Glasgow Games
Wrestler Sushil Kumar in action on Day 6 of the games.Reuters

Indian wrestlers took the cake on Day 6 at the Glasgow Games with Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh Phogbat all landing gold medals in their respective categories.

Experienced wrestler Sushil Kumar, who had to gain nine kilograms for the event, beat Pakistani Qamar Abbas to clinch gold in the men's 75kg freestyle category.

Sushil, who maintained impeccable form all throughout the competition, managed a facile win over Abbas with a final score of 6-2.

Amit Kumar reeled in a second gold in wrestling after successfully curbing Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson in the men's freestyle 57kg category.

Youngster Vinesh, who comes from a family of winners with cousin Geeta Phogat having won India a gold in the 2010 games, added another glinting yellow medal to the tally by beating Yana Rattigan of England in the 48kg category.

Meanwhile, an unlikely result came through for flag bearer Vijay Kumar at the shooting range when he missed out on qualifying for the finals in the 25m pistol event leaving compatriot Harpreet Singh as the lone Indian contender in the finals.

Despite doing well initially, Vijay fumbled in the final series finishing with 555 points out of 600 and narrowly missing out on booking a berth in the finals.

Harpreet, however, did not disappoint by clinching silver for India in the finals.

"There was a bit of pressure already with him (Vijay Kumar) out," Harpreet was quoted by Times of India. "He was the champion and it was just me for India in the final."

Shooters Manavjit Singh, Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang also won medals for India on Day 6 at the games.

Manavjit won bronze in the men's trap with Rajput and Narang giving India the 2-3 finish in the 50m rifle three positions event.

Meanwhile, in a contest where controversy was anything but bereft, weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won bronze in the men's 94kg category with a total lift of 338kg with New Guinea lifter Kari and Australian Simplice Ribouem placing first and second respectively. 

Controversy erupted when Kari's final lift of 200kg was adjudged to be a no-lift by the judges only to be reversed at the last minute for a final total of 349kg.

That allowed him the same total as Simplice but was awarded gold owing to the athlete weighing lesser than his Australian counterpart.

India now stand sixth in the medals tally with a total of 36 medals.

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