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Key updates of Indian athletes from Day 4:
Lawn bowls: India assured first-ever CWG medal in the sport as women’s fours team earns dramatic win over NZ in the semifinals.
Judo: Shushila Devi Likmabam wins -48kg silver, Vijay Kumar Yadav bags -60kg bronze.
Weightlifting: Harjinder Kaur wins bronze in the women’s 71kg event.
Boxing: Amit Panghal, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Ashish Kumar reach quarterfinals.
Badminton: Lakshya, Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag power India to a 3-0 win against Singapore and into the final.
Table tennis: Defending champs Sharath, Sathiyan & Co beat Nigeria 3-0 to reach final and assure medal.
Hockey: A crazy match ends 4-4 as Manpreet & Co just about hang on in the end after going up 4-1 against England.
Squash: Joshna Chinappa out in QF, Saurav Ghosal reaches semifinal.
Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak finishes 5th in vault final.
Swimming: Srihari Nataraj finishes fifth in men’s 50m backstroke final.
Shahid Judge: INDIA IS IN THE FINAL, AGAIN! It eventually came down to the tactics on how to counter the power of the Nigerians. Sharath Kamal got the better of Aruna Quadri in that important second game, and Sathiyan finished the job against Omotayo to come up with a 3-0 win in the tie and set up a berth in the final against Singapore in the men’s team event.
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 3-0 Nigeria: HE’S DONE IT! Sathiyan beats Omotayo 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 to put the defending champions in the final. They take on Singapore for a chance to retain their title.
Shahid Judge: The camera pans on Aruna Quadri on the sidelines. He’s got his sweatshirt on, but moving around, stretching, keeping himself warm. Ready to do battle should Omotayo come up with an upset win.
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 2-0 Nigeria: Strong comeback form Sathiyan. He soaks in the pace from Omotayo’s forehand to send the ball back with interest, winning the game 11-6. He’s just a game away from sending India into the final.
Shahid Judge: The camera pans on Aruna Quadri on the sidelines. He’s got his sweatshirt on, but moving around, stretching, keeping himself warm. Ready to do battle should Omotayo come up with an upset win.
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 2-0 Nigeria: Strong comeback from Omotayo in the second game, winning it 11-4. He reduced the length of the rallies and was quick between points, not allowing Sathiyan any time find his rhythm. 1-1.
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Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 2-0 Nigeria: A bit closer than Sathiyan would have liked, but he takes the opening game 11-9. Sharath tells Sathiyan “you are the better player, come on finish it” in a fine pep talk.
Shahid Judge: G Sathiyan steps up in this third match against World No 112 Olajide Omotayo. A win here puts India in the final against Singapore. But if Omotayo comes up with an upset win, Aruna Quadri will be called into action again against Harmeet Desai in the fourth rubber. And given the display Quadri put up against Sharath Kamal, it won’t be surprising if this match goes into a deciding fifth match.
Weightlifting, Women’s 71kg: Bronze medal for Harjinder Kaur. A thrilling, dramatic, emotional rollercoaster of an event sees Harjinder finish third. India’s 9th medal of B-2022
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 2-0 Nigeria: What a win for Sharath! Takes his H2H 3-0 vs Aruna. Lovely game of TT, both players giving it their best.
Shahid Judge: This was the match India needed to get past in this tie - quell the threat of Aruna Quadri. And Sharath Kamal does it in style, saving multiple game points to win 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13
Boxing update from Samreen: Ashish Kumar Chaudhary prevails in the men’s 80kg R16 vs Travis Tapatuetoa. Domination from the Indian. The commentators think this has been the most one-sided bout in the Games so far. Shows on the scoreboard.
Swimming, Men’s 50m Backstroke - Final: Srihari Nataraj finishes 5th! A fine Games he has had, doing really well in two events to reach the final. He finished 7th in 100m.
Boxing update from Samreen: All five judges 10-8 to Ashish in R1. The Indian said he was relying on his attacking prowess to come through at the Games and he’s been playing to his own strengths.
Swmming, Men’s 50m Freestyle S7 - Final: Suyash and Niranjan finish 5 & 7th here.
Boxing: In action now, Ashish Kumar Chaudhary in the men’s 80kg R16 vs Travis Tapatuetoa
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 1-0 Nigeria: Another tight game between these two heavyweights, but Sharath Kamal just aboud edges past Quadri to win it 11-8. India up 2-1 in this rubber.
