2018 Commonwealth Games, Day 10, Highlights: Wrestlers, Boxers Lead India's Medal Rush; Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Creates History
Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 10, Highlights: India have won 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals taking their total medal tally to 59.
The penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 saw India better their medal tally as they finished with 59 medals. India have won 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals. The tenth day say boxer MC Mary Kom win gold in the women's 48 kilogram category. India's Neeraj Chopra won the men's Javelin title while Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women's 50 kg wrestling competition. India's Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal claimed silver after going down against Australia's Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in the summit clash of the mixed doubles squash competition. Boxer Vikas Krishan clinched gold medal in the men's 75kg category while Satish Kumar lost the final of the 91kg category and returned with a silver. In the men's doubles table tennis competition, India's Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty bagged the bronze medal. (MEDALS TALLY)
Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, pulling off a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final in Gold Coast. The 20-year-old former junior world champion had made the final after achieving the qualifying mark in his very first throw on Friday and, on Saturday, he was again leaps ahead of the field with his very first throw. Neeraj was the favourite for gold after his 85.94m throw during the Federation Cup National Championships last month and he achieved India's first gold in athletics in this edition of the Games.Hamish Peacock took the silver medal for Australia with 82.59m while Grenada's Anderson Peters hurled the javelin a distance of 82.20m for the bronze. Sanjeev Rajput clinched the gold medal in men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions. Sanjeev shot a total of 454.5 to create a Commonwealth Games record. Grzegorz Sych of Canada finished second with 448.4 and Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze medal with 441.2 points. Chain Singh, the other Indian in the fray, finished fifth in the standings with 419.1. Star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom won gold in the women's 48 kilogram category. Mary defeated Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland by a unanimous 5:0 verdict to take the title. Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category. Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final. Meanwhile, India's Manish Kaushik had to be content with silver in the men's lightweight (60kg) division. Kaushik lost 2:3 to Harry Garside of Australia in a hard-fought final. World No.3 PV Sindhu set up an all-Indian women's singles final with World No.12 Saina Nehwal in women's badminton competition. While Sindhu thrashed Canada's Michelle Li in straight games 21-18, 21-8 in the semi-final, Saina overcame a stiff contest from Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour winning by 21-14, 18-21, 21-17, and set her date with her compartriot in the summit clash on Sunday. Both Sindhu and Saina kept their unbeaten run alive and their victories over lower-ranked opponents went on expected lines. India's Manika Batra came through in a tight encounter to make her way through to the final of women's singles table tennis competition. Manika defeated Tianwei Feng of Singapore 4-3 (12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11) in a topsy turvy encounter. Indian wrestlers did the nation proud as Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title while Vinesh Phogat took women's 50kg gold. Sumit won all his four bouts in the Nordic (round robin) format to emerge champion. Korey Jarvis of Canada got the silver while Pakistan's Tayab Raza took the bronze. Among the women, Vinesh won gold in the 50kg competition as she ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic format. Vinesh defeated Miesinnei Genesis of Nigeria, Rupinder Kaur of Australia and Canada's Jessica MacDonald. India got another medal when Somveer bagged bronze in the men's 86kg division. Somveer defeated Alexander Moore of Canada 7-3 in the play-off for the bronze medal.
Highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games, straight from Gold Coast, Australia
18:17 IST: Thank you for staying with us for the live updates of the tenth day. We will be back again tomorrow for the final day action from the Gold Coast.
17:30 IST: India's Satwik Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponappa lose the Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match to Malaysia's Liu Ying Goh/Peng Soon Cha 19-21, 19-21.
17:17 IST: Malaysia's Liu Ying Goh/Peng Soon Chan lead 11-8 at the break of the second game against India's Satwik Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponappa in Badminton Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match
17:11 IST: ANOTHER MEDAL FOR INDIA! Boxer Satish Kumar wins Silver in men's boxing in the 91+ kg category. Loses to England's Frazer Clarke.
17:09 IST: Malaysia's Liu Ying Goh/Peng Soon Chan win first game 21-19 against India's Satwik Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponappa in Badminton Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match
17:00 IST: India's Sharath Kamal/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran take home the silver after losing the men's doubles table tennis final
16:48 IST: This is the deciding game.
16:47 IST: TABLE TENNIS: England on top as they lead India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran in third game. England 10-5 India
16:40 IST: India's HS Prannoy loses to Rajiv Ouseph in 3 games in Men's Badminton Singles Bronze Medal Match; Earlier both Indian Men's & Women's team lost to England.
16:33 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran win second game in men's doubles gold medal match.
16:24 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran lose first game 5-11 in men's doubles gold medal match.
16:19 IST: India's HS Prannoy loses second game 25-23 against England's Rajiv Ouseph in men's singles bronze medal match
16:12 IST: GOLD!! India boxer Vikas Krishan wins gold medal in men's 75kg. This is India's 25th Gold medal at the Games.
16:08 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shankar Shetty win bronze in men's doubles table tennis.
16:00 IST: HOCKEY: India lose 1-2 to England in men's hockey bronze medal match.
15:50 IST: India's HS Prannoy wins first game 21-17 against England's Rajiv Ouseph in men's singles bronze medal match.
15:35 IST: GOAL! Sam Ward scores as England take 2-1 lead against India.
15:12 IST: At the end of second quarter, India 1-1 England.
15:09 IST: SILVER!!! India's Dipika Pallikal/Saurav Ghosal take home the silver medal after losing their mixed doubles squash final.
15:07 IST: GOAL!! Varun scores as India draw level 1-1 against England. INDIA 1-1 ENGLAND.
26' GOAL! A clever variation involving Amit Rohidas and @varunhockey on the set-piece brings India level!— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 14, 2018
IND 1-1 ENG#IndiaKaGame #HallaHockeyKa #INDvENG #GC2018 #GC2018Hockey pic.twitter.com/d13e98mEOQ
15:03 IST: GOLD!!!!!! Manika Batra beats Mengyu Yu of Singapore 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7, to win GOLD MEDAL
Manika Batra has been a super star in #CWG2018. She has been phenomenal in every match! Winning a in the women's singles final against #Singapore, she has made super proud! #IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018TableTennis #TOPSAthlete #SAI pic.twitter.com/TPbkoPx3GR— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
14:51 IST: At the end of first quarter, England lead India 1-0
14:48 IST: TABLE TENNIS:Manika Batra wins 2nd game 11-6 to take a 2-0 lead against Mengyu Yu of Singapore in women's singles table tennis gold medal match.
14:44 IST: GOAL!!!!!!!!! England score in 1st quarter to take a 1-0 lead against India in men's hockey bronze medal match. INDIA 0-1 ENGLAND.
14:42 IST: TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra wins 1st game 11-7 against Mengyu Yu of Singapore in women's singles table tennis gold medal match
14:38 IST: India men's hockey bronze medal match against England begins.
Here is the Starting XI of the Indian Men's Team who will take on England for the Bronze Medal of the @GC2018 Commonwealth Games on 14th April. Witness it LIVE on Sony SIX/SIX HD, Sony TEN 3/TEN 3 HD and @SonyLIV at 2:30 PM (IST).#IndiaKaGame #INDvENG #GC2018 #HallaHockeyKa pic.twitter.com/DaygPLv5Ot— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 14, 2018
14:25 IST: BRONZE!!!! India's Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy beat Australia's S Mapasa/G Somerville in women's badminton doubles final to win bronze.
What a spectacular match! Ashwini Ponnappa and N.Sikki Reddy totally rocked the court. The spectators felt the thunderous excitement the whole time. Congratulations for winning a bronze medal! #IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018Badminton #TOPSAthlete #SAI pic.twitter.com/I7QZwHgCCg— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
13:43 IST: BRONZE!!! Wrestler Somveer wins bronze in men's Freestyle 86 kg. This is India's 52nd medal overall at the Games.
Congratulations Somveer for winning bronze in men's freestyle #wrestling in 86kg category. Very well fought! There is lot more to achieve and you are capable of it. Keep it up!!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
#IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018Wrestling #SAI pic.twitter.com/cchXJyklVa
13:18 IST: GOLD!!! Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women's Freestyle 50 kg Nordic. This is India's 23rd gold medal at the Games.
#India's golden run continues!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
Clinching a in the 50kg category, Vinesh Phogat has made the nation proud setting an example for many! #IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018Wrestling #TOPSAthlete #SAI pic.twitter.com/x0TWaIGkMG
12:54 IST: GOLD!!! Wrestler Sumit Malik claims gold in men's freestyle 62kg. This is India's 22nd gold medal. Overall tally goes to 50
Wrestling wins the nation another Gold #SumitMalik claimed Gold in #CG2018Wrestling Men's Freestyle 125 kg bout against #SinivieBoltic of #TeamNigeria! Sumit earlier bt #TayabRaza of #TeamPakistan & #KoreyJarvis #TeamCanada on his way to the Finals!#Congratulations Sumit!! pic.twitter.com/KZJpSfXZuI— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 14, 2018
12:50 IST: BRONZE!! Sakshi Malik wins bronze in women's Freestyle 62kg Nordic. This is India's 49th medal overall at the Games.
