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Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Day 1: A Review

Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Source: cwgdelhi2010.org

After a glittering opening ceremony on Sunday, the 19th Commonwealth Games kicked off with action on the field on Monday with as many as 8 Gold Medals at stake on Day 1. Let us have a brief look at who took the honors on Day 1:

Australia showed their dominance in Swimming, winning 3 Gold Medals (4*100m Freestyle Relay Men, 200m Freestyle Women, 200m Individual Medley Women). They also won 2 Silvers in Swimming. The Aussies were not done yet as they won the Gold in Gymnastics Artistic Team Men event. This made it 6 medals on the day, putting Australia at top of the medal standings.

The other countries winning Gold were Canada (400m Freestyle Men Swimming), South Africa (200m Butterfly Men Swimming), Malaysia (Weightlifting 56kg Men) and Nigeria (Weightlifting 48kg Women).

INDIAN CHALLENGE

It was a decent day for India as they won 2 Silvers and 2 Bronze and made progress in some other events too.

Dey Sukhen won the Silver in Men’s Weightlifting 56kg category, while Chanu Ngangbam Soniya won Silver in Women’s 48kg category.

VS Rao (Weightlifting 56kg Men) and Sandhya Rani Devi (Weightlifting 48kg Women) won Bronze medals.

India did make to semi-finals and finals of some Swimming events but could not get any medal.

Tennis

India expects some medals in Tennis and made start to their campaign tomorrow. Rohan Bopanna destroyed his opponent in first round Men’s Singles match in just over an hour. Leander Paes-Sania Mirza pairing also won their first Round Mixed Doubles match. But the Mixed Doubles pairing of Bopanna-Nirupama went down to top seeds in their first round match.

India has to get some Gold medals in Tennis if it is to have any chance of finishing 2nd this time around in Commonwealth Games.

Squash

The Indian Squash team got off to a good start as 3 players (Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, and Siddhartha Suchde) progressed to Round of 32 without much trouble.

There was some disappointment though as Dipika Pallikal, a medal prospect pulled out of the Games due to fever.

Badminton

In the Team event, India demolished Kenya 5-0 in a Group D league stage match, led by ace shuttlers in Chetan Anand and Saina Nehwal.

India looks to have good medal prospects in Badminton as well.

Enjoy all the action on Day 2 as 18 Gold Medals are there for the taking. Will India win its first Gold today? We will find out soon…

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