The Indian contingent added five medals on Day 6, one silver and four bronze, taking their total to 18 (5 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze).
Shankar bagged the bronze medal to end the day on a high.
I’m very happy that I won a medal & opened India’s tally in athletics. I’m thankful to all those who believed in me… https://t.co/14DIQDjJ1v
— ANI (@ANI) 1659570250000
Meanwhile judoka Tulika Maan clinched the silver medal in the women’s 78 kg category after facing a defeat against Scotland’s Sarah Adlington in the final. It was India’s third medal in Judo.
Ace India squash star Saurav Ghosal delivered a stunning performance against England’s James Willstrop to defeat him 11-6, 11-1, 11-4 as India won it’s first ever singles medal in the sport, a bronze, at the Commonwealth Games.
It is a delight to see @SauravGhosal scaling new heights of success. The Bronze medal he’s won in Birmingham is a v… https://t.co/lKeETeNhLO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659549152000
Meanwhile, Wrestlers Lovepreet Singh and Gurdeep Singh bagged bronze medals in their respective categories as India registered their best ever tally of 10 medals in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games.
On the hockey pitch, Indian women’s team defeated Canada 3-2 to secure a place in the semifinals and the men’s team overpowered Canada 8-0 in the group-stage tie.
#IndianEves converted an early Penalty Corner chance that set-up their narrow win over Canada as they qualified for… https://t.co/rK76nEJKyF
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) 1659534330000
In T20 cricket, the Indian women’s team dominated Barbados with a 100-run win to seal a place in the semis.
Three Indian boxers, Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (48kg) and Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg) entered the semifinal events in their respective categories and assured medals for India. However, Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain bowled out after losing her light middleweight quarterfinals