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April 5 to April 14, 2018: When India had an impressive run at the 2018 CommonwealthGames

India celebrate winning gold in the badminton mixed team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 9, 2018

India celebrate winning gold in the badminton mixed team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 9, 2018  

India is holding on to third

position at the 2018 Commonwealth

Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, after

an impressive display in various events,

from boxing to badminton. The first

gold was bagged by Manipur’s Saikhom

Mirabai Chanu (right), setting a new

record in the 48 kg weightlifting event.

Apart from weightlifters, who

dominated their categories, shuttlers,

shooters and paddlers added to the

medal tally. On Friday, 15-year-old Anish

Bhanwala became the youngest-ever

winner for India by bagging the gold in

the 25m rapid fire pistol event. P.V.

Sindhu, flag-bearer of the Indian

contingent for the Games, has set up a

gold medal clash with compatriot Saina

Nehwal to be played on April 15. Earlier,

the mixed badminton team won a gold

in the mixed team event, a first. A

dampener was the expulsion of two

athletes, Rakesh Babu and Irfan

Kolothum Thodi, from the Games after

they were found to have breached the

anti-doping ‘no-needles’ policy, a

decision India will appeal.

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