Berlin, June 21 – India registered their first gold medals on the Particular Olympics World Video games 2023, right here, Geetanjali Nagvekar profitable gold within the 800m Degree C, to begin, what could be a gold rush Tuesday, with as many three added by the top of the day’s motion.
All of it kicked off on the Hanns-Braun-Stadion at Olympiapark early within the morning, Geetanjali working a time of 4:31:40, nearly eight seconds forward of her competitor in second place to place India on the board early. Not lengthy after, India added a silver within the male 800m. A heavy downpour, meant motion on the athletics observe was halted, and the main target shifted to the indoor arenas throughout Berlin.
Indian athletes have been in motion in handball, badminton, powerlifting, swimming and curler skating. Within the pool, Dinesh Shanmugam continued his type from the day previous to carry dwelling a silver within the Male 50m breaststroke, Degree A, clocking a time of 46.59 to take action. Late within the day, Madhav additionally confirmed a Gold medal for the Indian contingent in Swimming within the 25M Breaststroke occasion.
The true spotlight although, got here from the roller-skating rink, Indian athletes bringing eight medals (2 golds, 2 silver and 4 bronze) via the day.
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After some good performances by Indian athletes within the 30m straight line, all of it got here right down to the 500m races, and buoyed by a big cheering crowd Saraswati was the primary one to win gold, streaking forward of her rivals proper from the begin to not simply set up a lead, but additionally dominate the race to take the win. The Haryana athlete had solely placed on a pair of blades six months again, and has at all times been seen as a excessive achiever from the beginning.
“We at all times knew that she had it in her however simply lacked the financial assist from her household,” coach Anil Kumar mentioned. “Now that she’s received this huge achievement below her belt, we hope there can be extra assist for her and athletes like her throughout the nation.”
Three races later, got here one other excessive level for the Indian contingent, with two Indians, Deepen Prakash Sakhrani and Angelina Mary Poussin in the identical 500m race. The duo began off neck in neck, Deepen streaking forward after the primary 100m, and slowly increase a lead. For over 400m it appeared like India would lock up two medals on the rostrum, however Angelina was overtaken proper on the shut to complete an excellent fourth. Sakhrani received the gold.
In the meantime, India additionally confirmed six medals in Powerlifting with Tusharnath Singh profitable a Silver Medal in Males’s 74kg Bench Press and a Bronze Medal in Males’s 74kg Deadlift. Junki Pahadin additionally received 4 Silver medals in Girls’s 52kg Bench Press, 52kg Squat, 52kg Deadlift and Mixed Occasion.
A number of medals are in competition on June twenty first, with Indians in motion in Athletics, curler skating, badminton, powerlifting, biking and swimming.