Weightlifting, Women’s 71kg - Final: Oh no. The Canadian lifted 123kg to go ahead of Harjinder. Now we have to if the Nigerian misses her third C&J attempt.
Weightlifting, Women’s 71kg - Final: Things are getting interesting!
Dilip: With Alexis Ashworth lifting 116kg and taking a one kilo lead, Harjinder needed a successful 2nd attempt. And boy does she deliver under pressure! Nails the 116kg lift. And Harjinder wastes no time and immediately comes out to lift 119kg and put Ashworth under tremendous pressure!
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 1-0 Nigeria: Uff, what a point to close that second game out.
Shahid: Aruna Quadri rips that forehand crosscourt winner to draw level in this tie against Sharath Kamal, winning the second game 11-7.
Weightlifting, Women’s 71kg - Final: Harjinder dropped two kilos for her first attempt and puts herself in a good position for bronze with a 113kg lift
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 1-0 Nigeria: The Indian takes the lead in this big match. Seemed quite pleased with how he held on from 9-9.
Shahid says, “Sharath Kamal draws first blood, but what a first game that was. Eventually it goes 11-9 to the Indian. Still a long way to go in this match given the quality of the opposition.”
Shahid Judge: World No 39 Sharath Kamal takes on World No 15 Aruna Quadri. Here’s the clash between two legends from their respective countries. They’ve met each other just twice, remarkably, over their careers, and Sharath has won both. Still a lot riding on this match. Cannot mistake the huge respect they have for each other, as they shook hands warmly before the match. But now it comes down to business.
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 1-0 Nigeria: India are on the board. Vast gulf in class between these two pairs, and it showed in the way Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan came up with the 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 win to put India 1-0 up in this semifinal
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India 0-0 Nigeria: The defending champions showing their class and composure to take the second game 11-7, despite the brief glimpse of a Nigerian comeback in the game
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 3-0 SGP: Here’s a quick look at the stats from Loh vs Lakshya. And worth noting, he has now extended a H2H to 4-2 vs Lakshya. And once again, it will be India vs Malaysia. The latter would love to reverse the 2018 result but India, on paper, would start favourites this time around.
Table Tennis men’s team SF, India vs Nigeria: Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan take the first game 11-6 without much fuss against Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo, updates Shahid.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 3-0 SGP: MEDAL ASSURED! Although, that was only bare minimum for this superb Indian squad. The defending champions are into the final once again and we will have a rematch of the 2018 final. Lakshya wins in straight games, with a superb performance against his friend/good rival Loh Kean Yew. (Always love their embraces at the end). A lovely match actually.
Shahid Judge with a quick TT update: And so Singapore waits in the final. But who will they face? Will it be the Indians, the defending champions, the team of Achanta Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty? Or will the veteran Aruna Quadri inspire his Nigerian compatriots to an upset win? We’ll soon find out.
Dilip: In the women’s 71kg weightlifting, Harjinder Kaur is fourth at the end of the snatch lifts. Needed two attempts to lift 90kg but effortlessly lifted 93kg with her final attempt. England’s Sarah Davies with a 103kg lift, holds a three kg lead over 2nd placed Joy Eze. Harjinder will be in a tight battle with Australia’s Kiana Elliot for bronze.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 2-0 SGP: Lakshya was playing catch up for a while there in the opening part of the 2nd game as Loh showed Huelva glimpses but the Indian had a small lead into the interval and has a 14-11 lead now.
Judo, women -57 kg: Suchika Tariyal loses in her bronze medal bout to Christianne Legentil via Waza-Ari. India end the evening with two out of a possible four medals in judo
Table Tennis men’s team SF: The men’s semifinal between India and Nigeria is a bit delayed as the first semifinal has gone the distance. Here’s the lineup for India against Aruna Quadri’s Nigeria. Imagine winning the first doubles tie is going to crucial for India.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 2-0 SGP: First it was Loh who started well and Lakshya played catch up. But the Indian started sneaking at mid-way through and took a 16-10 lead. Then Loh started closing this up, saved game points but Makes a softish error at the net and the Indian takes the opener! The teammates are pumped on the sidelines (Chirag has an ice pack on his shoulder I think, hope nothing serious).
