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India at the Games - Day 6

Last updated on: March 21, 2006 18:58 IST

Highlights:

  • Shooters hooters strike it rich again with two gold, one bronze
  • Samaresh Jung wins fourth gold
  • Gagan Narang wins third gold
  • Abhinav Bindra gets bronze
  • Seema Antil wins silver medal in women's discus
  • Boxers Harprret, Johnson enter semi-finals, assured of medals
  • Manavjit Singh Sandhu in joint lead after day 1 in trap shooting
  • Vikas Gowda qualifies for men's discus final
  • Good start for table tennis players in individual events
  • Badminton players make confident beginning
  • India's medal tally: 14 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze

It was yet another golden day for the shooters at the Commonwealth Games, on Tuesday. Samaresh Jung was the man to watch, as he added a fourth gold medal to his amazing tally. With a gold medal in men's 50m Air Pistol, he now has four gold and one silver.

Also striking gold was Gagan Narang, who upstaged the better-known Abhinav Bindra, who was pushed to bronze in the men's 10 metres Air Rifle. For Narang, it was the third gold medal.

Jung's march continued unabated as he took his fourth gold medal, with a commanding performance, topping the qualification and the final rounds in the men's 50m Air Pistol individual. He shot 554 out of 600 in qualifiers and then added a 96.2 in the final take the gold medal.

Narang got off to a great start with four rounds of perfect scores and then built on for a total of 597 in the qualifiers that set the tone for him in the Men's 10m Air Rifle. He then added a further 101.9 in the final, to take the gold by a comfortable tow-point margin.

It was Gagan Narang's third gold of the Games, following his gold medal in men's 10m Air Pistol Pairs and 50m Rifle 3-position. His total of 698.9 was a new Games record and his 597 in qualification was also a new record.

His teammate in the two Pairs events Bindra picked the bronze medal with a score of 594 and then 101.5 in the final for a total of 695.5.

Seema Antil, participating in her first Commonwealth Games, hurled the discus to 60.56m on her second throw to finish second behind South Africa's Elizna Naude, who touched 61.55m.

Two other Indians also finished in top eight, as Krishna Poonia (58.65m) and Harwant Kaur (57.64m) were fifth and seventh respectively.

Two boxers entered the semi-finals, which ensured they would get at least a bronze medal. They were Harpreet Singh in 91 kg and Veghese Johnson in over 91 kg category.

Teenager Saina Nehwal made a confident start in the women's singles in badminton with a straight games win.

Results:

ATHLETICS

Seema Antil (W) Discus Silver Medal 60.56m (second in final)
Krishna Poonia (W) Discus Fifth in final 58.65m (fifth in final)
Harwant Kaur (W) Discus Seventh in final 57.64m (seventh in final)
Vikas Gowda (M) Discus Qual for final 60.25m (3rd in grp; 4th overall)
JJ Shobha Women's Heptathlon 3287 points (9th after Day 1)
Soma Biswas Women's Heptathlon 3261 points (10th after Day 1)
Sushmita Singha Roy Women's Heptathlon 2396 points (12th after Day 1)

BADMINTON

Men singles:
Anup Sridhar beat Burty Molia (Fij) Enters last 32 21-7, 21-11

Women's singles:
Aparna Popat beat Yuan Wemyss (Sco) Enters last 32 21-18, 21-17
Trupti Murgunde beat Shakeira Waithe (BAR) Enters last 32 21-4, 21-9
Saina Nehwal beat Karen Foo Kune (Mau) Enters last 32 21-6, 21-3

Men's doubles:
Rupesh Kumar/ S Thomas lost Choong/Wong (MAS) Eliminated 12-21, 17-21
Chetan Anand/ Diju V bt Umer/ Choudhary (Pak) Enter last 16 21-12, 21-7

BASKETBALL

Women: India beat Mozambique Women 58-54

BOXING

Ajay Kumar lost to Joshua Makonijio (Ken) 81 kg (QF) on pts 10-18
Harpreet Singh beat N Cagiloaloa (Fij) 91 kg (QF) RSC III
V Johnson beat Patrick Camille (Sey) 91+ kg (QF) RSC III

HOCKEY

Women: India bt Malaysia Women 6-1.
Scorers: India: Jyoti Kullu, Mamta Kharab, Jasjeet Handa, Saba Anjum, Sanggai Maimom, Sarita Lakra. Malaysia: Intan A Ahmed.

SHOOTING

Men's 10m Air Rifle
1. Gagan Narang (Ind) 698.9 (597 + 101.9) New Games record
2. Jin Zhang (Sin) 696.9 (595 + 101.9)
3. Abhinav Bindra (Ind) 696.5 (594 + 101.5)

Men's 50m Pistol
1. Samaresh Jung (Ind) 650.2 (554.2 + 96.2)
2. Mick Gault (Eng) 645.9 (552 + 93.9)
3. Daniel Roger (Tri) 638.9 (544 + 94.9)
4. Vivek Singh (Ind) 638.6 (545 + 93.6)

Women's 25m Pistol
1. Lalita Yauhleuskaya (Aus) 781.5 (582 + 199.5)
2. Kim Eagles (Can) 774.0 (573 + 201)
3. Pamela McKenzie (Aus) 772.3 (572 + 200.3)
4. Sushma Rana (Ind ) 771.9 (573 + 198.9)
6. Saroja Kumari Jhuthu (Ind) 763.8 (568 + 195.8)

Men's Trap (Day1)
1. Michael Diamond (Aus) 49 (24, 25)
1. Manavjit Singh (Ind) 49 (24, 25)
3. Etienne Cilliers (SAF), Graeme Ede (NZL) and Edward Ling (Eng) all 49
7. Mansher Singh (Ind) 46 (22,24)

TABLE TENNIS

Women's singles
Shamini Kumaresan lose to G Ogundele (Nig) 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 9-11
Nandita Saha bt Ghalia Khurshed (Pak) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5, 11-3
Poulomi Ghatak bt Cecilia Offiong (Ngr) 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7
Mouma Das bt Mueena Mohd (MDV) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3, 11-5
Kasturi Chakraborty bt V Muller (Fij) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4

Men's singles:
Shubhajit Saha bt Peter Graham (NIR) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6
Soumyadeep bt A Resture (TUV) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6
Shibaji Datta v J Cowan (NIR) 13-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4