Commonwealth Games 2018: India’s Medal tally Boosts up as Vinesh Phogat Gaurav Solanki Sanjeev Rajput Neeraj Chopra wins gold.

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India Till now has Won 53 medals in total including 23 Gold, 13 silver, and 17 Bronze in Commonwealth games 2018.

Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Malik won gold in women’s freestyle 50 kg and men’s freestyle 125 kg wrestling events respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Gaurav Solanki too won gold in men’s 52 kg but Amit Phangal and Manish Kaushik settled for silver medals. Shooter Sanjeev Rajput then secured the Gold medal in men’s 50m rifle 2 positions. Then Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the javelin throw. Wrestlers Sumit Malik (gold), Vinesh Phogat (gold), Sakshi Malik (bronze) and Somveer (bronze) also swelled India’s medal tally. Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy won women’s doubles badminton bronze.

Neeraj Chopra won the men’s javelin throw title after he registered his season’s best performance of 86.47m in the final. He also received a standing ovation. Hamish Peacock took silver for Australia with 82.59m while Grenada’s Anderson Peters hurled the javelin a distance of 82.20m for the bronze.

Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions gold with a Games record of 1180 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Chain Singh, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished fifth with 419.1. In qualification, Rajput scored 391 in kneeling, 399 in prone and 390 in standing. In prone Rajput shot three 100s and a 99. Canada’s Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with 448.4 while Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with 441.2.

Boxer Gaurav Solanki also wins men’s 52 kg gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games by beating Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final. He won it 4-1.

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