So far, India has won 18 medals (five gold, six silver and seven bronze) at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Catch CWG 2022, Day 6 highlights.
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India enjoyed its single-day biggest haul of medals on day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 by pocketing a silver and four bronze. Judoka Tulika Maan settled for the silver in the women's +78 kg final, while India's weightlifting campaign concluded with two bronze (Lovepreet Singh in men's 109 kg and Gurdeep Singh in men's +109 kg) on Wednesday, taking to the tally to a record 10, one more than the last edition. Squash legend Saurav Ghosal claimed his back-to-back Commonwealth Games medal by winning the bronze medal playoff. Late in the night, Tejaswin Shankar made athletics history by winning India's first-ever medal, a bronze, in the high jump.
However, it was a mixed day for Indian boxers in Birmingham. World champion Nikhat Zareen (women's 50 kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (men's 50 kg) and Nitu Ghanghas (women's 48 kg) assured medals with quarter-final wins. But Lovlina Borgohain (women's 70 kg) and Ashish Kumar (men's 80 kg) lost their respective bouts. In the team events, both the men's and hockey teams registered emphatic wins, while the women's cricket team qualified for the semis after thrashing Barbados by 100 runs in a must-win game. Catch day Commonwealth Games 2022, day 6 highlights here.
Medal Tally | Day 6 Schedule | Sports News
As things stand, India is placed seventh in the CWG 2022 medal tally with 19 medals (5 gold, six silver, and eight bronze).
India swimmers Advait Page and Kushagra Rawat finished 7th and 8th respectively in the men's 1500m freestyle final.
India's Devendra Gahlot and Devender Kumar finished 5th and 7th respectively in men's discus throw F42-44/61-64 final.
What a fight. Both are the winners. A split decision and the winner is England's Aaron Bowen. Heartbreak for Ashish Kumar.
3-2 in the favour of India's Ashish Kumar against Aaron Bowen of England in the first round.
India's Manpreet Kaur finishes 12th with a best throw of 15.59m. Canada's Sarah Mitton wins gold with a throw of 19.03. Jamaica's Danniel Thomas-Dodd (18.98m) and New Zealand's Maddi Wesche (18.84) take silver and bronze, respectively.
India's Ashish Kumar takes on Aaron Bowen of England. Mohammed Hussamuddin, Nitu and Nikhat Zareen (boxing) have won their quarter-final bouts. But Lovlina Borgohain failed to progress.
Final standings: Hamish Kerr of New Zealand wins gold (2.25m), ahead of defending champion Brandon Starc of Australia (2.25m) and Tejaswin Shankar of India (2.22).
Donald Thomas of Bahamas and Joel Clarke-Khan of England also manage 2.22m, but more attempts to clear it cost them podium finish.
India thrash Barbados by 100 runs after posting 162/4. Renuka Singh once again does the damage with the swinging ball, claiming 4/10 in four overs.
A fantastic victory for #TeamIndia.— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) August 3, 2022
They win by 100 runs and advance into the semi-finals at the #CWG2022 👏👏
Scorecard - https://t.co/upMpWogmIP #INDvBAR #B2022 pic.twitter.com/uH6u7psVmG
India thus join Australia, England and New Zealand in the semis. The usual suspects.
India's Tejaswin Shankar will not go for the 2.25m again (third attempt), as his first clearance of 2.25m is enough to seal the bronze medal on the least attempt. Smart move. India's first track and field medal, at least a bronze.
He goes for the 2.28m. And fails. So. it's the bronze. India's first-ever in the event at Commonwealth Games.
2.25m. And Tejaswin Shankar fails to clear. Gold medal slipping away. Now third.
Officials taking some time to decide the winner. Very tight. And Rosie Eccles knocks Tokyo Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain out. Split decision, 3-2 in favour of the Wales boxer.
Manpreet Kaur is in 12th position with a throw of 15.59m in her third attempt.
Point deduction and forced to fight, Lovlina Borgohain still wins round two 3-2 against Wales' Rosie Eccles. Luckily, she gets some punches land.
4-1 in favour of Lovlina Borgohain, against Wales' Rosie Eccles. Cadey first round. Indian boxer employing hit and run tactics and also using her longer reach. Some cautions from the ref though.
Lovlina Borgohain, in the red corner, up against Wales' Rosie Eccles.
Manpreet Kaur clears 15.56m in her second attempt.
2.22m. Another clean jump from Tejaswin Shankar. On course for a historic medal.
India's Manpreet Kaur starts with a throw of 15.57m in her first attempt.
Gurdeep Singh lifts 223 kg in his third and final clean and jerk attempt, and his total is now 390 kg. Bronze medal.
And with that India's weightlifting campaign ends. A sensational harvest of 10 medals, including three gold.
