VIDEO: Day 4 Sports Highlights
Rizwan Jamil
26 July 2016
  • The fourth day of competition at the 2016 Jubilee Games saw medals awarded in swimming and track & field.

    In the men’s 200 m breaststroke, Team Tajikistan’s Shaukat Edaliev won big. He stunned the crowd by handily taking the race with a 20 second margin.

    On the track, India grabbed their first gold medal of the Games. It came thanks to Sahil Hamirani’s efforts in the men’s long jump. The 30-year-old from Mumbai plays for the VPM Sports Club — a leading professional sports club in the state of Maharashtra.

    In long jump, competitors record their best result out of six jumps. After his first three attempts, Hamirani thought he had no chance, but his fourth turned out to be the gold medal winner.

    “Everyone is proud of me — my parents and my Jamat back home,” Hamirani said. He explained that he’s been working toward the result for the past eight years.

    On the women’s side, Team Pakistan’s Shafaq Afreen won gold and Razmina Sultan won silver in long jump.

    “I was in third until the fifth jump,” explained Sultan. “On my last jump I had to take my best shot and I delivered.”

    In chess, the top four positions are currently held by Tajik players. Shamil Asalbekov leads the group with four points.

    Finally, on the squash court, Shams Mistry, the 39-year-old squash player from Pakistan, put on quite a show. Mistry won four consecutive matches against Kenya (3-0), UAE (3-0), Canada (3-0) and UK (3-1).

    Mistry played squash while he was in University at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.