Weightlifting, Women’s 71kg - Final: Harjinder doesn’t succeed with her first attempt. Not the ideal start for her but gets it right second time. 90kg on board in the Snatch.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 2-0 SGP: This is a brilliant back and forth at the moment. Feels like both players are not playing fulling their cards mind you, with a potential battle later next week. But even in third gear they are both putting a fins show. Lakshya leads 11-10 at the interval. His defence once again standing out.
Judo, men -66 kg SF: It isn’t meant to be for Jasleen Singh Saini today. He was dominating the bout but Katz came up with a perfect throw late into the bout to snatch bronze via Ippon.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 2-0 SGP: PV Sindhu wins to give India a 2-0 lead in the tie. She defeats Yeo Jia Min 21-11, 21-12. She showed glimpses of her best across both games. And actually made it more comfortable than I thought it could be. All smiles at the end. Great cheers around the NEC Hall.
Judo, men -66 kg SF: Can Jasleen Singh Saini make it three medals for Indian judokas? He is in action now.
Weightlifting: Dilip updates – Time to head back to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre hall 1 for the women’s 71kg weightlifting final. Harjinder Kaur will be aiming to become India’s seventh lifter to win a medal here
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP: The change of directions has been often deadly from Sindhu. Yeo is a better player than Sindhu is making her look. A 11-6 lead in the 2nd game, now at 13-7.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP: First game to PV Sindhu. Some delightful play from the Indian at the start of both halves of that game but signs that Yeo was getting a bit more settled. The Indian in control for now. 21-11 in quick time.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP: Sindhu with a couple of delightful winners in that phase of play. A 11-6 lead for her. And her crosscourt shots are working well.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP: Yeo Jia Min was once regarded as the next big thing in women’s singles badminton but has not quite kicked on in recent times. She is a superb talent though and will not make this easy for Sindhu. The Indian has won their only other meeting.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP: Time for PV Sindhu!
Aditya Chaturvedi: A convincing win for Satwik-Chirag. They got their nose ahead quickly and didn’t look back. The Singaporeans fought hard but the Indians were solid in defence and pounced on every opportunity. Big smiles and pumped fists at the end there. The defending champions take another step towards a medal.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 1-0 SGP Satwik-Chirag give India the lead in the tie! They were put under pressure in parts of the match but remained in control for the majority of the match to earn a 21-11, 21-12 win.
Badminton, mixed team semifinal, IND 0-0 SGP : Here we go then! Time for Sat-Chi to start off India’s semifinal against Singapore. They were off to a flying start in the men’s doubles match, taking the opening game 21-11. The second game is a much closer at the moment.
Judo, men’s -60 kg: BRONZE MEDAL FOR VIJAY KUMAR YADAV! He defeats Petros of Cyprus with two Waza-ari which equals Ippon. India’s 8th medal of the Games.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-4 FULL TIME: It ends as a draw! India led 3-0 and then 4-1 and will be disappointed with this result. Playing with 10 men for a long period cost them. But ultimately, the draw is not the worst result and they had to hang on in the end. Could well come down to GD and that 11-0 win vs Ghana could prove handy now.
Judo, Women -48 kg SF: India’s Shushila Devi Likmabam gets the silver medal. Her 2nd silver in CWG after Glasgow. (No Judo in Gold Coast) India’s 7th medal of the Games.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-4 in Q4: India under the pump once more, Varun not having a good night. Conceded a PC, but the injection is heavily mishit, India clear. Minute to go!
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-4 in Q4: GOAL ENGLAND! The comeback is complete... well actually, still on. England have made it 4-4. Thankfully for India, it is now 10 men on the field as Varun is back on. Gurjant will miss rest of the match.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-3 in Q4: The PC goes just wide. India are under the pump.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-3 in Q4: INSANE! Varun is still out. And now Gurjant gets a 10 minute yellow card! For a foul with his elbow. Indians are not happy. But that was quite silly. India are down to 9 and another PC to defend soon after,
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-3 in Q4: GOAL ENGLAND! If India end up losing this Varun Kumar will have a sleepless night. Another goal conceded with India down to 10 men. Great move down the left. Roper scores.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 4-2 in Q4: GOAL INDIA AND GOAL ENGLAND! Harmanpreet Singh scores from a PC as India score with 10 men on the pitch again. But immediately after, England score to keep the gap to two. Krishan Pathak back in goal and rushed a bit too soon.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-1, start of Q4: Aditya reckons the match has been one of moments of individual brilliance from India but a pretty ok performance overall. Can’t disagree there. Indiscipline is India’s old foe. That and defensively they have looked shaky. Reid, Manpreet will want a response. 2 goal lead is nothing in hockey.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-1, in Q3: Varun has another yellow card. Intentional foul deemed. He will miss FIVE MORE minutes. 10 mins in all. Reid can’t be happy.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-1, in Q3: GOAL ENGLAND! Felt like this was coming. India review but no evidence to overturn. They lose their referral too. Liam Ansell with a goal.
