Now Wrestling Veterans To Show Their Skills Sets At Gold Coast

New Delhi: Indian wrestling veterans including Sushil Kumar in the lead and are expected to dominate their rivals on Thursday. It will be the first day of competition for the wrestlers. Indian women’s hockey team takes on Australia in the semi-final, while shooters would hope to maintain their rich vein of form. Indian contingent has fared reasonably well in Gold Coast so far.
Rahul Aware, competing in the 57kg freestyle wrestling category, has entered the final, beating Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal in the semis. As expected, Indian wrestlers have made a good start, dominating the proceedings on the mat at Gold Coast 2018. Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware, BabitaKumari and Kiran breezed through their opening round matches. AAll four are gold-medal contenders and India’s medal tally is likely to swell by the end of today’s action in the Commonwealth Games.


India’s medal tally at Commonwealth Games increased to 21

New Delhi: India’s overall medal tally at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has increased to 21 with ace pistol shooter Heena Sidhu winning gold in the women’s 25m pistol (Precision/Rapid) finals and para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary claiming bronze in the men’s heavyweight final on Tuesday.

At least five more medals have been assured for India later this week, with boxers Amit Phangal, Naman Tanwar, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Manoj Kumar and Satish Kumar having advanced into their respective semi-finals scheduled for April 13 and the men’s and women’s hockey teams also reaching the semis.

In a big boost for Indian athletics, Muhammad Anas came agonisingly close to winning a medal at the 400m run but settled for a credible fourth place finish with national record-breaking performance at Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Anas clocked 45.31, marginally improving his own record of 45.32 which he set at the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi last year. It was first time that an Indian was competing in a final of 400m run at CWG since legendary Milkha Singh competed in 1958.

However, Anas' effort was not enough for a medal, falling short by just 0.2 seconds, finishing behind winner Isaac Makwala (44.35), Baboloki Thebe  (45.09) and Javon Francis (45.11). In another stunning show, Hima Das qualified for the final of the women's 400m with a a personal best of 51.53.

She had finished third in her semifinal, shaving off 0.44 off her previous personal best, but eventually made the cut as seventh fastest among eight finalists. Das had stunned everyone by qualifying for the CWG and continued to spring surprise with her effort.


India’s Gold Rush Continues at Gold Coast in Commonwealth Games

New Delhi: With Gold rush continuing at Gold Coast, Indian men’s hockey team beat Malaysia 2-1 in their third Pool B game at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre on Tuesday, sealing their semifinal spot in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia.
After playing out a 2-2 draw with Pakistan in their opening encounter, India beat Wales 4-3 and with a close victory over Malaysia today, the 2014 silver-medalist, made it to the final four with one group game (vs England) remaining.
India opened their account as early as in the third minute when Harmanpreet Singh found the net with his drag flick. Malaysia fought back well and equaliser in the second quarter via FaizalSaari’s field goal.


India Wins Seventh Gold In Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast

New Delhi: India has been able to win seven gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast with overall forth in the tally. On Sunday, India scripted a new chapter in women’s table tennis by winning the women’s team competition at the Commonwealth Games. ManikaBatra was in superb form, registering two singles victories as India clinched an unlikely gold by beating a strong Singapore side 3-1 in the final at the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday.
Their peers have been dismissed by many a foreign experts as not even table tennis players because of their lack of fitness and body shapes that not at all athletic in nature.


Indian Men’s Hocky Team To Start Its Campaign At Gold Coast With Pak

New Delhi: Amid much of a expectation, India’s Men's hockey team will begin its campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games with a pulsating Pool B clash against arch-rivals Pakistan here on Saturday.

For the Manpreet Singh-led Indian team, 2018 is an important year, filled with multiple high-profile tournaments, with the CWG being the first target of the year. India had lost to Australia in the finals of the 2010 and 2014 editions of the CWG and this time, their aim is again to go the full distance.

"Currently, we are not thinking about how important this year is especially with the World Cup in Bhubaneswar being held in front of home crowd. The only thing we have on our minds right now is our first match against Pakistan on Saturday," asserted the 25-year-old Manpreet.