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Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 5 Highlights: Heartbreak For PV Sindhu And Co; Gold Medals For Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis Stars

India has so far won 13 medals with five gold, five silver and three bronze and is currently placed sixth in the Commonwealth Games 2022 medals tally. Catch CWG 2022 Day 5 highlights.

Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 5 Highlights: Heartbreak For PV Sindhu And Co; Gold Medals For Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis Stars
The women's lawn bowls team won India's first-ever Commonwealth Games medal in the sport. Photo: PTI

India added four medals on the fifth day of Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham Tuesday. First, the women's lawn bowls team claimed the country's first-ever medal in the sport by winning the 'fours' final. Then, the men's table tennis team beat Singapore in the final for India's fifth gold medal. Moments later, Vikas Thakur claimed the silver in the men's 96 kg weightlifting. Late in the night, the mixed badminton team lost to Malaysia in the final to settle for the silver medal. India was expecting at least a medal from the women’s discus throw, but both Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon failed to impress. The women's hockey team also suffered a 1-3 defeat against England in a Pool A match. Muhammad Anees Yahiya and Murali Sreeshankar (men’s long jump), Tejaswini Shakar (men's high jump) and Manpreet Kaur (women’s shot put) qualified for the finals. Dutee Chand, however, failed to make the women’s 100m final. Squash star Saurav Ghosal too lost his men's singles semi-final. In boxing, Rohit Tokas defeated Ghana’s Alfred Kotey in the men’s welterweight division to enter quarters.

CWG 2022 Full Coverage | Sports News

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 2:17 AM

    Four Medals For India On Day 5

    India won four medals, two gold and two silver on day 5. With 13 medals, India remains sixth in the medal tally.

    And expect more medals on day 6. Check India's full schedule HERE.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 2:15 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Final standings: Nigeria's Chioma Onyekwere wins gold with a throw of 61.70m, ahead of England's Jade Lally (58.42m) and another Nigerian Obiageri Amaechi (56.99).

    India's Seema Punia, a four-time Commonwealth Games medallist, finishes fifth with a throw of 55.92m. Her compatriot., Navjeet Dhillon manages only 53.51m. She is seventh.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 2:02 AM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    India's Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lose to Muralitharan Thinaah and Koong Le Pearly Tan 18-21, 17-21 in the women's doubles. And that's all. India settles for silver. Malaysia takes gold with a 3-1 win. 

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 2:01 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Better throw from Seema Punia for 55.92m. Her best. And she finishes fifth.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:58 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Sixth and final attempt for Navjeet Kaur Dhillon. The 27-year-old manages a throw of 53.51m, her best tonight. And that's good enough for eighth.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:51 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Another red for Seema Punia. Similar throw, out of the arc. Her best throw remains 55.92m. Fifth now, and one final attempt coming up.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:46 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Kaur Dhillon with her fifth attempt, and it's only 52.46m. Her best is 53.14m. And currently placed last.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:41 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Chioma Onyekwere of Nigeria produces a big throw of 61.70m. She is now the favourite to take the gold.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:40 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Red flag! Seema Punia throws outside the arc, the disc slipping out of her hands. Her best throw remains 55.92m.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:37 AM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    India's Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lose the first game 18-21 against Muralitharan Thinaah and Koong Le Pearly Tan. Malaysia leads India 2-1.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:36 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Singh Dhillon on and it's 53.14m. Another underwhelming effort from the Indian athlete.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:34 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Singh Dhillon just makes the cut to compete, as one of the top eight, for the remainder of the competition. Each of them will get another three attempts. Seema Punia is fourth.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:28 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Singh Dhillon on with her third attempt. And she deliberately faults the throw after releasing the discus. She feels it. Poor throw, just over 50m.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:25 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Another flat throw from Seema Punia. And only 52.30m. Her best remains 55.92m from the second attempt. England's Jade Lally is the leader with 57.33m.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:14 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Singh Dhillon on with her second attempt. A wide throw, and 53.14m. Little improvement.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:12 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Seema Punia with her second attempt. And she's hanging there. 55.92m.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:05 AM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    Kidambi Srikanth loses to Ng Tze Yong in three games (19-21, 21-6, 16-21) Malaysia lead India 2-1. Next is the young pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayathri Gopichand against Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan in the must-win women's doubles match.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 1:02 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Singh Dhillon, the last edition's bronze medallist, starts with a three of 50.95m.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:59 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    The last edition's silver medallist, Seema Punia starts with a under-par throw of 52.28 metre.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:58 AM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    India's Usha Bannur Natesh Kumar finishes a disappointing sixth with a total lift of 205 kg (95 +110). Australia's Eileen Cikamatana wins the gold medal (Games records in all three) with a total lift of 255 kg (110+145). Canada's Kristel Ngarlem (101+135=236) and Nigeria's Mary Osijo (225=102+123) take silver and bronze, respectively.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:53 AM

