Indian players continue winning in Commonwealth Games with 28 Gold, 19 Silver, 22 Bronze

Sunday, October 10, 2010

NEW DELHI - India players continued to bag more medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games here on Sunday, as Archer Rahul Banerjee and Wrestler Sushil Kumar won gold medal apiece, inspiring Discuss Thrower Vikas Gauda to win Silver medal in the evening.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar clinched 28th gold medal for the country, as he defeated South African player Heinrich Barnes 7-0 in the 66-kilogram category of the freestyle wrestling competition at the XIX Commonwealth Games here on Sunday.

Sushil’s gold medal led Indian medal tally reach 66 total with 28 Gold, 18 Silver and 20 Bronze medals in the kitty . It helped India remain firmly positioned on second place in the over all medal tally.

Earlier, archer Rahul Banerjee won the 27th gold in the men’s individual recurve event by defeating Canada’s Jason Lyon.

Banerjee won gold after an intense shootout against his Canadian opponent in the final.

Meanwhile, Manavjit Singh Sandhu won bronze for India in singles trap event and Jayanta Talukdar too won bronze in the men’s individual recurve event.

Earlier today, India’s Harpreet Singh won gold in 25 metre centrefire pistol shooting, taking his individual total to two gold.

Archer Deepika Kumari too beat England’s Alison Jane to win gold in the Women’s Recurve Individual event.

The Gold came after archer Dola Banerjee of India beat Malaysia’s Anbarasi Subramaniam to win a Bronze medal in the same event.

Deepika bagged Gold by beating England’s Alison Jane Williamson.

Earlier, Dola had lost out to England’s Williamson in the semis.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu won Bronze for India in singles trap event and Jayanta Talukdar too won Bronze in the men’s individual recurve event.

In the Commonwealth Games Women’s cycling competition, Australian women’s team won the Gold Medal.

Rochelle Gilmore of Australia won the race in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 30 seconds beating Elizabeth Armistead of England who in turn snatched the Silver from Gilmore’s teammate Chloe Hosking who was placed third in the morning race staged over eight laps of a 14-km course.

The bikers raced across scenic empty streets enveloped in a high-security blanket that kept spectators away.

The race conducted in a fenced off and barricaded course had elaborate security including heli-borne teams, commando hit teams and quick reaction teams providing athletes foolproof security.

Reacting upon her today’s success, Gilmore said, “It was a lot of pressure. There was a lot of positive energy, yes, but pressure that was on the road team to win a Gold medal was pretty intense to live up to expectations of the track team. There had been lot of chances for the track team to win Gold but we had only one chance for a Gold medal. So the pressure was really on.” he, however, credited her entire team for today’s win.

On Saturday evening, till last reports arrived, India’s medal tally stood at 69: 28 Gold, 19 Silver, 22 Bronze medals.

England stood at third position in the medal tally with 99 medals; 25 Gold, 45 Silver, and 29 Bronze medals.

Australia continued to top the medal chart with 125 medals; 57 Gold, 33 Silver, and 35 Bronze medals. (ANI)

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