The last day of the XIX Commonwealth Games proved to be full of good news for Indian fans as two gold medals in badminton, along with a silver in men's hockey and two bronze medals in table-tennis took India's medals' tally to over 100.
While shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stunned top-seeded Singaporeans Yao Lei and Sari Shinta Mulia, 21-16, 21-19 to win the women's doubles event, Saina Nehwal got the better of Malaysian Mew Choo Wong 19-21, 23-21, 21-13 to add yet another gold to her kitty at the Siri Fort Complex in New Delhi.
Although an 8-0 drubbing at the hands of the Australian hockey team may not have been the best outcome, the men in blue can take solace in the fact that the silver is their only medal since hockey was introduced in the Commonwealth Games in 1998.
The Yamuna Sports Complex, on the other hand, witnessed ace paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal winning a bronze, which was also India's 100th medal of the multi-sporting event, while Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das prevailed in the women's doubles bronze medal play-off against Australian duo Tan Zed Vivian and Peri Campbell-Innes.
The medals mean that India have taken over England in the medals' tally and are now placed at the 2nd spot with 38 gold medals as against England's 37.