Commonwealth Games 2014: Three medals for India on Day 4
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: India finished with three medals on day four of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday. With these wins India reached a tally of 20 medals.
Markswoman Shreyasi Singh, was the best performer of the day for India with her silver-medal winning feat even as shooter Mohammed Asab and weightlifter Punam Yadav added a bronze each in the 20th Commonwealth Games. The 22-year-old Shreyasi gave ample display of her potential by winning a silver in the women`s double trap event. The shooters have now contributed nine medals and it has been a overjoyed shooting camp.
Mohammed Asab was the other shooter who provided cheer for the strong Indian contingent by claiming the bronze medal in the men`s double trap event at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee.
Later in the day, Punam lifted a total of 202kg to claim a bronze in the women`s 63kg category. The 19-year-old (88+114) from UP finished third behind Nigeria`s Olayuwatoyin Adesanmi and defending champion Obioma Okoli, who lifted 207kg each.
With the addition of these medals, India`s overall medals tally has swelled to 20 with five gold, eight silver and seven bronze and continued to maintain their fifth position on the medals table.
Here are the look at the other events where the Indian team participated during the day.
Hockey: There was disappointment in store for India`s women hockey team as they were blanked 0-3 by world number four New Zealand.
Shot-put: India shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana qualified for the final with his best throw of 18.98m. He finished eighth in the qualifying.
Athletics: M Povamma has qualified for the semifinals of the women`s 400m semifinals after clocking 54.01, while Shradha Narayan also reached the semifinals of the women`s 100m with a timing of 11.39s.
Boxing: Manoj Kumar beat Arthur Biyarslanov of Canada by split decision in Men`s Light Welterweight to enter the quarter-finals.
Swimming: Sandeep Sejwal finished third best in Heat 3 of the men`s 50m Breaststroke event behind G. Snyders of New Zealand and M. Tully of Scotland. The 25-year-old swimmer qualified for the semis. Sandeep Sejwal was 4th in 1st semifinal, 9th overall to just miss the final
Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal lost to Liam Pitchford as India was trailing England 2-0 in the team`s event. The game went onto a fifth game before Pitchford trumped Kamal.