India added four more medals to their already existing tally of 9 on Day 5 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
India added four more medals to their already existing tally of 9 on Day 5 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The spotlight was on the women’s fours Lawn Bowls team as they won a gold. The Indian team defeated South Africa 17-10 in the final, clinching India’s first medal in the sport. The quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia made history as they recovered after trailing in the title to triumph. The men’s table tennis team won the second gold medal of the day after beating Singapore 3-1 in the final. Weightlifter Vikas Thakur won a silver medal in the men’s 96kg final with a combined best lift of 346 kg. Last but not the least, the badminton mixed team also won a silver medal after losing to Malaysia in the final. In squash, Saurav Ghosal lost to New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the men’s singles semi-final. India sit sixth in the overall medal’s tally with 13 medals — 5 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronze medals.
Here are the Highlights from Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
Discus Throw: Seema Punia out of medal contention
Seema Punia finshes the women’s discus throw final with a best throw of 55.92m and is set to finish 5th
Discus Throw Final: Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finishes 8th
Navjeet Kaur makes her best attempt with her sixth throw, but it’s not good enough to get her above 8th
Malaysia Beat India To Win Gold In Badminton Mixed Event
The Malaysian women’s doubles team won the 4th rubber of the final in straight games and with that India have lost the final and will have to make do with silver medal