Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of Day 6 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. India has won five gold, six silver and seven bronze medals so far.
- High Jump: Tejaswin Shankar bagged the Bronze Medal with a jump of 2.22m
- Boxing (quarterfinals): Women: Light Flyweight: Nikhat Zareen bt Helen Jones (Wal), Light Middleweight: Lovlina Borgohain lost to Rosie Eccles (Wal), Men: Light Heavyweight: Ashish Kumar lost to Aaron Bowen (Eng)
- Judo: Women: +78kg (final): Tulika Maan lost to Sarah Adlington (Sco), bags silver.
- Squash: Men (bronze medal match): Saurav Ghosal bt James Willstrop (Eng) 3-0.
- Weightlifting: Men: 109+kg: Gurdeep Singh (bronze).
- Boxing (quarterfinals): Men: Featherweight: Mohammad Hussamuddin bt Tryagain Morning Ndevelo (Nam). Women: Minimumweight: Nitu Ganghas bt Nicole Clyde (NIR).
- Hockey: Women (Pool A): bt Canada 3-2; Men (Pool B): bt Canada 8-0.
- Squash: Women (plate final): Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Mary Fung-A-Fat (Guy) 3-0;
- Mixed doubles (round-of-32): Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu bt Yeheni Kuruppu/Ravindu Laksiri (SL) 2-1.
- Weightlifting: Men: 109kg: Lovepreet Singh (bronze), Women: 87+kg: 6. Purnima Pandey; 87kg: 6. Usha Bannur.
Men’s Over 75kg-80kg: Quarterfinals: Ashish eliminated in the quarterfinals
Athletics - Men’s Discus throw F42-44/61-64 Final
Both Indians finish out of medal contention, with Harrison Walsh of Wales winning the Gold Medal, Dan Greaves (England) winning the Silver and Aled Davies of Wales winning the Bronze Medal.
Devendra Gahlot (F42) and Devender Kumar (F44) of India have thrown 42.13 (second attempt) and 46.28 (fifth attempt) respectively, with the latter ranking fourth in the standings currently. Aled Davies of Wales leads the contest so far, with a throw of 51.39m.
- Tejaswin fails to clear 2.55 and wins the Bronze Medal for India. What a journey this has been for the Indian. Uncertainty, green signal and then a medal for India at the Birmingham Games.
- In his fourth attempt, he clears 2.22m in his first attempt as well. He has cleared every bar in his first attempt.
- Tejaswin also clears 2.15m in his second attempt.
- The bar is literally raised in the second attempts, with three jumpers Joel Clarke-Khan, Hamish Kerr and Mike Edwards, clearing 2.15m
- Tejaswin clears 2.10m in his first attempt comfortably.
- Tejaswin Shankar is in action in the High Jump final now. Follow the event as it happens HERE.
Women’s Shot Put final
- In her final attempt, she throws 15.59m, but is put of medal contention, finishing at the bottom of the standings at tenth.
- Manpreet could not improve on her second attempt with a throw of 15.56m and slips to the bottom of the standings at the moment.
- Manpreet Singh of India has thrown 15.57m in her first attempt and is currently ninth in the standings.
Boxing: Light Middleweight - Lovlina Borgohain loses to Rosie Eccles
Swimming - Men’s 1500m Freestyle
India’s Advait Page and Kushagra Rawat finished seventh and eight in the final with timings of 15:32:36 and 15:42:67 respectively.
Para Table Tennis - Men’s Singles Classes 3-5; India’s Raj Aravindan loses 3-1 to Nigeria’s Isau
- Isau wins the fourth set 11-8 to win the match for Nigeria.
- Isau wins the first game 11-9, while Raj makes a comeback in the next game. Isau takes the lead eventually in the third game with the score 11-6 in Nigeria’s favour.
- Raj Aravindan Alagar of India is in action against Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle.
Weighlifting - Men’s 109+ kg
- In his final attempt, Gurdeep lifts 223 kg, but after successful lifts by New Zealand’s David Andrew and Pakistan’s Md. Nooh, the Indian secures a Bronze Medal in the event - India’s second Bronze in weightlifting today.
- Gurdeep lifts 207 kg successfully, taking his total to 374 kg as he goes top in standings.
- Gordon Shaw lifts 195 kg in his first attempt, taking his total to 362 kg, the highest in the event so far.
- The Clean and Jerk round begins with Ushan of Sri Lanka starting it with an attempt to lift 175 kg. He fails the first time, but succeeds in the second attempt.
- After the Snatch round, Gurdeep sits joint-third with the Englishman after Muhammad Nooh Butt sets a Games record after lifting 173 kg.
- Gurdeep will try to lift 173 kg in his final attempt.
- Gurdeep Singh successfully lifts 167 kg in his second attempt in Snatch and sits joint-second with Gordon Shaw of England.
- The event begins with Ushan of Sri Lanka lifting first, and Nathan Morris of South Africa surpasses him with a lift of 141 kg in Snatch. India’s Gurdeep Singh is expected to lift 160 kg in his first attempt.
Boxing - Women’s Over 48kg-50kg (Light Fly)
Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls
England wins the match 20-11 and finishes the group as the topper. India and England qualify for the quarterfinals.
England is leading India 18-4 after 11 ends in the Men’s Fours at the moment. Irrespective of whether India wins or loses this match, it is through to the quarterfinals, finishing second in Section C.
Judo Gold Medal Match: Tulika Maan loses Sarah Adlington
What’s on store now?
- 11:00 PM IST - Mens 109+ Kg- Gurdeep Singh (Weightlifting)
- 11:15 PM IST - Over 48kg - 50kg Quarterfinals Nikhat Zareen Vs Helen Jones (Boxing)
- 11:20 PM IST Tulika Maan of India will be in action against Sarah Adlington of Scotland in the Gold Medal match.
SQUASH - MEN’S SINGLES BRONZE MEDAL MATCH (Saurav Ghoshal vs James Willstrop)
Second set begins
Para Table Tennis: India results
- Bhavina wins the third set 11-6 to win the match 3-0 against Nigeria
- The Indian has won the first two games 11-3 and 11-7 and is edging closer to a whitewash, with a 9-6 lead in the third set.
- Bhavina Patel is in action against Nigeria’s Ifechukwude Christiana in the Women’s Singles Classes 3-5.
- Sonalben Patel of India won the previous match against Amanda Jane of Australia 3-0 in the Women’s Singles Classes 3-5
- In the Women’s Singles classes 6-10, Baby Sahana Ravi of India lost to Gloria Gracia of Malaysia.
Women’s Cricket: India vs Barbados
- India beats Barbados, winning the match by 100 runs and qualifies for the semifinals.
- The India vs Barbados match is set to begin at 10:30 pm, with the Indian team in action in the decider. Follow the match HERE.
Lawn Bowls: India out of medal contention in Women’s Triples
New Zealand wins the match 18-14 over England and secures a place in the quarterfinals. India is out in Women’s Triples.
The Indian Women’s Triples team, comprising Pinki, Tania Choudhury and Rupa Rani Tirkey has a chance to break into the quarterfinals, but its fate awaits the match between England and New Zealand, If New Zealand wins, India is out, but a win for the host will allow India to enter the Quarters.
WHAT’S IN STORE
- 9:30 PM IST - Men’s singles bronze- Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop (Squash)
- 10:15 PM IST - Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 1- Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel Vs Christiana Ikpeoyi (Para TT)
- 10:15 PM IST - Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 2 Sonalben Manubhai Patel Vs Amanda Jane Tscharke (Para TT)
- 10:30 PM IST - India Vs Barbados (Women’s Cricket)
- 10:30 PM IST - Mens Fours- India Vs England (Lawn Bowls)
- 11:00 PM IST - Mens 109+ Kg- Gurdeep Singh (Weightlifting)
- 11:15 PM IST - Over 48kg - 50kg Quarterfinals Nikhat Zareen Vs Helen Jones (Boxing)
UPDATE: India toying with Canada right now with a 7-0 advantage with less than three minutes remaining.
