Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli won gold medals on Sunday as India continued to dominate weightlifting. Catch Commonwealth Games 2022, day 3 highlights.
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India enjoyed a brilliant Day 2 at the Commonwealth Games 2022 where the country bagged four medals including a gold – all in weightlifting. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (gold), Sanket Mahadev Sargar and Bindyarani Devi (both silver) and Gururaja Poojary (bronze) stood on the podium. And the medal rush continued on Day 3 with two young lifters, Jeremy Lalrinnunga (men’s 67 kg) and Achinta Sheuli (men's 73 kg), winning gold medals on their Games debuts. In team sports, India women's cricket team defeated Pakistan in the must-win group game by eight wickets. It was followed by the men’s hockey team's thumping 11-0 win over Ghana in their opener. In badminton, the Indian team booked a semi-final spot with a win over South Africa. The men’s table tennis team also confirmed a last-four place with a facile win over Bangladesh. Earlier in the day, boxing star Nikhat Zareen won her first bout, but Shiva Thapa lost a tight match.
With three gold, two silver and one bronze, India (six medals) now moved to fifth in the medal tally. Australia continued to lead the table with 50 medals (20 gold, 13 silver, 17 bronze). England is second with 34, including 12 gold, ahead of New Zealand (19). The Kiwis are third courtesy gold medal count, 10 to 3. Follow live scores and updates of CWG 2022 Day 3 live.
So, the final standings: Gold for Achinta Sheuli (IND) with the games record combined lift of 313 kg (143 GR+170); silver for Erry Hidayat (MAS) with a combined lift of 303 kg (138+165) and bronze for Shad Darsigny (CAN). He lifted 135 kg and 163 kg.
India lifters have so far won six medals (three gold, two silver and one bronze)
176 kg again. And ot to be for Erry Hidayat of Malaysia. He settles with silver as Achinta Sheuli wins gold on debut. Second gold today, third so far.
Erry Hidayat of Malaysia needs 176 kg to dethrone Achinta Sheuli. He lifted 165 in his first attempt. Australia's Brandon Wakeling goes for 172 kg for the bronze. But fails. Currently, bronze belongs to Shad Darsigny of Canada.
Playing safe! Achinta Sheuli lifts 170 kg in his third and final attempt. Hi combined is now 313 kg. Looks like gold medal!
Now, 170 kg! And Achinta Sheuli fails to lift. One more attempt for the Indian. Erry Hidayat of Malaysia will go for the kill. Still has two attempts remaining. Sheuli's lead over Hidayat in the snatch was five kgs.
India's Achinta Sheuli starts his clean and jerk round with a lift of 166 kg. His combined of 309 kg is already a Games record.
Canada's Shad Darsigny the first to set a total (135 + 163 = 298 kg of the medal contenders. Erry Hidayat of Malaysia just had two failed lifts @ 165 kg. So thus John Tafi of Samoa.
Australia's Brandon Wakeling makes the first big move with a lift of 163 kg in his first clean and jerk lift. John Tafi of Samoa, Shad Darsigny of Canada, Erry Hidayat of Malaysia and Achinta Sheuli of India are yet to start.
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India's Sumit loses 0-5 to Callum Peters of Australia in the round of 16. Sagar Ahlawat will be in action in +92kg (super heavyweight) at 1:00 am.
And it's 143 kg. Young Achinta Sheuli playing safe. Comfortable. He now has a lead of five kgs over Erry Hidayat of Malaysia. Canada's Shad Darsigny is currently third (135).
Now, 140 kg. Again, smooth. Achinta Sheuli breaks free from Erry Hidayat (138 kg) of Malaysia. He still has one attempt remaining.
A while ago, India's Srihari Nataraj finished 5th with a timing of 25.38s. He makes the final.
India's Achinta Sheuli starts with 137 kg in snatch. And easy. His personal best is 143 kg.
The Indian women's fours team qualified for the semifinals of the lawn bowls after defeating Norfolk Island. The quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip) won 17-9 in the quarterfinal match. India will play New Zealand in the semi-final on Monday.
Aakarshi Kashyap beat Johanita Scholtz 21-11, 21-16 in the women's singles to help India seal a 3-0 win over South Africa. India will face either Singapore or Scotland in the semis. In the other semis, England meets Malaysia.
In the 12-man field, England Jack Oliver and Canada's Shad Darsigny will be Achinta Sheuli's main rivals. So thus, Malaysia's Erry HidayatThe Indian lifter is the favourite. The 20-year-old from Deulpur, in West Bengal, owns all three Commonwealth Games records.
India's Saurav Ghosal beats David Baillargeon of Canada 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 to enter quarter-finals.
Lakshya Sen beats Caden Kakora 21-5, 21-6 to give India a 2-0 lead over South Africa.
