Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8 Highlights: India’s Medal tally rises to 26, Bajrang, Sakshi, Deepak clinch Gold

CWG 2022: Get the updates, schedule, medal tally, results and highlights from the eighth day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

India won three Gold Medals in Wrestling today with Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia, taking India’s Gold Medal tally to nine.

India won three Gold Medals in Wrestling today with Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia, taking India’s Gold Medal tally to nine. | Photo Credit:

CWG 2022: Get the updates, schedule, medal tally, results and highlights from the eighth day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of Day 8 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

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India has won 26 medals so far, including nine gold, eight silver and nine bronze. All six wrestlers in action won medals with three of them winning Gold.

Highlights
  • Indian wins six medals in Wrestling on Day 8
  • Wrestling, Men: Freestyle: 65kg (gold medal contest): Bajrang Punia bt Lachlan McNeil (Can); 86kg (gold medal contest): Deepak Punia bt Muhammad Inam (Pak); 125kg (bronze medal contest): Mohit Grewal bt Aaron Johnson (Jam)
  • Wrestling, Women: Freestyle: 57kg (gold medal contest): Anshu Malik lost to Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye (Ngr); 62kg (gold medal contest): Sakshi Malik bt Ana Godinez Gonzalez (Can); 68kg (bronze medal contest): Divya Kakran bt Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalie
  • Badminton (round-of-16): Men: K. Srikanth bt Dumindu Abeywickrama (SL) 2-0; Lakshya Sen bt Ying Xiang Lin (Aus) 2-0. Women: P.V. Sindhu bt Husina Kobugabe (Uga) 2-0; Aakarshi Kashyap bt Eva Kattirtzi (Cyp) 2-0. Doubles: Treesa/Gayatri bt Leung For Sang/Mungrah (Mri) 2-0.
  • Lawn Bowls: Men’s Fours (semifinals): bt England 13-12.
  • Squash: Women’s doubles (quarterfinals): Joshna/Dipika lost to Chan/Ampandi (Mas) 0-2; Men’s doubles (round-of-16): Velavan/Abhay bt Kempsell/Clyne (Sco) 2-1..

Hockey: India vs Australia

  • ⦿ India loses to Australia 0-3 in penalties and will play New Zealand in the Bronze Medal match.
  • ⦿ Vandana Katariya scores for India to equalise and forces the match into penalties.
  • ⦿ Follow the match as it happens, HERE
  • ⦿ India trails 0-1 at Half-Time as the third quarter begins now.
Squash Mixed Doubles - Quarter-Final - Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghoshal into semifinals
India wins the second game 11-5: India starts the second set on the same note as the first, earning the first point and is on a two-point advantage now. The score 3-1 to India. Saurav and Dipika continue to build on the lead with Rachael and Zac unable to score beyond their starting point in the game.
The Indian duo is closing in on the victory with the score 10-5 and seals the game 11-5 to enter the semifinals.
Second Game begins
India win the first game: India takes a three point lead, but Australia draws level eventually. India fails to capitalise on its lead as Australia gets on the driving seat. The score 6-4 to Australia now. India is playing catch-up and is back level at 7-7 in the match.
Dipika and Saurav seals the first game to take a 1-0 lead in the game.
Match Begins
India’s Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghoshal will be in action against Racahel Grinham and Zac Alexander of Australia.
Triple Medal Alert!
Deepak Punia wins the Gold Medal in the Men’s Freestyle 86 kg, while Mohit Grewal and Divya Kakran win two Bronze Medals to take India’s medal tally to 26 medals so far in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Table Tennis - Men’s Singles Round of 16 - Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty sail into quarters

