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Chopra wins Gold at Sotteville Athletics Meet

Neeraj Chopra, India’s javelin star, struck Gold in the Meeting International de Sotteville-les-Rouen in France. Chopra’s throw of 85.17m was enough to clinch the top spot on the podium. The winning distance from Chopra was, however, less than the 86.47m he achieved for gold at Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj is a part of India’s squad for the Asian Games 2018.

Vinesh grabs gold at Grand Prix of Spain

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat grabbed a gold at the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid. Vinesh won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 50kg category. Vinesh outclassed Canada’s Natasha Fox in the final to claim her second consecutive gold. She had won a gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 50kg category.

Dipa Karmakar clinches gold medal

India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched a gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey. Karmakar who had finished fourth in the vault event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold. This is Dipa’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400.

Chaudhary sets would record at ISSF 2018

Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new world record on the way to winning a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 in Suhl, Germany. Saurabh shot a total of 243.7 in the 10m air pistol event at International Shooting Sports Federation tournament. The junior world record prior to this was 242.5 by Chinese shooter Wang Zhehao at the first ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.

Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics

India’s Amit Kumar Saroha has clinched the gold medal in the men’s club throw F51 event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunisia. The wheelchair-bound Indian athlete produced the season’s best performance of 29.42m to bag the gold. Amit Saroha is an Asian Para Games medalist and an Arjuna Awardee, competing in the F51 category in Discus throw and Club throw.

Saina returns to top 10

Commonwealth gold medalist Saina Nehwal climbed up to return into the top-10 of the Badminton World Federation women’s singles rankings. Commonwealth mixed team gold medalist Kidambi Srikanth climbed from fifth to the third spot, while HS Prannoy jumped to a career-best eighth spot. Meanwhile, Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu retained the third spot.

Sumit, Nikhat strike gold at Belgrade Boxing

Sumit Sangwan and Nikhat Zareen were among the three gold-medallists in India’s stupendous campaign at the 56th Belgrade International Boxing Tournament in Serbia.Also claiming a gold was Himanshu Sharma, who defeated Algeria’s Mohammed Touareg 5-0 in his final bout. India ended the tournament with three gold, five silver and five bronze medals in all.

India won 10 gold medals

India has won 10 gold medals at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal.Indian women grabbed all 7 gold while men won 3 out of total 7 gold medals in the individual category. Besides host Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka had participated in the 3 day championship.

Somveer won bronze medal at CWG 2018

Indian wrestler Somveer won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Canada’s Alexander Moore in the men’s freestyle 86 kg event.This is India’s 12th medal in wrestling at the 2018 Games which includes five golds. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam won the gold medal.

Neeraj Chopra, 1st Indian to Win Gold in Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, with a season’s best effort of 86.47m in the final. The 20-year-old junior world champion had made the final after achieving the qualifying mark in his very first throw. Neeraj was favourite for gold after his 85.94m throw in March 2018 at Patiala during the Federation Cup National Championships.

Rahul won India’s 1st wrestling gold at CWG

Rahul Aware bagged India’s first wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018. He beat Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the final of men’s Freestyle 57 kg event. Before the final, the 26-year-old had claimed two dominating victories with the scorelines 11-0 and 10-0, while he defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal 12-8 in the semi-final.

Indian men’s table tennis team strike gold

The men’s Table tennis team won the gold medal by beating Nigeria Table tennis team in Commonwealth Games 2018 at gold Coast.India put themselves ahead with the help of Sharath Achanta’s win over Bode Abiodun of Nigeria in the men’s singles event. This is India’s ninth gold medal at the Games. India is now standing at the 3rd spot on the points table with 18 medals in total.

Manika Batra won gold medal in Table Tennis

Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories, as she defeated defending champions Singapore 3-1 to claim the gold medal in TT at Commonwealth Games 2018.This is India’s first ever gold at the multi-sport event. It was only the second table tennis team gold for India at the Games with the men achieving the feat in the 2006 Melbourne edition.

