CWG: Weightlifter Ravi bags 11th Gold; India sparkles with 22 medals on Day-3 (update)

October 6th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Abhinav Bindra New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Weightlifter Ravi Kumar lifted a Games record of total 321kg (146kg snatch and 175kg clean & jerk) in the 69kg category event to win the 11th gold for India on Wednesday evening at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here.

Meanwhile, Indian players continued their winning spree on the third day of the Commonweatlh Games, as they pushed India’s medal tally to 22; bagging 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 bronze medals today.

In wrestling, Sunil Kumar won bronze medal in the 66 kilogram category of the Greco Roman style wrestling competition till the last reports arrived on Wednesday.

Earlier, Indian wrestler Rajender Kumar beat Pakistani wrestler Azhar Hussain in the final match of Greco Roman wrestling competition in the 55 kilogram category here.

Kumar went on to win the match despite suffering injury in the nose by an aggressive opponent during the match.

India made a good start on the third day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games on Wednesday morning as it bagged four gold medals with shooters leading the way to end with a total of nine gold medals.

World Champion Gagan Narang beat Olympian gold winner Abhinav Bindra to win the gold in the 10 m air rifles (Singles).

After Narang’s win, shooters Omkar Singh and Anisa Sayyed added two more golds for India.

Omkar Singh won gold in the 50metre Pistol final, while Anisa Sayyed won gold in the women in the individual 25 m pistol event.

The last gold for India as per the latest reports came in the form of Manipur weightlifter Renu Bala Chanu, who won gold in 58kg weightlifting event.

The other players from the Indian contingent also had a good day today with Abhinav Bindra winning silver in the 10 m air rifles (Singles). Rahi Sarnobat won the silver in the individual 25m pistols event.

Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza also staged into the quarter finals.

The Indian men’s team also entered the finals of the 4X200m freestyle relay clocking 7 minutes 49.20 seconds to grab the eighth position in the preliminaries at the Dr SPM Aquatics Complex here.

28 gold medals were at stake on the third day, which included Aquatics (9), Cycling (4), Wrestling (4), Shooting (4), Athletics (3), Gymnastics (2) and Weightlifting (2). (ANI)

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