India won four gold medals on the final day of Commonwealth Games 2022 through PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Achanta Sharath Kamal and the men's doubles badminton pair. India finished on 61 medals, including 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze. Catch CWG 2022, day 11 highlights.
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India won six medals on the final day of Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 Monday to finish fourth in the overall standings behind Australia (178), England (176), and Canada (92). In the previous edition (Gold Coast 2018), India had won 66 to finish third. This time, India's medal haul was severely dented by the absence of shooting. The final day started with table tennis star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran winning the men's singles bronze medal play-off. It was followed by three gold medals from the badminton court, with PV Sindhu (women's singles), Lakshya Sen (men's singles), and the pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (men's doubles) winning their respective finals. Veteran table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal won the men's singles final but the men's hockey team was humbled by Australia in the final. Catch Commonwealth Games 2022 day 11 highlights:
Not the end India wanted on a day that yeilded four gold and a bronze medal. The Indian men's hockey team was thrashed 7-0 by Australia in the men's hockey final to be content with silver. Australia's CWG domination in men's hockey continues. They have so far won all the competitions so far since the inclusion of the sport in 1998. India didn't even earn a single penalty corner in the final.
SILVER IT IS!! 🏑— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 8, 2022
Men in Blue🇮🇳 put up a valiant effort in their Final match against Australia. They settle with silver 🥈at the #CommonwealthGames2022.
We wish them the very best for their future and hope to see them make a COMEBACK!!!👍#India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/tulAr6Q1lZ
Nathan Ephraums scores his second of the day as Australia extend lead 6-0 against India in the men's hockey gold medal match. More misery for India. Flynn Ogilvie makes it 8-0 for Australia in the 46th minute.
Fourth Gold Medal for India on the last day of CWG 2022. Achanta Sharath Kamal beats England's Liam Pitchford to win his third gold medal in Birmingham. Sharath finished on the top of the podium in men's singles after a gap of 16 years. he takes his overall medal tally to 13 at the CWG, since making his Games debut in 2006.
🥇KAMAL KA KAMAAL🔥@sharathkamal1 🏓wins against Liam (ENG) (4-1) (11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8) in the #TableTennis Men's Singles event at the #CommonwealthGames2022— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 8, 2022
With this win, Sharath Kamal has bagged an overall 7🥇 medals at the CWG in different categories🤩 pic.twitter.com/OC3vBo47iS
Third Badminton gold medal for India at CWG 2022. The Indian men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy beat England Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-15, 21-13 in the gold medal match. It was India's first men's doubles gold medal at CWG.
HISTORY CREATED- DYNAMIC DUO ON A ROLL🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 8, 2022
🥇 @satwiksairaj / @Shettychirag04 are VICTORIOUS over their English opponents with a score of 0-2 at the #CommonwealthGames2022🥇
This is the 1️⃣st ever Indian Men's Doubles Badminton 🥇 Medal in the #CWG🤩
Brilliant Feat! #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/xR9Cr9bx5x
Bad News from Hockey. India captain Manpreet SIngh walked off the pitch after hurting his shoulder during a collison with an Aussie player. Australia lead 5-0 at half time.
Jacob Anderson and Tom Wickham score Australia's third and fourth goals against India. Very tough for India to come back from here. Jacob scores another in the 27th minute and Australia are 5-0 within the first half.
In Table Tennis, men's singles gold medal match, India's Achanta Sharath Kamal loses the first game 11-13 against Liam Pitchford of England. However, the veteran won his next three games to lead 3-1.
In the men's doubles badminton gold medal match, India's Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy are leading 1-0 after winning the first game 21-15 against England Ben Lane and Sean Vendy.
India are on backfoot early in the men's hockey final. Blake Govers and Nathan Ephraums have given Australia a 2-0 lead in the first quarter itself.
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This win is very speacial for Lakshya Sen. He had an injury a month before. In the final he lost the first game but came back strongly in the final two games to take away the gold. It only proves ho mentally strong the 20-year-old is.
What a SENsational Gold medal for @lakshya_sen in his very first CWG and first major international multi sport event for 🇮🇳. He had a shoulder injury 1 month before the CWG & worked so hard to come back. So happy and proud of this young boy. 🏸🥇 pic.twitter.com/2sAaLTIBkF— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 8, 2022
Lakshya Sen in elite club. He becomes the fourth Indian male shuttler to win a CWG singles gold medal winner. He joins Prakash Padukone (1978), Syed Modi (1982) and Parupalli Kashyap (2014).
The whole nation is extremely proud of @lakshya_sen for winning the Gold Medal at #CommonwealthGames !!— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 8, 2022
Congratulations Lakshya for making India proud once again 🇮🇳#Cheer4India #India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/SCO4Lx7svv
Lakshya Sen has the momentum now. He is leading 15-11 in the third game Ng Tze Yong of Malaysiaand is moments away from gold medal. Yes. Lakshya Sen has done it. He has won India's second Badminton gold after PV Sindhu. Lakshya Sen wins 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 in an hour and 20 minutes.
