Three days into the Commonwealth Games continues to shine across several games. The first day of the game brought happy news when Mirabai Chanu clinched the first gold medal for India followed by Sanjita Chanu who won the second gold for India on Day 2.
Today is the third day of the multigame event and Sathish Kumar Sivalingam has bagged the third gold in the 77kg category of weightlifting. Meanwhile, Virendra Sehwag has given his full support and words of encouragement to the winners in Commonwealth Games 2018. He took to his Twitter account to congratulate the winners and expressed happiness.
And another early morning gift for us, a golden start to the day. Congratulations #SathishSivalingam on our third #GC2018Weightlifting Gold in Men’s 77kg, lifting 317kg. Great effort despite the hamstring injury. His second successive gold after the one in Glasgow. #CWG2018 pic.twitter.com/18vDzPVLtr
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 7, 2018
Bhartiya Naari Sab par Bhaari. One more Gold. Congratulations #SanjitaChanu for winning our second gold in #GC2018Weightlifting in the women’s 53kg category. #CWG2018
Her second CWG gold after the 48kg one in Glasgow. Proud of you champion. pic.twitter.com/Xnms7T6Byz
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2018
Other than these, two more weightlifters namely Deepak Lather and Gururaja Poojary’s won bronze and silver medals for India. Not just weightlifting, India is apparently steering ahead of the competitors in table tennis as well. In both categories of male and female, the teams have defeated Malaysia by 3-0 and registered themselves for the semifinals.
While the semifinal for women’s team will be played between India and England on Sunday, the men’s match will be held on Monday between India and Singapore.
Talking about Hockey, the men’s team almost won the match against Pakistan until the very last minute when Pak demanded a penalty corner and brought it to a tie of 2-2.
Moving on to Badminton, India beat Mauritius by 3-0 and qualified for a Mixed Team Semifinal 1 against Singapore that will be played on Sunday. The contribution was made by Kidambi Srikanth who won by 21-14 against Mauritius.
As of now, India has won three gold, one silver, and one bronze in the event. Hopefully, India is to win many more medals and accolades in the competitions ahead.