India's other entrant in the event, Neeraj Kumar (13) was the second shooter to be eliminated in the finals after a shoot-off. "This gold medal proves the significant improvement in my wrestling career as I won silver at the last Commonwealth Games". He won the 25m rapid fire pistol event, breaking the Games record in the process. In addition top this, Sanjeev Rajput clinched the gold in the men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions. Anish entered the six-man final having topped the second stage of qualification with a total score of 580 that had 22 central bulls.
Then the wrestlers, led by Bajrang, took charge. The Indian came up with a series of awe inspiring performances over the course of his campaign to win all his bouts by technical superiority and win his first major global tournament in style.
Later, Khatri had to be satisfied with silver after losing to reigning African champion Martin Erasmus of South Africa on account of technical superiority.More news: Toronto Police Expand McArthur Investigation
The Indian duo defeated their opponents 11-5, 11-6, 12-10.
Divya Kakran won bronze medal in the women's freestyle 68 kg by outplaying Bangladesh's Sherin Sultana 4-0, a victory by fall.
This is the second medal for Malta at these games after the lawn bowling women's fours also secured a bronze medal. She also became India's first woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games gold. An inexplicable defence lapse allowed Stephen Jenness to double the New Zealand lead. This was India's 59th medal in Gold Coast and 9th in boxing - 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.More news: USA relationship with Russian Federation worse than Cold War era
The Indian team endured a disheartening 1-0 defeat against hosts Australia in the semi-final yesterday but they will have a chance to redeem themselves when they face England, a team they had defeated 2-1 in a pool A match.
Kidambi Srikanth who rose to World No.1 in the world Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday, proceeded to the semi-final at the Gold Coast village, after beating Zin Rei Ryan NG of Singapore.
"We need to improve on many things, such as taking every chance, because every match we had chances in the first two minutes, but we always missed".More news: Winter Weather Warning In Effect for Halton
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