India Ready To Take On The World With New Found Sports Stars

New Delhi: India appears to be ready with its next crop of stars to challenge the world from the teen shooting trio of Manu Bhaker, MehuliGhosh and AnishBhanwala, the historic table tennis performance by ManikaBatra to the arrival of a very confident Neeraj Chopra on the big stage. The exuberance of youth, the endurance of experience and a bit of usual drama that is signature Indian sports - the country’s Commonwealth Games campaign was all this and much more with a medal count that turned out to be the third best ever.
The redoubtable SainaNehwal provided the final day golden touch with her women’s singles gold, much like the 2010 Games where her top finish was a shade more significant for it took the overall tally to 100.


India Hopes To Get Medal In Boxing And Free-Style Wrestling

New Delhi: India will be looking to add more medals to its tally on day 10 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with boxer Manoj Kumar in the 69 kg group and BajrangPunia in 65kg free-style wrestling. These two will be the key individuals on whom India’s medal hopes rest. The Indian men’s hockey team will also be determined to give the country more reasons to smile.
Meanwhile two Indians have been banned from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and have been asked to return home as they have breached the anti-syringe policy.Manoj Kumar is assured of a medal in boxing but he will be determined to avoid a bronze and at least secure a silver or gold in boxing. Indian men’s hockey team will take on New Zealand in the semi-final and a win will give them a shot at gold. BajrangPunia is India’s best bet in wrestling. India are currently third in the medal’s tally behind Australia and England.


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.