BIRMINGHAM: It was another memorable day for India where boxers and Table Tennis players established their supremacy and signed off with a 15-medal triumph on Day 10 at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
So far, Indian athletes have won 55 medals– 18 golds, 15 silvers and 22 bronze– at the CWG.
The Boxing gold rush for India on day 10 began with Nitu Ghanghas beating the host country’s Demie-Jade Rezstan 5-0 in a unanimous points decision to win gold in the women’s 48kg (Minimumweight) category, India’s 14th of the campaign.
In the men’s 48kg-51kg (Flyweight) division, Amit Panghal took the same 5-0 route displaying clear supremacy against another English boxer, Kiaran Macdonald.
World Champion Nikhat Zareen then defeated Cary MC Naul of Northern Ireland in yet another 5-0 verdict for the Indians.
The Indian women’s cricket team lost to Australia in the final and settled for silver.
In Athletic action at the Alexander Stadium, Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker made history in the men’s Triple jump plotting an Indian 1-2 finish. Eldhose, fresh from his Athletics world championship final exploits, hopped, stepped and jumped 17.03m in his third attempt to clinch gold.
Aboobacker came close to his teammate with a 17.02m in his fifth attempt but that was the best he would go. Ja-Nhai Perinchief of Bermuda stopped an Indian clean sweep of the medals, taking bronze with a best of 16.92m as Praveen Chithravel, the third Indian in the fray, missed out to settle for fourth with 16.89m.
Sandeep Kumar won a bronze in the men’s 10k walk. His effort of 38:49:21 was a personal best. Amit, however, finished 12th in the race.
Then it was Annu Rani’s turn in the women’s Javelin final. She won bronze with a throw of 60.00m. Shilpa Rani was seventh with an effort of 54.62m.
The Indian 4*100m women’s relay team, however, finished fifth in the final.
Indian women won a hockey medal at the CWG after 16 years when they dominated their bronze medal game against New Zealand but eventually won by a shoot-out.
The final surge for India began with PV Sindhu beating Singapore’s Jia Min Yeo 21-19, 21-17 to make the women’s singles finals and ensure her third CWG medal.
India’s number one Lakshay Sen also reached the men’s singles finals with a 2-1 win over Singapore’s Jia Heng Teh. He won the first game easily 21-10 but Jia hit back to win the second 21-18. Lakshay then showed his class to win the third 21-16 to enter his first CWG final.
Kidambi Srikanth concluded his Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign with a bronze medal in men’s singles while Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand clinched bronze in the women’s doubles semi-final.
In Squash, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal bagged bronze in mixed doubles.