India have so far won 40 medals (13 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze) and remained fifth in the Commonwealth Games 2022 medal tally. Catch day 9 highlights here.
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After a rich medal haul on day 8, India won 14 more medals on day 9 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. And the medal winners on Saturday were -- Priyanka Goswami (athletics, silver), Avinash Sable (athletics, silver), men's lawn bowls team (men's fours, silver), Jaismine Lamboria (boxing, bronze), Pooja Gehlot (wrestling, bronze), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (wrestling, gold), Vinesh Phogat (wrestling, gold), Naveen Sihag (wrestling, gold), Pooja Sihag (wrestling, bronze), Deepak Nehra (wrestling, bronze), Mohammad Hussamuddin (boxing, bronze), Sonalben Manubhai Patel (para table tennis, bronze), Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel (para table tennis, gold) and Rohit Tokas (boxing, bronze). Also, more medals have been confirmed in boxing and table tennis. In badminton, PV Sindhu entered the women's singles semis. In cricket, India women booked a final spot. Table tennis legend Achanta Sharath Kamal also booked places in a couple of more finals, but Manika Batra's campaign ended with a defeat in the women's doubles quarters. Catch CWG 2022 Day 9 highlights.
India won 14 medals today (four gold, three silver and seven) to finish day 9 with 40. It will be another hectic day for Indian athletes on Sunday. Check the schedule here.
India's Sagar beats Ifeanyi Onyekwere of Nigeria by a unanimous decision.
India's Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel beats Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi of Nigeria 12-10, 11-2, 11-9 to win the gold medal.
India's Avinash Mukund Sable fails to finish the race. Earlier, he did became India's first male athlete to win a long distance medal at the Commonwealth Games with a silver in 3000m steeplechase.
India's Sonalben Manubhai Patel beats Sue Bailey of England 11-5, 11-2, 11-3 to win the bronze medal.
India's Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Jacob Schueler and Nathan Tang of Australia in straight games (21-9, 21-11) to enter the semis.
12 Indian wrestlers and 12 medals, including six gold medals. Here are the super 12:
Gold - Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Deepak Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat and Naveen Sihag.
Silver - Anshu Malik.
Bronze - Divya Kakran, Mohit Grewal, Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag, Deepak Nehra.
And the wrestling competitions are over.
India beat South Africa 3-2 to make the final. India will face either Australia or England in the gold medal match.
India's Deepak Nehra beats Tayab Raza of Pakistan to win the bronze medal.
India's Mohammed Hussamuddin loses to Joseph Commey of Ghana, settles for bronze in the featherweight.
India's Pooja Sihag beats Naomi de Bruine of Australia to take the bronze medal.
India's Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand beat Tahlia Richardson and Katherine Wynter of Jamaica in straight games (21-8, 21-6) to enter the semis.
India lead South Africa 2-0 at half-time.
India's Raj Aravindan Alagar lost to Isau Ogunkunle of Nigeria in para table tennis, men's singles C 3-5 bronze medal play-off.
India's Naveen Sihag beats Muhammad Sharif Tahir of Pakistan to win the gold medal.
India's Kidambi Srikanth beats Toby Penty of England in straight games (21-19, 21-17) to enter the semis.
India's Lakshya Sen beats Julien Georges Paul of Mauritius in straight games (21-12, 21-11) to enter the semis.
Meanwhile, the men's hockey semis between India and South Africa has started.
GOLD 🥇HATTRICK FOR VINESH 🥳🥳@Phogat_Vinesh has scripted history yet again, from being the 1️⃣st Indian woman 🤼♀️ to win GOLD at both CWG & Asian Games, to becoming the 1️⃣st Indian woman 🤼♀️ to bag 3 consecutive GOLD🥇at #CommonwealthGames 🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 6, 2022
🔹️GOLD by VICTORY BY FALL 💪
India's Vinesh Phogat beats Chamodya Keshani of Sri Lanka for her third successive gold medal at Commonwealth Games, in three different weight categories.
India's Ravi Kumar beats Ebikewenimo Welson of Nigeria to win the gold medal.
India's Lakshya Sen (vs Julien Georges Paul of Mauritius) and Kidambi Srikanth (vs Toby Penty of England) are in action now.
India's Pooja Gehlot beats Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio of Scotland (technical superiority) to win the bronze medal.
India's Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison lose 14-16, 11-13, 11-6, 8-11 to Wong Xin Ru and Zhou Jingyi of Singapore.
