Glasgow 2014: India finishing the Day 7 of 20th Commonwealth Games with a total of 42 medals including 10 gold, 20 silver and 12 bronze. On Day 7 India won 5 medals, all in wrestling that included 4 silvers and 1 bronze medal helped India with 6th position in the medal table. The upcoming Day 8 also hopes for great beginning of success for the Indian players in the athletics events. Catch all the live updates Commonwealth Games here on Thursday, July 31, 2014. See the Medal Table with latest rankings.
Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal thrice – in a replay of their exploits Tuesday – besides a silver and a bronze, to bring cheers to the team contingent here and to the billion plus supporters back home.
With their kitty swelling to 13 gold medals, 20 silver pieces and 14 bronze medallions, India overtook New Zealand to take the fifth position in the leaderboard after England (42-38-38), Australia (36-34-41), Canada (26-13-22) and marginally behind hosts Scotland (14-12-16). (IANS)
ATHLETICS – DISCUS THROW
Vikas Gowda bags the 13th Gold medal for India in Commonwealth Games 2014. Vikas won a silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. His final throw of 63.64 assured the Gold medal for him.
Pawan Kumar of India continued the flow of medals for the country as he won the bronze medal in the Men’s Free Style 86 kg category event. He made a brilliant comeback to take his Pakistani opponent Muhammad Inam of Pakistan down to win 14 the bronze medal for India. This is fourth medal of the day for India and for the wrestlers.
Geetika Jakhar of India gets the silver medal against the Canadian Danielle Lappage in the finals of the Women’s Free Style 63 kg category event. She started by trailing 1-0 to the Canadian as the 23-year-old from Canada looked swifter of the two wrestlers. Danielle won another point in the second period as Geetika lost one more point due to penalty as precipitating point. Quite a tactical fight with no major throws.
Yogeshwar Dutt of India does it again as he beats J Balfour of Canada in the gold medal match of Men’s Free Style 65 kg category event. Completely overpowered by the London Olympics bronze medalist, the Canadian was nowhere near to Yogeshwar Dutt as he took the match by technical superiority. He won 10-0 in the first period and wrapped it up in 2 minutes.
Wrestler Babita Kumari brings the first gold of the day as she wins against B. Laverdure of Canada Women’s Free Style 55 kg category event. Completely dominated the entire match, she took the first period 3-0 and extended her lead to 7-2 in the second period. she finished the match 9-2 to take the first gold medal of the night.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar won the bronze medal for women’s vault event. Karmakar has represented India at different international events like the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games in China and won many laurels. She has excelled at the balancing beam, uneven bars, floor exercises and the vaulting table.
The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit. Rai was here to promote a Swiss luxury watch brand Longines, which is the official timekeeper and watch of the CWG. A neat beehive well-balanced by the former Miss World wrapped in a black designer trench coat and boots had grabbed the spotlight at the Games. Her beehive has since then been trending on the web. (IANS)
Pawan Kumar lost his semifinals match to Tamerlan Tagziev of Canada 5-0 in the Men’s Free Style 86kg category. Pawan Kumar will take on Muhammad Inam of Pakistan for bronze in 86 kg category.
India’s mixed doubles table tennis pair of Sharath Kamal and Shamini Kumaresan advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The Indian duo recorded a hard fought 11-6, 8-11, 4-11, 13-11, 11-7 win over Australian pair David Powell and Jian Fang Lay in the Round of 16 at the Scotstoun Sport Campus here. The Indian duo will take on England’s Danny Reed and Kelly Sibley later in the day for a place in the last four. (IANS)
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