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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Common Wealth Games : Its raining medals !

This has been one very happy week. :)
First watched the grand ceremony of Common Wealth Games which was Awesome, stunning, grand, classy and beautiful.

Now, India is winning medals on medals.. wow!
India is currently on 2nd position in the medal tally.
Australia with 9 medals is on top.England is at third place with two gold medals.

Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra won gold medal in shooting the 10m rifle (pairs) event. They gave great performance aggregating 1193 points to erase the Commonwealth Games record of 1189 set by them four years back at the Melbourne Games.

Gold secured, the stands burst into wild celebration, much to the
chagrin of the competitors who were still shooting. Crowds milled around Bindra's father, coaches hugged the champions and the Games volunteers went into a tizzy, trying to bring a sense of normality at the range, even as coaches and support staff of other countries cringed.
Their feat was followed by a superb display of calm nerves and dead centre shooting by the women's duo of Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed who added the second gold in the women's 25m pistol pairs event with a championship record of 1156 to boot.

Ravinder Singh, Sanjay and Anil Kumar clinching gold in their respective categories at the Commonwealth Games.

Wrestling Gold:

Ravinder Singh bagged the first yellow metal in wrestling in the 60kg category, beating England's Christopher Terence Bosson 7-2 in front of the cheering crowd at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
Sanjay Kumar won the Gold medal by defeating South Africa’s Richard Brian Addinall in the 74 kg Greco-Roman event.
Anil Kumar claimed the fifth medal for the day on Tuesday, Oct 5 by by winning the 96kg Greco-Roman category.

Shoot IT:
Tejaswini Sawant, the first Indian woman shooter to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships.
Tejaswini and Goswami won silver in pairs 50m rifle 3 position

Tejaswini and Goswami totalled an impressive 1143 in prone, standing and kneeling stage and finished only six points behind gold medallist Aqilah Sudhir and Xiang Wei Jasmine Ser of Singapore, who totalled 1149.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Lajja for her victory. Modi on Tweeter congratulated Lajja by saying: “On behalf of all Gujarat, heartily congratulations to daughter of Gujarat, Lajja Goswami on her achievement of silver medal for India at CWG.”

CWg Medal Tally till now:

1. Australia: 9 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze: 24

2. India: 5 Gold medal, 4 Silver and 2 bronze: 11

3. England: 2 Gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze: 12

4. Malaysia: 2 Gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze: 5

5. South Africa: 2 Gold, 1 silver and two bronze: 5

6. Canada: 2 gold, 4 Bronze: 6

7. Singapore: 2 Gold: 2

8. Nigeria: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 3

9. Scotland: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze: 3

10. New Zealand: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 2

11. Wales: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 2

12. Bangladesh: 1 bronze: 1

13. Sri Lanka: 1 bronze: 1

14. Trinidad and Tobago: 1 bronze: 1

Way to Go!!!

UPDATE: 7th Oct, 2010:

India till now holds 11 golds, 8 silvers and 5 bronzes for a total of 24 medals!.

Currently holding 2nd position in CWG medal tally.


India's Prasanta Karmakar made history on Wednesday by clinching the first ever medal for India in a paralympic event of the Commonwealth Games.

The 30-year-old from Haryana took the bronze in the 50m freestyle, as the crowd at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee pool lustily cheered Karmakar all the way.


  1. update:12th oct

    IND - India - 84 total , 31 golds!!