India's Manpreet Kaur in action now. A total of 12 in the field. She qualified as the seventh best, with a throw of 16.78 in the qualification.
An increase of eight kgs for Gurdeep Singh, and fails to lift 215 kg in his second clean and jerk attempt. His total is 374 kg. Will be enough for the bronze.
Now, 2.19m. And Tejaswin Shankar flies. Easy. Brandon Starc, the defending champion from Australia, fails in his second attempt. He is the younger brother of Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc.
Gurdeep Singh starts the clean and jerk round with a 207 kg lift in his first attempt. His snatch lift was 167 kg.
2.15m for Tejaswin Shankar in his first attempt. Comfortable.
India scored 162/4 against Barbados courtesy Jemimah Rodrigues' 56, Shafali Verma's 43 and Deepti Sharma's 34. 68 runs in the last six overs.
Gurdeep Singh fails to lift 173 kg in his third snatch attempt. His best lift in the snatch is 167 kg. Third in the list, behind Pakistan's Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt (173 kg GR) and New Zealand's David Liti (170).
India's Tejaswin Shankar in action now. Clears 2.10m in the first attempt.
India's Gurdeep Singh lifts 167 kg in his second snatch attempt after the failed lift in the first.
Nikhat Zareen is in some moods. Toying with Helen Jones of Wales. Then, the ref tells her not to duck. Tired, probably. But she's done enough. And it's 3-0 by unanimous decision.
India's Tulika Maan settles for the silver medal. She loses to Sarah Adlington of Scotland.
Brutal bout. Nikhat Zareen ups the ante and Helen Jones is having some tough times in the middle. Lands a series of serious left hooks. It's 2-0 now for the Indian. Another unanimous decision.
India's Tulika Maan takes on Sarah Adlington of Scotland for the gold medal.
Rousing start for the Indian boxer. It's unanimous in the first round. Nikhat Zareen leads Helen Jones 1-0.
Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen takes on Wales' Helen Jones for a place in the semis.
India's Gurdeep Singh will be in action. New Zealand's Commonwealth record holder David Liti is also in the fray. Liti has best lifts of 182 kg in snatch, 236 kg in clean and jerk, and a total of 414 kg -- all records.
Commonwealth Games - silver (mixed doubles) in 2014;
Asian Games - gold (team), silver (singles) in 2014, bronze (singles) in 2006, bronze (singles) in 2010, bronze (team) in 2010, bronze (singles) in 2018, bronze (team) in 2010;
World Doubles Championships - gold (mixed doubles) in 2022, silver (doubles) in 2004, silver (mixed doubles) in 2016.
At 10-3, James Willstrop saves a match point but Saurav Ghosal does in the second time of asking for his second Commonwealth Games medal. He wins the third game 11-5. After 11-1 in the second and 11-6 in the first. Brilliant performance from the 35-year-old Indian in a clash of veterans against Willstrop (38).
And Ghosal is crying!
Saurav Ghosal takes a 2-0 lead James Willstrop of England with a win in the second game 11-1.
India's Saurav Ghosal wins the first game 11-6 against James Willstrop of England.
Here are the playing XIs:
India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (w), Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar.
Two changes for #TeamIndia in the Playing XI— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) August 3, 2022
Taniyaa Bhatia comes in for Yastika Bhatia.
Pooja Vastrakar in for S Meghana.#INDvBAR #B2022 pic.twitter.com/z9WBwG6sRz
Barbados: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews (c), Kycia Knight (w), Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Shaunte Carrington, Shanika Bruce.
Barbados captain Hayley Matthews wins the toss, and opts to bowl first against India. This is a must-win game for both sides.
India women's team beats Niue 28-7 in 'triples', section C (round 3), while the men's team gets the better of Cook Islands 20-10 in 'fours', section C (round 2).
India vs Barbados, cricket group match (10:30 pm);
Gurdeep Singh in men's 109 kg weightlifting (11:00 pm);
Nikhat Zahreen in women's 48-50 kg (light flyweight) boxing quarters (11:15 pm);
Tejaswin Shankar in men's high jump final (11.30 pm);
Manpreet Kaur in women's shot put final (12.35 am);
Advait Page, Kushagra Rawat in wen's 1500m freestyle swimming final (12:42 am);
Lovlina Borgohain in women's 66-70 kg (light-middleweight) boxing quarter (12.45 am);
Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai, Devendra Gahlot, Devender Kumar in discus throw (F42-44/61-64) final (1:15 am);
Ashish Kumar in men's 75-80 kg (light-heavyweight) boxing quarters (2.00 am).
India's Saurav Ghoshal will take on James Wiltrop of England, starting 9:30 pm IST.
