India stands at the third position in the medal tally by grabbing the total of 21 medals. On the seventh day of the 21st commonwealth Games 2018, Indian shooter Om Mitharval clinched a bronze, veteran boxer Mary Kom assured a silver in the semi-finals, boxer Gaurav Solanki beat Papua New Guinea in the quarter-finals and qualified for the finals.
The highlights of the Games at the seventh day were the Indian boxers who showed phenomenal performance and had secured at least five more medals after reaching in the semi-finals. MC Mary Kom enters in the finals of the women’s 48Kg by defeating Sri Lankan boxer Anusha Dilruksh.
In the men’s 52Kg boxing category, Gaurav Solanki beat Papua New Guinea’s Keama by 5-0 and enters in the semi-finals while there are five more medals to come in categories of 49kg (Amit Panghal), 56Kg (Mohammed Hussamuddin), 91Kg (Naman Tanwar) and +91Kg (Satish Kumar with Manoj Kumar).
Amit Panghal defeated Scotland’s Aqeel Ahmed and said, “This is definitely going to be the biggest medal of my career so far. There is no doubt about that”.
Om Prakash Mitharval bags bronze in the 50m pistol event on the seventh day. In the quash event, the duo of Dipika Palikal and Saurav Ghosal shines by wining against the Guyana’s Mary Fung-a-Fat and Jason-Ray Khali by 2-0 and later defeated Pakistan’s Madina Zafar and Tayyab Aslam by 2-0.
Indian women’s hockey team defeated South Africa in the semi-finals by 1-0 and enters in the semi-finals. The only athlete to win the gold in the event so far was Rani Rampal Younger Indian women athlete Hima Das qualified for the finals on the 400m event.
Indian shooter Heena sidhu clinched the third gold medal in the respective sport by defeating Australian Elena Galiabovtich.
She said, “Thankfully, my trigger which has been giving me some trouble because of a tingling sensation was alright today. I didn’t feel that tingling too much”.
In the men’s heavyweight category, Indian Para-lifter Sachin Chaudhary assured a bronze at the seventh day with the combined score of 181 points. Thus, India at the seventh day of the Commonwealth Games stands at the 3rd position with 21 medals tally and 5 more assured.