Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen in finals

Birmingham: India’s Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu in the Commonwealth Games badminton men’s and women’s singles finals. Lakshya Sen defeated Singapore’s Jason Teh and Sindhu defeated Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min in the semi-finals.

Lakshya Sen, who played aggressively from the start, won the first set but Jason regained the second set. But the third set saw a brilliant comeback from Lakshya Sen. Lakshya Sen took the target without giving the Singapore player a chance. Score – 21-19,18-21,21-16.

However, PV Sindhu won without giving any chance to her opponent. Sindhu won the first two sets and entered the final with ease. Score- 21-19,21-17. He will face Canadian Michelle Lee in the final.

India continues its medal haul at the Commonwealth Games. Malayali player Eldos Paul won gold in triple jump. Abdullah Abubakar also won silver in the same event. With this, India’s gold medal tally has become 16. Eldos Paul’s gold win was unexpected. In the final, Eldos won the gold by jumping 17.03 meters in his third attempt. Eldos Paul is the first Malayali to win gold in the Commonwealth Triple Jump. Abdullah Abubakar, who was hoping for gold, gave the country silver right after. Abdullah jumped a distance of 17.02 meters.

Earlier, Amit Pankal and Neetu Ganghas won gold in boxing. In the women’s category, Neetu Ganghas and Amit Pankal won gold for the country today. Last day, India won three gold medals in wrestling. With this, India’s total gold wins have reached 17, including seven from wrestling.

In the women’s 45 kg category, Neetu won today’s first gold by defeating demi Jade Reston of England. Soon after, Amit Pankal also won gold in the men’s 51 kg category by beating another Englishman, Kieran Macdonald. This is Neetu’s first major medal in the senior category. Before this, Neetu had won gold twice in the Youth World Championship. Amit Pankal is an Asian Games gold medalist before this. He has also won silver in the World Championships.

India has improved its position in the medal table. India is currently at the fifth position with 44 medals including 16 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze. With 155 medals, including 59 gold, Australia continues to climb in the first place. England is closely behind with 153 medals, including 50 gold. Other countries ahead of India are Canada with 84 medals including 22 gold and New Zealand with 44 medals including 17 gold.

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