AS IT HAPPENED | India at Birmingham, Day 5
India wrapped up Day 5 by winning four medals, one a piece coming in Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and in Badminton. Indian Women’s Fours team in Lawn Bowls won a historic gold medal by beating South Africa 17-10 in the final. The Indian team comprising of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia, and Rupa Rani Tirkey produced a great display in the final to outplay a strong South African team. It is India’s first medal in lawn bowls. Seasoned lifter Vijay Thakur lifted a total of 346kg (155kg+191kg) to finish second and claim the Silver medal and his third CWG medal across three editions. The Indian men’s table tennis team defeated Singapore 3-1 in the final to clinch India’s 5th gold medal of the games. On the other hand, the Indian Badminton Mixed Team went down fighting 3-1 to Malaysia in the Gold medal match and as a result had to settle with the silver. Indian women’s hockey team lost 3-1 to host England in their group game. Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal lost 0-3 to Paul Coll of New Zealand in men’s singles semis and now will fight for the bronze medal. As of now Team India’s medal tally now counts to 13.
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