  • ⦿ Sharath Kamal: Sharath Kamal did not look back after going down in the first set 8-11 to Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo and leads the match 3-1. Omotayo wins the next game 14-12, with the match in favour of India at 3-2 now. Sharath finishes the game after beating the Nigerian 11-9 and enters the quarterfinals with a 4-2 win.
  • ⦿ Sathiyan G. : G. Sathiyan has won two of the first three sets, winning them with margins of 11-6 and 11-9 respectively. India has a 2-1 lead in the match so far. Lum wins the second game and goes level at 2-2 in the match. The Indian wins the next two games 12-10 and 11-6 and wins the Round of 16 to get into the Quarterfinals.
  • ⦿ Sanil Shetty: Sanil Shetty of India and Bode Abioudin of Nigeria are level at 1-1 in the match, with the Indian leading the third game 9-5. Sanil wins the third game 11-8 to take a 2-1 lead in the match. Sanil wins the game 4-2, with consecutive wins in Game 5 and Game 6 with margins of 15-13 and 11-8.
Athletics: Hima Das crashes out from the 200m Final race
Hima Das finished the race with a timing of 23.42 seconds, but it was not enough to qualify for the finals. She missed the qualification by 0.01 seconds.
Badminton-
Men’s Doubles - Round of 16: India vs Pakistan
India wins the second game 21-7 to secure a place in the Quarterfinals
India continues to dominate the match, almost running away with the match, with an eight-point lead in the match. The score 10-2 to India at the moment.
India wins the first game 21-8.
India continues to build on the lead and takes the difference to 11 points now. The score 11-9 to India at the moment.
India’s Badminton duo of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty leads the first game against Pakistan’s Murad Ali and Saeed Irfan Bhatti 11-6.
Women’s Singles: Aakarshi Kashyap 2-0 Eva Kattirtzi
Kashyap defeats Eva easily in the second set 21-7 and enters the quarterfinals of women’s singles.
Aakarshi Kashyap won against Eva Kattirtzi in the first set 21-2.
Men’s Singles: Lakshya Sen 2-0 Ying Xiang Lin
Lakshya Sen wins the second set with a 21-16 scoreline to sail into the quarterfinals.
Lin trials in the second set as well as Sen has a five point lead 12-7.
Lakshya Sen wins first set 21-9.

Wrestling-

  • ⦿ Mohit Grewal beat Aaron Johnson by fall to win the Bronze medal and the sixth medal in wrestling for India.
  • ⦿ Divya Kakran wins the Bronze Medal match by fall to secure the fifth medal in wrestling today.
  • ⦿ Deepak Punia defeats Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam 3-0 winning by points.
Table Tennis - Women’s Singles Quarterfinals - Manika out of Women’s Singles
In the fourth set, Zeng completes a whitewash over the Indian, sealing a spot in the semifinals and knocking Manika Batra out of Women’s Singles.
Manika Batra fails to succeed in the third match as the Singapore player goes 3-0 up in the match with a 11-4 scoreline in the third game.
She wins the second game with the same margin, completing a second consecutive win. The score 11-9.
Zeng wins the first 12-10, while Manika tries to comeback into the match with a 4-3 lead in the second game currently.
Manika Batra is in action against Jian Zeng of Singapore.

LAWN BOWLS- INDIA THROUGH TO FINALS OF MEN’S FOURS AT CWG 2022!

India defeats England 13-12 after 15 ENDS to enter its first men’s fours finals and secures another medal in the event, after a Gold in Women fours.

Squash - Men’s Doubles Round of 16 - Abhay Singh, Velavan Senthilkumar

  • ⦿ India wins the third set 11-8 to beat Scotland and enters the quarterfinal.
  • ⦿ In the third set, India leads the match 6-5.
  • ⦿ Abhay and Velavan steal the winning points to get level in the match with a 11-10 scoreline in their favour in the second game
  • ⦿ Scotland retains its lead eventually going 9-8 up against India.
  • ⦿ India loses the first game 8-11 and is trailing the second game by a lone-point. The score 3-4 to Scotland at the moment.
  • ⦿ India’s Abhay Singh and Velavan Senthilkumar are in action against Alan Clyne and Douglas Kempsell of Scotland.

