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Shooters Gurpreet Singh, Vijay Kumar bag 12th Gold for India

india Updated: Oct 07, 2010 15:23 IST
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Indian shooters Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh bagged the first gold medal of the day on Thursday after winning the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (pairs) event.

This is India's 12th gold medal of the Commonwealth Games. Malaysia got the silver and Australia got the bronze.

Earlier, India started the day with a bronze medal when the women's team of Bhagyabati Chanu, Jhano Handah and Gagandeep Kaur compound archery team beat Malaysia.

India is looking up to Lajjakumari Gauswami and world champion Tejaswini Sawant (50m Singles Rifle 3 Position-women), Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh (25m Rapid Fire Pistol-men) and Asher Noria and Ronjan
Sondhi (Singles Double Trap-men) who would be seen in action later in the day.

Star boxers Akhil Kumar (56kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg), will compete for further medals, along with Amandeep Singh (46-49kg).

The weightlifting arena, also among the most fruitful ones for the country, will see Sudhir Kumar (77kg) flexing his
muscles.

A lot of Indians are in fray in athletics that commenced yesterday with hopes resting on high jumper Hari Sankar Roy,
new national sprint record setter Md Abdul Najeeb Qureshi (men's 100m), seasoned Mandeep and Manjeet Kaur (women's 400m).

Women's wrestling makes its debut today with events in 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg and 72 kg freestyle and Greco-Roman styles.

Competitions continue in tennis, table tennis, squash and badminton where a lot of Indian interest remains.

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