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CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal, Vikas Krishan, Manika Batra, Sumit Malik and Vinesh Phogat add to India’s gold rush

After the initial burst from weightlifters, now shooters and shuttlers are carrying forward the gold rush at Commonwealth Games 2018. Here are the yellow metal winners so far

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Saina Nehwal | Nehwal wins gold in women's singles after defeating P V Sindhu in the final match. Sindhu settles for silver.
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Saina Nehwal | Nehwal wins gold in women's singles after defeating P V Sindhu in the final match. Sindhu settles for silver.

Manika Batra | Batra created history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth. (Image: Reuters)
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Manika Batra | Batra created history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth. (Image: Reuters)

Vikas Krishan | Krishan defeated Cameroon’s Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue in the 75kg category final with a 5:0 unanimous verdict, to clinch the gold medal. (Image: Reuters)
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Vikas Krishan | Krishan defeated Cameroon’s Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue in the 75kg category final with a 5:0 unanimous verdict, to clinch the gold medal. (Image: Reuters)

Vinesh Phogat | Phogat waves during the medal ceremony of Women’s 50kg wrestling Nordic in Gold Coast, on Saturday. (Image: PTI)
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Vinesh Phogat | Phogat waves during the medal ceremony of Women’s 50kg wrestling Nordic in Gold Coast, on Saturday. (Image: PTI)

Sumit Malik | Kumar clinched Men’s 125kg wrestling Nordic on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)
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Sumit Malik | Kumar clinched Men’s 125kg wrestling Nordic on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Neeraj Chopra | today became 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 here. (Image: Reuters)
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Neeraj Chopra | today became 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 here. (Image: Reuters)

Gaurav Solanki | Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki wins a gold medal in men's 52 kg boxing event after defeating Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine in the finals. (Image: Reuters)
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Gaurav Solanki | Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki wins a gold medal in men's 52 kg boxing event after defeating Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine in the finals. (Image: Reuters)

Sanjeev Rajput | Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins a gold medal in men's 50 m rifle 3 positions. Rajput sets a new games record at 454.5.
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Sanjeev Rajput | Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins a gold medal in men's 50 m rifle 3 positions. Rajput sets a new games record at 454.5.

Mary Kom | The legend of M C Mary Kom (48kg) grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final.
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Mary Kom | The legend of M C Mary Kom (48kg) grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final.

Bajrang Punia| The 24-year-old Haryana delivered 17th gold for India participating in the Freestyle 65 kg wrestling event. The grappler was declared winner in the final by technical superiority as his opponent Kane Charig of Wales could not score a single point against his 10 in the first round. This is his second CWG medal as he had won silver in the Glasgow Games in 2014.
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Bajrang Punia| The 24-year-old Haryana delivered 17th gold for India participating in the Freestyle 65 kg wrestling event. The grappler was declared winner in the final by technical superiority as his opponent Kane Charig of Wales could not score a single point against his 10 in the first round. This is his second CWG medal as he had won silver in the Glasgow Games in 2014.

Anish Bhanwala | The 15-year-old shooting prodigy from Haryana grabbed the 16th gold for India in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. Bhanwala scored a mark of 30 creating a new Games record. He saw off the challenges from Australian Sergei Evglevski who had to be content with Silver. Englishman Sam Govin clinched the bronze for his country.
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Anish Bhanwala | The 15-year-old shooting prodigy from Haryana grabbed the 16th gold for India in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. Bhanwala scored a mark of 30 creating a new Games record. He saw off the challenges from Australian Sergei Evglevski who had to be content with Silver. Englishman Sam Govin clinched the bronze for his country.

Tejaswini Sawant | A day after winning a silver medal in 50m Rifle prone event, Tejaswini Sawant shot down a gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions creating a new Games record. The markswoman who hails from Maharashtra scored 457.9 points on the way to the top of the podium, defeating her compatriot Anjum Moudgil who grabbed the silver. This is Swant’s third CWG gold. She had won two gold medals in Melbourne Games in 2006.
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Tejaswini Sawant | A day after winning a silver medal in 50m Rifle prone event, Tejaswini Sawant shot down a gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions creating a new Games record. The markswoman who hails from Maharashtra scored 457.9 points on the way to the top of the podium, defeating her compatriot Anjum Moudgil who grabbed the silver. This is Swant’s third CWG gold. She had won two gold medals in Melbourne Games in 2006.

