Friday, October 8, 2010

3 More Gold in India’s Bag

Nigerian Osayemi Oludamola won a controversial 100m women’s race after Aussie Sally Pearson was disqualified and Jamaica’s Leron Clarke continued his country’s dominance of the men’s event even as India celebrated a day of firsts.

While shooting continued to prove a gold mine, with a gold double coming at the ranges, India’s 10-medal count which kept the hosts at second spot in the overall tally included two special ones. Geeta Phogat the eldest of five wrestler sisters from Balali village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district won India’s first women’s wrestling gold at the Games in the 55kg freestyle.

Nineteen-year-old Ashish Kumar won India’s first gymnastics medal at a major meet, when he landed bronze in the floor exercises.

Pistol shooter Gurpreet Singh too, will remember Day Four for a long time. First, he partnered Vijay Kumar for the 25m rapid fire pairs title and then stood alongside Omkar Singh to take home the 10m air pistol pairs gold.

It was not so rosy for India in men’s hockey, where Australia beat Jose Brasa’s men 5-2. In tennis, favourites Leander Paes and Sania Mirza were stunned by Scots Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae.

10-MEDAL HAUL India stayed overall 2nd with 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals on Thursday.

Ashish Kumar first Indian gymnast to win a CWG medal

SILVER Ronjan Sodhi (double trap shooting), Nirmala Devi (48kg women’s freestyle wrestling), C Jignas, Ritul Chatterjee & Chinna Raju Srither (men’s team compound, archery) BRONZE Ashish Kumar (gymnastics, floor exercise), Suman Kundu (63kg women’s freestyle wrestling), Sudhir Kumar (77kg weightlifting), Bheigyabati Chanu, Jhano Hansdah & Gagandeep Kaur (women’s team compound, archery)