UPDATE: Another goal for the hockey team as Indian men now lead 5-0 against Canada.
UPDATE: India now leads 4-0 against Canada at half-time in the Men’s Hockey match.
WEIGHTLIFTING - WOMEN’S 87+KG
CLEAN AND JERK
Men’s Hockey India vs Canada: Lalit Kumar Upadhyay scores to give India a 3-0 lead. You can catch the LIVE play-by-play action here.
Boxing Men’s Over 54kg- 57kg (Featherweight) Quarterfinal: Hussamuddin confirms medal with a 3-2 win
Hussamuddin vs Tryagain
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The Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 to advance to the semifinals. You can catch all the LIVE update and highlights here.
JUDO - Judoka Tulika Maan qualifies for the final in the women’s +78 kg after beating New Zealand’s Sydnee Andrews. She is one win away from a gold medal. Her next opponent is Scotland’s Adlington.
India’s Deepak Deswal wins his Round of 16 bout in the men’s 100kg category by Ippon. However, he fails to beat his opponent in the quarterfinal.
In the repechage round, he lost to Fiji’s Takayawa and bowed out of the competition.
India’s Nitu won her quarterfinal in the women’s minimumweight category. She beat Northern Ireland’s Nicole Clyde to secure a berth in the finals and assured India of a bronze.
SQUASH - Sunayna Kuruvilla beats Guyana’s Mary Fung-A-Fat 3-0 (11-7, 13-11, 11-2) in women’s singles plate final in squash.
India’s medal favourites Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu beat Sri Lanka in the Round of 32.
Here are the LIVE updates from Lovepreet Singh’s men’s 109 kg weightlifting final:
- Result: India’s Lovepreet Singh wins bronze.
- The Australian goes for 211 kg, having a shot at the medal but fails. This confirms the medal for India’s Lovepreet.
- Cameroon’s Junior Periclex tries 205 kg but fails. He still holds the top position.
- Meanwhile, Australia’s Jackson comes up with a 202 kg lift - the highest in clean & jerk.
- Opeloge fails in the third attempt. He ends up with 194 kg.
- Oh No! Opeloge’s second attempt has been adjudged as no lift.
- Opeloge just continues to move higher. He lands a lift of 200 kg in his second try.
- Cameroon’s lifter picks up 196 kg on first atempt but goes one better to 201 kg in the second try.
- As Lovepreet awaits the result, Samoa’s Opeloge manages to lift 194 kg with ease.
- Lovepreet completes all six lifts. He manages 192 kg to conclude with a total of 355 kg.
- Australia’s Jackson with 190 kg on the first attempt.
- The Indian takes back the lead with a second attempt of 189 kg. A good lift by Lovepreet.
- Griffiths attempts 187 kg and is successful. He is in the lead now.
- Canada’s Bassette lifts 186 kg. He gets a split decision but that puts him in the lead.
- India’s Lovepreet Signh succeeds in lifting 185 kg in his first attempt. He stands first at the moment.
- Pakistan’s Hanzala Butt ends at 173 kg as he fails in his second and third attempts. He ends with a total of 315 kg.
- England’s Andy Griffiths moves in to first place with a lift of 180 kg.
- Four weightlifters have completed their attempts with the bets one coming from Pakistan’s Butt at 173 kg.
- The clean & jerk round is underway.
- Samoa’s Opeloge, however, leads after the snatch round with a best lift of 164 kg.
- Lovepreet Singh lifts 161 kg in his second attempt, but his best comes at 163 kg in his third attempt.
- Cameron’s weightlifter also manages a snatch of 160 kg.
- England’s Andy Griffiths lifts 159 kg and takes the lead. The lead is then taken by Samoa’s Opeloge with 160 kg.
- Canada’s Bessette also snatches 157 kg in his second attempt, but he goes one better and ends up at 163 kg.
- The Indian starts with 157 kg and moves to the first spot.
- Malaysia’s Shamsuddin with a successful lift of 148 kg.
- New Zealand’s Tasi Taala fails to complete a snatch attempt and is out of competition.