Table Tennis - Women’s Singles Quarterfinal - Sreeja Akula 4-3 Mo Zhang (Canada)

  • ⦿ Zhang draws level in the sixth set, but the Indian seals the final set 11-8 to win the match 4-3. What a contest this has been so far!
  • ⦿ Akula won the fifth set 11-5 and clinched the sixth set 11-8.
  • ⦿ Sreeja lost to Mo Zhang in the fourth set 9-11.
  • ⦿ Zhang leads in the fourth game as well and might just end the contest with a win here.
  • ⦿ In the third game, Canada’s Zhang re-establishes her command in the match, winning it 11-6
  • ⦿ Zhang wins the first game 11-9, but Sreeja makes a comeback in the next game, winning it with a comfortable margin of 11-4

Squash - Women’s Doubles - Dipika, Joshna out of Quarters

  • ⦿ Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal try to get on level terms in the second set, but Malaysia seals the win comfortably with a 11-7 margin.
  • ⦿ India has lost the first set 11-2 an is trailing the second set 1-2 at the moment.
  • ⦿ India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal are in action against Yiwen Chan and Ainaa Ampandi of Malaysia.
Wrestling Gold Medal Match - Women’s Freestyle 62 kg - Sakshi Malik wins Gold Medal
India wins the match by fall.
In the second round, Sakshi wins two points by take down and then pins the Canadian to victory. India wins by fall and Sakshi wins the second Wrestling Gold Medal for India.
India trails Canada by four points in the Gold Medal match now at the end of Round 1.
The Canadian brings down Malik on the mat and earns two points in the first round so far. Another take down by Ana and another couple of points.
Sakshi Malik is in action against Ana Gonzalez of Canada in the Gold Medal match.

Lawn Bowls

  • ⦿ After 11 ends, the match has India making a comeback, with a single point-advantage. The score 9-8 to India.
  • ⦿ After seven ends, it is England which has its nose in front with the score 8-3 at the moment.
  • ⦿ After the first two ends, India is in front, with the score 2-0 in its favour.
  • ⦿ The Indian team comprises Chandan Kumar Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Navneet Singh and Sunil Bahadur
  • ⦿ India’s Men’s Fours team will be in action against England in the semifinals.

Table Tennis - Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals

  • ⦿ Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty are out of the Men’s Doubles race, Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan are through.
  • ⦿ SGP vs IND: Zhe Yu Clarence and Shao Feng Ethan of Singapore win the quarters in straight games with scores of 12-10, 11-7 and 11-7 respectively
  • ⦿ ENG vs IND: Sharath and Sathiyan win the third game 11-4 to seal a spot in the semifinals
  • ⦿ Sharath and Sathiyan lead the match 2-0 with wins of 11-6 and 11-8 in the first and second games respectively.
  • ⦿ SGP vs IND: Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty are in action against Zhe Yu Clarence and Shao Feng Ethan of Singapore
  • ⦿ ENG vs IND: Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan are in action against Sam Walker and Tom Jarvis of England in the Quarterfinals.
Double Medal Alert!
Bajrang Punia defends his Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in Men;s 65 kg freestyle while Anshu Malik wins the Silver Medal in the Women’s freestyle 57 kg to take India’s medal tally to 21 now.

