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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Better throw from Seema Punia for 55.92m. Her best. And she finishes fifth.
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.
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.
Navjeet Kaur Dhillon with her fifth attempt, and it's only 52.46m. Her best is 53.14m. And currently placed last.
Chioma Onyekwere of Nigeria produces a big throw of 61.70m. She is now the favourite to take the gold.
Red flag! Seema Punia throws outside the arc, the disc slipping out of her hands. Her best throw remains 55.92m.
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.
Navjeet Singh Dhillon on and it's 53.14m. Another underwhelming effort from the Indian athlete.
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.
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.
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.
Navjeet Singh Dhillon on with her second attempt. A wide throw, and 53.14m. Little improvement.
Seema Punia with her second attempt. And she's hanging there. 55.92m.
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.
Navjeet Singh Dhillon, the last edition's bronze medallist, starts with a three of 50.95m.
The last edition's silver medallist, Seema Punia starts with a under-par throw of 52.28 metre.
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.
Navjeet Dhillon and Seema Punia are in action. They will take on nine other throwers.
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.
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.
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.
Clean and jerk round started. India's Usha Kumara will need a sizeable lift to stay in contention for a medal.
India's Rohit Tokas beats Alfred Kotey of Ghana 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals.
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.
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.
India's Rohit Tokas takes on Alfred Kotey of Ghana.
India's Usha Bannur successfully lifts 95 kg in her second snatch attempt. She started with 90 kg.
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.
What a game. PV Sindhu takes game one in 23 minutes (22-20) against Goh Jin Wei. Malaysia leads India 1-0.
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.
India's men's doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty loses the first game 18-21 against Teng Fong and Wooi Soh.
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.
India's Saurav Ghosal loses the second game 4-11, and trails 0-2 against Paul Coll of New Zealand.
It's India vs Malaysia for the gold medal. And Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in the first game (Men's Doubles).
India's Saurav Ghosal loses the first game 9-11 against Paul Coll of New Zealand.
India's Saurav Ghosal takes on Paul Coll of New Zealand for a place in the gold medal match.
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).
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).
India's Vikas Thakur takes silver with a combined lift of 346 kg (155 kg in snatch and 191 kg in clean & jerk).
India beat Singapore 3-1 to win the gold medal.
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.
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.
Indian eves suffer their first loss. 3-1 to England.
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.
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.
India now trails England 0-2. Tess Howard the scorer scored in the 40th minute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vikas Thakur lifts 153 kg in his second snatch attempt. He started with a lift of 149 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.
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.
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.
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.
India wins two points from End 12, and it's 10-10 against South Africa.
Now South African team is on a roll. Another couple of points to lead India 10-8 after End 11.
What a spell from South Africa. Another couple of points. It's India 8-8 South Africa, after End 10.
South Africa wins couple more points. India still leads 8-6 after End 9.
India's Mridul Borgohain loses to Shannon McIlroy of New Zealand in Section D.
South Africa fights back to win successive points. But India still leads 8-4 after End 8.
India's Dutee Chand finishes 4th with a timing of 11.55s. Slow to start, and poor to finish.
India leads 7-2 against South Africa. End 6 over.
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.
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.
Good news for Manpreet Kaur in women's shot put. The Indian has qualified for the final with a best effort of 16.78m.
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1. Women's Pairs Sectional Play Round
Team India goes down against Team New Zealand 9-18
2. Women's Triple Sectional Play Round
Team India defeated Team New Zealand 15-11#India4CWG2022
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.
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.
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.
The women's 76kg clean and jerk has started. Punam Yadav is yet to lift. She has set 116kg lift in her first attemp.
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.
Meanwhile in Lawn Bowls, India have lost 9-18 against New Zealand in women's pairs event.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Indian wrestling contingent has departed for Birmingham Games today.
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Indian Wrestling contingent 🤼 departs for @birminghamcg22 today
Join us in wishing them the best for #CommonwealthGames2022 🤩
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How would @srikidambi like to use a 🏸 racquet other than playing the sport with it? 😅🤪#TeamIndia's ace shuttler answers this and much more in our latest #RapidFire from @birminghamcg22 🎥😁#EkIndiaTeamIndia | #B2022 | #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/fZzN3FKVcX— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) August 2, 2022
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.
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?
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Team 🇮🇳 will face off against 3️⃣ times #CWG mixed event champions- 🇲🇾, to defend🛡 their 2018 Gold medal 🥇
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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.