India at Birmingham – Tenth Day Result

The curtains are drawn on a magnificent day for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022. It was a Super Sunday as India won 15 medals in six disciplines. Triple jumpers Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker created history with India’s first CWG 1-2 in athletics while Sandeep Kumar (10km race walk) and Annu Rani (javelin throw) won a bronze each.

It was a successful day for boxing as well with world champion Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal and Nitu Ghanghas all securing gold medals. Sagar Ahlawat collected a silver. The Indian women’s cricket settled for a silver too while the women’s hockey team emerged on top in the shoot-out against New Zealand to win the bronze.

Sharath Kamal led India’s table tennis charge today. He advanced to the men’s singles gold medal match, won the silver alongside G Sathiyan in the men’s doubles and created history with Sreeja Akula by winning the country’s first table tennis mixed doubles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. G Sathiyan, however, failed to win his semi-final and will play for bronze tomorrow. Ace Indian squash pair of Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik successfully delivered bronze in mixed doubles.

Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles as well as Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand in women’s doubles secured the bronze in badminton. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen along with the Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty pair made it to the gold medal final.

Badminton:

PV Sindhu, seventh in the badminton world rankings, beat the world No. 19 Yeo Jia Min 21-19, 21-17 to make her second straight CWG final. PV Sindhu was beaten for gold by Saina Nehwal at Gold Coast in 2018. PV Sindhu also has a CWG bronze medal from 2014. PV Sindhu will take on world No. 13 Michelle Li of Canada in the final on Monday. The Indian shuttler has beaten the Canadian in both the matches they have played this year in straight games.

In the men’s singles badminton event, world No. 10 Lakshya Sen had to overcome a stiff challenge from upcoming Singaporean shuttler Jia Heng Jason Teh in the semi-finals. Lakshya Sen was pegged back after winning the first game but eventually finished on top by winning the semi-final 21-10, 18-21, 21-16. For the gold on his CWG debut, Lakshya Sen will face rising Malaysian shuttler Tze Yong NG, who beat Kidambi Srikanth 13-21, 21-19, 21-10 in the other semi-finals.

Kidambi Srikanth wins men’s singles bronze medal

Kidambi Srikanth, who will miss out on the back-to-back appearance in the CWG men’s singles final, suffered his second loss to Tze Yong NG at CWG 2022. The Indian shuttler had lost to Tze Yong NG in the mixed team event final earlier at Birmingham 2022. Kidambi Srikanth won 21-15, 21-18 against Jia Heng Teh in the men’s singles bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

In the men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty beat Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon-Tan Kian Meng 21-6, 21-15 to make their second straight CWG final. They will be up against Ben Lane and Sean Vendy of England in the final on Monday.

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand won bronze medal

The women’s pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, meanwhile, lost to Malaysia’s Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan 21-13, 21-16 and will take on Australia’s Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville for the bronze later in the day. Indian shuttlers Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand concluded their maiden Commonwealth Games campaign with a victory in the women’s doubles bronze medal match. The duo won 21-15, 21-18 against Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville of Australia, ensuring a first CWG medal for the Indian pair.

Hockey:

India women beat New Zealand 2-1 in penalty shootout to win bronze medal

The Indian women’s hockey team won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after they beat Gold Coast 2018 champions New Zealand 2-1 in the penalty shootout at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre on Sunday.

This is the Indian women’s hockey team’s third medal at the CWG and the first in 16 years. India won gold at Manchester 2002 and a silver at Melbourne 2006.

World No. 9 India took the lead of the match in regulation time with a goal from Salima Tete (29’) but New Zealand, ranked eighth, equalised with just 18 seconds left on the clock with Olivia Merry (60’).

India held their nerves and aced the penalty shootout. Sonika Tandi and Navneet Kaur scored two goals, while captain Savita Punia saved a couple to guide India to clinch the bronze medal. Megan Hull scored for the Kiwis in the shootout.

New Zealand, who won four medals in the last six editions of the Commonwealth Games, will return home empty-handed from Birmingham. Along with their gold medal in 2018, the Kiwis won a silver at New Delhi 2010 and a bronze each at Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Glasgow 2014 editions of the CWG.

India starting XI: Savita (captain & goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Shushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Salima Tete, Sharmila Devi, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya.

New Zealand starting XI: Grace O’ Hanlon (goalkeeper), Stephanie Dickins, Megan Hull, Frances Davies, Aniwaka Haumaha, Tarryn Davey, Tessa Jopp, Katie Doar, Olivia Merry (captain), Olivia Shannon, Hope Ralph.

Table Tennis:

The pair of Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won the silver medal in men’s doubles table tennis at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK on Sunday. Sharath and G Sathiyan lost their second-consecutive Commonwealth Games final to the English pair of Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11) at the National Exhibition Centre.

