India continued its gold quest at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Day 9 with young Bajrang Punia winning the gold medal in freestyle 65 kg wrestling.
Apart from Punia, Anish Bhanwala, the 15-year-old shooter became the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. Anish achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre.
Tejaswini Sawant added another gold medal to her decorated Commonwealth Games resume en route to shattering the games record in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions event.
On the other hand, the 24-year-old Moudgil Anjum Moudgil bagged silver medal in the same event.
# 16:10 IST: Manika Batra and Mourna Das win silver in women's doubles Table Tennis
# 01:22 IST: Bajrang Punia wins the gold medal in freestyle 65 kg wrestling
# 09:39 IST: Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala created history by winning gold in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. Anish became the youngest Indian to win gold in Commonwealth Games.
Can you imagine a 15 year old delivering all this in his first appearance at the #CommonwealthGames! #AnishBhanwala was placed 1st in the #GC20I8Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Finals at the #GC2018#TeamIndia #Kudos pic.twitter.com/F3bEK6QjVx— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 13, 2018
# 08:06 IST: India's Tejaswini Sawant wins gold and Anjum Moudgil bags silver in Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Shooting it out at #GoldCoast!!#TeamIndia shooters converted 2 Medal opportunities at the #GC2018Shoting Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals. With a new #GamesRecord #TejaswiniSawant won Gold 🥇at 457.9 while #AnjumMoudgil won Silver 🥈with 455.7!
Congratulations winners! pic.twitter.com/P6usvUg7oV— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 13, 2018
# 08:03 IST: Two Indian athletes Rakesh Babu & Irfan Kolothum Thodi was found by the Commonwealth Games Federation Court to be in breach of the CGF 'No Needle Policy' for the Games.
# 08:03 IST: Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi with immediate effect not permitted to participate in CWG 2018. The accreditation of Rakesh Babu & Irfan Kolothum Thodi was suspended with effect from 09:00 hours on April 13. Both athletes were removed from the Games Village.
# 07: 57 IST: Bajrang Punia enters into final of Men's Freestyle 65 kg in #GC2018Wrestling
# 07:30 IST: Two Indians have been banned from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and have been asked to return home as they have breached the anti-syringe policy.