India's Manika Batra and Diya Parag Chitale lose to Charlotte Carey and Anna Hursey of Wales.
India's women's doubles pairs of Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison, and Manika Batra and Diya Parag Chitale are in action.
India's Jaismine Lamboria loses to Gemma Paige Richardson of England by a split decision.
India's Nikhat Zareen beats Savannah Alfia Stuble of England by unannimous decision to enter the final.
India's Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal lose 7-11, 4-11 to Joelle King and Paul Coll of New Zealand.
India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula beat Nicholas Lum and Minhyung Jee of Australia 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 12-14, 11-7 to enter the final
Indian team settles for silver after losing 5-18 to Northern Ireland.
India (164/5) beat England (160/6) by four to enter final.
Opting to bat, Smriti Mandhana hit 61 while Jemimah Rodrigues' scored a useful 44 not out to power India to a 164/5. In reply, England managed 160/6 with Natalie Sciver (41) and Danielle Wyatt (35) scoring the most runs for the hosts.
India's Aakarshi Kashyap loses 10-21, 7-21 to Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland.
India's Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh lose 8-11, 8-11 to NG Eain Yow and Yuen Chee Wern of Malaysia.
Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran enter final. They beat Nicholas Lum and Finn Luu of Australia 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-1, 11-8.
Brilliant comebak from PV Sindhu to enter women's singles semifinals. She overcomes one-game deficit to beat Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia 19-21, 21-14, 21-18. She will next face Singapore's Jia Min Yeo for a place in the final.
In Table Tennis, India's Sreeja Akula lost to Tianwei Feng of Singapore 6-11, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 10-12 in women's singles semifinal.
Another medal assured in wrestling for India. Ravi Dahiya beats Pakistan's Asad Ali 12-4 to enter men's freestyle 57kg final.
PV Sindhu makes a brilliant comeback to win the second game 21-14 against Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia. She had lost the first game 19-21.
Another medal assured for India in wrestling. Naveen beats England's Charlie Bowling to enter men's freestyle 74 kg final.
In cricket, India women's finished at 164/5 in 20 overs against England in the semifinal. Smriti Mandhana top-scored with 61 while Jemimah Rodriguez was unbeaten on 44.
India's good run in athletics on Day 9. After Avinash Sable won a silver, the women's 4x400m relay team entered the final after finishing second in Round 1 Heat 1. India's Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanada and Jyothi Yarraji clocked 44.45s.
India's Ravi Dahiya has entered the men's freestyle 57kg semifinal after beating New Zealand's Suraj Singh. He will next face Pakistan's Ali Asad. Meanwhile, Pooja lost to Canada's Justina di Stasio in women's freestyle 76 kg semifinal.
Interestingly, PV Sindhu has lost her first game 19-21 against Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia in the women's singles quarterfinals.
India gets its second silver of the day as Avinash Sable secures the second position in men's 3000m steeplechase final.
SILVER FOR SABLE🥈@avinash3000m wins a 🥈in Men's 3000m Steeplechase event at #CommonwealthGames2022 with a Personal Best and National Record (8.11.20)— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 6, 2022
Congratulations Avinash. India is very proud of you 🤩#Cheer4India #India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/lSmP1Ws4sk
In cricket, India arre at 100/2 in 13 overs against England in the first semifinal. Smriti Mandhana did the bult of scoring with a 32-ball 61.
More wins for Pooja Sihag and Vinesh Phogat. pooja defeated New Zealand's Michelle Montague to enter women's freestyle 76 kg semifinal while Vinesh got better of Nigeria's Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye in women's freestyle 53 kg - Nordic. Naveen too won his second bout on the day with a win over Singapore's Hong Yeow Lou and entered men's freestyle 74 kg semifinal.
JUST IN: India's Priyanka Goswami wins silver in women's 10,000m racewalk final. She becomes the first Indian woman to win a medal in racewalk at the Commonwealth Games. The other Indian in the fray, Bhawna Jat finished eighth and last with a personal best time of 47:14.13. Harminder Singh was the first Indian to have won a medal in race walk -- bronze -- in the 20km event in 2010 CWG in Delhi.
PRIYANKA WINS SILVER 🥈#Tokyo2020 Olympian @Priyanka_Goswam wins a🥈 in Women’s 10 km Race Walk (43:38.00) at #CommonwealthGames2022🤟— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 6, 2022
With this win the #Athletics medal count rises to 3️⃣
Proud of you Champ 🤩
Many congratulations!#Cheer4India#India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/rMQqUYZpHz
Silver assured for Amit Panghal in boxing. The Indian defeats Zambia's Patrick Chinyemba in men’s over 48kg-51kg (Flyweight) to enter boxing final.
