LIVE | CWG 2018, Day 5: India win gold in mixed-team badminton (Source: Twitter)
India continued its golden streak at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday with Jitu Rai top of the podium finish in men’s 10m air pistol. Rated among India’s premier shooters, Jitu Rai broke the games record to claim the gold medal. Whereas Indian men's table tennis team clean swept Nigeria to bag the gold and Saina Nehwal finished off the mixed badminton team event to grab India's maiden gold medal in a mixed event.
World Championship silver medallist Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably win the yellow metal, while his fellow nationalist Om Prakash Mitharval bagged bronze.
Australia’s Kerry Bell managed to topple Mitharval from the second position to win the silver medal with 233.5.
In the finals though, the show belonged to Rai, a CWG gold medallist in 50m air pistol event four years ago in Glasgow and the 2016 World Cup Finals’ ‘Champion of Champions’.
In 2017, Jitu won four gold medals and a bronze at ISSF events and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.
# 5:10 PM: India vs Malaysia: Saina Nehwal bags 10th gold for India after defeating Soniia Cheah
# 04:25 PM: Saina Nehwal is up against Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the Mixed Team Gold Medal Match no. 4, which might just win another Gold for India in its Gold Quest at Gold Coast!
You know what's cooking, good looking!!@NSaina of #TeamIndia is up against #SoniiaCheah of #TeamMalaysia in the Mixed Team Gold Medal Match no. 4, which might just win another Gold for India in its #GoldQuest at #GoldCoast! #GC2018 #GC2018Badminton pic.twitter.com/ZEvlfULAqP— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 9, 2018
# 04:10 PM: In the medal tally of Commonwealth Games 2018, India has 9 GOLD, 4 SILVER and 5 BRONZE medals in their kitty.
# 04:00 PM: GOLD! Indian men's table tennis team wins gold after beating Nigeria 3-0 in final. This is India's 9th gold at the Games
# 02:00 PM: Manish Kaushik cleared his way into the Quarter-Finals of Men's 60 kg boxing defeating Michale Alexander.
#TeamIndia's boxer #ManishKaushik also cleared his way into the Quarterfinals of the #GC2018Boxing Men's 60kg earlier today when he beat #MichaelAlexander of #TeamTTO by unanimous decision.— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 9, 2018
Kaushik now faces #CalumFrench of #TeamEngland on 11 April. #AllTheBest Champ!! 👍 pic.twitter.com/jQAhfPsR6z
# 01:00 PM: Gaurav Solanki made his way into the CWG 2018 Men's 52 kg Quarter Final
# 12:30 PM: National record breaking swimmer Srihari Nataraj competed in Men's 200m Backstroke heats but could not qualify for the Finals
# 12:00 PM: With 23.11 seconds, Virdhawal Khade qualifies for semi-finals of Men's 50m Freestyle Swimming
# 11:30 AM: In the medal tally of Commonwealth Games 2018, India has 8 GOLD, 4 SILVER and 4 BRONZE medals in their kitty.
# 11:00 AM: India's women weightlifters Purnima Pandey and Lalchhanhimi fail to make a mark in the +90kg category and 90kg category respectively
# 10:00 AM: Extending India’s medal tally, Mehuli Ghosh wins the silver medal after a shoot off in 10m Air Rifle. Apurvi Chandela settles for bronze.
# 9:45 AM: Jitu Rai wins gold while Om Prakash Mitharval bagged bronze for India in the 10m Air Pistol Final.
# 9:30 AM: Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh (105kg) wins silver after a close contest with Samoa's Sanele Mao in the Commonwealth Games 2018.