Sushil Kumar | Minutes after Aware, the twice Olympic medallist grappler added another feather in his cap and a gold medal for India by defeating South Africa’s Johannes Botha in Freestyle 74kg category. Kumar outclassed Botha in the first round 10-0 and was awarded the victory on his technical superiority over his opponent.
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Sushil Kumar | Minutes after Aware, the twice Olympic medallist grappler added another feather in his cap and a gold medal for India by defeating South Africa’s Johannes Botha in Freestyle 74kg category. Kumar outclassed Botha in the first round 10-0 and was awarded the victory on his technical superiority over his opponent.

Rahul Aware | Wrestler Rahul Aware clinched 13th gold for India participating in the Freestyle 57kg category. The 26-year-old grappler from Maharashtra defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi with a score 15-7. Aware scored six technical points in the first period and nine in the second, against Takahashi’s four and three, respectively.
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Rahul Aware | Wrestler Rahul Aware clinched 13th gold for India participating in the Freestyle 57kg category. The 26-year-old grappler from Maharashtra defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi with a score 15-7. Aware scored six technical points in the first period and nine in the second, against Takahashi’s four and three, respectively.

Shreyasi Singh | The 26-year-old Delhiite improved upon her performance in Glasgow four years ago and clinched the 12th gold for India participating in the Double Trap event at Gold Coast. She went on an exceptional shooting spree in Round 4 to force a shoot-off as her competitor Australian Emma Cox, who was ahead of her in all previous rounds, could score only 18 points.
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Shreyasi Singh | The 26-year-old Delhiite improved upon her performance in Glasgow four years ago and clinched the 12th gold for India participating in the Double Trap event at Gold Coast. She went on an exceptional shooting spree in Round 4 to force a shoot-off as her competitor Australian Emma Cox, who was ahead of her in all previous rounds, could score only 18 points.

Heena Sidhu | Champion shooter Heena Sidhu finally got over a below-par performance in the 10m Air Pistol event and clinched 11th gold for India in the 25m Pistol event. With a mark of 38, Sidhu who hails from Punjab, created a new Games record and saw away the challenges of Australia's Elena Galiabovitch who had to be content with silver and Malaysia’s Alia Sazana Azahari who bagged the bronze.
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Heena Sidhu | Champion shooter Heena Sidhu finally got over a below-par performance in the 10m Air Pistol event and clinched 11th gold for India in the 25m Pistol event. With a mark of 38, Sidhu who hails from Punjab, created a new Games record and saw away the challenges of Australia's Elena Galiabovitch who had to be content with silver and Malaysia’s Alia Sazana Azahari who bagged the bronze.

Badminton Mixed Team Event | Indian shuttlers bagged the tenth gold for India as they defeated the Malaysian team 3-1. The pair of S Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa won the first match which extended to three games. S Kidambi upped India 2-0 as he humbled mighty Lee Chong Wei in straight games. However, the men’s doubles pair of Reddy and Shetty went down taking the scoreline to 2-1. Eventually, the poster girl of Indian badminton Saina Nehwal finally got over the challenge of Sonia Cheah to grab the yellow metal.
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Badminton Mixed Team Event | Indian shuttlers bagged the tenth gold for India as they defeated the Malaysian team 3-1. The pair of S Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa won the first match which extended to three games. S Kidambi upped India 2-0 as he humbled mighty Lee Chong Wei in straight games. However, the men’s doubles pair of Reddy and Shetty went down taking the scoreline to 2-1. Eventually, the poster girl of Indian badminton Saina Nehwal finally got over the challenge of Sonia Cheah to grab the yellow metal.

Men’s Table Tennis Team | A day after women’s Table Tennis Team clinched gold, the men’s Table Tennis team crushed Nigeria with the scoreline which read 3-0. Achanta Sharath Kamal drew the first blood when he defeated Abiodun Bode 3-1. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won the next rubber with a similar scoreline. He, then pairing with Harmeet Desai, finished the Nigerian pair 3-0 in the doubles to win the ninth gold for India.
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Men’s Table Tennis Team | A day after women’s Table Tennis Team clinched gold, the men’s Table Tennis team crushed Nigeria with the scoreline which read 3-0. Achanta Sharath Kamal drew the first blood when he defeated Abiodun Bode 3-1. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won the next rubber with a similar scoreline. He, then pairing with Harmeet Desai, finished the Nigerian pair 3-0 in the doubles to win the ninth gold for India.

Jitu Rai | Ace shooter got India their eighth gold as he won the 10m Air Pistol event with a Commonwealth record mark of 235.1. The Nepal-born Naib Subedar in Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army left behind Australia’s Kerry Bell who won silver (233.5) and compatriot Om Mitharval who clinched the bronze.
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Jitu Rai | Ace shooter got India their eighth gold as he won the 10m Air Pistol event with a Commonwealth record mark of 235.1. The Nepal-born Naib Subedar in Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army left behind Australia’s Kerry Bell who won silver (233.5) and compatriot Om Mitharval who clinched the bronze.