Jemimah Rodrigues watching hockey, no surprises there.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-0, Q3: England are pressing consistently but India are doing well to protect their three-goal lead.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-0, Q3: A PC for England. And India are so good at reviewing usually, Manpreet was the one who tackled and he knew what he was doing.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-0, HALF TIME: Solid half from India. It must be said England did have chances through the Indian defence, mostly brought on by defensive errors. That and discipline is something India will want to mind. Next goal for England, if it comes, could make it interesting.
A determined Saurav Ghosal had spoken with Shahid Judge ahead of B2022. Have a read.
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal 2-1 Gregg Lobban: Into the semis, India No 1!
Ghosal is through to the semifinal for the first time since Glasgow 2014. Comes up with a well worked 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3 win over Lobban to set up a clash against top seed Paul Coll.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 3-0 in Q2: GOAL INDIA! Men in Blue on song. India score their third goal despite being a man down. Great work again by Mandeep Singh even as Akashdeep Singh gets the last touch
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 2-0 in Q2: India nearly made to pay for going down to 10. The commentators haven’t realised it’s Pathak on goal, they are praising Sreejesh for a crucial intervention. But errors happen.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 2-0 in Q2: Frustrating Yellow card for Varun. Got the ball on his foot and then played it away despite whistle. Referees don’t like that. India down to 10 for 5 mins.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 2-0 at the end of Q1: England must be wondering how the score in 0-2. Clinical from India. Krishan Pathak now in goal, interesting. Despite being a bing game, India continue to rotate GKs.
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal 2-1 Gregg Lobban: The Indian back into the lead.
Shahid Judge: The match started to get rather fiesty in the third game, as the rallies grew long, and both got in each others way for that age-old squash debate of let, no-let, or stroke. Ghosal still managed to hold on and win the game 11-7, leading 2-1 in this quarterfinal
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 2-0 in Q1: MANDEEP SPECIAL! He can be a frustrating player sometimes but he is a goalscorer like few others. A brilliant reverse hit with his back to goal. England lose their review asking for a back stick.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 1-0 in Q1: Green card for Akashdeep with Indians having to backtrack. But they are managing the game fine here.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 1-0 in Q1: India have had to defend a PC and soon after they have another PC. Varun and Jugraj on PC duties there. Another PC given but that one is reversed on review. England have actually better sine India took the lead.
Dilip Unnikrishnan: An update from cycling. Triyasha Paul and Shushikala Agashe bow out from the Women’s Keirin event in the repechage round. Both cyclists finished last in their first round heats. In the repechage, Paul finished third while Agashe finished fourth in their respective heats. In the men’s 1000m time trial final, Ronaldo Laitonjam Singh finished 12th. The men’s 40km points race, which will feature Naman Kapil and Venkappa Kengalagutti, has been postponed by two and a half hours and will start at 9.30pm IST.
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal 1-1 Gregg Lobban: The Scotsman ups the tempo a bit as Ghosal’s error count increases, as the Scot wins the second game 11-8 to level the match at 1-1
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, 1-0 in Q1: GOAL INDIA! India have the early lead! Lalit Kumar Upadhyay earns a penalty corner and then gets at the end of it to slot the ball in. Good save by the GK but Lalit is on hand, a cheeky lobbed finish. What a start.
Hockey, men’s Pool B, India vs England, Q1: PUSHBACK! And in case you are wondering why we say this is a big one, it is because of the recent history between these two as well as the chance to finish top of this Pool and avoid AUS.
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal vs Gregg Lobban: The match started with a 94 second rally, but Ghosal has been fleet-footed throughout this first game, running tirelessly, and winning the opener 11-5
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal vs Gregg Lobban: Winner of this match takes on top seed and World No 2 Paul Coll of New Zealand. We are underway.
Squash: “She played really well. There are things I could’ve done better but credit to her. There’s pressure and you try to do your best. Haven’t thought about doubles yet, hopefully we’ll do well.”: Joshna Chinappa on Sony Sports Network.