Wrestling Medal Final matches

  • ⦿ Men’s Freestyle 86 kg - Deepak Punia - Gold Medal Match
  • ⦿ Women’s Freestyle 62 kg - Sakshi Malik- Gold Medal Match
  • ⦿ Men’s Freestyle 125 kg - Mohit Grewal- Bronze Medal Match
  • ⦿ Women’s Freestyle 68 kg - Divya Kakran- Bronze Medal Match
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Wrestling Medal Final - Bajrang wins first Wrestling Gold in 2022 Commonwealth Games
Bajrang earns three more points to take a five-point lead in the match and as the match ends, India wins its seventh Gold Medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In the second round, McNeil makes a comeback into the match, taking Bajrang down to get two points to reduce the deficit.
The Indian then forces the McNeil out of the mat to take his lead to four points at the end of Round 1.
Bajrang starts the match and McNeil gets the first warning of the match. The Canadian gets another warning and in the next 30 seconds he fails to earn a point. Bajrang gets a point as a result and then pins his opponent to get two more points to go 3-0 up.
Bajrang Punia will be in action in the Gold Medal match against Lachlan McNeil of Canada in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
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Wrestling Medal Final matches - Anshu Malik wins silver
Women’s Freestyle 57 kg - Anshu Malik loses 3-7 to Odunaye Adekuoroye
Anshu goes for a leg attack in the final seconds of the match, earns two more points, but still falls short to match the score as India wins the silver medal.
The Nigerian earns two early points to take the lead initially and then takes down the Indian again in the last moments of the first round to take a 4-0 lead in the first round.
Table Tennis
Women’s Doubles Round of 32 - Reeth Tennison, Sreeja Akula through to Round of 16
The Indian pair is through to the Round of 16 with a 3-0 win over Scotland
India wins third game 11-2: The Indian pair looked outright menacing in the third game, and finishes the game as quickly as possible with the Scottish pair able to score just two points in the game.
India wins second game 11-5: India leads the first game 7-4 at the moment and seals a win with a six-game advantage to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
India wins the first game 11-4: India after trailing initially, goes in front, earning a slender one point lead The score 5-4 to India at the moment. What a streak from the Indian duo after this as they do not concede a single point since, winning the game 11-4.
Reeth Tennison and Sreeja Akula are in action against Lucy Elliott and Rebecca Plaistow of Scotland in the Round of 32.
Table Tennis - Mixed Quartefinals
Manika Batra, G. Sathiyan loses 1-3 to Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne
Malaysia wins the fifth game 11-7: After trailing 2-8, India is eyeing a comeback here, going to to 6-9, but concedes a point to take Malaysia’s points to 10. Malaysia finally completes the game with an identical margin as the previous game to win the match 3-1 and enter the Mixed team semifinals.
Malaysia wins the fourth Game 11-7: The second quarterfinal is going the same way as the first match with the teams level at 6-6 now. Malaysia takes the lead eventually to take a three-point advantage and finally seals the game to go level on the overall game tally.
India wins the third game 11-8: Manika takes the lead initially, but Malaysia gets back into the match at 2-2 now. India looks to be running away with the game with the score 9-6 in India’s favour. The Indian duo seals the game with a three-point advantage.
India wins the second game 11-9: Malaysia is staying in front in the second game as well with the score 5-4 in its favour at the moment. India wins the second game 11-9 to get level against Malaysia.
Malaysia wins the first game 12-10: After trailing in the match initially, Batra and Sathiyan and back on level terms at 6-6 now. Malaysia leads eventually until India gets level yet again. Malaysia finally secures a win in this game with a two-point advantage.
India’s G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra will be in action against Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne at 8:30 pm
Sreeja Akula, Sharath Kamal into semifinals with a 3-1 win over Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho
India wins the fifth game: The Indian duo, after taking the lead, concedes two points to get level with England again, at 4-4. Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula win the decider 11-9 to win the match and seal a spot in the Mixed Team semifinals.
England wins the fourth game 13-11: India and England are competing neck-to-neck here with the scores level at 8-8 now. The contest goes right down to the wire, with England sealing a win to go level in the match.
India wins the third game 11-8: Akula and Kamal enjoy a slender one-point lead in the game with the score 7-6 in India’s favour now. The Indian duo build on its lead and secure a win in the game now.
England wins the second game 11-8: England tries to make a comeback in the second game, but Sharath and Sreeja get level at 7 points each so far in the game. Pitchford and Ho, however, beats the Indian duo 11-8 to seal the game.
India wins the first game 11-7: England wins the first point of the game, but the Indian duo gets back on level terms at 1-1 at the moment and goes in front with a 5-7 score now. Kamal and Akula win the game with a four-point advantage.
India’s Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula will be in action against Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England

What is in store next?

