India has performed exceptionally at the current Commonwealth games with a cool 26 medals in the kitty. Shooters and weightlifters have been the rising stars.
Shooters shine bright
Indian shooters added medals to IndiaÔÇÖs tally with some brilliant and record-breaking performances. Leading from the front on Day 5 was IndiaÔÇÖs Jitu Rai who bagged a coveted gold when he created a new commonwealth games record with an awesome 194.1 m in the menÔÇÖs 50m pistol event. India added a silver to its medals tally when fellow teammate Gurpal Singh came in second in the same shooting event.
Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang┬áwon a silver medal in his first tryst at the never before participated menÔÇÖs 50m rifle prone event held on Day 5.
Day 5 began on triumphant note for India as the weightlifters added two major medals to India’s laurels. IndiaÔÇÖs weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam created a new games record with an enormous total lift of 328 kg in the menÔÇÖs 77 kg event that earned him a much deserving gold medal. Fellow teammate Ravi Katulu added further joy to IndiaÔÇÖs performance. RaviÔÇÖs total lift of 317 kg in the same event resulted in a cool second place finish with a coveted silver medal.
To end Day 5 on a high note IndiaÔÇÖs weightlifter Vikas Thakur won a cool silver medal in the menÔÇÖs 85 kg category event held late night.
In other sporting events the Indian womenÔÇÖs hockey team beat the living daylights out of opponents Trinidad and Tobago with a massive 14-0 final score in their Pool A match.
In boxing Indian pugilist Vijender Kumar reached the quarterfinals after he won against NamibiaÔÇÖs Kasuto in the 75 kg category. The winning streak for boxers didn’t end here as IndiaÔÇÖs Mandeep Jangra punched his way to the quarterfinals of the menÔÇÖs 69kg welterweight category. Boxer Laishram Devendroo made his way to the quarterfinals of the menÔÇÖs 49 kg event after a hard hitting performance against Sri LankaÔÇÖs Madushan Gamage.
Cheers to converting more great performances into medal worthy finishes.