal was leading on number two, but he could not maintain its edge in the last minute.

After this silver medal, India is now fourth in the medal tally with 15 medals. India has so far won 8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. The day is also important, where India needs to play against the badminton team event in Malaysia, while there is hope for winning medals in boxing, table tennis, shooting and weightlifting.

Indian athlete Tejaswini Shankar has entered the men’s high jump competition final. Tejaswini achieved the fifth spot in Group A of the qualification round of the competition at the Carrara Stadium. Top-12 athletes, who perform best in this competition, can enter the finals, and in this way, Tejaswini entered the final with a jump of 2.21 meters in Group A. Tejaswini got the third place among top-12 athletes who reached the finals.

In Table TennisEvent, On the brilliant performance of experienced player Achanta Sharat Kamal, India’s men’s table tennis team has reached it to the final. India beat Singapore 3-2 in the semi-final match at Oxenford Studios. With this, India has secured at least its silver medal.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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