The Indian contingent added five medals on day six, one silver and four bronze, bringing their total to 18 (5 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze).
Shankar won the bronze medal to end the day on a high.
I am very happy to have won a medal and opened India’s tally in athletics. I thank everyone who believed in me… https://t.co/14DIQDjJ1v
— ANI (@ANI) 1659570250000
Meanwhile judoka Tulika Maan captured silver in the women’s 78kg category after losing to Scotland’s Sarah Adlington in the final. It was India’s third medal in Judo.
Ace of India to crush star Saurav Ghosal delivered a stunning performance against England’s James Willstrop to defeat him 11-6, 11-1, 11-4 as India won their first-ever singles medal in the sport, a bronze medal, at the Olympics. Commonwealth.
It’s a pleasure to see @SauravGhosal reach new heights of success. The bronze medal he won in Birmingham is with… https://t.co/lKeETeNhLO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659549152000
Meanwhile, wrestlers Lovepreet Singh and Gurdeep Singh won bronze medals in their respective categories as India recorded their best tally of 10 medals in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games.
On the hockey field, the Indian women’s team beat Canada 3-2 to secure a spot in the semi-finals and the men’s team outscored Canada 8-0 in the group stage.
#IndianEves converted an early penalty corner chance which set up their narrow win over Canada as they qualified for… https://t.co/rK76nEJKyF
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) 1659534330000
In T20 cricket, the Indian women’s team topped Barbados with a 100 run victory to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Three Indian boxers, Nikhat Zareen (50 kg), Nitu Ganghas (48 kg) and Mohammad Hussamuddin (57 kg) made it to the semi-finals in their respective categories and secured medals for India. However, Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain was knocked out after losing her light middleweight quarterfinals.