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Day 7: Botswana’s historic 400m double; Shreyasi Singh’s heroic shoot-off gold in Double Trap

AMANTLE MONTSHO COMPLETES 400M DOUBLE FOR BOTSWANA
Amantle Montsho

Just 24 hours after Issac Makwala claimed the 400m Men’s gold, his compatriot Amantle Montsho clinched the Women’s event to complete the historic double for Botswana. Montsho, the World Champion of 2011, was back at her best and clocked 50.15, her quickest time for five years. It is the first time in Commonwealth Games history the 400m Men’s and Women’s events have been won by athletes from the same country.

KATRYN MITCHELE WINS GOLD IN JAVELIN THROW

Kathryn Mitchell of Australia broke the Commonwealth Games record to claim the gold in Women’s Javelin Throw. Her throw of 68.92m was the longest throw in the world for five years. Another Australian, Kelsey-Lee Roberts, won the silver and the bronze went to South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen.

AISHA PRAUGHT GIVES JAMAICA HISTORIC GOLD
Aisha Praught,

Aisha Praught, Jamaica’s Steeplechase athlete, claimed the historic gold for her country that has never won a Commonwealth gold in an event longer than 800m. Aisha won the 3000m Steeplechase gold in 9:21 seconds.

WORLD CHAMPION LUVO MANYONGA CLAIMS THE LONG JUMP GOLD

Luvo Manyonga from South Africa took the country’s first Commonwealth Games Long Jump gold since 1950. Manyonga also created a Games record 8.41m. Australia’s Henry Frayne took the silver and South Africa’s Ruswahl Samaai took the bronze.

SHREYASHI SINGH’S GOLDEN SHOOT OFF
Shreyasi Singh

Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh and Australia’s Emma Cox were tied at 96 at the end of the fourth round. Shreyasi had a marvellous shoot off and defeated the local favourite Cox to win the Double Trap gold for India. in the Men’s section Ankur Mittal won the bronze. Earlier, Om Mitharval also won a bronze in Men’s 5m Pistol event.

 
 
MEDAL STANDING
RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 AUSTRALIA 57 43 45 145
2 ENGLAND 25 30 21 76
3 INDIA 12 4 8 24
4 SOUTH AFRICA 10 7 9 26
5 NEW ZEALAND 9 10 8 27
6 CANADA 8 22 17 47
7 SCOTLAND 7 11 14 32
8 WALES 7 8 8 23
9 CYPRUS 5 0 2 7
10 NIGERIA 4 4 0 8
11 JAMAICA 3 5 4 12
12 MALAYASIA 3 3 5 11
13 SAMOA 2 2 0 4
14 BOTSWANA 2 1 0 3
15 UGANDA 2 0 1 3
16 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 2 0 3
17 SINGAPORE 1 1 1 3
18 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1 1 0 2
19 FIJI 1 0 1 2
19 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 0 1 2
21 BERMUDA 1 0 0 1
21 GRENADA 1 0 0 1
23 KENYA 0 3 3 6
24 BANGLADESH 0 2 0 2
25 SRI LANKA 0 1 3 4
26 BAHAMAS 0 1 0 1
26 ISLE OF MAN 0 1 0 1
26 MAURITIUS 0 1 0 1
26 NAURU 0 1 0 1
30 PAKISTAN 0 0 2 2
31 CAMEROON 0 0 1 1
31 COOK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
31 DOMINICA 0 0 1 1
31 MALTA 0 0 1 1
31 NORFOLK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
31 SOLOMON ISLANDS 0 0 1 1
31 VANUATU 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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