    Athletics: Women's Discus

    Navjeet Dhillon and Seema Punia are in action. They will take on nine other throwers.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:34 AM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    And it's still 116 kg in her second clean and jerk attempt. This time, issues with both hands. All three reds. Very tough now. The next lifter is going for 118 kg.

    Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth wins the second game 21-6 against Ng Tze Yong. 

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:33 AM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    Usha Kumara lifts 116 kg in her second clean and jerk attempt. Tricky lift, just manages to clear 2-1 even as the jury takes a long look. And eventually, it's no lift. Issues with the left arm. No challenge from the Indian camp though.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:27 AM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    After losing the first game 19-21, Kidambi Srikanth is fighting hard to save the match against Ng Tze Yong. Indian shuttler now leading 16-5 in the second second game. It's India 1-1 Malaysia.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:18 AM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    Clean and jerk round started. India's Usha Kumara will need a sizeable lift to stay in contention for a medal.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:07 AM

    Boxing: Men's Welterweight, Round Of 16

    India's Rohit Tokas beats Alfred Kotey of Ghana 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals.

  • 03 Aug 2022 / 12:03 AM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    Snatch round over. Eileen Cikamatana (AUS) leads the pack with a Games record lift of 110 kg. Mary Osijo (NGR) with 102 kg, Kristel Ngarlem (CAN) with 101 kg, Clementine Noumbissi (CMR) with 100 kg and Usha Kumara (IND) with 98 kg make the top five. Usha's final lift result was corrected.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 11:54 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    Usha Bannur fails to lift 98 kg in her final snatch attmept. Settles for 90 kg. Nigeria's Mary Osijo now leads with 102 kg.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 11:50 PM

    Boxing: Men's 67 kg (Welterweight), Round Of 16

    India's  Rohit Tokas takes on Alfred Kotey of Ghana.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 11:47 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 87 kg

    India's Usha Bannur successfully lifts 95 kg in her second snatch attempt. She started with 90 kg.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 11:44 PM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    PV Sindhu beats Goh Jin Wei 22-20, 21-17 in women's singles. It's India 1-1 Malaysia.

    Next, Kidambi Srikanth vs Ng Tze Yong.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 11:25 PM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    What a game. PV Sindhu takes game one in 23 minutes (22-20) against Goh Jin Wei. Malaysia leads India 1-0.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 10:52 PM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lose the men's doubles match against Teng Fong and Wooi Soh in straight games (18-21, 15-21). Malaysia leads India 1-0.

    PV Sindhu will take on Jin Wei Goh in the women's singles.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 10:30 PM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    India's men's doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty loses the first game 18-21 against Teng Fong and Wooi Soh.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 10:10 PM

    Squash: Men's Singles, Semi-Final

    India's Saurav Ghosal loses 9-11, 4-11, 1-11 to Paul Coll of New Zealand. He will now play against either James Willstrop of England or Joel Makin of Wales in the bronze medal play-off.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 10:04 PM

    Squash: Men's Singles, Semi-Final

    India's Saurav Ghosal loses the second game 4-11, and trails 0-2 against Paul Coll of New Zealand.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 10:03 PM

    Badminton: Mixed Team, Final

    It's India vs Malaysia for the gold medal. And Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the first game (Men's Doubles).