National champion Sreeja Akula missed out on the bronze medal in women’s singles. The 23-year-old Sreeja lost 4-3 (11-3, 6-11, 2-11, 11-7, 13-15, 11-9, 7-11) to Australia’s Yangzi Liu.

India’s veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal won 4-2 (11-8,11-8,8-11,11-7,9-11,11-8) against Paul Drinkhall from England in a competitive men’s singles semi-final match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The victory sealed Sharath’s place in the final.

Sharath Kamal won gold in the mixed doubles with Sreeja Akula

Veteran Sharath Kamal won the mixed doubles gold medal with Sreeja Akula at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK on Sunday. The pair of Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula beat Malaysians Javen Choong and Karen Lyne 3-1 (11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6) in the mixed doubles table tennis final at the National Exhibition Centre. This is Sharath Kamal’s first-ever Commonwealth Games medal in the mixed doubles and also a first CWG medal for Sreeja Akula.

India’s top-ranked men’s singles paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost to Liam Pitchford of England in the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 4-1 defeat meant he couldn’t make the final, instead, he will play in the bronze medal match against Paul Drinkhall

Athletics:

Annu Rani kept India’s medals counter ticking at Birmingham, winning the women’s javelin throw bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday. This was India’s first medal in women’s javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games and the third overall. Tokyo champion Neeraj Chopra, gold at Gold Coast 2018, and Kashinath Naik, bronze at New Delhi 2010, are the other medal winners. Annu Rani, who set the Indian national record in women’s javelin with a 63.82m effort at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition in May, logged a best effort of 60.00m at the Alexander Stadium to clinch her podium finish.

Annu Rani’s compatriot Shilpa Rani, meanwhile, finished seventh in an eight-woman final. Her best effort measured 54.62m.

Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist, won the gold medal at Birmingham with a 64.43m throw while her countrywoman Mackenzie Little bagged silver with a new personal best of 64.27m.

Indian 4x100m women’s relay team finishes fifth

The Indian 4x100m women’s relay team of Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanda and Jyothi Yarraji, finished fifth among eight teams in the final. The Indian quartet, who qualified for the medal round after clocking 44.45s in the heats, timed 43.81 in the finals.

Nigeria clocked 42.10s, a new African record, to win the gold medal ahead of England (42.41) and Jamaica (43.08), who took the silver and bronze, respectively.

Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker won gold and silver medals, respectively, to secure a double podium finish for India in the men’s triple jump competition at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday. Eldhose Paul, who last month became the first Indian triple jumper to make the world athletics championships final, recorded a new personal best of 17.03m to finish top in a 14-man field at Birmingham 2022. His previous best was 16.99m logged at the Federation Cup earlier this year.

Abdulla Aboobacker’s silver-winning leap, meanwhile, measured 17.02m – just 0.17m off his personal best. Praveen Chithravel, the third Indian in the fray, finished a commendable fourth, with a best of 16.89m. The result was the first 1-2 for India in athletics at the Commonwealth Games.

Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief clinched the bronze medal with 16.92m, denying the Indians a clean sweep.

With Perinchief setting the benchmark with his 16.92m attempt in his first jump, Praveen Chithravel and Abdulla Aboobacker stayed on the Bermuda athlete’s coat-tails in second and third right from the beginning.

Before Birmingham, India had won only four medals in the triple jump at the Commonwealth Games. Mohinder Singh Gill won a bronze (1970) and silver (1974), national record holder Renjith Maheswary won a bronze (2010) and Arpinder Singh won a bronze (2014).

Eldhose Paul: 14.62m, 16.30m, 17.03m, 16.43m, 16.63m, 16.11m

Abdulla Aboobacker: 16.57m, 16.62m, 16.71m, 16.70m, 17.02m, 16.88m

Praveen Chithravel: 16.75m, 16.45m, 16.89m, 16.68m, 16.85m, 16.28m

Sandeep Kumar wins bronze medal in men’s 10km race walk final

Sandeep Kumar finished third with a time of 38:49.21 in the men’s 10km race walk final to win the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The time was also his personal best in the 10km race walk. The bronze medal won today is also his first in the CWG.

Sandeep Kumar currently holds the national record in the 20km and 50km race walk events. Amit, meanwhile, finished ninth in the final with a time of 43:04.97, his best this season.

The men’s javelin throw final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 featured DP Manu and Rohit Yadav who finished fifth and sixth respectively. DP Manu made a best throw of 82.28m while Rohit Yadav managed to throw the spear 82.22m in the final.

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the gold medal with a whopping 90.18m throw that broke the Commonwealth Games record. Anderson Peters won the silver medal while Julius Yego won the bronze medal.

