Oct 5, 2010

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India at CWG 2010 Day-2 | India grabs 5 Gold

Indian shooting duo Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra and World record holder Gagan Narang brings the first gold medal for India in the commonwealth games ongoing in Delhi. In the men's 10 m Air Rifle Pairs at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range they shot a total of 1,193 out of a maximum 1,200 points to snatch victory. Bindra scored 595 while Narang scored 598.Bindra and Narang today broke their own Games record of 1,189 set in Melbourne four years ago. In Photo - Gagan Narang (L) Abhinav Bindra (R) 

Sarnobat Rahi and Anisa Sayyed brings the second gold in the 25m Pistol (Pairs) Women's event with games record of 1,156 points. The world champion in the prone event, Tejaswini Sawant, in partnership with Lajja Gauswami, could get only the silver medal in women's rifle 3-position event, six points behind Singapore. In Photo - Sarnobat Rahi and Anisa Sayyed

The men's 50-metre free pistol team of Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma won the other shooting silver for India.  In Photo - Deepak Sharma (L) and Omkar Singh

India excelled in wrestling when Ravinder Singh, Sanjay and Anil Kumar won a gold medal each to boost India's tally. Ravinder (60 kg), Sanjay (74 kg) and Anil (96 kg) won their gold medals in the Greco Roman category.
In Photo - Ravinder Singh 

In tennis, top seed Somdev Devvarman of India won 6-4, 6-2 in his opening match against Devin Mullings of the Bahamas but he looked ill at ease. 

In the men's doubles, top seeded Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi of India cruised into the last eight with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Thangarajah Dineshkanthan and Amresh Jayawickreme in the first round.
In the women's doubles, Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Aminath Irufa Mahir and Aminath Maleela Solih of the Maldives.
In archery, top seed Rahul Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar of India reached the last eight in the men's recurve as did Deepika Kumari and Dola Banerjee in the women's event.

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal plays a smash during India's match against Barbados in the mixed team event. India blanked Barbados 5-0.
India gave itself a splendid start in the men’s hockey competition with a 3-2 victory over Malaysia in Pool A on Tuesday. The defining moment of this Pool A contest came when the pint-sized Bharath Chikkara netted the match winner, four minutes before the hooter. This was India’s first victory against Malaysia in the three meetings so far in the CWG. India 2 (Mahadik, Sandeep Singh, Bharath Chikkara)) beat Malaysia 2(Hanifa, Misron). In Photo - Bharat (3rd from left) exults after scoring the third and final goal against Malaysia
Medals tally upto the end of day 2 is available on the side bar


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