CWG 2018 Live, Day 10 Live Updates: MC Mary Kom won the gold medal in her first CWG appearance. (Source: Reuters)
India crossed the 50-medal mark at the 21st Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day. Indian boxers led the charge today, with boxing great MC Mary Kom winning her first Commonwealth Games gold. Then came gold medal wins from Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishnan. Boxers Manish Kaushik and Satish Kumar settled for silver, and Amit Pangha for bronze. India won four more medals in wrestling, with medals coming from Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malik, Sakshi Malik and Somveer. Meawhile, Neeraj Chopra and Manika Batra created history after winning India’s first gold medals in Javelin throw and women’s table tennis singles respectively. In shooting, Sanjeev Rajput won gold in the men’s 50m rifle three position event. And the Indian men’s and women’s hockey team will return home without a medal after their lost to their English counterparts in the bronze medal match.
Neeraj Chopra will be one of the several Indian athletes going for gold. (Source: AP)
At 42 medals, India's current position on the leaderboard is no 3 and it is unlikely to change considering England, who are above them, have got 99 - 57 more than India. Australia, who lead the standings are soaring at 168. More importantly, India have got 17 golds while England and Australia have got 31 and 65 respectively. It is here that the last two days become important. Canada lead India by total medal tally but have three lesser golds than India have because of which they are fourth. India, in order to stick to its third position, need to win as many golds as they can on Day 10 and 11. If they do, this will be India's best finish since the 2010 Delhi Games.