Women Power Retains Fourth Spot for India at Commonwealth Games 2018


India is at its best at commonwealth games 2018. The day started well and finished well for India. India won a historic table tennis team gold stunning defending champions Singapore while shooter Manu Bhaker (10m air pistol) and weightlifter Punam Yadav (69kg) also accounted for Gold which made India to retain the fourth position very strong. This is one of the best performances by India.

Manu Bhaker who broke two records which made the entire country medal count to adding a CWG gold medal to her growing list of achievements in a nascent career, forcing Heena Sidhu to settle for a silver. Indian women is giving a tough competition for all the other countries as well as Indian men in the medal count. Indian women won 5 gold in the total of 7 won by India. This is the best Indian women performed.

According to Deccan Chronicle, The 16-year-old Bhaker shot a CWG finals record 240.9, well ahead of Sidhu’s 234. Appearing in his maiden CWG like Bhaker, Ravi Kumar (224.1) claimed the bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle event after a shoot-off, while Saniya Sheikh was fourth in the women’s skeet finals with 32.

India held on to their fourth position in the medals tally, having claimed seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals so far. The day’s other medal came from weightlifter Vikas Thakur (bronze, 94 kg). World no. 58 Batra defeated world number four Feng Tianwei 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7) before brushing aside 100th-ranked Yihan Zhou 3-0 (11-7 11-4 11-7) to help India pull off a sensational win over a team, who have never lost in the CWG since the sport was inducted in the competition in 2002.

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