Indian shooters extended their purple patch as Shreyasi Singh won gold in the women's Double Trap event, Ankur Mittal and Om Mitharwal bagged bronze in their respective men's categories, while star boxer M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) stormed into the final and the men's hockey team scored a thrilling win over England. The badminton, table tennis and squash teams had a satisfactory day at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
Among the men, Mittal took bronze in men's Double Trap and Om finished third in men's 50 metre Pistol.
Gaurav defeated Charles Keama of Papua New Guinea in a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the quarter-finals of the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category while Vikas coasted to an easy win over Benny Muziyo of Zambia in the 75kg category. Manish also advanced, defeating Calum French of England in 60kg.
The duo thus confirmed another couple of medals to the Indian tally as every boxer in the last-four stage is assured of a spot on the podium.
In badminton, India's star singles shuttlers and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the pre-quarterfinals.
On Thursday, Prannoy will battle it out with Anthony Joe, while Srikanth will face Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka.
The Indian pair will meet Canada's Kristen Tsai and Nyl Yakura on Thursday for a place in the quarters.
Coming to hockey, the men's team scored two goals in the final three minutes to overcome England 4-3 in a thrilling match to top Pool B. India have already sealed their berth in the the semi-finals.
Manpreet Singh (32nd), Rupinder Pal Singh (51st), Varun Kumar (58th) and Mandeep Singh (59th) scored for India while England got their goals from David Condon (17th minute), Liam Ansell (52nd) and Sam Ward (56th).
Following the win in their final Pool B game, India have 10 points -- three more than second-placed England.
Meanwhile, India's campaign in table tennis competition also got off to a good start with singles and team players advancing to the next stage.
The day started with para paddlers Maitreyee Sarkar and Vaishnavi Sutar, who had a mixed outing in their respective women's TT6-10 singles group matches.
The Indian pair had a comfortable outing while whipping off the opponents 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 in straight games.
Sharath and Sathiyan entered the round of 16 after thrashing Kiribati duo Tauramoa Miita and Nooa Takooa 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-6) while Harmeet and Sanil beat Guyana's Shemar Britton and Christopher Franklin 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-7).
The other men's doubles pair of Harmeet and Sanil too had an easy outing against the Guyana combo, who failed to put up a challenge in any of the three games.
Madhurika Patkar and Sanil Shankar Shetty, then joined forces to beat Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Erandi Warusawithana 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-5) in straight games.
The singles players also witnessed a good outing on the seventh day of the meet.
At squash events, India's women's double pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal advanced to the quarter-finals while the men's doubles and mixed double pairs also registered victories in their respective games.
The Indian pair had an easy outing in the first game that lasted for a mere eight minutes but were made to struggle in the second which the Wales' duo managed to pocket in 10 minutes.
In the third game, Dipika and Joshna used their class and experience to clinch the affair in 10 minutes.
The duo will face Sierra Leone's Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray in the second match of pool F on Thursday.
Joshna, who joined Harinder Pal Sandhu for the mixed doubles, overcame a tough Scottish challenge 2-0.
After narrowly winning the first game 11-10, Joshna and Chinappa once again faced a tough fight in the second game however, the Indian pair managed to carve out a 11-8 win.
In athletics, high jumper Tejaswin Shankar and quarter-miler Hima Das finished sixth in the final of their respective events. In the women's long jump qualifying round, Nellickal V. Neena 6.24 and Nayana James entered the final with a attempt of 6.24 and 6.34 respectively
In the lawn bowls event, India experienced a miserable campaign on day 7 losing all their matches at Broadbeach.
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