Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 4: As it happened

India had a medal rush on Sunday, with shooters, weightlifters and paddlers contributing to the tally.

Updated : Apr 08, 2018 19:27 IST

Punam Yadav, the gold medallist in women's 69kg weightlifting.
Punam Yadav, the gold medallist in women's 69kg weightlifting.

Punam Yadav, the gold medallist in women's 69kg weightlifting.

6:10pm: It was medal rush on Sunday, with India winning three golds, one silver and one bronze. Punam Yadav started off the day by bagging a weightlifting gold, then the 16-year-old Manu Bhaker shattered Commonwealth record to clinch gold and at the end it was the historic first ever title win for the women's table tennis team. That should be all from us with the coverage, see you folks tomorrow.

Medal tally


Meanwhile, India lost to Scotland 81-96 in men's basketball, Pool B preliminary round.

This has been a Golden Sunday for India at the Games and this image sums it up all...


5:23 pm: Manika Batra does it as India creates history by winning first ever gold in women's team table tennis. India beats Singapore 3-1 with Manika winning the two singles matches. It is seventh gold medal for India.


5:22 pm: Manika has won the two games in Match 4 and a game away from winning the gold for India.

5:08 pm: Manika Batra starts off well in Match 4 against Yihan Zhou.


4:59 pm: In 100m Men's Butterfly swimming, India's Sajan Prakash fails to qualify for the finals after finishing fifth in the semis.

4:56 pm: Coming back to the women's team table tennis final. Mouma Das/Madhurika Patkar have given India 2-1 lead against Singapore after winning their doubles match.

4:45 pm: S.V. Sunil scores the winner in the dying minutes as India beats Wales 4-3. India next faces Malaysia on Tuesday.

4:38 pm: GOAL. India now back in the lead. IND 4-3 WAL. Harmanpreet the scorer.

4:36 pm: Manpreet Singh leaves the turf after taking a hit on the chest.

4:31 pm: India managed to take a 3-2 lead by converting a PC but Wales immediately struck back to make it 3-3. Will India play out another draw?


4:26 pm: India has not been able to convert the penalty corners. The scoreline still 2-2 and not much of time left in the match.

4:20 pm: Singapore has drawn level in Match 2, with Mangyu Yu defeating India's Madhurika Patkar 13-11, 11-2, 11-6.

4:08 pm: End of the third quarter and Wales manages to find the equaliser. IND 2-2 WAL.

3:57 pm: Shifting our focus from hockey to table tennis women's team final. Manika Batra has given India 1-0 lead against Singapore.

3:55 pm: At the start of third quarter, India gets two penalty corners but fails to convert them. Wales defense has been really impervious. IND 2-1 WAL

3:42 pm: And that will be half-time, with the scoreline IND 2-1 WAL. Dilpreet and Mandeep scoring for India.

3:39 pm: GOAL. India again back in the lead by successfully converting a penalty corner. Wales, though, got it reviewed to see the goal getting cleared. IND 2-1 WAL.

3:32 pm: Wales defense has been really solid, but India been relentless in its attacks. IND 1-1 WAL.

3:28 pm: Meanwhile, the India women's table tennis final against Singapore has got underway.

3:24 pm: GOAL. Wales strikes back with the equaliser, doing well to convert the PC. IND 1-1 WAL.

3:22 pm: GOAL. Dilpreet Singh gives India the lead in the second quarter. IND 1-0 WAL

As India women's team fights it out for the team TT Gold, we have the bronze winner.


3:12 pm: India were held to a 2-2 draw by Pakistan in its first match on Saturday. Wales as a team won't be a pushover, but so far in the first quarter India has been dominating. Scoreline still 0-0.

2:59 pm: All set for the start to men's hockey match between India and Wales.

2:48 pm: And... Lovlina Borgohain loses in the 69kg quarterfinals to England's Sandy Ryan.

2:44 pm: India's Lovlina Borgohain is in action against England's Sandy Ryan in women's 69kg quarterfinals.

