Day five saw more medals to India, as the badminton team finally won a mixed team gold at the expense of Malaysia, who they overcame in the final 3-1.
After an untroubled run to the final, a big test awaited the badminton mixed team as Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and Co faced the second seed Malaysia, led by the inimitable Lee Chong Wei in the final. Srikanth overcame Lee Chong Wei, as Saina Nehwal clinched the tie and the gold for India.
The table tennis men clinched a memorable gold against Nigeria, winning 3-0 leading to a double gold in the sport for the Indians. Achanta Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran came out swinging on a day when it really mattered.
The weightlifting contingent had already surpassed most expectations with five gold medals, and Pardeep Singh clinched silver, adding to the lifters’ tally.
Mehuli Ghosh came very close to winning a Commonwealth gold, but the 17-year-old eventually won a silver with Apurvi Chandela bagging a bronze. Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval also brought glory to India, the former with a well-deserved gold while Mitharval won a silver medal.
Mohammed Anas’ barn-storming run in the 400 metre semis saw him becoming the first man since Milkha Singh in 1958 to qualify for a Commonwealth track final while Tejaswin Shankar qualified for the High Jump final with Hima Das progressing through to the 400 metres semis.
Here are the results for team India on what turned out to be a eventful Monday, especially for the badminton and table tennis teams.
|Mixed-team Final||India vs Malaysia||1 pm||India win 3-1, and win gold|
|Men's High Jump Qual||Tejaswin Shankar||5.50 am||Qualifies for final with jump of 2.21m|
|Women's 400m Round 1, Heat 1||Poovamma MR||6 am||5th (fails to qualify)|
|Women's 400m Round 1, Heat 5||Hima Das||6.30 am||3rd (qualifies for semis)|
|Women's 10,000m Final||Loganathan Suriya||4.05 pm||Finishes 13th with a time of 32:23.56 minutes.|
|Men's 400m Semi-final||Muhammad Anas Yahiya||3.40 pm||Wins heat and qualifies for final with a time of 45.44 seconds.|
|Men's Shot Put Final||Tejinder Singh||3.55 pm||Finishes 8th with a mark of 19.42 m.|
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|Men's Skeet Qual.||Sheeraz Sheikh, Smit Singh||4.30 am||Smit Singh qualifies|
|Women's 10m Air Rifle Qual.||Apurvi Chandela, Mehuli Ghosh||6.30 am||Both qualify for final|
|Men's 10m Air Pistol Qual.||Om Mitharval, Jitu Rai||4.30 am||Both qualify for final|
|Men's 10m Air Pistol final||Om Mitharval, Jitu Rai||7:30 am|| Jitu Rai - GOLD|
Om Mitharval - BRONZE
|Women's 10m Air Rifle final||Apurvi Chandela, Mehuli Ghosh||9.00 am|| Mehuli Ghosh - SILVER|
Apurvi Chandela - BRONZE
|Men's skeet final||Smit Singh||11.15 am||Smit Singh finishes 6th with a score of 15.|
|Men's 105 kg Final||Pardeep Singh||5 am||Pardeep Singh - SILVER|
|Women's 90 kg Final||Lalchhanhimi||9.30 am||Finishes 8th, with a 194 kg tally|
|Women's +90 kg Final||Purnima Pandey||9.30 am||Finishes 6th, with a 212 kg tally|
|Men's team semi-final||India vs Singapore||5 am||India 3-2 Singapore|
|Men's team final||India vs Nigeria||2 pm||India win gold, beat 3-0 Nigeria|
|Men's 52 kg Round of 16||Gaurav Solanki (Ind) vs Akimos Annang Ampiah (Gha)||8 am||Gaurav Solanki wins 5-0|
|Men's 60 kg Round of 16||Manish Kaushik (Ind) vs Michael Alexander (TTO)||8.45 am||Manish Kaushik wins 4-0.|
|Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2||Srihari Nataraj||6.05 am||7th (fails to qualify)|
|Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 6||Virdhawal Khade||6.43 am||6th (fails to qualify)|
|Women's Pairs Section A, Round 1||India vs Wales||4.30 am||India wins 20-16.|
|Men's Singles Section A, Round 1||Krishna Xalxo (Ind) vs Cephas Kimwaki Kimani (Ken)||7.45 am||Krishna Xalxo wins 21-12.|
|Men's Fours Section B, Round 1||India vs South Africa||12.30 pm||India wins 19-7.|
|Women's Triples Section A, Round 1||India vs Fiji||12.30 pm||Fiji defeats India 23-15.|