India continues to shine in Commonwealth

India continued to bag gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2018, with weightlifter Punam Yadav and 16-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker winning a gold medal each.Yadav bagged hers in women’s 69kg weightlifting, while Bhaker’s came in 10-metre air pistol event.Shooter Heena Sidhu won the silver medal in the 10-m air pistol event at 21st Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sathish Sivalingam won Gold medal at CWG 2018

Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won the gold medal by winning the men’s 77kg event at Commonwealth Games 2018.In the previous Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sathish had won gold. Hence he became the first ever male Indian weightlifter to win gold in two different editions of the Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Sathish won gold at the Common-wealth Weightlifting Championships.

Mirabai won gold in women’s weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu secured India’s first gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she finished first in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting event at Gold Coast.Mirabai Chanu broke the Commonwealth Games’ weightlifting record by lifting 196 kg. The previous Games’ record was 175 kg set by Augustine Nwaokolo of Nigeria in 2010. This is her 2nd CWG medal following the silver she won in Glasgow.

Muskan Bhanwala wins gold in shooting

Indian shooter Muskan got gold medal in women‘s 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney. The team gold was won by Muskan, Manu Bhaker and Devanshi Rana, adding to India‘s rich medal haul. Muskan‘s medal was India‘s fourth individual gold in the prestigious tournament. Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Ayush Rudraraju and Gurnilal Singh Garcha got team silver in men‘s junior skeet.

Anish Bhanwala won gold in Shooting

Anish Bhanwala secured an individual gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney. The bronze medal was awarded to another Indian team comprising Sandhu, Japtyesh Singh Jaspal and Mandeep Singh. India is now placed second in the overall standings with 15 medals, comprising 6 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze. China secured the gold medal and set a new junior world record with 1733 points.

Manu Bhaker-Anmol wins air pistol mixed gold

27 : Manu Bhaker and Anmol secured the gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup by winning the mixed 10m air pistol event. The silver and bronze medals were both awarded to China. Genemat Sekhon bagged an individual bronze medal in the junior women‘s shooting. Overall, India occupied the second placed with 17 medals, including seven gold.

Pankaj Advani retained his Asian title

Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title in by demolishing his partner B Bhaskar 6-1. With this win, Advani remains the reigning Indian, Asian & world champion in billiards for 2017-18. This is Advani‘s 11th gold medal at Asian level of cue sports. His continental billiards title tally has gone up to 7, in addition to back-to-back Asian Games gold medals in 2006 & 2010.

Akhil Sheoran won gold in shooting

Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal in men‘s 50m rifle 3-position after he shot 455.6 in the final to pip Austria‘s Bernhard Pickl in second place with 452. Sheoran, thus, became the fourth young Indian shooter to win a medal on ISSF World Cup debut. This was India‘s fourth gold medal at this World Cup and they sit at the top of the medals with a total of nine medals.

Manu Bhaker won second gold at shooting

Manu Bhaker won the second successive gold medal in a mixed team event as India consolidated their position at the top in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. Manu partnered Om Prakash Mitharval clinched the 10 metre air pistol mixed team title. With this India‘s medal count stands at three gold and four bronze medals for a total of seven podium finishes.

Manu Bhaker won Gold at ISSF

India‘s Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women event at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. She defeated home-favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez by securing 237.5 points to bag top honour at the ongoing event. India has so far bagged 4 medals – two gold and two bronze at the event.

Yuzuru Hanyu retains gold medal

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has become the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men’s singles event.Hanyu won the title with 317.85 points, beating compatriot Shoma Uno and multiple world champion Javier Fernandez of Spain to the second and third spots. He also became the 1,000th gold medal winner in the history of Winter Olympics.

India won 7 golds at India Boxing Tournament

Seven Indian boxers, including five-time world champion Mary Kom, won gold medals in the India Open International Boxing Tournament.Boxers Sanjeet, Manish Kaushik, Pwilao Basumatar, Lovlina Borgohain, Pinki Rani and Manisha emerged victorious at the event in Delhi.Former world champion Sarita Devi lost to Finland’s Marjut Mira Potkonan by a split decision in the lightweight category.