Birmingham, August 7 (SO News/Agency) Indian athletes are performing brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games 2022 being played in Birmingham, England. On August 6 (Saturday), the ninth day of the Games, India won a total of 14 medals, including four gold, three silver and seven bronze medals. Apart from this, in competitions like cricket, table tennis, boxing, hockey, Indian athletes have made sure to win medals by reaching the finals.
Indian wrestlers also performed brilliantly yesterday, winning three gold and three bronze medals. Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won gold for India in the men’s 57 kg weight category. In the final match, Ravi Dahiya defeated Nigeria’s E Wilson 10-0 on the basis of technical superiority.
Apart from this, wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the 53 kg weight category event organized under the Nordic system. Naveen, on the other hand, won the gold medal in the final of the 74 kg weight category by defeating Pakistan’s Muhammad Sharif Tahir 9-0 by bi-fall. Apart from this, Pooja Gehlot, Deepak Nehra and Pooja Sehag also managed to win bronze medals for India in wrestling.
Para-table tennis also saw India’s dominance. Bhaveena Patel won gold in women’s singles (Class 3-5) while Sonal Ben Manobhai Patel won bronze. Tokyo Paralympics silver medalist Bhavina defeated Nigeria’s Christiana Akpiui 12-10, 11-2, 11-9 in the final. On the other hand, 34-year-old Sonal Ben defeated England’s Sue Bailey 11-5, 11-2, 11-3 in the bronze medal play-off.
In Boxing, Yasmin Limboria, Mohammad Hussamuddin, Rohit Tokas lost in the semi-finals of their respective weight categories, leaving the trio to win only bronze medals. Good thing for India is that Nikhat Zarin, Neetu Ganghas, Amit Panghal and Sagar Ahlawat have reached the final, so they are guaranteed to win at least a silver medal.
Team India won the silver medal in the men’s team event of lawn balls. The team led by Sunil, Navneet, Chandan and Dinesh was defeated by Northern Ireland in the final. On the other hand, Priyanka Goswami won the silver medal in the 10 km walk. Priyanka covered this distance in 43 minutes and 38.82 seconds. There, Avinash Mukund Suble won silver for India in the 3000m ‘steeple chase’.
India won a total of 14 medals yesterday and is now fifth in the medal tally. India has won 13 gold, 11 bronze and 16 bronze medals (total 40 medals) so far. Australia leads with 59 gold, 46 silver and 50 bronze medals. On the other hand, hosts England are second with 50 gold medals and Canada is third with 22 gold medals. While New Zealand is ranked fourth, one place above India.