Another eventful day for the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games saw the medal’s tally increase with more assured to be added to the column in the coming days.
Para powerlifter Sudhir claimed the nation’s sixth gold medal at CWG while Murali Sreeshankar lived up to expectations on 4th August in Birmingham. The boxing stars also impressed and have been assured of medals as the likes of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen progressed to the next round in badminton.
The hockey men’s team progressed to the semifinals, though it was a mixed day in squash.
PARA POWERLIFTING: SUDHIR WINS GOLD
Parapowerlifter Sudhir on Thursday, August 4 added to India’s gold medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham as he won the men’s heavyweight event with a new Games record.
Sudhir, who hails from Sonipat in Haryana, set a new Commonwealth Games record with his second lift of 212kg, with which he won 134.5 points, which helped him clinch the gold medal. Sudhir’s body weight was listed at 87.30kg with his rack height at 14.
ATHLETICS: MURALI CLAIMS SILVER
Murali Sreeshankar scripted history for India on Thursday, August 4 as the youngster from Kerala became the first male long jumper to win a Silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
The 23-year-old got on the podium with a jump of 8.08 m.
Murali Sreeshankar joins Suresh Babu in an elite list as the only 2nd Indian male long jumper to win a medal.
ATHLETICS: HIMA DAS QUALIFIES FOR 200 M SEMIFINAL
Hima Das qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m heat of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on 4th August.
The 22-year-old from Assam finished on top after finishing the race in 23.42 seconds.
ATHLETICS: MANJU BALA ADVANCES, SARITA SINGH MISSES OUT
India’s Manju Bala advanced to the women’s hammer throw final with a throw of 59.68m but Sarita Singh missed out. The cut-off for qualification was 68.00m but Manju managed to qualify because she finished in the top 12.
BADMINTON: PV SINDHU ADVANCES
With a top effort, PV Sindhu qualified for the Round of 16 in the badminton women’s singles of the Commonwealth Games 2022. The two-time Olympic medallist defeated Maldives’ Fathimath Nabaaha Abdul Razzaq 21-4, 21-11 in the Round of 32 match at the NEC Badminton Show Court in Birmingham.
BADMINTON: SRIKANTH PROGRESSES TO THE MEN’S ROUND OF 16
Kidambi Srikanth defeated Uganda’s Daniel Wanagaliya 21-9, 21-9 in the Round of 32 match at NEC Hall 5 to progress to the men’s singles round of 16.
Srikanth looked dominating right from the outset and made light work of the player from Uganda.
BOXING: AMIT PANGHAL ASSURED OF MEDAL
Indian boxer Amit Panghal assured himself of a Commonwealth Games medal with a comprehensive win over Lennon Mulligan of Scotland as he stormed into the men’s flyweight (51kg) semifinals on Thursday.
Panghal won the bout via unanimous decision.
BOXING: JAISMINE REACHES SEMIS
Jaismine Lamboriya assured India another medal from boxing with a clinical performance on Thursday.
Jaismine defeated Troy Garton of New Zealand to reach the semifinals of the women’s lightweight (60 kg) category.
BOXING: SAGAR STORMS INTO SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT SEMIS
Super Heavyweight boxer Sagar Ahlawat ensured another medal for India after winning his (+92kg) quarter-final against Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Earlier, Sagar defeated India’s No. 1 super heavyweight and 2020 Tokyo quarterfinalist Satish Kumar 5-0 and reigning national champion Narender in the trials for men’s +92kg to book his place for the Commonwealth Games.
BOXING: TOKAS ENSURES 7TH BOXING MEDAL
India’s Rohit Tokas bulldozed his way into the semifinals of the Welterweight boxing category with an emphatic 5-0 win over Niue’s Xavier Mata’afa-Ikinofo on Thursday.
The Indian boxer was awarded the win via unanimous decision and got the result by a 5-0 margin.
HOCKEY: INDIA MEN’S TEAM REACHES SEMIS
A Harmanpreet Singh hattrick ensured India’s safe passage into the men’s hockey semifinals on Thursday as the team defeated Wales 4-1.
The free-scoring Indian team will have their final four match on 6th August.
SQUASH: DIPIKA-SOURAV ADVANCE, JOSHNA-HARINDER BOW OUT
Reigning world champions Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal stormed into the mixed doubles squash quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Thursday, August 4. Dipika and Saurav, the top seeds, defeated Emily Whitlock and Peter Creed of Wales 2-0 in the Round of 16 mixed doubles match.
The experienced mixed doubles duo of Joshna Chinappa and Harinderpal Sandhu, however, suffered an 8-11 9-11 defeat in their round of 16 match against Australia’s Donna Lobban and Cameron Pilley.
PARA TABLE TENNIS: BHAVINA, SONALBEN REACH SEMIS, BABY SAHANA CRASHES OUT
India’s ace para table tennis players Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel reached the semifinal of the women’s singles category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday. Sonalben defeated Nigeria’s Chinenye Obiora while Bhavina beat Akanisi Latu of Fiji at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday.
Baby Sahana Ravi crashed out of the women’s singles competition after losing to Yang Qian of Australia.
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