Aditya: Joshna Chinappa loses in straight games in the QF. Fought back well in the third game after being blown away in the second. Had four consecutive game balls too but couldn’t convert. Seemed agitated through most of the match and couldn’t trouble Naughton enough.
Squash men’s singles QF, Saurav Ghosal vs Gregg Lobban: Saurav Ghosal will look to get into his second Commonwealth Games men’s singles semifinal. He takes on World No 34 Greg Lobban of Scotland, over whom he has a 5-1 record on the World Tour, updates Shahid. Coming up shorly.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa 0-3 Hollie Naughton: Not to be for Joshna! An absolutely breathtaking third game but for the Indian, the damage was done in the second game when she didn’t do enough to make the Canadian work for her points. Had four game balls in the third game, but not to be.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa 0-2 Hollie Naughton: What a third game! FOUR game balls have come and gone for Joshna. Naughton is battling hard. And it is fair to say Joshna and the referee are not going to hang out anytime soon.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa 0-2 Hollie Naughton: Not looking good for the Indian. Naughton is taking charge of this match, spreading Chinappa all over the court with well angled shots for winners. She wins the second 11-5, says Shahid.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa 0-1 Hollie Naughton: No shortage of energy from Naughton and Joshna is largely relying on her shot-making to come through. Physicality wise there seems to be only winner here at the moment.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa 0-1 Hollie Naughton: Naughton struggled with some errors early on but she has bounced back and taken the opening game. She is doing all the running and deserved that on balance of play. The Indian does lead 2-1 on H2H on the PSA tour.
Squash Women’s singles, QF Joshna Chinappa vs Hollie Naughton: Shahid Judge says, “For all her achievements, Joshna Chinappa has never reached a semifinal in singles at the Commonwealth Games. It’s not going to be that easy this time either, as she takes on a player eight years younger, a World No 20, and a leftie in Hollie Naughton.”
Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Vault Final: Pranati is still in contention here after 4 gymnasts have finished their routines. But the Australians are still to come.
Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Vault Final: Pranati Nayak is first up and she gets the first part of the routine right on both occasions but not the landing. This is her scores. Doubt that will be enough for the podium.
Former India doubles badminton player Shlok Ramchandran via Twitter: MS and WS extremely critical today! MD should be ours. XD could be extremely tricky and don’t want to put a lot of pressure on the young WD pair especially if they reach in a do or die situation.
Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Vault Final: The women’s vault final will be starting a bit with India’s Pranati Nayak in action.
Badminton mixed team: Tis’ here folks! The lineup is confirmed for India-Singapore semis. Interesting choices. In men’s singles Lakshya Sen to face world champion Loh Kean Yew. Perhaps better equipped on defence than Srikanth to deal with the LOHKY speed. In MD & XD: Satwik & Terry Hee playing two matches so they are separated apart. The tie starts with SatChi in MD & ends with (if needed) AshSat in XD. The second choice is interesting, one that wondered yesterday if the team would go with. A great pair on their day, but they haven’t played together in recent times. They did two ties in the group stage earlier.
Judo: One final and three bronze medal matches for Indian judokas coming up later tonight, starting from 930 pm.
Boxing, men’s 57kg R16: Mohammed Hussamuddin qualifies for the quarterfinals. The Indian was far superior technically than his Bangladeshi opponent. The commentators reckon he’s a prime candidate for the podium. Hussamuddin defeats Salim Hossain by a 5-0 UD. First Amit Panghal, now Hussamuddin – it’s been a good day for Indian men’s boxing.
Boxing, men’s 57kg R16: A far more decisive attack from Hussamuddin in this round. The Indian continues to lead after R2.
Boxing, men’s 57kg R16: After a rather cagey start from Hussamuddin, he managed to land a few clean punches against Hossain in R1. All five judges with a 10 on their cards for the Indian.
Judo, men’s -60 kg repechage: Vijay Kumar YADAV will also fight for bronze. He defeats Dylan MUNRO by Waza-Ari.
Boxing, men’s 57kg R16: Next up is CWG 2018 bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin against Bangladesh’s Salim Hossain in the men’s 57kg event.
Judo, Women -48 kg SF: India’s Shushila Devi Likmabam has reached the FINAL. The Glasgow 2014 silver medallist will fight for gold in Birmingham.
MEDAL ASSURED! Judo, Women -48 kg SF: India’s Shushila Devi LIKMABAM defeats Mauritius’ Priscilla MORAND in the semifinals. She will fight for gold!