An increase of eight kilos for Purnima Pandey and a failed lift. Not happening. She goes for the same weight in the third and final attempt. Out of medal reckoning. Her campaign ends with a total lift of 228 kg.
Purnima Pandey starts her clean and jerk round with a clean lift of 125 kg. Her valid lift in snatch was 103 kg.
England's Emily Campbell, with a snatch lift of 124 kg (Games record), Feagaiga Stowers of Samoa (121 kg in snatch), Emma Friesen of Canada (106 kg) and Kuinini Manumua of Tonga (107) as the favourites now.
India thrash Canada 8-0 for second in three games. Yesterday, India squandered a 3-0 lead against England to play out a 4-4 draw. Before that, the Olympic bronze medallists hammered Ghana 5-0.
India's Purnima Pandey fails to lift 108 kg in her third snatch attempt. Her best lift is 103 kg, in the second attempt.
Akashdeep Singh makes with a fifth for India. Another filed goal. It's 5-0 for India at the end of third quarter.
Gurjant Singh scores his first courtesy a Hardik supply. Immaculate touch to finish the move. India lead Canada 4-0 after half-time.
Crafty! Lalit Upadhyay makes it third for India against Canada with 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Second goal from PC.
First quarter over. India lead Canada 2-0 with goals from Harmanpreet Singh and Amit Rohidas.
Amit Rohidas scores a brilliant field goal, cutting in from the left flank. Stunner. India lead Canada 2-0.
Mandeep Singh wins the PC and Harmanpreet drills one with a devastating drag flick to give India a 1-0 lead over Canada with nine minutes remaining in the first quarter.
In women's cricket, Australia maintained their winning run in CWG 2022 after beating Pakistan by 44 runs in their final group encounter. Australia go into semifinals undefeated. Pakistan end their CWG 2022 camaign with zero wins from three games.
While two medals have alrieady been assured on the day from boxing, India can expect three more with Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) and Ashish Kumar (80kg) in their respective quarterfinals. Nikhat will up against Jones Helen of Wales (11:15 PM IST), Lovlina faces Welsh Eccles Rosie (12:45 AM IST, Thursday) and Ashish will take on Bowen Aaron (2 AM IST, Thursday).
Good news from para table tennis. Raj Aravindan beats George Wyndham (SLE) 3-2 (9-11, 11-8, 11-0, 10-12, 11-3) in the group stage of men's singles (Class 3-5).
More success for Mridul Borgohain in Lawn Bowls. The Indian gets better of Iain Mclean of Scotland 21-19 in men's singles Section D Round 3 event.
Another boxing medal assured. This time it's India's Mohammed Hussamuddin, who defeated Tryagain
INTO THE SEMIS 🔥🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2022
Solid performance by @Hussamboxer against T Ndevelo of (NAM) in the Men’s 57kg bout
Hussamuddin is winner by points 4-1
Way to Go Champ!! #Cheer4India #India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/zt5nlhpl1b
The mixed doubles squash pair of veteran Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu progressed to the pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday. The immensely experienced Chinappa and Sandhu downed Sri Lanka's Yeheni Kuruppu and Ravindu Laksiri 8-11, 11-4, 11-3. orld number 15 Saurav Ghosal, who went down in the semifinal yesterday, will take on home favourite James Willstrop of England in the bronze medal play-off later in the day.
India women's hockey team are in the semifinals after beating Canada 3-2 in a Group A game.
India has its 16th medal assured after Nitu defeated Clyde Nicole to advance into the semifinals of the women's 48kg category. In boxing, a semifinal finish gurantees a medal.
NITU CONFIRMS MEDAL FOR 🇮🇳— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) August 3, 2022
Nitu books her berth in the semis of the 48kg category after a 🔥 display in her QF bout.
Amazing win, champ! 💥🥊@AjaySingh_SG | @debojo_m @birminghamcg22#Commonwealthgames#B2022#PunchMeinHainDum 2.0#birmingham22 pic.twitter.com/9C5VdWhPKB
India secure another medal in Judo. Tulika Maan beats Sydnee Andrews of New Zealand to enter women +78 kg final.
India take the lead against Canada. Lalresiami scores the all-important goal in the final quarter.
In Judo men's 100kg event, India's Deepak Deswal lost to England's Harry Lovell-Hewitt. He went through the repechage round but lost to Fiji's Tevita Takayawa to bow out of CWG 2022.
At the end of the third quarter, India are on level against Canada in their must-win encounter. India need to win at any cost to keep their semifinals hopes alive.
India's Sunayna Kuruvilla defeated Fung-A-Fat of Guyana in the women's squash single plate final. Sunayna downed her Guyanese opponent 11-7, 13-11, 11-2 in what turned out to be a comfortable victory for the 23-year-old squash player. Saurav Ghosal, who went down in the semifinal yesterday, will take on home favourite James Willstrop of England in the bronze medal play-off. The mixed doubles team will also be in action later in the day when Joshana Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu face Sri Lanka's Yeheni Kuruppu and Ravindu Laksiri in their round of 32 match.