Women's Table Tennis Team | The heroics of Manika Batra led India to a historic win over Singapore Women’s Table Tennis team to clinch the gold medal for India. Batra who is ranked 58th in the world humbled multiple Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei (rank 4) with a score of 3-2, then went on to defeat 100th-ranked Yihan Zhou 3-0. The experienced pair of Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das also registered win over their competitors. Overall, India won the final with a score of 3-1.
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Women's Table Tennis Team | The heroics of Manika Batra led India to a historic win over Singapore Women’s Table Tennis team to clinch the gold medal for India. Batra who is ranked 58th in the world humbled multiple Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei (rank 4) with a score of 3-2, then went on to defeat 100th-ranked Yihan Zhou 3-0. The experienced pair of Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das also registered win over their competitors. Overall, India won the final with a score of 3-1.

Manu Bhaker | The 16-year-old sensation from Haryana defeated her senior teammate and World Champion Heena Sidhu to bag the yellow metal in the 10m air pistol event. Bhaker smashed the Games record and claimed the top position on the podium with a mark of 240.9.
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Manu Bhaker | The 16-year-old sensation from Haryana defeated her senior teammate and World Champion Heena Sidhu to bag the yellow metal in the 10m air pistol event. Bhaker smashed the Games record and claimed the top position on the podium with a mark of 240.9.

Punam Yadav | Indian weightlifters continued their stellar performance to bag the fifth gold when Punam Yadav lifted a combined 222kg (100kg in Snatch and 122kg in Clean and Jerk) in the 69kg weight category. In the way to the podium, Yadav who hails from Uttar Pradesh, improved upon her performance in Glasgow where she had won the bronze medal.
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Punam Yadav | Indian weightlifters continued their stellar performance to bag the fifth gold when Punam Yadav lifted a combined 222kg (100kg in Snatch and 122kg in Clean and Jerk) in the 69kg weight category. In the way to the podium, Yadav who hails from Uttar Pradesh, improved upon her performance in Glasgow where she had won the bronze medal.

Venkat Rahul Ragala | The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg in Snatch + 187kg in Clean and Jerk) in the 85kg weight category to finish on top and became the fourth weightlifter to bring gold for India.
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Venkat Rahul Ragala | The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg in Snatch + 187kg in Clean and Jerk) in the 85kg weight category to finish on top and became the fourth weightlifter to bring gold for India.

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam | The 25-year-old weightlifter from Tamil Nadu participating in the 77kg weight category lifted a combined 317kg (144kg in Snatch + 173kg in Clean and Jerk). The Indian Railway employee saw off a stiff challenge from England’s Jack Oliver to claim his second CWG gold. He had bagged his first gold in Glasgow in 2014.
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Sathish Kumar Sivalingam | The 25-year-old weightlifter from Tamil Nadu participating in the 77kg weight category lifted a combined 317kg (144kg in Snatch + 173kg in Clean and Jerk). The Indian Railway employee saw off a stiff challenge from England’s Jack Oliver to claim his second CWG gold. He had bagged his first gold in Glasgow in 2014.

Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham | Dominating the 53 kg event, another Manipuri girl got India their second gold medal. On the way to the podium she crushed the existing Games record lifting 84kg in Snatch. The 5-feet athlete stood tall to lift another 108kg in Clean and Jerk, finishing with 192kg, 10kg more than the silver medallist.
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Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham | Dominating the 53 kg event, another Manipuri girl got India their second gold medal. On the way to the podium she crushed the existing Games record lifting 84kg in Snatch. The 5-feet athlete stood tall to lift another 108kg in Clean and Jerk, finishing with 192kg, 10kg more than the silver medallist.

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai | India got their first yellow metal of the Commonwealth Games 2018 when this diminutive weightlifter from Manipur in each of her six lifts smashed Games records. She, participating in 48 kg category, lifted 196kg (86kg in Snatch + 110kg in Clean and Jerk) bagging the gold medal.
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Chanu Saikhom Mirabai | India got their first yellow metal of the Commonwealth Games 2018 when this diminutive weightlifter from Manipur in each of her six lifts smashed Games records. She, participating in 48 kg category, lifted 196kg (86kg in Snatch + 110kg in Clean and Jerk) bagging the gold medal.

First Published on Apr 8, 2018 12:16 pm
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