  • ⦿ Four finals in Wresting will take place starting at 9 pm IST, with Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia, Sakshi and Anshu Malik all eyeing CWG Gold Medals.
  • ⦿ Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal: India’s Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula will be in action against Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England at 8:30 pm.
  • ⦿ Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal: India’s G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra will be in action against Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne at 8:30 pm
WRESTLING -
SEMIFINALS
Men’s Freestyle 125 kg - Mohit Grewal loses to Amarveer Dhesi (Canada)
Mohit earns two early points after pinning Dhesi on the mat. The Canadian makes a comeback in the match in style and twists the Indian not once, but twice and eventually wins the match 12-2 on technical superiority.
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg - Deepak Punia beats Alexander Moore (Canada)
A the time runs out, India is declared the winner 3-1.
Punia earns two more points in the second round and goes 3-0 up. Moore pushes Deepak out of the mat and steals a point.
Moore gets a penalty and Deepak Punia uses time to his advantage and earns a solitary point.
Men’s Freestyle 65 kg - Bajrang Punia beats George Ramm (England)
Bajrang Punia wins Indi’a third win by Technical superiority in a row, with the score 10-0. Three of India’s wrestlers are into finals now.
Women’s Freestyle 62 kg - Sakshi Malik beats Berthe Ngolle (Cameroon)
Sakshi gets two points after she pins her opponent and gets two more points soon. Sakshi follows suit in the semifinals and secures a 10-0 win on Technical superiority.
Women’s Freestyle 57 kg - Anshu Malik beats Nethmi Poruthotage (Sri Lanka)
Anshu starts the match earning two quick points with a twist and doubles it to go 4-0 up against the Sri Lankan. Anshu wins 10-0 by technical superiority and assures India a medal in wrestling.
REPECHAGE - Divya Kakran through to Bronze Medal match
Divya Kakran beat Blandine Nyeh Ngiri of Cameroon 4-0 through victory by fall to qualify for the Bronze Medal match.
QUARTERFINALS
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg - Deepak Punia wins 10-0
Deepak Punia beats Sheku Kassegbama of Sierra Leone 10-0 on technical superiority to enter the semifinals.
Women’s Freestyle 68 kg - Divya Kakran loses 11-0, but will wrestle in the Repechage
Despite Divya’s struggles to come back into the match, the NIgerian is too good and wins the match 11-0 by Techincakl superiosity.
Divya Kakran is in action against Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu. The Indian is caught in her own trap with her opponent taking an early lead.
Men’s Freestyle 65 kg - Bajrang Punia wins 10-0
Bajrang’s fight ends within 60 seconds with the Indian Olympic medallist sailing into the semifinals with a victory by fall win against Jean Bandou of Mauritius.
Men’s Freestyle 125 kg - Mohit Grewal wins 10-1
As the time runs out, Mohit is declared the winner on points.
Mohit, after trailing in the fight initially, wins to points go in in front. The score 2-1 to India so far. He doubles the lead to 4-1 now. Just about 2:30 minutes left in the fight and India leads 6-1 against Cyprus. The Indian can sense his win with the score in double digits in his favour now.
Women’s Freestyle 62 kg - Sakshi Malik wins 10-1
Sakshi Malik earns four quick points and then earns two more. Within seconds, she completes a 10-0 win over Barnes of England, winning the match on technical superiority.
Women’s Freestyle 57 kg - Anshu Malik wins 10-0
Anshu Malik beats Irene Symeonidis by Technical Superioty, storms into semifinals.
Anshu Malik begins her bout. She takes an early 2-0 lead after 30 seconds into the match. And the Anshu wins by technical superiority with a scoreline of 10-0 in just over a minute.

Badminton - Women’s singles Round of 16 - PV Sindhu

  • ⦿ Sindhu seals the second game with a larger margin than the first at 21-9 to win the match and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
  • ⦿ The second game is following the same course as the first with Sindhu enjoying a six-point advantage against the Uganda international. The score 12-6 to India.
  • ⦿ It is a Sindhu show in the first game so far and seals the first game 21-10.
  • ⦿ Sindhu continues to build on her lead with the difference in points to four now. IND 8-4 UGA so far in the first game.
  • ⦿ The Indian leads the first game 5-3 at the moment.
  • ⦿ India’s PV Sindhu is in action against Husina Kobugabe of Uganda in the pre-quarterfinals
Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls
The Indian Men’s Fours team beats Canada 14-10 to enter the semifinals. It will play England in the semifinals at 9 pm IST today.
The Indian Women’s Pairs team, comprising Nayanmoni Saikia and Lovely Choubey, lost 18-14 to England.
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TABLE TENNIS MEN’S SINGLES (ROUND OF 32) - Sathiyan and Sahil into Round of 16
Sahil Shetty leads 3-0 against Derek Abrefa after winning the first three games 12-10, 14-12, 11-4. Shetty wins the fourth game to complete a straight game win against the Ghanaian and enters the Round of 16.
Sathiyan leads 2-0 against Paul McCreery of Northern Ireland. He won the first two games 11-9, 11-9. Sathiyan won the third and fourth games with scores of 12-10 and 13-11 after two extremely tight contests and enters the pre-quarters in style.
LAWN BOWLS - MEN’S FOURS QUARTERFINAL (INDIA VS CANADA)
India still comfortably ahead by 14-8 after 13 ends.
India extends its lead to 13-8 after End 12.
India leads Canada by 10-8 after end 11.
India is ahead by a slim margin of 9-8 after 10 ends.