Judo, Women -48 kg SF: India’s Shushila Devi LIKMABAM in action now against Mauritius’ Priscilla MORAND in the semifinals.
Judo, women -57 kg: A little while earlier, Suchika TARIYAL lost in the quarterfinals but won the first round in repechage against Donne BREYTENBACH of South Africa. She too will fight for bronze.
Squash, women’s singles plate QF: India’s Sunayna Sara Kuruvilla is through to the semifinals with a straight-game win.
Judo, men -66 kg SF: A loud cheer as Scotland’s Finlay ALLAN gets Jasleen Singh Saini to submit in the semifinal. A win by Ippon for the Scot. The Indian will fight for bronze later tonight.
Boxing, men’s 51kg R16: Clever, convincing and comfortable. That’s how one describes Amit Panghal’s performance today. He defeats Namry Berri by a 5-0 UD.
Boxing, men’s 51kg R16: Make him miss, make him pay – that’s been Amit’s strategy so far, reckon the commentators. He’s been playing some mind games with Berri and they’re working. R2 also in the Indian’s favour.
Boxing, men’s 51kg R16: Amit takes his time to attack Berri but lands some great blows. Berri has attacked more but they are either misses or lacking power. R1 comfortably in favour of the Indian.
Judo, Men -60 kg - QF: Wijay Kumar YADAV goes down fighting Joshua KATZ by the way of Ippon. The Indian resisted for quite some time. But he now enters repechage.
Boxing, men’s 51kg R16: In action now will be Amit Panghal who will take on Namri Berri of Vanuatu in the men’s 51kg category. A lot of expectations from him too and he would be hoping to get the memories of Tokyo behind him.
Judo, women’s -48 kg QF: Shushila Devi Likmabam is into the semifinals. Defeats Harriet BONFACE of Malawi by the way of Ippon.
Swimming, men’s 100m butterfly: Sajan Prakash finishes 7th in Heat 6. Top 16 progress overall, but the Indian is placed 19th with his timing of 54.36.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Ajay Singh attempts 180 kgs with his third C&J attempt but can’t make it. He gave it his all today but sadly, he’s out of medal contention.
Samreen Razzaqui: Murray and Bruce had raced ahead but Ajay Singh has reclaimed the lead with a successful 176kg lift in the second attempt in C&J. A real tight race for the gold medal here.
Judo, Men -60 kg - R16: Wijay Kumar YADAV defeats Winsley GANGAYA of Mauritius by the way of Ippon and enters QF.
Judo, Men -66 kg - QF: Jasleen Singh Saini is into the semifinals! An IPPON again, this time against Nathon BURNS of NIR.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Ajay Singh with another superb lift! He nails 176 kgs with his second C&J attempt to remain at the top. This is an incredibly intense battle.
Samreen Razzaqui: Ajay Singh had earlier listed 165kg to start with in the men’s 81kg Clean & Jerk round but he ups it to 172kg in the first attempt and he does it! The Indian takes the lead with 315kg total.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: A bit of a stutter but Ajay Singh manages to complete a 172kg lift in his first C&J attempt to take the lead.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 16-13 NZL: WHAT A COMEBACK! A historic medal assured in Lawn Bowls. First for India at CWG. Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey are overcome with emotions.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 12-13 NZL: OH NO! With two balls left, NZ’s Tayla pushes India’s closest bowl wider.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 12-13 NZL: Bahut accha hai Pinki, come on Pinki, the captain tells Pinki’s bowl as if she is talking to herIndia are off to a good start in the deciding End 15.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 12-13 NZL: After End 14, New Zealand have a point advantage! Just a point. It all comes down to this. END 15.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND vs NZL: The measuring tapes are out for this one and it is a close one! And finally, 2 points to India. WOW. After 13 Ends, it is 12-12. Getting more and more intense.
Judo action has begun. India’s Jasleen Singh Saini starts with a IPPON.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Just the difference of a kg between Ajay Singh and the best attempts of 144kg in the men’s 81kg snatch round by Englishman Murray. The Indian had listed 165kg to start with in the Clean & Jerk round.