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 9:49 PM

    Squash: Men's Singles, Semi-Final

    India's Saurav Ghosal loses the first game 9-11 against Paul Coll of New Zealand.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 9:29 PM

    Squash: Men's Singles, Semi-Final

    India's Saurav Ghosal takes on Paul Coll of New Zealand for a place in the gold medal match.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 9:00 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Final standings: Gold for Don Opeloge of Samoa with a combined lift of 381 kg (171 kg in snatch; 210 kg in clean & jerk) -- all Games records. Vikas Thakur of India lifted 346 kg (155; 191) fos silver.  Taniela Tuisuva Rainibogi of Fiji claimed bronze with a total of 343 kg (155; 188).

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:56 PM

    Table Tennis: Men's Team, Final

    Here's how India defended the title: Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeated Izaac Quek and Pang Yew En Koen 3-0 (13-11, 11-7, 11-5); Sharath Kamal lost to Clarence Chew 1-3 (7-11, 14-12, 3-11, 9-11); Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeated Pang Yew En Koen 3-1 (12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4); Harmeet Desai defeated Clarence Chew    3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-6).

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:31 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    India's Vikas Thakur takes silver with a combined lift of 346 kg (155 kg in snatch and 191 kg in clean & jerk).

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:24 PM

    Table Tennis: Men's Team, Final

    India beat Singapore 3-1 to win the gold medal.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:23 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Vikas Thakur goes for 198 kg in his third and final clean and jerk attempt. And it's too heavy for the burly Indian. His combined lift of 346 kg should be enough for a medal.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:18 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Vikas Thakur goes for 191 kg in the second attempt. Four kg more than his previous attempt. And he does it. Still in the gold medal contention. Trickey jerk but has enough strength to complete the routine. Combined luft now 346 kg.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:09 PM

    Hockey: Women's Pool A

    Indian eves suffer their first loss. 3-1 to England.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 8:07 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Vikas Thakur starts clean and jerk round with a clean lift of 187 kg. In gold medal position for now. He lifted 155 kg in snatch.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:52 PM

    Table Tennis: Men's Team, Final

    Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beats Yew Pang 12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4 to give India a 2-1 lead over Singapore in the gold medal match.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:36 PM

    Hockey: Women's Pool A

    India now trails England 0-2. Tess Howard the scorer scored in the 40th minute.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:32 PM

    Swimming Update

    Indian swimmers Advait Page and Kushagra Rawat qualified for the final of the men's 1500m freestyle after finishing fourth in their respective heats. But Srihari Nataraj, who bettered the best Indian time en route a third place finish in heat 2, could not qualify for the final of the men's 200m backstroke event.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:28 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Vikas Thakur makes it 155 kg in the snatch. Don Opeloge of Samoa is the one to beat. Commonwealth records are in the name of Boady Santavy (Canada) -- all three: 181 kg in snatch, 210 kg in clean & jerk, and 389 kg in total.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:24 PM

    Hockey: Women's Pool A

    India trails 0-1 against England at half-time. India women's team is looking for third win after beating Ghana 5-0 and Wales 3-1.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:16 PM

    Table Tennis: Men's Team, Final

    Achanta Sharath Kamal loses 7-11, 14-12, 3-11, 9-11 to Zhe Yu Chew in the singles. It's India 1-1 Singapore now.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:16 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    Vikas Thakur lifts 153 kg in his second snatch attempt. He started with a lift of 149 kg.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 7:09 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 96 kg

    India's Vikas Thakur in action. He is one of the 11 lifters vying for the gold. India lifters have already won seven medals, including three gold.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:52 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    Historic moment! First-ever medal in lawn bowls for India at Commonwealth Games. And a gold. Indian women's team beats South Africa in the 'fours' final 17-10. Salute to the Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia.

    Back-to-back silver for South Africa.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:36 PM

    Table Tennis: Men's Team, Final

    Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Yong Quek and Yew Pang 13-11, 11-7, 11-5 in the doubles to give India 1-0 lead over Singapore.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:30 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    Now, it's India's turn to make some noise. Another couple of points from End 13, and it's 12-10 against South Africa.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:20 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    India wins two points from End 12, and it's 10-10 against South Africa.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:14 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    Now South African team is on a roll. Another couple of points to lead India 10-8 after End 11.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 6:07 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    What a spell from South Africa. Another couple of points. It's India 8-8 South Africa, after End 10.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:50 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    South Africa wins couple more points. India still leads 8-6 after End 9.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:43 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Men's Singles, Round 1

