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India at the Games - Day 8

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March 24, 2006 09:21 IST
Highlights:
  • Samaresh Jung's wife Anuja strikes gold
  • Rathore hits bull's eye in double trap
  • Vijay Kumar-Pemba Tamang 1-2 in Rapid Fire
  • Akhil, Vijender and Harpreet in boxing final
  • Jitender, Johnson bag bronze in boxing
  • Women's hockey team enters final
  • Popat knocks out defending champion in badminton
  • In table tennis, Sharath Kamal enters quarter-finals
  • Vikas Gowda sixth in discus final
  • 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze on day 8
  • India's medal tally: 19gold, 12 silver, 9 bronze

It was the other Jung in the Indian team, Anuja Jung, who held spotlight with a gold medal in the women's 50m Rifle 3-position.

Anuja earlier won a silver last week. Between Samaresh and Anuja, the husband and wife team, they have now got eight medals -- six silver and two bronze. Samaresh could add a couple more.

Anjali Bhagwat, the defending champion in the women's 50 Rifle 3-position event, ended fifth and out of the medal race despite making the eight-shooter final.

At the Lillydale Trap Range, Rajyavardhan Rathore put aside the disappointment of a silver in the Pairs event, with a superb win in a tense Double Trap final. He shot 181 out of 200 in the Double Trap and retained his title.

The Olympic silver medallist was in terrific form, especially in the tense closing stages, when the pressure was building up.

- Commonwealth Games coverage

In the men's 25m Rapid Fire, there was double joy for India as Vijay Kumar finished first and Pemba Tamang second. The duo had earlier won the Pairs gold medal.

In the men's double trap, the battle went to the wire, as Rathore needed to shoot down both the last two two birds to win the gold outright and not be taken into a shoot-out. Rathore's main rivals and former coach, Australian Russel Mark, who had taken the gold in Pairs, was pushed to fifth.

The women's hockey team, the defending champions, brought a lot of cheer as they beat New Zealand with a goal seven minutes from time. They meet Australia in the final.

Three other boxers Akhil Kumar (54 kg), Vijender (69 kg) and Harpreet Singh (91 kg) entered the final and are assured of silver medals. Boxers Jitender Kumar and Varghese Johnson lost in the semi-finals, but still got bronze medals.

Results:

ATHLETICS

Pinki Parmanki (Women's 800m SF) 2:03.83 (5th in semis)
Girraj (200m EAD) final false start (eliminated)
Vikas Gowda (Men's Discus final) 60.08m (6th in final)

BADMINTON

Men singles:
Anup Sridhar bt Geoff Bellingham (NZL) Rd of 16 21-14, 21-6
Chetan Anand bt Stephan Beehary (Mri) Rd of 16 21-10, 21-10

Women's singles:
Aparna Popat bt Li Li (Sin) Rd of 16 10-21, 23-21, 21-17
Trupti Murgunde lost Susan Hughes Rd of 16 21-17, 21-9
Saina Nehwal lost Xing Aiying Rd of 16 21-14, 13-21, 6-21

Men's doubles:
C Anand/ Diju, V lost Saputra/ Susilo (SIN) Rd of 16 14-21, 8-21

Women's doubles:
Murgunde/ Nehwal bt Tripp/ Nicholas (Eng) Rd of 16 7-21, 21-12, 21-18
Gutta/ Shruti Kurian bt Edwards/ Harrington (SAF) Rd of 16 21-8, 21-4

BASKETBALL

Men: (7-8 places) India lost to South Africa 59-65

BOXING

All semi-finals:
Jitender Kumar lost Gareth Boardhust (Eng) 51 kg SF on points 26-31
Harpreet Singh bt Emmanuel Andersan (Bar) 91 kg SF KO I
Akhil Kumar bt Nestor Bolum (Nigeria) 54 kg SF on points 26-24
Vijender bt Neil Perkins (Eng) 69 kg SF on points 22-14
Varghese Johnson lost David Price (Eng) +91 kg SF RSC IV

HOCKEY

Women's semi-final: India bt New Zealand 1-0
India meet Australia in final.

SHOOTING

Women's 50m Rifle 3-position:
1. Anuja Jung (Ind) 670.7 (574 + 96.7)
2. Esmari Van Reenen (SAF) 670.0 (576 + 94)
3. Md Nur Suryani Binti (MAS) 668.0 (571 + 95.4)
5. Anjali Bhagwat Mandar (Ind) 666.3 (570 + 96.3)

Women's 10m Air Pistol:
Harveen Srao 374 + 96.1 470.1 Fifth in final
Sonia Rana 371 11th – failed to qualify for final

Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol:
1. Vijay Kumar (Ind) 778.2 (581 + 197.2) Games record
2. Pemba Tamang (Ind) 775.0 (580 + 195)
3. Amir Hasli Iswan Bib (Mas) 770.4 (573 + 197.4)

Men's Double Trap:
1. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Ind) 181 (137 + 44)
2. William Swanton (SAF) 180 (134 + 46)
3. Byron Chetcuti (Malta) 179 (139 + 40)

TABLE TENNIS

Men's Singles:
Shubhajit Saha bt Shane Laugsen (NZL) Rd - 64 11-6, 11-3, 6-11, 11-2, 11-5
Sharath Kamal bt Jason Sugrue (NIR) Rd - 32 12-10, 11-5, 11-1, 16-14
Shubhajit Saha bt Faazil Kassam (Can) Rd - 32 12-10, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7
Soumyadeep lost Jason Ho (Can) Rd – 32 7-11,11-7,5-11,5-11,11-2,11-6, 6-11
Shubhajit Saha lost Yang Zhi (Sin) Rd - 16 5-11, 11-5, 10-12, 8-11m 7-11
Sharath Kamal bt A Rushton (Eng) Rd - 16 7-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5

Women's singles:
Nandita Saha lost Zhang Mo (Can) Rd-32 3-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 3-11, 10-12
Mouma Das bt Yuen Sara (Sin) Rd-32 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-1
Poulomi Ghatak bt Kelly Sibley (Eng) Rd-32 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4
K Chakraborty lost Karen Jin Li (NZL) Rd-32 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9
Mouma Das lost Xu Yuan (Sin) Rd-16 14-12,10-12,13-11,4-11,13-11, 2-11, 10-12
Poulomi lost Miao Miao (Aus) Rd-16 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 13-11

Men's doubles:
Sharath/ Soumyadeep bt Brown/ Lavalle (Aus) Rd of 16 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-4
Shibaji / Shubhajit lost Cook/ Drinkhall (NZL) Rd of 16 6-11, 9-11, 6-11

Women's doubles:
Mouma/ Poulomi bt Daunton/ Owen Rd of 16 14-12, 12-10, 3-11, 6-11, 11-6
Shamimi/ Nandita lost Beh/ Ng (Mas) Rd of 16 2-11, 8-11, 3-11

Mixed doubles:
N Saha,/ Saha, Sh lost Lavale/ Miao (Aust Rd of 16 7-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-5, 3-11
Sharath/ Poulomi lost Chan/ Ng (Mas) Rd of 16 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 2-11
Soumyadeep/ Mouma bt Baggaley/ Walker Rd of 16 11-7, 11-7, 13-11
Soumyadeep/ Mouma lost Cai/ Li (Sin) Quarters 2-11, 5-11, 3-11

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