BADMINTON LIVE UPDATES

  • ⦿ Srikanth wins the match 2-0 (21-9, 21-12) after winning the second set 21-12 and enters the quarterfinals.
  • ⦿ Srikanth breezes past his opponent in Set 1, sealing it 21-9.
  • ⦿ Srikanth leads 13-6 in the first game Abeywickrama in the Men’s Singles Round of 16 match.

TABLE TENNIS LIVE UPDATES

  • ⦿ Sharath Kamal wins in straight sets 4-0 to enter the Round of 16.
  • ⦿ Sharath now takes a 3-0 lead, sealing the third game 11-7 against the Australian.
  • ⦿ Sharath takes the second game 11-8 to lead 2-0 in this Round of 32 match.
  • ⦿ Sharath Kamal wins the first game 12-10 against Finn Luu of Australia in the Men’s Singles Round of 32.
  • ⦿ UPDATE: Ancy Sojan failed to qualify for the Women’s Long Jump final. She managed a best of 6.25m and finished seventh in Group A and 13th overall. The direct qualification mark was 6.75m or the top 12 athletes.
WRESTLING UPDATE
The wrestling bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham were held up and all the spectators, officials and media personnel were asked to vacate the Coventry Arena on Friday as officials conducted “health and safety checks”.
The first hold-off was till 12:15 BST (4.45 pm IST). Only a few volunteers were allowed to stay. The official statement at the time attributed the delay to a technical failure and “equipments being rechecked”. The mats were cordoned off.

BADMINTON

  • ⦿ Tressa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand storm into the Women’s Doubles quarterfinals after beating Jemimah Leung For Sang and Ganesha Mungrah of Mauritius 21-2, 21-4.