- Australia’s Jackson with 145 kg on his opening snatch attempt, but fails on his second and third attempts of 150 kg.
- The snatch round starts with a lift of 135 kg by Pakistan’s Hanzala Butt. He manages a best attempt of 142 kg.
- Can the Indian manage a podium finish? We’ll find out soon.
- The Indian weightlifter has listed a starting weight of 145 kg in snatch and 185 kg in clean & jerk.
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AUGUST 3 (All timings are in IST - Indian Standard Time)
1 PM (Lawn Bowls)
Mens Singles- Mridul Borgohain Vs Chris Locke
Womens Pairs- India Vs Niue
2:00 PM (Weightlifting)
Men’s 109 Kg- Lovepreet Singh
2:30 PM Onwards (Judo)
Womens +78 Kg Quarterfinals- Tulika Maan
Mens +100 Kg Elimination Round Of 16- Deepak Deswal
Knockout Matches To Follow (Subject To Qualification)
03:10 PM (Para table tennis)
Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 1 - Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel Vs Daniela Di Toro
Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 2- Sonalben Manubhai Patel Vs Sue Bailey
Womens Singles Classes 6 - 10 Group 1 Baby Sahana Ravi Vs Faith Obazuaye
03:30 PM (hockey)
Women’s match- India vs Canada
03:30 PM (Squash)
Mixed Doubles Round Of 32- Joshna/Harinder vs Yeheni Kuruppu/Ravindu Laksiri
4 PM (Lawn Bowls)
Mens Singles- Mridul Borgohain Vs Ian Mclean
Womens Pair - India Vs South Africa
4:45 PM (Boxing)
Over 45kg - 48kg Quarterfinals Nitu Ganghas Vs Nicole Clyde
4:55 PM (Para table tennis)
Mens Singles Class 3 - 5 Group 1 Raj Aravindan Alagar Vs George Wyndhan
5:45 PM (boxing)
Over 54kg - 57kg Quarterfinals Hussam Uddin Muhammed Vs Tryagain Morning Ndevelo
6:30 PM (hockey)
Men’s match- India vs Canada
6:30 PM (Weightlifting)
Womens 87+ Kg- Purnima Pandey
7:30 PM (Lawn Bowls)
Mens Fours- India Vs Cook Islands
Womens Triples- India Vs Niue
9:30 PM (squash)
Men’s singles bronze- Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop
09:40 PM (para table tennis)
Womens Singles Classes 6 - 10 Group 1- Baby Sahana Ravi Vs Gloria Gracia Wong Sze
10:15 PM (para table tennis)
Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 1- Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel Vs Christiana Ikpeoyi
Womens Singles Classes 3 - 5 Group 2 Sonalben Manubhai Patel Vs Amanda Jane Tscharke
10:30 PM (cricket)
India Vs Barbados
10:30 PM (Lawn Bowls)
Mens Fours- India Vs England
11:00 PM (Weightlifting)
Mens 109+ Kg- Gurdeep Singh
11:15 PM (boxing)
Over 48kg - 50kg Quarterfinals Nikhat Zareen Vs Helen Jones
11:30 PM (Athletics)
Men’s High Jump final- Tejaswin Shankar
12 AM (Aug 4) (para table tennis)
Mens Singles Class 3 - 5 Group 1 - Raj Aravindan Alagar Vs Isau Ogunkunle
12:35 AM (Aug 4) (Athletics)
Women’s Shotput finals- Manpreet Kaur
12:42 AM (Aug 4) (swimming)
Men’s 1500m final- Kushagra Rawat, Advait Page
12:45 AM (Aug 4) (boxing)
Over 64kg - 70kg Quarterfinals Lovlina Borgohain Vs Rosie Eccles
1:15 AM (Aug 4) (para athletics)
Men’s Discus Throw F42-44/ 61-64- Devender Kumar, Aneesh Kumar, Devendar Gehlot
2:00 AM (AUG 4) (boxing)
Over 75kg - 80kg Quarterfinals Ashish Kumar Vs Aaron Bowen
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