India's Achinta Sheuli will be in action. India has so face won four medals -- two gold, two silver and one bronze.
B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Jarred Elliott and Deidre Jordaan 21-9, 21-11 in mixed doubles to give India 1-0 lead over South Africa.
India's Yogeshwar Singh and Ruthuja Nataraj finished 15th and 17th in the men's and women's all-around finals of the artistic gymnastic events, respectively. It was 1-2-3 for England in the men's event with Jack Jarman winning the gold with a total score of 83.450. James Hall and Marios Georgiou had overall scores of 82.900 and 81.750 respectively for second and third. In the women's final, Australia's Georgia Godwin (53.550), England's Ondine Achampong (53.000) and Canada's Emma Spence (52.350) won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
And that's it. Two-time silver medalists India beat Ghana 11-0 to open their campaign. India next face England tomorrow. England had defeated Ghana 6-0. Canada and Wales are the other two teams in Pool B.
Another PC and Harmanpreet Singh complete his hat-trick with almost perfect execution. It's India 11-0 Ghana. Seven minutes remaining.
Mandeep Singh makes it 10th for India. Selflessly fed by Abhishek. It's 97th in total at Commonwealth Games. No clue for Ghana defenders. Little less than 13 minutes to bear this onslaught.
India pumped in four goals in the third quarter. It's 9-0 against Ghana. Jugraj Singh scored the ninth goal.
Earlier in the day, the India quartet of Adarsh Muralidharan Nair Sinimol, Pragnya Mohan, Vishwanath Yadav and Sanjana Sunil Joshi clocked a total time of 1:31:43 to finish 10th in the triathlon mixed team relay final. They were 15:03 behind gold winner England (1:16:40). Wales and Australia won silver and bronze, respectively.
Harmanpreet Singh! 6th goal for India against Ghana with 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter. It's 6-0.
Boxing - Sumit in the men's 71-75 kg (middleweight), round of 16 at 12.15 am (Monday); Sagar in +92 kg (super heavyweight) at 1 am (Monday).
Cycling: Women's 500m time trial finals (Triyasha Paul, Mayuri Late) at 9.02 pm.
Weightlifting: Achinta Sheuli in the men's 73kg final at 11 pm.
India takes an early lead against Ghana with Abhishek scoring from a scrambled PC in the very first minute.
India's Popy Hazarika finishes a disappointing seventh with a total lift of 183 kg. Nigeria's Rafiatu Folashade Lawal takes gold with a new Games record of 206 kg (90 GR+116) , ahead of Canada's Tali Darsigny and England's Jessica Gordon Brown.
India's starting XI for the match against Ghana:
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Popy Hazarika goes for 107 kg and another failed lift. She is devasted. Given up!
Popy Hazarika keeps herself in the competition with a lift of 102 kg in her second clean and jerk attempt. She will need a massive jump in the final attempt to stand a chance for podium finish.
India's Popy Hazarika fails to lift 102 kg in her first clean and jerk attempt.
Little earlier, India's Joshana Chinappa beat Kaitlyn Watts of New Zealand 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6 to enter the quarter-finals.
India's Popy Hazarika managed only 81 in the snatch. She went for 84 kg in the second attempt in snatch. And no lift. She then opted for a higher weight, 85 kg, in the third attempt. Risky move. And no lift. She is seventh in the pecking order.
India women beat Pakistan by eight wickets with Smriti Mandhana hitting an unbeaten 63 off 42. Target was 100.
Shafali Verma got out for 16 off nine, but India on course for a big win against Pakistan. Smriti Mandhana brought up her fifty in 31 balls with a six, off the third in the 8th over. India need 24 in 61 balls. IND - 76/1 (7.4)
India's Joshana Chinappa takes on Kaitlyn Watts of New Zealand. Watts serves.
India's chase started. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are in the middle. Diana Baig with the first over. Target - 100 runs.
Popy Hazarika will be in action in women's 59 kg weightlifting starting, 6:30 pm IST.
India dismisses Pakistan for 99. Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav claim two wickets each. Muneeba Ali hit 32 off 30.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beats Mohutasin Redoy 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 to help India seal 3-0 win over Bangladesh. Will face Nigeria in the semis.
Sharath Kamal beats Md Sabbir 11-4, 11-7, 11-2. India leads Bangladesh 2-0.
India's Shiva Thapa loses to Reese Lynch of Scotland by a split decision (1-4) in the round of 16. Very, very tight.
Shafali Verma gets an over. Aliya Riaz runs out for 10 off 13. Four runs from the over. PAK - 82/5 (15).
India's Shiva Thapa, blue corner, up against Reese Lynch of Scotland. Expect a close bout between the two former World Championships bronze medallists.
Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan beat Ramhimlian Bawm and Mohutasin Redoy 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 in doubles to give India a 1-0 lead.
