Gold Coast: On the fifth day of Commonwealth Games 2018, ace shooter Jitu Rai scored the first gold in the 10-meter air pistol event, while Om Mitharval claimed bronze for the same event. The day started on a bright note with weightlifter Pardeep Singh securing the first medal – a silver. India’s medal tally stands at 17 – 8 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. Overall, we occupied the third sport on the country list.
At the top remains Australia with 33 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze medals, followed by England with 21 gold, 22 silver and 14 bronze medals. Canada, Scotland and New Zealand – all of whom have as many or more overall medals than India – are on the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Pardeep’s silver medal came in the 105-kg weightlifting event. Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela scored the silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event. They lost the top spot to Singapore’s Martina Lindsay Veloso.