Vinayakk: After a shaky first attempt, Ajay recovers well enough to make it three good Snatch attempts for a best of 143kg. AUS could have taken a bigger lead but missed 147. Ajay joint 2nd at the end of Snatch.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Here’s a look at the standings after the snatch phase. India’s Ajay Singh remains in contention for a medal.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Ajay Singh nails his third snatch attempt too! This time he lifts 143 kgs. He has shown great composure after that wobble in the first attempt.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 10-10 NZL: Ah well, the New Zealand fightback is immediate. They respond to India’s 3-point end with a 3-point end of their own.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Ajay Singh goes for 140 kgs with his second snatch attempt and lifts it comfortably this time.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND vs NZL: A big End 10 for India! Tirkey & Co get three bowls closer to the jack than New Zealand’s closest and that is a big turnaround. From 1-6 down to 10-7 up!
Vinayakk: As we wondered a little earlier, the commentators confirm that as per the Indian coach Ajay Singh has had some work done on his shoulders since winning the Commonwealth C’ships last year. That would explain the dip in the starting total weights. His first Snatch attempt is 137kg and he JUST ABOUT stays on the platform to get that.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: Ajay Singh steps up for his first snatch attempt and just about manages to lift 137 kgs. He had a major wobble and nearly stumbled off the stage but held on eventually.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND vs NZL: New Zealand pull one back and it is 7-7 after End 9.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 7-6 NZL: The Skip is putting on a fine show. Rupa Rani Tirkey with a great couple of bowls at the end and Indian women are now into the lead 7-6 after 8 Ends.
Vinayakk: Another weightlifting event about to start. Ajay Singh won the 2021 Commonwealth C’ships with 322 total but his total starting weight today as of now is 300. Could change of course, but wonder if there is a concern somewhere.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 5-6 NZL: This is getting quite intense now, wow. India have made it 5-6 after seven ends (could have actually been 6-6 too but for a streak bowl at the end of one of the ends).
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: At the 2021 Commonwealth Championships, India’s Ajay Singh had won the gold medal with a total lift of 322 kgs. His effort then had ensured he got to represent the country at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 4-6 NZL: The Indian team is fighting back. Good fourth and fifth ends and the score has been closed down.
Weightlifting, men’s 81kg final: India’s Ajay Singh is set to compete now. Can he continue the fine work done by the weightlifters so far?
Vinayakk: In case you are wondering how the lawn bowls scoring works, the objective is to get your bowl (or bowls) as close to the “jack” as possible. And then at the end of a round, a point is awarded to the player or team whose bowl is closest to the jack. And in case a team has more than one bowl closer to the jack than their opponents, the corresponding number of points will be awarded for the end.
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Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 1-6 NZL: Another close end and it goes New Zealand’s way.
Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours semifinal, IND 1-5 NZL: India’s Skip Rupa Rani Tirkey comes up with a big ball at the end of End 3 to pull one back for her side. It’s 1-5 after End 3.
Here’s a look at the members of the Indian lawn bowls team competing in the women’s fours semifinal at the moment:
Lawn Bowls: Once again, we will get underway with some lawn bowls action. India are up against New Zealand in the women’s fours semifinal. Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey are competing for India.
Hello and welcome to live updates of Indian athletes from day four of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
After winning four medals on day two, India added two more gold medals to their tally on day three with weightlifters Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli delivering fine performances. On day four, India will be eyeing another solid outing as boxer Amit Panghal begins his campaign and the badminton mixed team and table tennis men’s team compete in semifinals, among many other events.
Key updates of India’s events on Day 3:
- Weightlifting: Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins gold in men’s 67kg event, later in the night Achinta Sheuli made it two gold medals on the day winning the 73kg final.
- Badminton: Defending champs India down RSA 3-0 to reach semifinals. To face Singapore.
- Table tennis, men’s team event: India beat BAN 3-0 to reach semifinals. To face Nigeria.
- Cricket T20: India chase down Pakistan’s 99 in 11.4 overs, 102/2 (18-over match). Smriti Mandhana put on a fantastic batting performance.
- Hockey: Indian men start with 11-0 win vs GHA.
- Boxing: Nikhat Zareen reaches QF with a breathtaking performance, Sagar does well in 92+kg but defeats for Shiva Thapa, Sumit.
- Swimming: Srihari Nataraj qualifies for men’s 50m backstroke final. His 2nd of the Games.
- Lawn bowls: India through to the semifinals in the women’s fours event.
- Squash: Joshna Chinappa, Saurav Ghosal reach QF in singles.
Screenshots in the blog via CWG 2022 Games results website & Sony LIV