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Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Update

Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Source: cwgdelhi2010.org

India Slip To 3rd In Standings on Day 6

After 6 days of action at the Commonwealth Games 2010, India have just slipped to 3rd position in the medals standing behind the 2nd placed England. Though both England and India have 24 Gold Medals each, England are ahead by virtue of more Silver and Bronze Medals. England have 43 Silver and 29 Bronze, while India have 17 Silver and 17 Bronze only. Ofcourse, Australia are the overwhelming leaders with 55 Gold, 30 Silver and 31 Bronze and have dominated the proceedings as expected.

After the last update about Commonwealth Games 2010, India have won 3, 6 and 4 Gold medals respectively in last 3 days. Let us have a look at the Champions from these 3 days:

Gold Medals

Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs)

Gurpreet Singh and Omkar Singh in 10m Air Pistol (Pairs)

Geeta in 55kg Freestyle Women’s Wrestling

Omkar Singh in 10m Air Pistol

Alka Tomar in 59kg Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Anita in 67kg Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Vijay Kumar in 25m Rapid Fires Pistol

Women’s Recurve Team in Archery

Gagan Narang and Imran Hasan Khan in 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)

Gagan Narang in 50m Rifles 3 Position

Vijay Kumar and Harpreet Singh in Men’s 25m Centrefire Pistol (Pairs)

Yogeshwar Dutt in 60kg Freestyle Wrestling

Narsingh Panch Yadav in 74kg Freestyle Wrestling

India could have maintained its 2nd position had Sania Mirza won the Gold in Women’s Singles against Australian Anastasia Rodionova in a very close match. Sania saved 4 match points, but eventually lost in the 3rd set tie-break, serving a double fault at 5th match point for Rodionova.

Somdev Devvarman will contest for the Gold medal in Men’s Singles Tennis event today.

As can be seen throughout the 6 days, India’s major chunk of Gold medals have come from Shooting (12 Gold) and Wrestling (9 Gold), with 2 coming from Weightlifting and 1 from Archery. With still a few Gold at stake in Shooting and Wrestling over the remaining days, India would be looking forward to those events. Another sport where India is a strong contender is Boxing.

If India is going to overtake England once again and regain the 2nd spot, then the Gold medal rush has to continue in the remaining days and all the medal contenders have to be at the top of their game. It may turn out to be a very close fight as to who takes the 2nd position behind Australia in the final medals tally…

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