On the Day 5 of the CWG, India finished 5th with 7 Golds and the total tally of the medals being 26. Indian shooters continued to impress with their performance as Gagan Narang, India’s ‘shooting star’ bagged a Silver in the Men’s 50-metre Rifle. This was Gagan’s 9th Medal at the CWG and amazingly this is Gagan’s first Silver. The Hyderabadi previously won 4 Golds in Melbourne and Delhi.
India’s medal count on Monday was initially opened by Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh. The Barry Buddon Shooting Centre saw Jitu clinching a Gold, and Gurpal a Silver in the Men’s 50-metre Pistol. Shooting has once again proved to be India’s strength at the Games.
Vikas Thakur lifted his way up to bag a Silver in the Men’s 85 Kg Weightlifting. He almost outplayed Richard Patterson (New Zealand) who won the Gold by making a clean lift for the second attempt in a gripping second round. (184 kg). The Indian contingent waited gingerly for the third round as a failed attempt by Patterson would ensure a sure Gold for Vikas.
The “Chak De Girls” of India demolished T&T at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre. The game finished with an astounding score-line of 14-0. The African nation’s meek defence conceded 9 goals in the first half and 5 in the other. The team’s dominant display is oozing confidence going into their next match with South Africa on July 30.
The hopes of Indian badminton team clinching a medal were thrashed by England as India lost to England 0-3. Disappointingly India’s challenge at the Table Tennis came to an end after Harmeet Desai and Anthony Arputhara lost their match.
The Day 6 at the Games will have all our eyes pinned the Shooting and Wrestling events as Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput, Vijay Kumar, and Harpreet Singh will feature in various events. Go team India!!!