India's Achanta Sharath Kamal has entered the semifinals of men's singles after beating Singapore's Yong Izaac Quek 4-0.
Two more wins in wrestling for India. Naveen beats Nigeria's Ogbonna Emmanuel John in men's freestyle 74 kg (Round of 16) while Vinesh Phogat too made a winning start against Canada's Samantha Stewart in women's freestyle 53 kg.
India's Nitu Ganghas enters women's 45kg-48kg (Minimumweight) final with a win over Canada's Priyanka Dhillon. She is assured of a silver. Pooja Gehlot makes a winning start against Scotland's Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio in women's freestyle 50 kg - Group A bout. She won 12-2.
NITU IN FINALS! 🎉👏— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) August 6, 2022
A 🔥 display from our 🇮🇳 pugilist as she outclass her 🇨🇦 opponent to win by RSC (R3) and book her berth in the Finals of the 48kg category. 💪🥊@birminghamcg22 #Commonwealthgames#B2022#PunchMeinHainDum 2.0#birmingham22#CommonwealthGames2022 pic.twitter.com/kcbqIWC9Vj
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has won the toss and decided to bat first against England.
England: Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver (C), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Taniya Bhatia(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
Big match for India women's cricket team. While India are coming into the game on the back of two wins and a loss, England have been dominant with three straight wins so far. Hoeever, England will be missing the services of ever-dependable and regular captain Heather Knight who has been ruled out due to a hip injury. Toss coming up soon.
Good news to start with in Table Tennis. The Indian pair of Manika Batra and Diya Parag beat Mauritius' Oumehani Hosenally-Nandeshwaree Jalim 3-0 while another Indian duo of Sreeja Akula-Reeth Tennison beat Wales' Thomas wu Zhang Chloe Anna-Lara Whitton 3-0 to enter women's doubles quarterfinals.
What's Kidambi Srikanth's statistics against Englan'd Toby Penty (in men's singles quarters) say? Srikanth played the Englishman twice winning on both occasions. In rankings, Srikanth is at 13 while Penty is far behind at 54.
PV Sindhu will face Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia in the women's singles quarterfinals. But what do the statistics tell about them? SIndhu is ranked seventh in the world while Jin Wei is way below at 60. Sindhu has met Jin Wei twice before winning on both occasions -- in 2018 (Indonesia Masters) and 2019 (Sudhirman Cup).
राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों में गोल्ड से मैं अभिभूत हूँ. ओलम्पिक में ब्रोँज कम नहीं था, मगर मैं गोल्ड जीत सकता था. बहरहाल उस दौर से बाहर आने में आप लोगों के प्यार ने और फ़ेडरेशन और topऔर साई द्वारा उपलब्ध कराई गई सुविधाओं का बहुत योगदान रहा ।🙏🏽 #pmoindia #narendermodi pic.twitter.com/1FxXFniT8c— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) August 6, 2022
Indian paddlers begin action in women's doubles Round of 16. Manika Batra and Diya Parag is playing against Mauritius' Oumehani Hosenally/Nandeshwaree Jalim. In another game, Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison face Wales' Thomas wu Zhang Chloe Anna/Lara Whitton.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday apologised for the clock controversy that took place during the Indian women's team's semifinal loss against Australia at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Australia's Rosie Malone, who missed her first attempt during the penalty shootout, was gifted another chance as the eight second countdown on the scoreboard hadn't started. The forward did not miss the second time, putting her side in the lead. India eventually lost the game. "In the semi-final match of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games between Australia and India (Women), the penalty shootout started mistakenly too early (the clock was not yet ready to operate), for which we apologise," FIH said in a statement. "This incident will be thoroughly reviewed by the FIH in order to avoid any similar issues in the future," the statement added.
How many medals India has won so far at Commonwealth Games 2022 so far? Take a look HERE.
𝘼 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 🏏— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) August 6, 2022
The 🇮🇳 women's cricket team, led by @ImHarmanpreet, is gearing up to face hosts 🏴 in the #B2022 semi-finals at @Edgbaston today 💪 🙏#EkIndiaTeamIndia | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mzVpWgX3cd
Hello and welcome to Day 9 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. How many medals can India today? Stay tuned.