CWG 2018: India finishes at third position with 66 medals


Boxer Mary Kom won a gold medal-the first Indian woman boxer to do so.

Boxer Vikas Krishan won Gold in men's 75kg category to take India's medal tally to 57 in this year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Saina won her first gold medal point at 21-20 but Sindhu managed to survive.

Neeraj Chopra scripted history by becoming the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final.

Another Kenyan, Wycliffe Kinyamal, won the 800m gold in 1:45:11, with England's Kyle Langford taking silver in a personal best of 1:45:16, half a second ahead of third placed Australian, Luke Mathews.

The 21-year-old discovered the day before the competition that she would not be allowed to compete after Team England staffers failed to complete her entry form adequately.

Scotland, meanwhile, are seventh, having racked up 41 medals so far. The 35-year-old has won an Olympic bronze medal, five world championship titles, five Asian Championships, Asian Games gold and Asian Indoor Games gold, many national and worldwide tournaments.

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Newly-crowned World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the final of the men's singles after defeating 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10 21-17 in little over half an hour. The Indian duo was outplayed 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) by Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the gold medal clash. "I am able to read them very quickly", a giggling Mary Kom said at the end of her CWG campaign. What a start for India on Day 10 at Gold Coast!

Otherwise, it was yet another superb show from the Indians, with at least a gold medal assured as World No.3 Sindhu will meet seasoned compatriot and World No.12 Saina in an all-Indian women's singles final on Sunday.

Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty today claimed India's first ever medal in men's doubles badminton after settling for a silver.

Most of India's medals came from the shooting range (16) with gold medals for Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala, Sanjeev Rajput, Heena Sidhu, Tejaswini Sawant, Shreyasi Singh.

Luck was not on side of either Amit or Manish, both of whom went down in split verdicts. Just like the world was revolutionised by Mahatma Gandhi, Her Majesty, Nelson Mandela and such other great people, our effort is to create a platform beyond sporting performances but without losing the relevance of the Games.