The Indian men’s 4x400m relay team, headlined by Muhammed Anas Yahiya, were clocked at 3:05.51 in the final and finished seventh at Birmingham 2022. Earlier in the heats on Friday, they had finished sixth overall with a time of 3:06.97.

Trinidad and Tobago won the gold medal in men’s 4x400m relay while Botswana and Kenya won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Boxing:

Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal win gold medals

Indian pugilist Nitu Ghanghas won 5:0 on points against Demie-Jade Resztan of England in the women’s minimum weight final bout. The victory confirmed a gold medal for the 21-year-old at Birmingham 2022. This is Nitu’s first CWG medal and she is also a two-time world youth champion.

Amit Panghal too won the gold medal in the men’s flyweight final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He beat Kiaran Macdonald 5:0 on points to win his second CWG medal, a first gold at these games. Panghal also won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.

Nikhat Zareen wins gold in women’s light flyweight category

Nikhat Zareen was dominant in her final bout and defeated Carly Mc Naul of Northern Ireland 5:0 on points to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the women’s light flyweight category. She got a perfect score in all three rounds of the final. She also won unanimously in the previous rounds at these games. India now extend their medal tally to 48 at Birmingham 2022. The gold medal is Zareen’s first medal at the CWG and her second major gold of the year. The 26-year-old had also previously won a bronze medal at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in 2019.

Sagar settled for silver medal

Indian pugilist Sagar suffered a 5:0 defeat on points in the men’s super heavyweight gold medal bout. The 23-year-old edged ahead in the first round of the bout, however, his opponent Delicious Orie came win to score higher in the next two rounds and win the bout.

The defeat meant that Sagar bagged the silver medal in the category at the Commonwealth Games 2022, India’s 55th medal overall in this edition. It was also a maiden CWG medal for Sagar.

Squash:

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik win the mixed doubles bronze medal match

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik added another medal to their collection in mixed doubles after they won the bronze medal match at Birmingham 2022. The Indian pair beat Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban 11-8, 11-4 to seal the bronze medal. This is a second-consecutive Commonwealth Games medal for the Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in this category.

The Ghosal and Pallikal duo won the gold medal earlier in the year at the World Squash Doubles Championships in the mixed doubles category.

Cricket:

India women lose to Australia in final, settle for silver medal

Indian women’s cricket team lost to five-time T20 champions Australia by nine runs in the Commonwealth Games 2022 final and settled for the silver medal in Birmingham on Sunday.

At the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, India cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur (65 off 43; 4×7, 6×2) almost took India home with a fluent half-century in the chase of 162. She smacked the Australian bowlers around the park and stitched a 96-run stand with Jemimah Rodrigues (33 off 33; 4×3) off 71 balls.

But a flurry of wickets in the middle overs turned it around for the world No. 1 Australia. India lost their last seven wickets for 34 runs. Off spinner Ashleigh Gardner (3/16) was the pick of the bowlers as India, ranked fourth, were all out at 152 and settled for a silver medal.

The early wickets of Smriti Mandhana (6) and Shafali Verma (11) did not augur well for India. Tahlia McGrath, who tested positive for COVID-10 before the game and still got the nod to play, did not shake hands with her colleagues to celebrate Verma’s catch off Gardner. Fast bowler Darcie Brown uprooted Mandhana’s leg-stump while the left-hander hopped across the crease to get into a good position.

Megan Schutt cleaned up Jemimah Rodrigues, and Ash Gardner was on a hat-trick after dismissing Pooja Vastrakar (1), caught by Beth Mooney, and Harmanpreet Kaur, caught by Alyssa Healy. Radha Yadav and Meghna Singh’s run outs ensured the gold medal for Australia.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat and scored 161/8. India bowled smart to restrict them to 43/1 at PowerPlay. Renuka Singh Thakur trapped Alyssa Healy (7 off 12) lbw for the first breakthrough.

Beth Mooney (61 off 41; 4×8) and skipper Meg Lanning (36 off 26; 4×5, 1×6) added 74 runs for the second wicket before Radha’s underarm throw caused the run out of Lanning.

Ash Gardner’s cameo (25 off 15; 4×2, 6×1) tried to salvage the situation but India got their finishing act right as the Aussies lost four wickets for 36 runs in the last 29 balls. Taniya Rana got Gardner stumped off Sneh Rana.

Mooney batted deep before falling to Rana in the 18th over. Deepti Sharma ran backwards and caught a one-handed blinder to stop the run machine. Australia ended their innings at 161/8.

Rana shone again with figures of 2/38. Renuka (2/25) finished the top wicket-taker at the Games with 11 scalps.

This was the second medal for Australia in cricket at the Commonwealth Games. At Kuala Lumpur 1998, the Aussies won the silver in the men’s 50-over List A tournament. New Zealand had won bronze back then too. South Africa won the gold medal.

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