GOLD COAST: It's raining medals for India on the Day 8 of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast. Wrestler Sushil Kumar clinched a Gold medal in men's freestyle 74kg wrestling to complete his CWG hat-trick. A short while ago, Indian wrestler Rahul Aware bagged another Gold followed by a Bronze by wrestler Kiran in women's freestyle 76kg wrestling beating Mauritius's Katouskia Pariadhaven 10-0 in the final. India's current medal count has now reached 29. Rahul Aware defeated Canada's Steven Takahashi 15-7 in men's freestyle 57kg wrestling competition. Earlier, Babita Kumari settled for a Silver in women's 53-kilogram wrestling competition. Shooter Tejaswini Sawant too won a Silver medal in Women's 50m Rifle Prone event.
Australia, however, continues to dominate the tally with 59 Gold, 43 Silver and 45 Bronze medals (147), followed by England with 26 Gold, 31 Silver and 22 Bronze medals (79). With 14 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze so far, India are currently third in the overall ranking (29). All eyes are now on the women's hockey team that takes on mighty Australia in the semifinal.
On Wednesday, Shreyasi Singh bagged a Gold - India's 12th overall - in the women's double trap event at 21st edition of the 2018 Commonwealth Games here. Earlier, shooter Om Prakash finished third to settle for a bronze medal in men's 50m Pistol event. Shooter Ankur Mittal too clinched a Bronze in the Men's Double Trap event taking India's total tally to 24. New Zealand (10, 12, 8), South Africa (10, 7, 11) and Canada (9, 22, 18) are on the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. Though they have won more medals, their Gold count is less than India.
Here is the current medals tally on the Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast:-
(Medals tally updated at 1350 IST on Day 8, April 11, 2018)
Indian Medal Winners on Day 8
Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Thursday clinched a Gold in men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling event at Australia's Gold Coast. Sushil Kumar overpowered Johannes Botha of South Africa by technical superiority in the final. This was India's 14th Gold medal at the ongoing mega sporting event in Australia's Gold Coast.
With this victory, Sushil Kumar also completed his hat-trick at the CWG events. Sushil Kumar had earlier won three one-sided bouts at the Carrara Sports Arena here on Thursday.
Sushil Kumar had won Gold in the now disbanded 66kg category at the 2010 edition in New Delhi before winning the 74kg title at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Scotland.
Indian wrestlers continued to dominate on the Day 8 of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast as Rahul Aware won a Gold in the men’s 57kg freestyle competition here on Thursday. Aware defeated Steven Takahashi of Canada 3-1 in the final.
Rahul Aware had earlier beaten Muhammad Bilal of Pakistan in the semifinal with a 12-8 points verdict after getting past George Ramm of England and Thomas Cicchini of Australia in the first two rounds.
Aware, appearing in his first CWG in the men`s 57-kilogram category, did well to qualify for the summit clash in style.
Indian wrestler Babita Kumari settled for a Silver in the women's 53-kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast on Thursday.
Babita lost 2-5 to Canada's Diana Weicker in her last round robin match which shattered her chances of winning a Gold. Weicker won Gold while Bose Samuel of Nigeria got the Bronze.
Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant took silver in the women's 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Thursday. Sawant notched up a score of 618.9 points. Martina Lindsay Veloso of Singapore set a new CWG record of 621.0 to win gold.
Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 618.1.Anjum Moudgil, the other Indian in the fray, produced a disappointing performance.
She scored 602.2 to finish 16th in the field of 20 competitors.
Indian shooter Ankur Mittal earned a Bronze medal in the men's Double Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday. Ankur scored 53 points to finish 10 points ahead of compatriot Ashab Mohammed. With Ankur clinching a Bronze, India's tally currently stands at 24 (12, 4, 8).
Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh on Wednesday clinched a Gold in women's Double Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast. She beat Australia's Emma Cox in the shootout.
Om Prakash Mitherval
Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitherval on Wednesday finished third to settle for a bronze medal in men's 50m Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast. Om registered a score of 201.1 in the final. Daniel Repacholi of Australia took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2. Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took silver with 220.5. Defending champion Jitu Rai, the other Indian in the fray, had a disappointing outing.
The reigning Asian Games champion registered a decidedly below par 105 to finish at the bottom of the eight-man final.
With this victory, India now has a total of 22 medals (11. 4, 7).