CWG 2018, Day 7: India ended Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games with one gold and two bronze medals, taking its overall medal tally to 24. With 12 gold medals to its name, India is comfortably placed at third position in the standings. Shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold in the women’s double trap finals while Ankur Mittal got bronze in the men’s finals. The second bronze came from Om Mitharval in the men’s 50m air pistol event, while Jitu Rai crashed out of the event and missed out on adding a second medal to his gold.
Meanwhile, 2012 London Olympic Bronze medal winning boxer Mary Kom reached the final after defeating Sri Lanka’s Anusha Koddithuwakku. Kom was already assured of a bronze medal, but this win gives her the chance to win her first Commonwealth Games gold. In athletics, high jumper Tejaswini Shankar ended India’s medal hopes after finishing sixth in the finals. In badminton, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won their opening matches in singles to advance to the next round. In hockey, India men’s team came from behind to beat England 4-3 in a thriller. They will now face New Zealand in the semifinals.