Youth Commonwealth Games: India finish 7th

The Indian contingent finished at the seventh position in the recently concluded Youth Commonwealth Games at Bahamas after clinching a total of 11 medals, including four gold, one silver and six bronze medals.

Youth Judo Soni picked up India’s first gold medal by winning in the 73-kg category by beating Australia’s Uros Nikolic. Ashish followed this with a bronze medal in the 60-kg category, with a win over England’s Harry Zane-Prosser.

In the boxing discipline, India grabbed a total of four medals collectively between girls and boys. World Youth Champion Sachin Siwach won a gold in the Light Flyweight (49 Kg) category after defeating James Nathan Probert of Wales 4-1. Another young boxer from India, Muhammed Etash Khan won a bronze medal in the Bantamweight (56 Kg) weight category after losing in the semi-finals to England’s Reuben Shiloh Defreitas 2-3

In the tennis, Zeel Desai and Siddhant Banthia signed off the Indian campaign at the Commonwealth Games on a high note after taking on three medals across all three categories in singles and mixed doubles. Indian contingent comprised of 28 participants across six events, got home a total of 11 medals in three disciplines.

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