11 Oct 2010: New Delhi
Today on 8 th day seven boxers would be seen in the ring in which the semi final bouts would be contested and even a loss at this stage would assure them of at least a bronze, but it's certain all of them would be targeting the gold.
10 Oct 2010: New Delhi
India won a impressive haul of five gold, five Silver and five Bronze medals to take their overall tally to 29 Gold, 22 Silver and 22 Bronze. Australia are heading the medal table with a total haul of 61 gold, 39 silver and 37 Bronze.
The shooters, have scooped up 13, wrestlers picked 10 and the archers have picked 3 gold.
Teenager Deepika Kumari and Rahul Banerjee won gold medals in individual recurve events on the last day of the competition yesterday to help India end their campaign in archery with three golds, one silver and four bronze medals. Besides these two titles, India also bagged two bronze in archery through senior pros Dola Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar in the individual recurve event.
In Wrestling, World freestyle champion Sushil Kumar came up with thundering display that fetched him a gold in the 66 kg class. Joginder Kumar won the silver in the Super Heavy weight class, while Anuj Kumar grabbed the silver in the 84 kilogramme division. Anil Kumar added a Bronze in the 55 kg category.
Pistol shooter Harpreet Singh and tennis player Somdev Devvarman were the others to fetch gold medals to boost the country's overall tally to 29, just one short of their record tally of 30 won eight years ago at Manchester.
Vijay Kumar added a Silver in the Men's 25 metres centrefire pistol shooting, while Manavjeet Singh Sandhu bagged a bronze in trap shooting. In women's doubles tennis, the pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi collected a bronze beating their compatriots Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkatesha in straight sets.
There were also two silver medals from athletics during the day. The medal winners were Vikas Shive Gowda in men's discus throw and Prajusha Malliakal in the women's long jump.
To cap a great day, the Indian men's hockey team, displaying awesome power, humbled arch-rivals Pakistan 7-4 to set up a semi-final clash with England. In another match, defending champion Australia thrashed Malaysia 7-nil . The Aussies will face New Zealand in the other semi-final.
Olympic bronze medalllist Vijender Singh jazzed up a successful day for India, recording the first knock out of the boxing competition to enter the Middleweight 75 kg category semi-finals.
The Haryana pugilist knocked out a hapless Elias Nashivela of Namibia. Apart from Vijender, Jai Bhagwan, Dilbagh Singh, Manoj Kumar and Paramjett Samota all entered the last four stage of their respective categories.
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