No Indian athlete has ever won a gold in javelin throw at the Games, but the 20-year-old from Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district has the potential to break that trend.
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam became the third Indian to win a weightlifting gold medal at this year's Games after the 25-year-old held aloft a combined total of 317kg to triumph at the men's 77kg final.
In track and field events, shot-putter Tejinder Singh made the finals, while Mohammed Anas Yahiya topped his 400m heat to book a slot in the semifinals. He finished 50m backstroke in just 26.47 seconds, improving his National Record of 26.58 seconds.
It may be mentioned that Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in the 48 kg category of women's weightlifting event at the 21st Commonwealth Games, 2018 breaking her own and Games records yesterday.
There were disappointments in basketball too, with the men's team going down 54-100 to England and the women's team losing 72-85 to Malaysia in their preliminary round matches. Earlier, weightlifter Punam Yadav notched up a Gold medal in women's 69 kg category.
Defending champion Sathish, from Tamil Nadu, registered a total of 317 kg which included 144 kg in snatch and 173 kg in clean and jerk. Satish had the last laugh quite comfortably in clean and jerk after Oliver failed two attempts of 171kg and settled for a total of 312kg (145kg+167kg).
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There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads. The crash occured around 5 p.m. on Friday, the hockey team was on their way to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game.
Sathish's snatch attempts comprised impressive lifts worth 136kg, 140kg and 144kg. Competing in what she says will be her final Commonwealth Games, Seema Punia will be looking to end her journey on a high. The men's team also blanked Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. They grabbed a comfortable win against Aurelie Marie Elisa Allet and Nicki Chan-Lam by 21-12, 21-3.
India will now face either Singapore or Australia in the semi-finals on Sunday. Pakistan, however, stepped in the second half and made it 1-2 with a strike by Muhammad Irfan Jr.
The first goal was scored by Dilpreet Singh.
She won her heat by almost two seconds‚ and was more than a second faster than the next quickest of the morning‚ Australian Taylor McKeown in 2:25.04. India defeated South Africa 18-17 in men's Triples Sectional Play.
India reduced the margin late in the third quarter when Rani created an excellent move before picking out Navneet at the top of the English penalty circle. She sealed the game by 11-9, 11-7, 11-7.
Manika Batra started India's final crusade defeating World No 4 Tianwei Feng 3-2.