TABLE TENNIS

  • ⦿ Manika Batra and Diya Chitale beat Rheann Chung and Catherine Spencer of Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 to enter the Women’s Doubles Round of 16. The Indian pair won 11-5, 11-7, 11-2.
  • ⦿ Sanil and Harmeet are into the quarterfinals of the Men’s Doubles event. They won the fourth game 11-7 to seal the match 3-1 over the Australian pair.
  • ⦿ Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai lead 2-1 in the Men’s Doubles Round of 16 match against Dillon Chambers and Xin Yan of Australia.
UPDATE - MEN’S 4X400M RELAY TEAM QUALIFIES FOR FINAL
The Indian men’s 4x400m relay team, comprising Anas, Nirmal Tom, Ajmal and Amoj Jacob, qualified for the final with a timing of 3:06.97 seconds. They finished second in Heat 2 and sixth overall. The top eight teams qualified for the finals.
TABLE TENNIS - MEN’S DOUBLES ROUND OF 16
Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan storm into the quarterfinals with a resounding 11-6, 11-1, 11-4 victory over the Bangladeshi pair of Ramhimlian Bawm and Mohutasin Ahmed Ridoy.
TABLE TENNIS - WOMEN’S SINGLES ROUND OF 16
Sreeja seals a thrilling win as she seals the last game 12-10 and wins in seven games. She books her spot in the quarterfinals.
Charlotte Carey of Wales leads 7-5 at the moment.
And the match heads into the decider with Sreeja winning the sixth game 14-12.
Scores now 13-13 as both players are locked in an intense battle.
Sreeja hangs by a thread here as the scores are level at 12-12 in the sixth set.
Sreeja Akula currently trails 2-3 but leads 6-5 in the sixth game.
Manika Batra beats Minhyung Jee of Australia 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, 12-10 to enter the quarterfinal.
Reeth Tennison loses to Tianwei Feng of Singapore 4-1 (2-11, 4-11, 11-9, 3-11, 4-11).
ALERT! JYOTHI YARRAJI FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR WOMEN’S 100M HURDLES FINAL
Jyothi finished fourth in Heat 2 in 13.18 seconds and missed out on a spot for the finals. She finished 10th overall out of 17 in the qualifying round.
WRESTLING - MEN’S FREESTYLE 86KG - DEEPAK PUNIA ENTERS QUARTERFINALS
Deepak wins by technical superiority and is through to the quarterfinals. He maintained a clean sheet against Oxenham and won 10-0.
Deepak now takes an 8-0 lead against the New Zealander.
Deepak open his account with a couple of points.
Deepak Punia in action now against Matthew Oxenham of New Zealand. Both grapplers locked in an intense battle. Not giving an inch.
WRESTLING - MEN’S FREESTYLE 65KG - BAJRANG PUNIA ENTERS QUARTERFNALS
Bajrang Punia registers a Victory by Fall against Lowe Bingham in 1 minute 47 seconds and is through to the quarterfinals.
Table Tennis - Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 - Semi-Final 2
Sonalben loses 4-1 (11-8, 6-11, 4-11, 7-11)
Sonalben loses the fourth game 7-11 and the match 11-8, 6-11, 4-11, 7-11. With Bhavinaben making it to the final, Sonalben could have made it an all-India summit clash. She came close to it after winning the first game before the Nigerian made a strong comeback and won the next three on the trot.
Her Nigerian opponent Christiana bounces back to win the next two games 6-11, 4-11.
Sonalben Manubhai Patel wins the first set 11-8.
Table Tennis - Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 - Semi-Final 1
Bhavinaben wins 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6) and enters the final
Bhavina wins the third game, enters the finals and is assured of a medal.
Bhavina continues on. Wins the second game by the same margin. 11-6
Bhavina Patel wins the first game 11-6.
Table Tennis - Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 - Semi-Final 1
Sule seals the match with a 11-7 game. Alagar’s run ends in the semifinals.
Sule wins the third game too, this time the score is 11-4.
Alagar’s Nigerian opponent, Nasiru Sule, strikes back in the second game, wins it 11-8.
Raj Aravindan Alagar wins the first game 11-7.
TABLE TENNIS ALERT
Manika Batra/Sathiyan beat Olajide Omotayo/Ajoke Ojomu of Nigeria 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 to enter the quarterfinal of the Mixed Doubles. They will face Javen Choong and Karen Lyne of Malaysia in the quarters tonight at 8:30 PM IST.
Sharath Kamal and Akula Sreeja beat Chee Feng Leong/Ying Ho 5-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 to enter the quarterfinal of the Mixed Doubles. They will take on Liam Pitchford/Tin-Tin Ho of England tonight at 8:30 PM IST in the quarters.
TABLE TENNIS MIXED DOUBLES ROUND OF 16 (MANIKA & SATHIYAN)
And with that win, the duo is through to the quarterfinal with a 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 straight games victory.
Three games in a row in the bag now for Sathiyan and Batra as they take the third set 11-7.
Another clinical show by the Indian pair and they win the second game 11-6.
Manika Batra and Sathiyan have taken the first game 11-7.
TABLE TENNIS MIXED DOUBLES ROUND OF 16 (SHARATH & SREEJA)
Sharath and Sreeja seal the win with a 11-5 victory in the fourth set. The pair is also through to the quarters.
Sharath and Sreeja have bounced back well after losing the first game as they win the third game also 11-6.
Sharath and Sreeja win the second game 11-2 to draw level.
The Indian duo loses the first game 11-5.
ACTION COMING UP
2:00 PM Mixed doubles round of 16- G. Sathiyan/ Manika Batra
2:00 PM Mixed doubles round of 16- Sreeja Akula/Sharath Kamal
2:40 PM Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Bhavina Patel
2:40 PM Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Sonalben Patel
2:40 PM Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Raj Aravindan
LAWN BOWLS - WOMEN’S PAIRS QUARTERFINAL (INDIA VS ENGLAND)
And India concedes a 14-17 defeat in 17 Ends against England.
India plucks two more points in End 17. Keeps hopes alive; score - 17-14
England pulls away in End 16. Wins three points and pushes the score to 17-12.
India wins three points in End 15. Brings the score down to 14-12.
England furthers their lead. 14-9 after End 14
India wins a point in End 13, score now 13-9
England now leads 13-8 after End 12.
India now lagging behind 8-11 after End 11.
England now in the lead after End 10 with the score reading 9-8.
India is still ahead by 8-6 after End 9.
India extends its lead now to 8-5 at the end of 8 ends.
England cuts India’s lead by a point but India still ahead 6-5 after End 7.
India continues to lead 6-4 after End 6.
India leads after End 5, but England catches up; score - 5-4.
England scores two points and cuts down India’s lead to one. 5-4 after End 5.
India extends its lead to 5-2 after End 4.
India opens its account but still trails 2-1 after End 2.
England leads 2-0 after End 1.
India’s Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia will be in action in the quarterfinal of the Women’s Pairs quarterfinal against England. India will take on either New Zealand or Wales in the semifinal if it wins this contest today.

AUGUST 05, DAY 8 FULL SCHEDULE (TIMINGS IN IST)

LAWN BOWLS

1 PM Women’s Pairs Quarterfinals- India vs England

4:30 PM Men’s Fours Quarterfinals- India vs Canada

ATHLETICS

3:05 PM Women’s 100m hurdles heats- Jyothi Yarraji

4:10 PM Women’s Long Jump Qualification- Ancy Sojan Edappilly

4:19 PM Men’s 4x400m heats- India

12:53 AM (August 6) 200m semifinals- Hima Das

BADMINTON

4:10 PM Women’s doubles round of 16- Treesa Jolly/ Gayatri Gopichand

5:30 PM Men’s singles round of 16- Kidambi Srikanth

6:10 PM Women’s singles round of 16- P V Sindhu

11:20 PM Women’s singles round of 16- Aakarshi Kashyap

11:20 PM Men’s singles round of 16- Lakshya Sen

12 AM (Aug 6)Men’s doubles round of 16- Chirag Shetty/ Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy

WRESTLING (3 PM ONWARDS)

Men’s 65kg 1/8 Final- Bajrang Punia

Men’s 86 kg 1/8 Final - Deepak Punia

Women’s 57 kg Quarterfinal- Anshu Malik

Men’s 125 kg Quarterfinal - Mohit Grewal

Women’s 68kg Quarterfinal - Divya Kakran

Women’s 62 kg Quarterfinal - Sakshi Malik

(Quarters, semis and finals subject to qualification)

SQUASH

10:30 PM Women’s doubles quarterfinals- Dipika Pallikal Karthik/ Joshna Chinappa

11:15 PM Men’s doubles round of 16 - Abhay Singh/ Velavan Senthilkumar

12:45 AM (August 6) Mixed doubles quarterfinals- Saurav Ghosal/ Dipika Pallikal Karthik

TABLE TENNIS and PARA TABLE TENNIS (2 PM ONWARDS)

2:00 PM Mixed doubles round of 16- G. Sathiyan/ Manika Batra

2:00 PM Mixed doubles round of 16- Sreeja Akula/ Sharath Kamal

2:40 PM Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Bhavina Patel

2:40 PM Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Sonalben Patel

2:40 PM Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Semifinals- Raj Aravindan

3:15 PM Women’s Singles round of 16- Reeth Tennison

3:15 PM Women’s Singles round of 16- Sreeja Akula

3:15 PM Women’s Singles round of 16- Manika Batra

3:55 PM: Men’s Doubles round of 16 - Sharath Kamal/G Sathiyan

3:55 PM: Men’s Doubles round of 16 - Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shetty

4:30 PM Women’s doubles round of 32- Manika Batra/ Divya Parag Chitale

5:05 PM: Men’s Singles Round of 32- Sharath Kamal vs F. Luu

5:45 PM: Men’s Singles Round of 32- G. Sathiyan vs Mccreery

5:45 PM: Men’s Singles Round of 32- Sanil Shetty vs Derek Abrefa

8:30 PM Women’s doubles round of 32- Sreeja Akula/ Reeth Tennison

(Mixed doubles QFs, Men’s doubles QFs, Women’s singles QFs- subject to qualification)

HOCKEY

12:45 AM (Aug 6) Women’s semifinals- India vs Australia

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