India’s gold rush at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has swelled to a total of 19 on the fifth day of the game with 10 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 5 bronze medals – jumping to the third position in highest medal tally.
On day five of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia, Indian athletes exhibited their expertise in various games and extended India’s medal tally to 19 – rising to the third highest position in number of total medals. To kick off the day, weightlifter Pardeep Singh scored a silver medal in the Men’s 105kg Final weightlifting with a total lift of 352kg – with 152kg snatch and 200kg clean & jerk lift. Shooter Mehuli Joshi too won the silver medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle event after she lost in final round against Singapore’s ML Veloso on the final match. Another Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela secured Bronze for India in the same event by scoring 225.3 points after 24 shots; hence almost sweeping the shooting event today.
To add more to the shooting achievements for India, Jitu Rai bagged the second Gold in shooting for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with a masterful performance in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Final and also created a new CWG record of 235.1. Whereas, Om Mitharwal scored the bronze in same event with a score of 214.3 – taking away two of the three top positions in men’s shooting too. It has been a shooting special for India this year as the shooters have won seven medals in shooting in the span of about 24 hours with Manu Bhaker’s gold and Heena Sidhu’s silver in the women’s 10m air pistol final and Ravi Kumar’s bronze on the 10m air rifle event.
Besides this, the Indian men’s table tennis team comprising Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan G, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Amalraj Anthony defeated their Nigerian counterparts in the final match with 3-0 to win the gold medal. The men’s table tennis feat was followed by the Indian mixed badminton team’s historic victory over the Malaysian team by 3-1 – winning the gold medal in the genre for the first time in Indian history. There is yet to add to India’s gold rush at Gold Coast.