Renuka Singh gets her first wicket. Ayesha Naseem (10 off 9) caught by Jemimah Rodrigues at deep midwicket. Aliya Riaz is Pakistan's new batter. PAK - 64/4 (11.3)
Sneh Rana removes both Bismah Maroof (17 off 19), lbw and Muneeba Ali (32 off 30), c&b in her second over. Omaima Sohail and Ayesha Naseem are the new batters. PAK - 51/3 (9)
Easy for Nikhat Zareen. Rreferee stops the contest in round three. Helena Bagao of Mozambique looked awfully out of her depths. Zareen next meets Helen Jones of Wales.
Muneeba Ali hits Meghna Singh for a six, off the fourth ball in the 8th over, over mid-wicket. First of the match. The second-wicket stand with Bismah Maroof is now worth 49 in 39. PAK - 49/1 (8).
Nikhat Zareen takes the first round against Mozambique's Helena Bagao. Unanimous.
India's Srihari Nataraj clocks 25.52 to finish second in heat 6 and qualify for the semis in men's 50 metre backstroke.
Nikhat Zareen takes the ring for her first bout. The reigning world champion is taking on Mozambique's Helena Bagao.
Meghna Singh strikes early for India, in the second over. Iram Javed (0 off 3), caught behind. Nice take from Yastika Bhatia. Pakistan - 12/1 (3)
The match is now an 18-overs affair. Renuka Singh with the first over. And a maiden to Muneeba Ali. Iram Javed is Pakistan's other opener.
Meanwhile, Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bat first against India at Edgbaston.
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia(w), Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbhineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
Pakistan: Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali(w), Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof(c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Kainat Imtiaz, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin
India Jeremy Lalrinnunga is down on the floor after lifting 154kg in clean and jerk. He seemed to have injured his back. The coaches are working with him backstage. He is back for his second attempt and lifts 160kg successfully and is currently in the gold medal position. He fails to lift 165kg in his third attempt. India gets second CWG gold medal with a total lift of 300kg. The silver goes to Vaipava Nevo Ioane (293kg) of Samoa while Nigeria's Edidiong Joseph Umoafia (290kg) takes bronze.
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Snatch- 140Kg (GR)
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India's Srihari Nataraj finishes second in men's 50m backstroke Heat 6 clocking 25.52s.
Good news coming from cricket ground. The drizzle has stopped and the Indian players are warming up now. The India vs Pakistan toss is scheduled for 11 AM local time.
Sajan Prakash finishes fourth in men's 200m Butterfly Heat 3.
Meanwhile, not a good news frpm Edgbaston cricket ground. It's drizzling here and the covers have been put on. The toss between India and Pakistan is likely going to be delayed.
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India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga successfully liftis 136kg in his first attempt. He comes back to lift 140kg in his second attempt in snatch which is a new Commonwealth Games record. However, his 143kg lift in the third attempt is unsuccessful. He is having a 10kg advantage at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, news coming in from the Pakistan women's cricket team, is that experienced all-rounder Nida Dar is out of the India game due to concussion. Nida is replaced by Aiman Anwar.
The men's 67kg weightlifting final has started. India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga will be in action soon. The Indian successfully liftis 136kg in his first attempt.
The men's all-round gymnastics final has already started and India's Yogeshwar Singh scored 12.350 on his first rotation - the rings. The Indian manages 13.200 in the vault event. He is now having a total score is 25.550 and is currently placed fifth.
India's Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal will look to make amends in squash in their respective singles Round of 16 matches on Sunday. Chinappa will be in action from 6 PM onwards while Ghosal takes the field at 6.45 PM IST.
In swimming, India's Sajan Prakash will be action in men’s 200m Butterfly Heat 3 (3.07 PM IST) while in men’s 50m Backstroke Heat 6, Srihari Natraj will compete at 3.31 PM IST.
The Indian men's table tennis team stand a great chance to enter the semifinals of the CWG 2022 as they face Bangladesh on Sunday at 2 PM IST. The Indian team consists od Achanta Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai. India had defeated Barbados, Simgapore and Northern Ireland on their way to quarters.
Both India and Pakistan are coming into the game on the back of losses in their respective openers. India lost to T20 world champions Australia while Pakistan surrended in front of Barbados, consisting most of West Indies national team players. India have played 11 times against Pakistan winning nine and losing on just two occasions. India are undefeated against Pakistan in the last four games.
Early morning rain in Birmingham. Need it to clear for the India Pak game. Drizzle now. Key match for Harman’s team.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 31, 2022
First things first. India gymnast Yogeshwar Singh will be in action in the men's all-round artistic final from 1:30 PM IST before Jeremy Lalrinnunga takes rge stage in men's 67kg weightlifting final.
Hello and welcome to Day 3 live coverage of Commonwealth Games 2022. India have already opened the CWG 2022 medals tally and is ecpected to add many more on Sunday.