Gold for Navtejdeep, Durgesh

Gold for Navtejdeep, Durgesh

Navtejdeep hurled the iron ball to 18.81 metres to strike gold ahead of Ruan Combrinck of South Africa (18.57) and Hezekiel Romeo of Trinidad and Tobago (17.97).

Durgesh timed 51.76 seconds to cinish ahead of South Africa’s Constant Pretorius in 53.05 while Kion Joseph of Barbados took the bronze in 53.52. In badminton, P V Sindhu won the girls singles gold medal after scoring a 22-20, 21-8 win over Sonia Cheah of Malaysia in the final on Sunday.

Silver for Poonia
India’s hopes of bagging a boxing gold medal were dashed when Rahul Poonia lost his final bout to settle for a silver.

Rahul (49kg) lost 6-13 to Jack Bateson of England. The 16-year-old was the lone Indian boxer to have made it to the finals of the Games. Poonia had entered the title round after an impressive win over Nyiko Ndukula of South Africa.

Earlier in the tournament, Youth National Champion Surender Singh (75kg) had to settle for a bronze medal after losing in the semifinal of the middle weight category to Grant Quigley of Scotland.