From the boxing ring to the shooting range to the athletics arena, Indian athletes continued their golden journey at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, paddler Manika Batra and boxer Mary Kom bagged the gold medals in their respective discipline on Saturday.
Sunday, on the eleventh and final day of Commonwealth Games 2018, Badminton queen Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles golds at the Commonwealth Games. She clinched the coveted women's singles title after defeating compatriot PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-21 in a hard-fought final.
Saina won all her 12 matches in Gold Coast and stayed unbeaten throughout in the tournament.
Besides these, India had a chance to win gold in badminton men’s singles with Kidambi Srikanth playing opposite Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei in men's singles final. However, he settled for silver after losing to Chong Wei in the finals.
In squash, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won silver in women's doubles while Achanta Sharath Kamal bagged bronze medal in men's single. Chirag Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy picked up silver in men's doubles badminton finals in the concluding match of the year.
India have won 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals taking the total tally of medals to 66.
Here are the LIVE updates on India's final day at Gold Coast, CWG 2018:
#12:57 PM: Shooter Tejaswini Sawant arrives at Pune airport after winning gold medal in 50m rifle event at Commonwealth Games 2018.
#12:08 PM: I am very happy that I could win a gold medal for my country. I want to thank my countrymen. This year we have won 9 medals in boxing. We will work harder so that we can perform better in the upcoming Asian Games, says Mary Kom.
I am very happy that I could win a gold medal for my country. I want to thank my countrymen. This year we have won 9 medals in boxing. We will work harder so that we can perform better in the upcoming Asian Games: Mary Kom #CWG18 pic.twitter.com/j6b6A5Y2vw— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2018
#11: 00 AM: India better its Glasgow medal haul in Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. India's 227-member athlete contingent won a total of 66 medals, including 26 Gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Four years back in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, India had won 64 medals in 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze.
#10:37 AM: India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty settle for silver after losing to England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in men's doubles badminton finals.
India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty settle for silver after losing to England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in men's doubles badminton finals #CWG2018 pic.twitter.com/HPs21sgBYg— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2018
#10:30 AM: P.T. Usha, the retired Indian track and field athlete congratulates Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu for their performance in the finals.
Well done @NSaina and @PVSindhu_— P.T. Usha (@PTUshaOfficial) April 15, 2018
You both re define power, grit, determination and purpose. By doing what you did at the finals, I’m sure a million other girls have been inspired. Keep at it. Chak De! 🇮🇳💪🏻🏆🎉🌟
#09:23 AM: We are really happy with her victory (Gold medal), she has been working hard for this. I usually don't watch her crucial matches, I prefer doing puja. Both Saina and Sindhu played well, ANI quoted Usha Rani, Mother of Saina Nehwal.
We are really happy with her victory (Gold medal), she has been working hard for this. I usually don't watch her crucial matches, I prefer doing puja. Both (Saina & Sindhu) played well: Usha Rani, Mother of Saina Nehwal. #CWG18 pic.twitter.com/QCjCSm9nxp— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2018
#08:20 AM: Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver after losing to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the finals.
#08:19 AM: Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal win silver in the women's doubles squash.
#08:17 AM: Achanta Sharath Kamal claims the bronze medal in the men's singles table tennis event.
#07:00 AM: Saina Nehwal clinches gold in Badminton women's singles beating PV Sindhu.
#05:59 AM: India's Manika Batra & Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Achanta Sharath Kamal & Mouma Das win bronze in mixed doubles table tennis