And here's our 62kg category medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
It was a close win indeed.
Wishing you all the best for the future, Sakshi! #IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018Wrestling #TOPSAthlete #SAI pic.twitter.com/J1qAIpb44D
12:42 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Achanta Sharath Kamal loses 0-4 to Nigeria's Quadri Aruna in men's singles semifinal
12:20 IST: India women's 4x400m relay team finishes 7th in final.
12:17 IST: Great effort from Arpinder Singh. The Indian athlete narrowly misses out on a bronze, finishing fourth in men's triple jump final
12:05 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Achanta Sharath Kamal is in action against Nigeria's Quadri Aruna in men's singles semifinal match.
11:51 IST: ATHLETICS: India's Jinson Johnson finishes 5th with a national record of 3:37.86 in men's 1500m final.
11:38 IST: India's Ashwini Ponappa and Satwik Rankireddy lose 22-20, 18-21, 16-21 to England's Ellis Marcus and Smith Lauren in mixed doubles semifinal. The Indian duo will now play for bronze medal.
11:20 IST: India's Ashwini Ponappa and Satwik Rankireddy lose second game 18-21 against England's Ellis Marcus and Smith Lauren in mixed doubles semifinal.
11:12 IST: GOLD!!!!!! Neeraj Chopra wins gold in men's Javelin Throw. This is India's 21st gold medal at the Games.
And we have our javelin throw !— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
Many congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for grabbing a in the finals with 86.47m Season's Best!
A well deserved win indeed!#IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #GC2018JavelinThrow #TOPSAthlete #SAIpic.twitter.com/gv2nfgm5H9
10:40 IST: ATHLETICS: With a throw of 85.50 in his first attempt, Neeraj Chopra moves into gold medal position in Men's Javelin Throw Final
10:29 IST: It's SAINA vs SINDHU in FINAL
PV Sindhu beats Canada's Michelle Li 21-18, 21-8 to enter women's singles gold match where she will face compatriot Saina Nehwal
I Dedicated my #GC2018boxing Gold Medal to my 3 sons, Rechungvar,Khupneivar &Prince , calling me MAMA when r you coming home. I thank my coaches, support staffs, @BFI_official, @Media_SAI for believing in me #PunchMeinHaiDum— Mary Kom (@MangteC) April 14, 2018
10:28 IST: BADMINTON: HS Prannoy loses 16-21, 21-9, 14-21 to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in men's singles semifinal. The Indian shuttler will now play for bronze medal vs England's Rajiv Ouseph
10:12 IST: After losing first game 16-21, HS Prannoy makes a stunning comeback to win second game 21-9 against Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in men's singles semifinal
10:10 IST: PV Sindhu wins first game 21-18 against Canada's Michelle Li in women's singles semifinal.
09:47 IST: SILVER for Kaushik: India boxer Manish Kaushik takes home silver medal after losing to Australia's Harry Garside in men's 60kg final.
09:41 IST: SAINA IN FINAL! Saina Nehwal beats Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour 21-14, 18-21, 21-17 to enter women's singles final.
09:31 IST: SHOOTING: Indian shooters Kynan Chenai and Manavjit Sandhu fail to qualify for men's trap finals, finish seventh and eighth respectively in Qualification - Day 2.
09:22 IST: GOLD!!! India boxer Gaurav Solanki wins gold in men's 52kg category. This is India's 20th gold medal at the Games.
Indian Boxers continue to rule the boxing ring at #CWG2018.— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
Put your hands together for Gaurav Solanki for winning in 52 kg men's boxing. He was phenomenal in the ring. #GC2018Boxing #IndiaAtCWG #SAI pic.twitter.com/Wqu7cZrQwF
09:19 IST: BADMINTON: World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth beats England's Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 21-17 to enter Men's singles final
09:16 IST: BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal loses second game 18-21 to Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in women's singles semifinal.
09:13 IST: GOLD!! Sanjeev Rajput wins gold in men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions. This is India's 19th gold medal at the Games
08:59 IST: BOXING: Amit Panghal takes home silver medal after losing to England's Galal Yafai in men's 46-49kg final.