    India's Mridul Borgohain loses to Shannon McIlroy of New Zealand in Section D.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:36 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    South Africa fights back to win successive points. But India still leads 8-4 after End 8.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:23 PM

    Athletics - Women's 100m, Heat 5

    India's Dutee Chand finishes 4th with a timing of 11.55s. Slow to start, and poor to finish.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:22 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    India leads 7-2 against South Africa. End 6 over.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 5:06 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    India now leading South Africa 4-2. Relatively unknown in India, the sport has featured in every Commonwealth Games since 1930, with Australia and England being the most dominant sides.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 4:57 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Women's Fours, Final

    It's 2-2 for India and South Africa. The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia is chasing history here. They registered a come-from-behind win over New Zealand in the semis yesterday.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 4:04 PM

    Manpreet Kaur In Women's Shot Put Final

    Good news for Manpreet Kaur in women's shot put. The Indian has qualified for the final with a best effort of 16.78m.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:59 PM

    What is Happening In Lawn Bowls

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:55 PM

    Muhammed Anees Yahiya Books Final Spot

    In another good news, Muhammed Anees Yahiya has also qualified for the men's long jump final with a best leap of 7.68m. He joins Murali Sreeshankar in the summit clash. 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:50 PM

    Medal Hopes Up In Smoke

    Punam Yadav's hopes for a medal goes up in smoke. She fails to lift 116kg in all her three atempts in clean and jerk.  

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:49 PM

    Manpreet Kaur Throws 16.78m

    In women's shot put qualifiying, India's Manpreet Kaur has scored 15.83m, 16.68m and 16.78m. It is yet to be known if she has qualified for the final or not.  

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:42 PM

    Punam In Action Soon

    The women's 76kg clean and jerk has started. Punam Yadav is yet to lift. She has set 116kg lift in her first attemp.   

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:27 PM

    Murali Sreeshankar In Men's Long Jump Final

    India's Murali Sreeshankar has qualified for the final in men's long jump with 8.05m in the qualifying round. He still has two attempts left. The qualification rules says - Qualifying performance 8.00m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final. 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 3:20 PM

    Lawn Bowls: India Lose To NZ

    Meanwhile in Lawn Bowls, India have lost 9-18 against New Zealand in women's pairs event.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 2:56 PM

    Punam Lifts 98kg

    Finally, Punam Yadav managed to lift 95kg in her second attempt. In her third attempt she will go for 98kg and she has done it.  

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 2:49 PM

    Bad Start For Punam

    Bad start by Punam. She goes in for a 95kg lift in her first attempt in snatch and fails. How costly it would be for her? 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 2:02 PM

    Can Punam Lift Another Medal?

    Here comes the first medal event of the day for India. Punam Yadav will be in action in women's 76kg category. Can she finish on the podium? Stay tuned as the action is coming up soon. Don't forget, Punam is a two-time CWG medallist. 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 1:56 PM

    Cash Started Flowing

    The Punjab government on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh for weightlifter Harjinder Kaur after she claimed a bronze medal in the 71kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. A resident of Nabha in Patiala district, Harjinder totalled 212kgs (93 in snatch and 119 in clean and jerk) to finish on the podium on Monday night. 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 1:52 PM

    Best Of Luck!

    Meanwhile, the Indian wrestling contingent has departed for Birmingham Games today. 

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 1:51 PM

    Srikanth Unplugged!

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 1:03 PM

    Get, Set, Ready!

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 1:02 PM

    Onus On Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan

    Just like badminton, India too dominated at Gold Coast four years back with men's team, women's team gold. With the Manika Batra-led women's team ousted in the quarterfinals itself, the onus will be on the men to defend their title and keep the Indian flag flying at the top.

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 12:52 PM

    Can India Shuttlers Defend Mixed Team Crown?

    India are the defending mixed team badminton champions. In 2018 at Gold Coast, India defeated Malaysia in the final for a gold medal medal. Can India repeat history?   

  • 02 Aug 2022 / 12:32 PM

    Greetings

    Tuesday is going to be a great day for India at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. India has already confirmed three podium finishes but the medal count is expected to increase on the day of everything goes well.   

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