India has bagged 11 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals across sports so far on the 6th day of CWG 2018 Gold Coast.
India celebrates its 11th gold medal at CWG 2018 with Indian shooter Heena Sindhu breaking the women’s 25 metre Pistol record of 38 points in the battle against Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch.
India’s gold rush was earlier given a nudge by the mixed Indian badminton team who, for the first time in the history of CWG games, won a hat-trick of triumphs in the mixed team event which showcased the best of shuttle talent by the powerful and well-balanced team including Ashwini Ponnappa, Satwik Rankireddy, Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal. In lieu of the fact that India had never before been seen as a badminton team heavyweight, this triumph is sure to go down in history with flying colours.
India also clinched a historic gold in men’s table tennis, overthrowing Nigeria 3-0 in the final event. Another moment worth celebration was Mirabai Chanu lifting off the gold medal in the 48kg category. Poonam Yadav (69kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) added to the medal tally by finishing top in their respective categories.
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In Men’s 91kg quarter-finals, Naman Tanwar defeated Samoa’s Frank Masoe and Amit Panghal beats Scotland’s Aqeel Ahmed 4:1 in Men’s 46-49kg boxing to make his way to the semi-finals, raising hopes for the Indian contingent.
In a breath-taking event, men’s hockey team qualified for the semi-finals after defeating Malaysia 2:1 in a Pool B match. With 7 points in 3 matches, India is now at the top of the pool table and will be facing England in the finals.