Lovepreet and Gurdeep Singh added to the medals for India in weightlifting. Saurav Ghosal and Tejaswin Shankar clinched historic bronze in Squash and Athletics respectively, while Tulika Maan bagged silver in Judo.
There was a lot of action in Lawn Bowls and Para Table Tennis. Indian men’s hockey team was also very dominant in their fixture against Canada in Pool B. The women’s hockey team won a crucial tie against Canada in their quest for a medal.
Here is a roundup of Indian results from Day 6 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham:
Sunanya Kuruvilla victorious in women’s singles plate final
Sunanya Kuruvilla beat Mary Fung-A-Fat 11-7, 13-11, 11-2 in the women’s singles plate final in squash at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Joshana Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu won their opening mixed doubles match against the Sri Lankan pair. The 8-11, 11-4, 11-3 win takes the Indian squash duo into the round of 16 in the category at Birmingham 2022.
Saurav Ghosal wins bronze
Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal won an elusive medal in the men’s singles at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK on Wednesday. World No. 15 Saurav Ghosal beat home favourite James Willstrop 3-0 (11-6, 11-1, 11-4) in a memorable victory in the bronze medal playoff at the University of Birmingham Hockey & Squash Centre. This was India’s first singles squash medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Indian judoka Deepak Deswal won his round of 16 match against Erick Jean Sebastien Omgba Fouda in the men -100kg. The match ended in three minutes and 37 seconds. Later, Deepak Deswal suffered a defeat in the quarter-final against Harry Lovell-Hewitt of England in two minutes and 41 seconds. Deepak Deswal, meanwhile, suffered elimination from the men -100kg category after a defeat against Tevita Takayawa. The match lasted for one minute and eight seconds.
SILVER FOR TULIKA MAAAN!!!
India’s 85th-ranked Tulika Maan beat Tracy Durhone, world no. 127, of Mauritius in two minutes and 53 seconds in the quarter-final of the judo women +78kg category. Later, Tulika Maan beat 88th-ranked Sydnee Andrews in one minute and 53 seconds in the women +78kg semi-final and advanced to the final. She loses to Scotland’s Sarah Adlington by Ippon in the Women’s +78kg Final match.
The Indian women’s pairs team of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia won in their second match of the CWG 2022 campaign. They beat Niue 23-6 after 18 ends.
Mridul Borgohain notched up his first victory at Birmingham 2022, winning 21-5 against Chris Locke from Falkland Islands.
Indian veteran lawn bowls player Mridul Borgohain won his second match of the day in the men’s singles category. He beat Iain McLean of Scotland by a 21-19 scoreline.
Indian women’s pairs team of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia tied their match against South Africa with a score of 16-16.
The Indian men’s fours team of Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Dinesh Kumar suffered a 20-11 defeat against England in the Section C encounter at Birmingham 2022. However, India still managed to qualify for the quarter-final of the category in lawn bowls thanks to their wins against Fiji and Cook Islands.
The Indian men’s fours team won 20-10 after 15 ends against Cook Islands in lawn bowls. India first took the lead after the third end and then established control of the game. The wins against Fiji and Cook Islands made it two wins in a row for the Indian men’s fours at Birmingham 2022.
The Indian women’s triples team of Tania Choudhury, Pinki and Rupa Rani Tirkey beat Niue by a 28-7 scoreline after 18 ends. They finished third in the Section C points table.
Weightlifting: Lovepreet Singh wins bronze medal in men’s 109kg final
Lovepreet Singh wins the silver medal after a 355kg lift (163 in snatch, 192 in clean and jerk) in the men’s 109kg category. He adds another medal to India’s successful weightlifting campaign, making it nine medals at Commonwealth Games 2022.
Purnima Pandey lifted a combined weight of 228kg in the women’s 87+kg final, 103kg in the snatch round and 125kg in the clean and jerk round. The lifts saw her finish sixth as she failed to add another medal for India in weightlifting at CWG 2022. Only two of Pandey’s six attempts in the final were successful.
Emily Campbell broke the Commonwealth Games record in snatch as well as clean and jerk to win the gold medal. Feagaiga Stowers and Charisma Amoe Tarrant won the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Junior Periclex Ngadja Nyabeyeu of Cameroon won the gold medal after a 361kg lift, 6kg more than Lovepreet. Jack Hitila Opeloge won the silver medal with a 358kg lift in the final.
Gurdeep Singh wins bronze medal in men’s 109+kg final
Indian weightlifter Gurdeep Singh added yet another medal for the Indian weightlifting contingent at the Commonwealth Games 2022, winning the bronze medal in the men’s 109+kg category. He lifted 390kg (167kg in snatch, 223kg in clean and jerk) in the final. This is India’s 17th medal so far at Birmingham 2022.
Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt from Pakistan won the gold medal in the final after breaking the Commonwealth Games record for the category in both snatch as well as clean and jerk. David Andrew Liti from New Zealand won the silver medal.
