Day 6 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games marked the beginning of Wrestling. the sport in which India have a fair chance of clinching Gold medals at will and the Indians Wrestlers lived up to the expectations. Courtesy Wrestling and Shoting, India won 3 Golds, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze in a single day and moved a spot to sixth in the medal’s tally. The Indian Pugilists had a miserable day as were knocked out of the competition. Here is what happened in the Day 6 of the Glasgow Games.
India’s Medal Tally at the end of Day 6: Gold- 10 Silver- 15 Bronze- 11 Total- 36
Ashwini Akkunji was the only Indian in action on the field and she too return empty handed as she failed to qualify for the next round after finishing sixth in the women’s 110 m Hurdles.
After the mixed team event, the individual events began with a bang as the Indians in the fray RMV Guru Sai Dutt and K Srikanth made it to the Round of 32 in the men’s singles tournament.
Guru Sai Dutt defeated Isle of Man’s Benjamin Pui 21-5 21-12 in the Round of 64 whereas Srikanth defeated Saint Helena’s D. March 21-3 21-4.
Laishram Devi made it to the Quarter Finals of the women’s 57-60 Kg but all the other Indians who were in action including Manoj Kumar (Men’s 64 Kg), Sumit Sangwan (Men’s 81 Kg) and Pooja Rani (Women’s 75 Kg) lost their respective Quarter Finals.
Indian men’s team took on Australia in the Prelims and gave a good fight throughout the match just to see themselves lose 2-4. Chris Cirello scored a brace for the Aussies with Simon Orchard and Jacob Whetton scoring a goal each. Ramandeep Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh scored apiece for India.
India won two Silvers and Two Bronze Medals in the Barry Buddon shooting arena. In the men’s 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol, Harpreet Sngh won a Silver after Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the Finals.
India completed a double in the men’s 50 m Rifle 3 Position as Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput won a Bronze and Silver respectively. Lajju Gauswami won a Bronze in the women’s category of the same event.
Manavjit Sandhu and Mansheer Singh looked favourites to win a Gold and Silver iin the men’s Trap. But Mansheer failed to qualify for the medal classification match whereas Sandhu accounted for a Bronze.
India’s men’s doubles pair of Saurav Goshal and Harinder Pal Sandhu won their first match and lost their second against Norfolk Islands and Wales resectively and are in contention for the Knockout spot.
Women’s doubles pair of Joshna Chinnappa and Dipika Palikkal won their only match against Sri Lanka and the mixed doubles team of Saurav Goshal and Dipika Palikkal won their match against Sri Lanka.
Chandrakant Mali completed third and won a Bronze medal in the men’s 94 Kg Finals to win India yet another medal in the event.
3 Golds and 1 Silver- This is what India won in the Wrestling mats yesterday.
Amit Kumar won a Gold in men’s 57 Kg Kg.
Vineesh won a Gold in women’s 48 Kg.
Sushil Kumar won a Gold in the men’s 74 Kg.
Rajiv Tomar won a Silver in the men’s 125 Kg.