India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow: Day 1
India has given a great account of themselves in the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which saw India winning an impressive seven medals – 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. After the completion of the first day, India stood in the fourth position in the medals tally, which was only been bettered by Australia, England and Scotland.
India won their first gold medal at Glasgow in women's weightlifting, where Sanjita Khumukcham Chanu lifted a total of 173 kg and another Indian, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted 170 kg, which helped India
win the silver as well in the 48 kg category. While in the men's 56 kg category, it was Sukhen Dey who brought laurels winning the gold and Ganesh Mali finished with a bronze in the same event.
Another sport, Judo was one, where India
came up with a brilliant performance. Though, none won gold in the event, but, Navjot Chana won silver in the men's 60 kg category, Shushila Likmabam won silver in the women's 48 kg and Kalpana Thoudam won bronze in the women's 52 kg category. Manjeet Nandal was disappointed after having lost the bronze medal in the men's 66 kg category.
But, overall, it was a great day for Indian sports. With a number of Indian athletes in the fray for the second day of the competition, one can expect some more medals during the day as well. India could well win some medals in shooting today, where India has been a major fore.