CWG: Indian Para Swimmer Kiran finishes 7th in S9 100m backstroke

Indian woman para-swimmer Kiran Tak finished seventh in the women`s S9 100m backstroke final of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Kiran completed the event in 1.47.10 minute after beginning with a reaction time of 1.08 seconds.

CWG: Indian Para Swimmer Kiran finishes 7th in S9 100m backstroke

Gold Coast: Indian woman para-swimmer Kiran Tak finished seventh in the women`s S9 100m backstroke final of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Kiran completed the event in 1.47.10 minute after beginning with a reaction time of 1.08 seconds.

Earlier, Kiran had finished last in women`s S9 100 metre backstroke heats with a timing of 1:46.29 seconds but still managed to qualify for final. England`s Alice Tai clinched the gold medal with a timing of 1:08.77 minute.

Ellie Cole of Australia was second with an effort of 1:11.51 minute. Her compatriot, Ashleigh Mcconnell claimed the final place on the podium with a timing of 1:15.93 minute.

Earlier in the day, Indian weightlifters Sanjita Chanu and Deepak Lather added a gold and bronze to the team's tally, while the shuttlers and boxers continued to be unbeaten on the second day. Sanjita Chanu hogged the limelight today, claiming a gold and a Games' snatch record in the 53kg category. The diminutive Manipuri lifted a total of 192kg (84kg+108kg) to claim the gold and broke down in tears on the podium.

Ensuring that the men also had a share in the day's exploits, Lather became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a CWG medal with his bronze in the 69kg category. While Lather had luck on his side as his nearest rival fouled the all-important final clean and jerk lift, Chanu had her fortitude to thank as she claimed her second successive CWG gold despite nursing a nagging back problem here.