Birmingham. India was named on the 10th day of the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. As soon as the match started, it started raining gold. After wrestling, Indian boxers performed amazingly. Indian boxers won three gold medals on the 10th day of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Overall, till the writing of the news on the 10th day, India got four gold medals and India reached the fourth position in the medal tally with 17 gold medals. India achieved this position by leaving New Zealand behind. The women’s hockey team also won the medal after 16 years.
Indian boxers hit a hat-trick of gold medals on Sunday. After Amit Panghal and Neetu Ghanghas, World Champion Nikhat Zareen also won the gold medal. Nikhat won the gold medal in the 50 kg weight category. She won the gold medal by defeating Carly MC Naul of Ireland 5-0 in the final match. It was India’s fourth gold medal of the 10th day and 17th overall at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Earlier on Sunday, Amit Panghal and Neetu Ghanghas won the gold medal. Amit Panghal won the gold medal by defeating Kieran MacDonald of England in the final of men’s flyweight i.e. 48 to 51 kg weight category. Women’s boxer Neetu Ghanghas won the gold medal in the minimum weight ie 45 to 48 kg weight category. Neetu also defeated the same boxer from host England in the final. With this, the total number of medals for India has gone up to 48, which includes 17 Gold, 12 Silver and 19 Bronze medals.
India got its fourth gold medal in triple jump on Sunday. The special thing is that India got both gold and silver medals in the men’s triple jump event. India’s Aldos Paul won the gold with a jump of 17.03m. India’s Abdullah Abubakar won the silver medal with a jump of 17.02 meters. This is the first time in Commonwealth history that two Indian players have won both gold and silver in the men’s triple jump.
The good thing for India was that the Indian women’s hockey team defeated New Zealand to win the bronze medal. At the end of the stipulated time in the match, both the teams were tied at 1-1. India then won the match 2-1 in a penalty shootout. Apart from this, Sandeep won the bronze medal in the men’s 10 thousand meter race walk. He completed his race in 38 minutes 42 minutes 33 seconds. Evans of Canada won the gold medal.