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Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai bags gold, Mehuli Ghosh settle for silver

By Team Pardaphash 
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India’s medal tally doubled from the previous day in Commonwealth Games 2018 as they got a fine start in the the weightlifting and their winning streak continued with Pardeep Singh bagging a silver in the men’s 105kg category.

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Shooter Jitu Rai won gold after defeating Australia’s Kerry Bell, while Om Mitharwal bagged bronze medal for India in men’s 10m air pistol event. In Commonwealth Games’ Women’s 10m air pistol event Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively.

The table tennis team, meanwhile, stunned the fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time at the event. M C Mary Kom advanced to the medal rounds in her first and probably last appearance at the Games. India moved up a rank to the third position in medal ranking, having claimed eight gold, four silver and five bronze medals so far.

In hockey, Indian eves stunned Olympic champions England in its third pool match for a 2-1 victory, which took them closer to a semifinal berth.

India’s basketball teams, however, suffered their third consecutive group-stage match loss to exit the 21st commonwealth Games without a win on Sunday. The Indian men lost to Scotland 81-96 while the women lost their third group-stage match to New Zealand 55-90 at the Cairns Convention Centre.

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