Words of the silver medallist in women's 10m air pistol:


2:19 pm: Aleena Reji fails to progress having finished fourth in women's first-round repechages.

2:02 pm: Cyclist Manjeet Singh is involved in the men's 40km points race qualifying round. 

2:00 pm: India women's basketball team trails New Zealand 22-54 at the end of the first half. of a pool B match.

1:06 pm: Yohan Blake finishes first in men's 100m semifinal, in 10.06 seconds.

The words of a proud, elated mom:


12:31 pm: Papua New Guinea’s Steven Kari, who has won gold medal in men's 94kg weightlifting, broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk with a total lift of 370kg! Canada's Boady Santavy won silver with a total lift of 369kg, while India's Vikas Thakur won bronze with a total lift of 351kg.

India must feel proud indeed!


12:25 pm: Tejinder Singh enters final of men's shotput with 19.10m.

12:15 pm: Pranati Nayak has finished eighth with a score of 11.983 in women's vault final.

12:09 pm: Vikas Thakur has won bronze in the men's 94kg weightlifting with a total lift of 351kg.  He has won India's fifth medal of the day.

12:07 pm: Sajan Prakash has qualified for the semifinals having finished second in 100m butterfly heats (54.11 seconds). The semifinals begin at 16:28 IST.

11:58 am: Saniya Sheikh finishes fourth, an effort which she can be proud of.

11:53 am: Saniya Sheikh is fourth after 40 shots.

11:48 am: Muhammed Anas qualifies for men's 400m semifinals, having finished first in his heat with 45.96s.

11:47 am: Saniya Sheikh is currently second in the women's skeet shooting final.

11:43 am: Pranati Nayak concedes a penalty point on her first vault attempt.

11:42 am: The skeet shooting final, India being represented by Saniya Sheikh, is in progress.

11:38 am: The Indian women’s table tennis team equalled its best ever performance at the Commonwealth Games by reaching the final and thus has guaranteed itself of a medal.

From the gold medallist herself:


11:30 am: The women's vault is underway, India being represented by Pranati Nayak.

At 4.30 pm IST, India men's basketball team will face off against Scotland.

10:59 am: England's Nick Miller clinches gold with a British-record hammer throw. He had won silver at the Glasgow Games in 2014.

10:50 am: Canada's Boady Santavy has broken CWG snatch record in men's 94kg weightlifting. India's Vikas Thakur is second in men's 94kg weightlifting with a 159kg in snatch.

Words of recognition from a Olympic gold medal winner:


10:20 am: Next up is the women's vault final, with Pranati Nayak representing India.

10:05 am: Vikas Krishan progresses to the quarterfinals of men's 75kg boxing, beating Australia's Campbell Somerville.

9:55 am: Saina Nehwal puts India in the final of team badminton by beating Singapore's Jia Min YEO 21-8 21-15.


9:30 am: Ravi Kumar wins bronze in the men's 10m air rifle! This India's fourth medal of the day and third in shooting. India's medal tally stands at 10 now (six gold, two silver, two bronze).

Read:Bhaker, Sidhu clinch gold, silver in women's 10m air pistol

Read:Punam secures India's fifth weightlifting gold

Read:India women's hockey team seals comeback win over Olympic champion

9:28 am: Mary Kom assures India of a medal in women's 45 to 48kg boxing, after beating Megan Gordon of Scotland.

9:25 am: This is shaping up to be a medal-laden day for the Indian athletes, who have already won three medals (two gold and one silver).

8:55 am: India women's hockey team has beaten England 2-1, with Navneet Kaur and Gurjit Kaur scoring a goal apiece and helping India to a comeback win.

8:50 am: Manu Bhaker wins gold in women's 10m air pistol! This is now India's sixth gold medal — and first in shooting — at the Games. With Heena Sidhu bagging silver, India's medal tally now stands at nine!

Yet another morning has begun with an Indian weightlifter winning a gold medal, taking India's medal tally to seven with five gold, one silver and one bronze. Punam Yadav, competing in the women's 69kg weightlifting, clinched gold with a total lift of 222kg.

Day three report

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