CWG 2018: India beat Nigeria for gold, sweep table tennis team event

Clyde Nash
April 10, 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018 has now entered its sixth day in Gold Coast and India will look to add more medals to the tally which currently stands at 20 medals. Jitu started the gold rush today in the 10m air pistol event, shrugging off a weak qualifying round to shatter the Games record with a score of 235.1 in the final.

India's mixed badminton team defeated three-time defending champions Malaysia and brought home another gold for India's racket sports contingent. Table Tennis has not exactly been a hunting ground for India but the two teams proved their mettle with their dedicated and no-nonsense approach. With individual and doubles medals still on offer, India's performance is already a marked improvement from its disappointing showing in Glasgow four years ago when it just managed just a silver in men's doubles. This is the first time for 18-year-old Deepak Lathar when he is attending Commonwealth Games. "I didn't even know juniors could compete but when I learned about all the opportunities for them, we just ran with it", Rosemaree said. I was nervous during her last lift.

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The second game saw Singapore bouncing back in style. "I will try harder next time". She also said that while her family always supported her, some "well-wishers" would often advise her to pursue modelling and leave a "not-so-lucrative' sport like table tennis". In this competition, Manu won gold, while Hina got the silver medal. Singh, the reigning Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 352kg (152kg+200kg) to claim the second spot after an exciting showdown with Mao, which had the packed arena on its feet.

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Liti cleared 229kgs on his final attempt to secure the gold and set a new Games record in the process. They had settled for a disappointing 2-2 draw with a sloppy Pakistan, the equalising goal from the rivals coming in the final seven seconds of the match. So far, they have won 19 medals - 10 of them being gold.

Away from the finals, there was progression for England's women's basketball team, who reached the semi-finals with victory over Jamaica, while the men's hockey team fought back to beat Wales and also reach the semi-finals.

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In track and field events, shot-putter Tejinder Singh made the finals, while Mohammed Anas Yahiya topped his 400m heat to book a slot in the semifinals.

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