India leads CYG tally with 12 medals

October 14th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Pune, Oct 14 (IANS) India capped another fabulous day in the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) Tuesday, leading the tally with 12 medals followed by England, Canada, Singapore and Scotland.India now have six gold, four silver and two bronze medals. England are a distant second with five medals (3-1-1).

The days account was opened by Derius Kyanan Chenai clinching gold in the 50 m Trap shooting event. Derius won the event in a nail-biting finish with 128 points.

“I was not performing my best and when I won the gold, I was a little surprised yet happy,” the 17-year-old said.

Then came yet another spectacular performance by shooter Ankush Bhardwaj, who won bronze in the men’s 10 m Air Pistol. The Haryana boy Monday won gold in men’s 50 m Pistol.

Indian weightlifters also did well with Ajit Patil winning gold in the 32-42 kg category while Deepak Kumar grabbed the yellow metal in the 46-kg category. Sibi Yukar bagged silver in the men’s 62 kg category.

In women’s weightlifting, N. Laxmi won silver in the 53 kg category.

In athletics, Dheeraj Mishra won gold in the triple jump event. Chandrodaya Narayan won silver in the men’s hammer throw while Ahmed Ejaj settled for a bronze.

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