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DAY 7: World University Games- 2015

Inderjeet Singh created history on Wednesday.

News 09 Jul 2015, 13:40 IST
Inderjeet Singh won India’s first ever Gold medal at the Gwangju Universiade on Wednesday

India on Wednesday clinched its first gold at Gwangju Universiade when star athlete Inderjeet Singh won the shot put event with his final throw of 20.27m at the Gwangju Universiade main stadium. Indian men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol team also bagged a bronze to make India's medal count to four at University Games. With this India’s medal tally reached to four (one gold, one silver, two bronze) on the seventh day of competitions.

On the other hand, Korea still leads the table with 59 medals (28 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze). On Wednesday Korea added 14 medals (8 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze) to swell Korea’s medal count to 59. Meanwhile, China advanced to second place in the rankings with 35 medals (17 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze). On the seventh day, China added five gold medals to its tally by winning three in shooting and one each in diving and swimming categories.

Whereas Japan slipped one step down to third position with the total of 47 medals (16 gold , 14 silver 17 bronze ). Russia with 53 medals (12 gold, 19 silver, 22 bronze) and USA with 30 (12 gold, 9 silver, 9 bronze) remained at fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The World University Games are organised by International University Sports Federation (FISU) which is open to athletes between the ages of 17 to 28. Around 13000 athletes from 144 countries are competing for 272 gold medals in 21 sports at 38 venues.

Indian viewers can view these games on DD Sports as the channel is broadcasting LIVE telecast of this 12 days sports extravaganza event from 3-14 July. The 12 day sports telecast will include live action from ground zero, commentary from the scene of action and analysis and discussion by panel of experts from Delhi’s studio.

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