Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins Gold, Manish Kaushik Silver

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins Gold, Manish Kaushik Silver

 Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik won a Gold and Silver in their respective categories at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.   

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Updated: Apr 14, 2018, 11:18 AM IST

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Gold Coast: Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in the men‘s flyweight (52-kilogram) category at the on Saturday.

Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final.

Meanwhile, India‘s Manish Kaushik had to be content with silver in the men‘s lightweight (60kg) division.

Kaushik lost 2:3 to Harry Garside of Australia in a hard-fought final.

As Indian shooters, wrestlers and boxers continued to dominate,Boxer Gaurav Solanki, Manish Kaushik, shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Mary Kom were among major medal winners till noon.    

Boxer Manish Kaushik also claimed a Silver medal in the men‘s 60kg division after losing to Harry Garside of Australia in the final with a split decision delivered by the judges.

Earlier, shooter Sanjeev Raput won a Gold medal in men‘s 50m Rifle 3 Positions with a new Games Record of 454.5. His compatriot Chain Singh finished 5th.

As the events began, boxing legend MC Mary Kom bagged her maiden CWG Gold medal. Mary Kom beat Kristina O‘Hara of Northern Ireland 5-0 in the women‘s 45-48kg final, bringing the 18th Gold medal for India. 

With 20 Gold, 13 Silver and 14 Bronze, India ranked third on the medals table (47) til noon on the Day 10. Australia continued to lead the leaderboard with England on the second spot at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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