World Military Games: Aneesh Kumar, Virender bag gold

Pillai won gold in the men’s shot put IT1 event, finishing with a best effort of 12.76m, while Virender won gold in shot put IF5 category.

Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai. (File Photo)   -  TWITTER

Para-athletes Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai and Virender added two more gold medals to India’s tally at the ongoing World Military Games on Wednesday, taking India’s gold haul to four.

Pillai won gold in the men’s shot put IT1 event, finishing with a best effort of 12.76m. Peru’s Felipa Carlos won the silver followed by Severs Robert of the Netherlands who clinched the bronze.

Virender, on the other hand, won gold in shot put IF5 category with a best throw of 11.43m. France’s Marfil Nicolas finished second while Suma Piero Rosario of Italy clinched the bronze.

India could have won more silverware on Wednesday, but the trio of Yogesh Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Omkar Singh narrowly missed out on a bronze in the men’s 25m centre fire pistol team event, as India finished fourth behind Ukraine, Korea and China.

Boxing World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal lost 0-5 to Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh of Mongolia in the quarterfinal of men’s fly (49-52kg) category.