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Dipika-Joshana create history with squash gold

Dipika-Joshana create history with squash gold

Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country’s first Commonwealth Games medal – a gold – from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up a clutch of prized metals on the penultimate day of competition on Saturday.

India’s medal count swelled to an impressive 61 as men pugilists Vijender Singh, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and their woman counterpart L Sarita Devi finished with silvers. Powerlifter Sakina Khatun and shuttlers PV Sindhu and RMV Gurusaidutt added to the tally by picking up bronze pieces.

The medal bounty – 14 gold medals, 28 silver and 19 bronze – affirmed India’s fifth rank on the leaderboard, after England, Australia, Canada and hosts Scotland.

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