Geetika Jhakar failed to win her gold medal match in the 63 kg category, hence had to be satisfied with a silver medal finish and Pawan Kumar won a bronze medal in the men's 86 kg category.
In Athletics, India may not be a strong contender to produce many a medals, but through Vikas Gowda, India managed to bag their first gold medal via his event, Discuss Throw. He bettered his performance from his last Commonwealth Games in India, where he had won a silver medal.
He shrugged off strong competition from other discuss throwers, as he threw the disc 63.64m, which was 32 m further than Cypriot Apostolos Parellis throw, who won silver. Jamaica's Jason Morgan with a throw of 62.34 won the bronze.