In women's hockey, India are leading 2-1 against Canada at the end of first half. Navneet Kaur and Salima Tete have scored one goal each for India so far.
#Judo Update 🚨— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2022
Tulika Maan (+78 Kg) defeated Tracy Durhone of Mauritius in the Quarter Finals. She will now advance to the Semi-finals 🤟
All the best Champ👍#Cheer4India#India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/NcHHlUwzFb
India's medal surge in weightlifting contines. Loverpreet Singh gets the men's 109kg bronze with a total of 355kg (163kg + 192kg). Cameroon's Junior Periclex Ngadja Nyabeyeu (361kg) took gold while Samoa's Jack Hitila Opeloge (358kg) bagged silver.
LOVEPREET WINS BR🥉NZE !!— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2022
The weightlifting contingent is giving us major MEDAL moments at #CommonwealthGames2022🤩
Lovepreet Singh bags Bronze🥉 in the Men's 109 Kg category with a Total lift of 355 Kg
Snatch- 163Kg NR
Clean & Jerk- 192Kg NR
Total - 355kg (NR) pic.twitter.com/HpIlYSQxBZ
#Judo Update 🚨— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2022
Deepak Deswal (-100 Kg) goes down in the Quarter Final bout against Harry Lovell Hewitt of Great Britain on account of penalties resulting in disqualification.
He will play in the Repechage
India's Lovepreet Singh continues his fine form as he lifts 185kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk. He is currently in the first position. He storms into the gold medal position with a 189kg lift in his second attempt. Outstanding performance by the Indian as he lifts 192kg successfully in his third attempt. He finishes at a toral of 355kg. Have to wait a bit more on his colour of the medal.
Lovepreet Singh makes a new NR in the clean and jerk with a lift of 189kg (and also total of 352kg) in the men's 109kg competition at the CWG. He's nearly certain of a podium spot right now.— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) August 3, 2022
The Indian women's pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia beat Hina Rereiti and Olivia Buckingham of Niue 23-6 in the Lawn Bowls event. Both Lovely and Nayanmoni were also part of the women's four team that clinched a historic gold medal by defeating South Africa on Tuesday.
In cricket, India are in a do-or-die situation as they face Barbados in their final group game. With both India and Barbados locked at two points each from as many games, the winner advances into the semifinals. Read the preview HERE.
India's Lovepreet Singh makes it three in three after lifting 163kg in his third snatch attempt. Can he bring a medal here?
Indian judoka Deepak Deswal progressed to the quarterfinals of men's 100kg competition after beating Cameroon's Eric Jean Sebastien Omgba Fouda. The 21-year-old took down his opponent from Cameroon with an 'Ippon' in a round of 16 contest that lasted 3 minutes and 37 seconds. Deswal will face England's Harry Lovell-Hewitt next. India have won two medals in judo so far with L Shushila Devi and Vijay Kumar claiming a silver and a bronze in women's 48kg and men's 60kg respectively on Monday.
It's Lovepreet Singh on the rise once again. The Indian increased four kgs and successfully lifts 161kg in his second snatch attempt.
Good news coming from lawn Bowls. India's Mridul Borgohain wins against Chris Locke of Falkland Islands in men's singles, Section D, Round 2 match.
India's Lovepreet Singh will be in action in the men's 109kg weightlifting event that got underway few minutes back. He has registered his frst attempt at 157kg in snatch. And he lifts it quite easily.
What is Lawn Bowls that gave India a historic gold medal at Commonweath Games 2022 ? What are the rules? Do we know who are the players who did the unthinkable? Read every details HERE.
Indian mixed 4x400m relay team wins silver with Asian junior record at World U-20 Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia. The Indian quartet of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil and Rupal Chaudhary clocked 3 minutes and 17.67 seconds to finish behind USA (3:17.69) on Tuesday night. The team bettered its own Asian record of 3:19.62 set a day earlier during the heats. The new timing of 3:17.67 is the second best (in juniors) in the all-time list in the event, behind USA's.
India's action starts with lawn bowls. Mridul Borgohain takes on Chris Locke of Falkland Islands. Match starts 1:00 pm IST.
India have won 13 medals, including five gold, so far at the Commonwealth Games 2022. On another hectic day for India in Birmingham, five boxing will be quarterfinals, three weightlifters will fight for medals and four judokas will be in action, one bronze medal match in squash, etc. Then there are finals in field events. And the team events -- cricket, hockey, lawn bowls, etc. Also, Indian para-athletes will be in action too.
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