🏸LAKSHYA ACHIEVED 🥇!!— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 8, 2022
Our young sensation @lakshya_sen clinches the GOLD after a solid comeback, winning 2-1 (19-21 21-9 21-16) against Tze Yong (MAS) in the Badminton MS Gold Medal bout at the #CommonwealthGames2022🥇#Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/FdSw6dWXrG
Missed Sindhu's gold medal winning moment. Here you go..
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Leveling up ft. @Pvsindhu1 😎💪
The shuttler brings home the #Badminton GOLD defeating 🇨🇦's Michelle Li in straight games in the Final 🙌#BirminghamMeinJitegaHindustanHamara #PVSindhu #CWG2022 #B2022 pic.twitter.com/zgkLyFByPh
Lakshya Sen goes down fighting 19-21 in his first game against Ng Tze Yong of Malaysia. What a brilliant comeback by Lakshya Sen. He wins the second game 21-9 to level the scores.
India have lealfrogged New Zealand to fourth in CWG 2022 medal tally. Both India and New Zealand have 19 gold medals. India's total count is 56 compared to New Zealands 48.
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Your Closing Ceremony line-up is here. This is a party you definitely do not want to miss.@JorjaSmith, @ub40official, @mahalia, @DexysOfficial, @lauramvula and more.— Birmingham 2022 (@birminghamcg22) August 8, 2022
Last remaining tickets available at https://t.co/8u2EKSwAjk#B2022 #CommonwealthGames pic.twitter.com/YhvB5drNoI
Well, as the whole nation celebates PV Sindhu's maiden CWG gold, another Indian Lakshya Sen is getting ready for his gold medal match against Ng Tze Yong.
With the women's singles gold, PV Sindhu now has five CWG titles. She started with a singles bronze in 2014, a singles silver in 2018. Sindhu was also a part of the gold medal-winning Mixed Team in 2018 and also the silver medal-winning Mixed Team in Birmingham.
- Bronze in 2014— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 8, 2022
- Silver in 2018
- Gold in 2022
PV Sindhu in Commonwealth Games: A champion forever from India. pic.twitter.com/6fYMlr6Elv
How does PV Sindhu's cabinet look like now?
At 27, this is what PV Sindhu’s medal cabinet looks like— Aniket Mishra (@aniketmishra299) August 8, 2022
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🥈🥉 Asian Games
🥇🥈South Asian Games
🥉🥉 Uber Cup
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PV Sindhu wins gold. She beats Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13 in the women's singles final. She won singles bronze in 2014, silver in 2018 and gold this year. What a journey it has been for the girl from Hyderabad. Interestingly, Michelle had beaten the 2019 World Champion way back in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Star paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal and world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen have been named India's flagbearers during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 40-year-old Sharath has a rich haul of four medals in this edition of the Games, having won the men's team and mixed team gold and a silver in the men's doubles event. He will also be playing in the men's singles gold medal match later in the day. Zareen, on the other hand, won the gold medal in the light flyweight event (50kg) on Sunday. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh were the flagbearers for the opening ceremony.
Michelle Li is not here to throw it away. After Sindhu led 4-2 at one stage, the Canadian is giving the Indian a tough time at 7-7. However, Sindhu won the next two points to lead 9-7 at this moment.
Blow to India before men's hockey final against Australia. Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has picked up a minor knee injury and won't be available for the gold medal match. He has been advised rest.
Back-to-back gold medal badminton matches for India. PV Sindhu to take the court first followed by Lakshya Sen. The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will follow then. Can it be three gold for Indian badminton? Stay Tuned
Australia have never lost a men's hockey final at Commonwealth Games since sport's inclusion in 1998. India have faced Australia at Commonwealth Games thrice (including 2010 and 2014 finals) and lost on all occasions.
All eyes on GOLD today! 👀🥇— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 8, 2022
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Lakshya Sen won't have it it easy against Ng Tze Yong of Malaysia. The Indian has played twice against No.42 Tze Yong winning on both occasions but it is a different day and a gold medal is at stake.
World Rank No 10 @lakshya_sen is ready for Final Day action at the #CommonwealthGames2022 🏸— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 8, 2022
He is geared up to leave a mark in his debut #CWG and we wish him the very best👍#Cheer4India#India4CWG2022@PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @CGI_Bghm @BAI_Media pic.twitter.com/OreLqwTzvJ
PV Sindhu will be in action first on the day for India. She is playing Canadian Michelle Li in the women's singles gold medal match. But how does Sindhu fare against Li in head-to-head record? Sindhu has played Li 10 times winning on eight occasions. The last time they met was in a Uber Cup toe earlier this year with Sindhu emerging victorious.
What's India's schedule on the final day of Commonwealth Games 2022? Where to watch CWG 2022 live action in India? Well, we have got you covered. READ Details.
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Hello and welcome to the final day of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Despite the shooter and archers, who has been excluded in this edition, it has been a brilliant campaign for India so far after having started slow. The wrestlers and boxers hogged the limelight besides from incredible performances in track and field. India will end CWG 2022 on atleast 60 medals as the country will compete in four finals on the final day.