India finished seventh in the 6th Commonwealth Youth Games

Vastavam web:  India finished a creditable seventh in the 6th Commonwealth Youth Games here after winning 11 medals, including four gold.India won four gold, one silver and six bronze medals in the six-day multi-sporting event which concluded yesterday.On the opening day on July 18, India got off to a flying start with the judokas grabbing four medals. Soni picked up India’s first gold medal by winning the 73kg category event, beating Australia’s Uros Nikolic.In boxing, India bagged four medals with World Youth champion Sachin Siwach clinching the gold in lightflyweight (49kg) category after defeating James Nathan Probert of Wales.

Muhammed Etash Khan then added a bronze in boys bantamweight (56kg) category. Among the girl boxers, Jony clinched a silver medal in lightweight (60kg) category after losing 2-3 to Australian Ella Jade Boot in the finals. Desai won her girls singles final against Eliza Omirou of Cyprus 6-3 7-6, while Banthia clinched the bronze with a win over Cypriot Eleftherios Neos 6-2 6-0.The duo of Banthia and Desai took India to a 6-4 6-3 victory in the mixed doubles finals against Neos and Omirou of Cyprus.Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta congratulated the Indian athletes for their performance.