Two-time world youth champion Nitu Ghanghas beat Nicole Clyde in the quarter-final of the women’s minimumweight category at Birmingham 2022. The win assures her of a medal at these games.
Featherweight boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin beat Tryagain Morning Ndevelo of Namibia in a close match to advance to the semi-final at Birmingham 2022. His victory assures the Indian boxing contingent of a second medal at these games.
Indian light flyweight pugilist Nikhat Zareen unanimously beat Helen Jones in the quarter-final at Birmingham 2022. The 5:0 win on points assures India a third medal in boxing at these games.
The Indian light middleweight pugilist Lovlina Borgohain ended her Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign against Rosie Eccles in the quarter-final. She suffered defeat in a close bout as the Welsh player won 3:2 on points by the majority of judges’ preference.
Indian pugilist Ashish Kumar lost to Aaron Bowen of England in the quarter-final of the men’s light heavyweight category. The Englishman won 4:1 on points to progress to the final. Ashish Kumar, meanwhile, faced elimination from Birmingham 2022.
Hockey: India beat Canada 3-2 to advance into the women’s semi-final
Lalremsiami scored the match-winner for India in the second half as the women’s team beat Canada to qualify for the semi-final at CWG 2022.
Salima Tete and Navneet Kaur scored the goals for India in the first half as India dominated ball possession. Brienne Stairs pulled a goal back for the Canadian women’s team before the interval while Hannah Haughn scored the equalizer in the third quarter. The match-winning penalty corner from Lalremsiami came in the final quarter of the match. The result assures the Indian women’s hockey team a place in the semi-final.
India beat Canada 8-0 to go top in Pool B standings
The Indian men’s hockey team dominated against Canada in the group stage encounter. Four goals each in the first and second halves helped India win handsomely by an 8-0 scoreline.
Harmanpreet Singh and Amit Rohidas gave India the early lead in the first quarter while Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Gurjant Singh scored to make it 4-0 at half-time. The Indian attack was on fire again after the interval as Harmanpreet Singh scored from another penalty corner and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace. Mandeep Singh also joined the scoring spree as India sealed a comfortable victory.
Advait Page finished with a time of 15:32.36 and Kushagra Rawat was clocked at 15:42.67 in the men’s 1500m freestyle final. They were ranked seventh and eighth as they finished more than 40 seconds behind the race leader.
Australia’s Sam Short won the gold medal in the final while Daniel Wiffen and Luke Thomas Turley won the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Indian women’s team beat Barbados, advance to semi-final
Jemimah Rodrigues and Renuka Singh helped India convincingly beat Barbados in the Group A encounter and seal a semi-final spot at Birmingham 2022. The Indian women’s cricket team scored 162 runs after being sent to bat and curtailed the Barbados batters to win by 100 runs. This is India’s second-biggest victory in terms of runs in WT20Is.
India’s captain and vice-captain were unable to be much trouble to the scorers but Shafali Verma (43 runs off 26 balls) helped India to stabilize the innings in the first 10 overs. Jemimah Rodrigues then took over to score a half-century and a useful cameo from Deepti Sharma helped India reach a score of 162.
Renuka Singh took apart the top order of the Barbados women’s cricket team in the powerplay with her four wickets. Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav and Harmanpreet Kaur also picked up a wicket each as Barbados scored only 62 runs after losing eight wickets in their 20 overs.
Result: India beat Barbados by 100 runs in the Group A match at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Tejaswin Shankar wins bronze medal in men’s high jump final
Tejaswin Shankar finished with a 2.22m jump in the men’s high jump final to win the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is India’s first medal in high jump at the Commonwealth Games. Shankar also holds the national record in men’s high jump, a 2.29m jump back in 2018. Hamish Kerr won the gold medal and Brandon Starc won the silver medal in the final.
Men’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 FINAL
Devendra Gehlot: F42- Finished 5th
Devender Kumar: F44- finished 7th
Aneesh Kumar: F44 – DNS
Para Table Tennis:
Sonalben defeated Bailey S.(England) 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7) in the group stage of Women’s Singles Class 3-5)
Sonal patel won against Amanda of Australia in Women Singles Class 3-5 group stage match 2 (3-0)
Raj Aravindan defeated George Wyndham (SLE) 3-2 (9-11, 11-8, 11-0, 10-12, 11-3) in the group stage of Men’s Singles (Class 3-5)
Raj Aravindan goes down to Issue of Nigeria in Men’s Singles Class 3-5 in Group Stage Match 2 (9-11, 11-4, 6-11, 8-11)
Bhavina defeated Daniela Toro (AUS) 3-1 (8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-9) in the group stage of Women’s Singles (Class 3-5)
Bhavina won against Christiana of Nigeria in Women Singles Class 3-5 group stage match 2 (3-0)
Baby Sahana goes down against Faith Obazuaye in women’s singles class 6-10 in Group stage match 1 (9-11, 8-11, 6-11)
Baby Sahana goes down against Gloria of Malaysia in Women’s Singles Class 6-10 Group stage match 2 (2-3)