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CWG 2018: Boxer Vikas Krishan clinched 25th Gold medal for India

CWG 2018: Boxer Vikas Krishan clinched  25th Gold medal for India

India added significantly to its medal tally on Day 10 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Boxer Vikas Krishan won Gold in men's 75kg category to take India's medal tally to 57 in this year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Krishan beat Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon 5-0 to bag India's 25th Gold at CWG 2018.

Indian athletes will compete in hockey, shooting, table tennis, badminton, wrestling, boxing, squash, and athletics.

For now, India has a total of 8 medals from the boxing event, including 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.

Earlier in the day, Gaurav Solanki followed Mary Kom's footsteps and won the gold medal in the men's 53kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.

Solanki dominated most of the battle against Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine and won by a split 4:1 verdict. The battle was fast paced and it took some tactical brilliance from Solanki to win the bout.In the second round, Solanki put up a relentless show and landed many heavy blows on his opponent to tilt the verdict in his favour.

With Solanki's Gold and the two other Silver from the male boxers, India's medals tally has beefed up 47 medals (20 Gold, 13 Silver and 14 Bronze).

On the other hand, Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik settled for Silver after losing their respective gold medal bouts in Gold Coast.