India has bagged three more Gold, one Silver and two bronze medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on the fourth day today. Indian women’s Table Tennis team won their first ever Gold Medal defeating Singapore 3-1 this evening. India now stands on fourth position in the medals tally, having claimed seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals so far.
From weightlifting to boxing to table tennis to hockey, women formed the core of India’s stupendous day four at the 21st Commonwealth Games today. Manika Batra led Table tennis team’s victory was historic as Singapore had never lost since 2002.
Earlier in the day, India had bagged two Gold, one Silver and two bronze medals. The weightlifters continued the medal rush with Punam Yadav winning gold in the 69 kg category with a personal best lift of 222 kg. Vikas Thakur added a bronze to weightlifters’ golden run in the men’s 94 kg category.
Youngster Manu Bhaker struck gold in 10 meter Air Pistol Finals and Heena Sidhu added a Silver in the same category. Later, Ravi Kumar won a bronze in men’s 10 metre air rifle event. MC Mary Kom advanced to the semi-final of the women’s 48kg boxing event. Star boxer Vikas Kishan entered the quarter-finals in men’s 75 kg with a 5-nil verdict against his Australian rival.
In Badminton Mixed Team event also, India entered the finals with a 3-1 win over Singapore. The Final is slated for tomorrow. In Women’s Hockey, India rallied from a goal down to script a stunning 2-1 triumph over Olympic champions England in their third Pool A match. In Men’s Hockey, India defeated Wells 4-3 in a group B match.
Indian athletes Tejinder Singh advanced to the shot put finals with a six pl;ace qualifying round and Muhammed Anas Yahiya entered the men’s 400m semi-finals. With India on fourth position , Australia tops the medal tally with 67 medals, including 23 Gold, 20 Silver and 24 Bronze. England is at the second place with 40 medals and number three Canada has secured 26 medals so far.