India concluded the day 8 of Commonwealth Games 2018 with 7 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) to secure their 3rd place on the medal tally behind Australia and England.
India’s first gold medal of the day came from wrestling mat where Rahul Aware beat his opponent Steven Takahashi from Canada in the thrilling final of the Men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling event.
Double Olympic medalist, Sushil kumar maintained his unbeaten run in the CWG and grabbed another gold medal for the country by defeating South Arica’s Botha in just 80 seconds by technical superiority (10-0).
However, Babita kumari, the defending champion from Glasgow Commonwealth Games, failed to repeat her performance and missed the gold by a whisker to Canada’s Weicker by 5-2.
Finally, there were medals from Athletics too where Seema Punia didn’t disappoint and bagged the silver medal for India in women’s discuss throw event.
Seema, who won a silver medal in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, maintained her position this time too after throwing a best throw of 60.41m, which was enough to secure her a second position.
Navjeet kaur Dhillon, the World Junior Championship medalist in 2014, also made the country proud with a bronze medal in the same event by throwing 57.43m, which was just short of her personal best.
Also, Tejaswini Sawant won a silver medal in the women’s 50m Rifle Prone after shooting a total of 618.9 points at CWG 2018. With this win, she further became the first Indian woman to medal twice in this event at the Commonwealth Games.
With 31 medals overall, India is still there on 3rd position in medal tally but Canada, New Zealand and South-Africa, all are in contention to take that place and India needs to add as much gold medal as they can in last two days of the competition.
Australia continue to dominate the medal tally with 156 medals (63 Gold, 46 Silver, 47 Bronze), followed by England with 87 medals (28 Gold, 32 Silver, 27 Bronze).
Medal Tally of CWG 2018 after Day 8: