Gold Coast, April 9: India earned their ninth gold as their table tennis team blanked Nigeria 3-0. India’s Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnannasekaran defeated Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo and Bode Abiodun in the double’s match, which was the last tie to secure top spot in the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018.
Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan also won the first two games. Earlier, the Indian table tennis team got the better of Singapore in the semifinals on Monday morning.
Earlier, in the day, Shooter Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval bagged gold and bronze respectively in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at Commonwealth Games 2018. India now has 15 medals including eight golds in its bag.
Jitu Rai created a new CWG record of 235.1 in the final to claim the gold for India. Australia’s Kerry Bell won silver with 233.5. Om Mitharwal bagged the bronze with 214.3. Earlier, Om enjoyed a promising start to his campaign and emerged as the best shooter in the qualification stage. He equaled the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record on his way to qualifying for the final. Om shot 584 in the qualifying round to equal the record set by fellow Indian Samaresh Jung at the 2006 CWG in Melbourne. Rai reached the final with a score of 570.