5 dark-horses of India who won medals at Commonwealth Games
Indians have performed remarkably well at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games 2018. They have breached the 40-medal mark and could end up with more as the last day approaches. India have gone on to bag 17 gold medals to show their strength at the XXI CWG. Here we analyze India's five dark horses who won medals at Gold Coast.
History was created at the Commonwealth Games by Indian women's table tennis team. They sealed a historic gold medal at the ongoing 21st CWG by beating Singapore 3-1. Who would have thought India will go on to beat the mighty Singapore team? The likes of Manika Batra, Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar did the impossible to show dreams do come true.
This was another story of a stunning victory against a much fancied opponent. India sealed a gold medal in badminton mixed-team event which, in turn, was their first ever in CWG history. And they achieved the feat by overcoming Malaysia that included the likes of Lee Chong Wei. India did not even need PV Sindhu to play in the final as they won 3-1.
The men's team played like champions and one by one they beat top class opponents. The biggest win came in the semis against Singapore which ensured India a place in the final. They overcame Singapore 3-2 in a thrilling tie. India winning the gold and that too overcoming Singapore in the last-four, many people would have never seen that coming.
History was scripted when India's 15-year-old shooter, Anish Bhanwala became the country's youngest ever gold medal winner in the history of CWG. In his maiden CWG event, the prodigy stunned one and all by creating a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event. When other kids of his age are busy attending schools, here is Anish winning a CWG gold. Bravo!
Om Prakash Mitharwal rose to new heights by giving India two medals in 10m air pistol and 50m pistol events. The 22-year old was another surprise package. In the 8-man finals event, he finished third even above Jitu Rai. In the 10m air pistol event, Mitharwal had clocked a record qualification event and went on to seal bronze.