Proud! Indian contingent claims 11 medals in Commonwealth Youth Games
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-Jul-2017

Nassau, July 25: Indian contingent continues to shine in the world championships and make us proud again and again. India clinched 11 medals including four gold, one silver and six bronze medals in the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games at Nassau in the Bahamas. With that, India finished seventh in the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games which concluded on Monday evening.

Notably, at the opening day on July 18, India got off to a flying start with the judokas grabbing four medals. Soni picked up India's first gold medal by winning the 73kg category event, beating Australia's Uros Nikolic. While Ashish followed with a bronze medal in the 60kg category, with a win over England's Harry Zane-Prosser.

On the other side, among the girls, Antim Yadav and Rebina Devi Chanam won two more bronze medals. In boxing, India bagged four medals with World Youth champion Sachin Siwach clinching the gold in light flyweight in 49kg category after defeating James Nathan Probert of Wales. Muhammed Etash Khan then added a bronze in boys bantamweight in the 56kg category.

However, among the girl boxers, Jony clinched a silver medal in lightweight in 60kg category after losing 2-3 to Australian Ella Jade Boot in the finals. Ekta took a bronze medal in the flyweight, 51kg, after losing to Chloe Louise Watson 1-4.

In tennis, Zeel Desai and Siddhant Banthia won three medals across all three categories in singles and mixed doubles. Desai won her girls singles final against Eliza Omirou of Cyprus 6-3 7-6, while Banthia clinched the bronze with a win over Cypriot Eleftherios Neos 6-2, 6-0. The duo of Banthia and Desai took India to a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the mixed doubles finals against Neos and Omirou of Cyprus. The Indian contingent had comprised 28 participants across six disciplines that are athletics, cycling, swimming, judo, boxing and tennis.