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Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold

Vikas Gowda, wrestlers lead India's gold

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal thrice – in a replay of their exploits Tuesday – besides a silver and a bronze, to bring cheers to the team contingent here and to the billion plus supporters back home.

With their kitty swelling to 13 gold medals, 20 silver pieces and 14 bronze medallions, India overtook New Zealand to take the fifth position in the leaderboard after England (42-38-38), Australia (36-34-41), Canada (26-13-22) and marginally behind hosts Scotland (14-12-16).


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