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Day 4: Records smashed on Cycling track; Weightlifting, Shooting and TT glory for India

CYCLING RECORDS TOPPLED AND CREATED

In this year’s Commonwealth Games, Cycling records were set and reset in most of the events. Australia won 10 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze, a total of 19 medals. Scotland lie second with 10 medals and England are in third position with 9 medals.

Lakeisha Patterson
COMMONWEALTH GOLD ADDED TO LAKEISHA PATTERSON’S COLLECTION

The golden girl of Paralympic Swimming, Lakeisha Patterson won gold in S9 100m freestyle final. She clocked 1:03.02, just .05 seconds ahead of England’s Alice Tai. It was the personal best time for Patterson.

HAMMERMAN WON GOLD AFTER NEW GAMES RECORD
Nick Miller

Nick Miller of England claimed the Men’s Hammer Throw gold medal with a new Games record of 80.26m. Australia’s Matty Denny claimed the silver and Scotland’s Mark Dry took the bronze.

INDIA CLAIM WOMEN’S TABLE TENNIS GOLD

Indian Table Tennis team scripted history after the Women’s team won the first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final. The team of Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahashrabudhe and Sutirtha Mukherjee gave India much joy to celebrate.

INDIA RULES IN WOMEN’S 10M AIR PISTOL EVENT
Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu

16-year old shooting sensation Manu Bhaker of India won the coveted gold in 10m Air Pistol at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Veteran Hena Sidhu bagged the silver in the same event. Bhaker achieved a Games Record with 240.9 points while Heena battled elimination early in the final and shot brilliantly to claim silver with a total of 234.0.

WEIGHTLIFTING GLORY CONTINUES FOR INDIA

Punam Yadav won the 5th gold for India in Weightlfting as she lifted a total of 222kg in the Women’s 69kg. Vikas Thakur won bronze in Men’s 94kg Weightlifting.

MEDAL STANDING
RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 AUSTRALIA 35 25 28 84
2 ENGLAND 19 19 9 47
3 CANADA 7 15 10 32
4 INDIA 7 2 3 12
5 SCOTLAND 6 7 10 23
6. NEW ZEALAND 4 7 6 17
7 SOUTH AFRICA 4 1 4 9
8 WALES 3 4 3 10
9 CYPRUS 2 0 2 4
10 MALAYASIA 2 0 1 3
11 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 2 0 3
12 BERMUDA 1 0 0 1
12 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 0 0 1
12 UGANDA 1 0 0 1
15 SRI LANKA 0 1 2 3
16 BANGLADESH 0 1 0 1
16 JAMAICA 0 1 0 1
16 MAURITIUS 0 1 0 1
16 SAMOA 0 1 0 1
16 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 1 0 1

 

22 KENYA 0 0 2 2
23 NORFOLK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
23 FIJI 0 0 1 1
23 PAKISTAN 0 0 1 1
23 SOLOMON ISLANDS 0 0 1 1

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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