Day 9 at Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 in Gold Coast saw India win a total of 11 medals, taking its overall tally to 42. Four of them came from the country’s wrestlers, with Bajrang Punia leading the charge. The remaining six came from shooting (3), boxing (3) and table tennis. The day’s biggest dissapointment came from the turf, when the men’s hockey side lost to New Zealand in their semifinal match. In athletics, Neeraj Chopra advanced to the men’s javelin throw finals. The shuttlers also advanced to semifinals today. Tomorrow will see five Indian boxers fight for the gold and more wrestlers taking to the mat.
CWG 2018 Day 9: 2018 Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast
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INDIA WIN GOLD!
ANISH BHANWALA WINS GOLD! All of 15, Anish Bhanwala hailing from Panipat has won gold medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol category. He thus becomes India's youngest CWG medallist. Not just that, he shatters the CWG record with 30 mark to easily demolish the previous record of 23 set four years back
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Anjum, Tejaswini shatter records, into final
In Women's 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification, Anjum Moudgil has shattered the CWG Qualifying record by a significant margin. Her 589 (196 in kneeling, 199 in prone and 194 in standing) ensures she comfortably finishes at the top in qualifying. Also moving forward is other Indian in fray - Tejaswini Sawant. Tejaswini shooting 582 (194, 196, 192) to finish third in qualifying - thus breaking the record as well. Three shooters breaching the previous record of 581 set by Xiang Wei Jasmine in Glasgow
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CWG 2018 Day 9 LIVE
Hello and Good Morning to IndianExpress.com for our continued live coverage of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 from Gold Coast. Day 9 is packed for Indian athletes but certain medal hopes lie in two sports today - shooting and wrestling. Given the start India's got on the wrestling mat, that number could well be encouraging. Same applies to the shooters who have been exceptional in these Games. Meanwhile, badminton, squash and table tennis players will look to surge forward in their respective draws. Check out the Day 9 schedule here
On Day 8, as the action unfolded on the wrestling mat, it brought about four medals for India with four wrestlers in contention. Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware clinched gold, Babita Kumari Phogat had to contend with a silver while Kiran bagged the bronze medal. But the day had begun with Tejaswini Sawant winning silver in the 50m Rifle Prone event. Later in the day, Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon won silver and bronze respectively in women’s discus throw finals to expand India's tally to seven on the day. Elsewhere, shuttlers and paddlers had no trouble moving forward in their respective events with Saina Nehwal and Manika Batra through to the semis. The day ended on a sour note though when India women's hockey team lost 0-1 to Australia in the semifinals.