New Delhi, April 13: The Indian contingent who are currently studded with 17 gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 have bettered their gold medal tally from the 2014 CWG that took place in Glasgow.

Appreciating the effort, former India hockey team captain and Olympic Gold Quest chief Viren Rasquinha said the effort would not have been possible without Sports Authority of India and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

Earlier, in the day, Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia outclassed Kane Charig from Wales by techincal superiority 10-0 to earn Gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling category in the Commonwealth Games 2018 at the Gold Coast here on Friday.

India, thus earned their 17th Gold medal and in the marquee tournament, while it was the first for the Indian.

Bajrang started on the front-foot from the onset of the bout. He got hold of Charig and tactically outplayed him, injuring him mildly in the process to blank him in the bout.

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala won gold in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire pistol event at Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 being held at Australia’s Gold Coast.

Anish, aged 15, created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. He achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. The Haryana boy shot down the CWG record in the final with a score of 30 including four series of 5 each.

Australia’s Sergei Evglevski claimed the silver with 28, while the bronze medal went to Sam Gowin (17) of England.

By winning the gold, Anish bettered team-mate Manu Bhaker, who had become the youngest Indian Commonwealth Games gold medallist earlier this week when she emerged champion in the 10m air rifle finals.