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Day 9: India’s 15-year old Shooting sensation Anish Bhanwala was the star of the day

DIAMANTO EVRIPIDOU RHYTHMICALLY WINS IT FOR CYPRUS

Rhythmic gymnast Diamanto Evripidou brought her haul to a total of six medals for Cyprus. Apart from winning individual all-around and team gold medals, she also won gold in the hoop and ball, silver in the ribbon and bronze in the clubs. 

TOM DALEY GETS HIS 5TH CWG GOLD
Tom Daley

Englishman Tom Daley got his 5th Commonwealth Games gold. The English team of Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won gold in the men’s synchronised 10m platform final, scoring 405.81. Another English team, comprising Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams, took silver with a score of 399.99, followed by Australians Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey in bronze, with 397.92.

FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S RUGBY SEVEN MATCH TOOK PLACE

The first Women’s Rugby Sevens matches in Commonwealth Games history took place with eight Commonwealth teams contesting.

CASTER SEMENYA WINS DOUBLE GOLD
Caster Semenya

Long-distance runner, Caster Semenya, won the 800m and 1500m gold at the Commonwealth Games. The two-time Olympic and three-time world champion, Semenya contested at the Commonwealth Games for the first time and gave two gold to South Africa.

15-YEAR OLD SHOOTING SENSATION

India’s Anish Bhanwala won the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event as a 15-year old young shooter. He became India’s youngest Commonwealth Games gold medallist. On the other hand, veteran shooter Tejaswini Sawant also won gold in 50m Rifle 3 Position. Anjum Moudgil won the silver at the same event.

Indian wrestlers won 4 medals on Day 9. Bajrang Punia delivered gold in Men’s Freestyle 65kg. Pooja Dhanda and Mausam Khatri won silver and Divya Kakran won bronze.

The only boxing medal came through the hands of Naman Tanwar who won bronze in 91kg category.

MEDAL STANDINGS
RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 AUSTRALIA 66 49 54 169
2 ENGLAND 31 34 34 99
3 INDIA 17 11 14 42
4 CANADA 14 34 26 74
5 SOUTH AFRICA 13 10 12 35
6 NEW ZEALAND 10 15 12 37
7 SCOTLAND 9 13 19 41
8 NIGERIA 8 5 5 18
9 CYPRUS 8 1 5 14
10 WALES 7 10 13 30
11 JAMAICA 6 8 8 22
12 MALAYASIA 5 5 10 20
13 SINGAPORE 3 1 1 5
14 UGANDA 3 0 2 5
15 KENYA 2 5 6 13
16 SAMOA 2 2 0 4
17 BOTSWANA 2 1 0 3
17 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2 1 0 3
19 THE BAHAMAS 1 2 0 3
19 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 2 0 3
21 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 1 4 6
22 FIJI 1 0 2 3
23 BERMUDA 1 0 0 1
23 GRENADA 1 0 0 1
23 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND 1 0 0 1
26 BANGLADESH 0 2 0 2
27 SRI LANKA 0 1 5 6
28 ISLE OF MAN 0 1 0 1
28 MAURITIUS 0 1 0 1
28 NAURU 0 1 0 1
31 PAKISTAN 0 0 3 3
32 VANUATU 0 0 2 2
33 CAMEROON 0 0 1 1
33 COOK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
33 DOMINICA 0 0 1 1
33 GHANA 0 0 1 1
33 MALTA 0 0 1 1
33 NORFOLK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
33 SEYCELLES 0 0 1 1
33 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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