08:57 IST: India's Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal beat England's Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry 11-10, 11-5 to enter women's doubles squash final.
08:50 IST: Saina Nehwal wins first game 21-14 against Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in women's singles semifinal.
08:40 IST: SHOOTING: After the Prone round, Sanjeev Rajput is in 2nd position, while Chain Singh is 3rd in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals.
08:30 IST: Saina Nehwal is in action against Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in women's singles semifinal.
08:28 IST: After the kneeling round, Sanjeev Rajput is in 3rd position, while Chain Singh is 4th in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals.
08:25 IST: SHOOTING: The 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals featuring India's Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh starts
08:22 IST: BADMINTON: India's Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lose 21-17, 15-21, 4-21 to Malaysia's Mei Kuan Chow and Vivian Hoo in women's doubles semifinal.
08:03 IST: WRESTLING: India's Sumit beats Pakistan's Tayab Raza in Men's Freestyle 125 kg Nordic System Match 8.
07:53 IST: TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra beats Tianwei Feng of Singapore 4-3 to reach to women's singles table tennis gold medal match.
07:51 IST: GOLD!!!!! MARY KOM wins gold in women's 45-48kg boxing event. This is India's 18th gold medal at the Games
'Never Buy Gold, Simply Earn It'- Mary Kom@MangteC believes in earning for #India and she did that exactly today by winning a in women's 48 kg at #CWG2018.— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 14, 2018
You are an inspiration! #GC2018Boxing #IndiaAtCWG #CWG2018 #SAI pic.twitter.com/GR4BPIAkni
A #Golden dream come true for @MangteC and #TeamIndia!— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 14, 2018
35 year old boxing legend #MaryKom bags a Gold in her debut #GC2018Boxing Women's 45-48kg Final Bout at the #GC2018 #CommonwealthGames
She beat #KristinaOHara of #TeamNIR by unanimous decision! #Congratulations Champion! pic.twitter.com/mFgzuIltag
07:43 IST: WRESTLING: India's Somveer beats Australia's Jayden Lawrence in Men's Freestyle 86 kg Repechage Round 2.
07:41 IST: HOCKEY: Indian women's hockey team finishes 4th after losing bronze medal match 0-6 to England.
07:38 IST: BADMINTON: India's Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa win first game 21-17 against Malaysia's Mei Kuan Chow and Vivian Hoo in women's doubles semifinal.
07:34 IST: WRESTLING: India's Sumit beats Canada's Korey Jarvis in Men's Freestyle 125 kg Nordic System Match 6.
07:25 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India's Manika Batra loses 5-11 to Tianwei Feng of Singapore in the 4th game. The women's singles table tennis semi-final is now tied at 2-2.
07:23 IST: BOXING: India's Mary Kom is in action against Morthern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in Women's 45-48kg Final Bout.
07:21 IST: WRESTLING: India's Sumit beats Cameron's Claude Kouamen Mbianga in men's Freestyle 125kg Nordic System Match 3.
07:19 IST: WRESTLING: India's Sakshi Malik loses to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in Women's Freestyle 62 kg Nordic System Match 6, out of gold medal contention
07:15 IST: SHOOTING: India's Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh qualify for the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final
07:13 IST: WRESTLING: India's Somveer loses to Pakistan's Muhammad Inam in Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/4 Final
07:09 IST: WRESTLING: India's Sakshi Malik is in action against Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in Women's Freestyle 62 kg Nordic System Match 6
07:00 IST: TABLE TENNIS: India'Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das lose their mixed double semi-final match 2-3 to Singapore's Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu.
06:50 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live updates of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast in Australia.
On day 9, world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the badminton men's singles semi-finals thrashing Singapore's Zin Rei Ryan in straight games. Srikanth, who rose to the No.1 spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday, hardly lost any sweat in thrashing the Singaporean 21-15, 21-12 at the Carrara Sports Arena.
Indian shooter Bhanwala became the country's youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. Anish achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. The Haryana boy shot down the CWG record in the final with a score of 30 including four series of 5 each. The youngest in the field, he showed nerves of steel and led the more experienced shooters through the event to emerge deserving champion. Australia's Sergei Evglevski claimed the silver with 28, while the bronze medal went to Sam Gowin (17) of England.
Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil won gold and silver respectively in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games. Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6. Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia entered the final of the men's 65 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games. The Indian came up with an awe inspiring performance to win all his bouts by technical superiority. Bouts are awarded on the basis of technical superiority when a wrestler takes a lead of 10 or more points.