Indian wrestlers were in poor shape as they snatched six medals, including three gold, on day eight of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham (CWG). With freestyle wrestling making his debut at the Birmingham Games, Bajrang Punya was very special while defending his title before Sakshi Malik put in a thrilling effort to win the gold, and Deepak Punia further boosted India’s medal tally by winning the men’s 86kg freestyle swimming gold.
Birthday girl Anshu Malik (57kg) had to settle for a silver medal in her CWG debut. Bronze medalist Divya Kekran won the 68kg play-off in just 26 seconds as Mohit Grewal secured India a medal in all categories on Friday, winning the 125kg bronze play-off to cap off a successful day in style.
There was grief for the women’s hockey team as they lost 3-0 on penalties under controversial circumstances to Australia in the semi-finals. The match ended in a 1-1 draw in the regulation time, with Australia advancing in the tenth minute through Rebecca Greiner, before Vandana Kataria equalized in the 49th minute.
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The historic gold medal won by the women’s quartet seemed to have inspired the men as well as Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Dinesh Kumar came back from 3-8 behind after seven finishes to win the 13-12 showdown against hosts England. reach the final. Earlier, they beat Canadian Robert Law, Greg Wilson, John Bezier and Cameron for Versen 14-10 in the men’s quarter.
However, Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia were knocked out in the Lawn Bowls Women’s Pairs Quarterfinals. They went to Sophie Tollchard and Amy Pharaoh of England 14-18.
Achanta Sharath Kamal put on a thrilling display to qualify for the semi-finals for all three of his Commonwealth Games table tennis events here on Friday.
The nine-time national champion, who has as many as 10 CWG medals to his name, entered the semi-finals of the men’s singles after defeating Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo 4-2 in a thrilling competition.
Sharath, 40, also reached the semi-finals in the mixed and men’s doubles events along with his partners.
He first teamed up with young Srija Akula to stun two-time silver medalists Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho of England 3-2 (11-7 8-11 11-8 11-13 11-9) in mixed doubles quarters and then alongside Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to beat another English pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker 3-0 (11-6 11-8 11-4) in the men’s doubles event.
Sreeja also put in an impressive performance to advance to the women’s singles semi-finals to go along with her mixed doubles performance.
The 24-year-old from Hyderabad showed her nerve of steel as she wrote a thrilling 4-3 win from behind over Mo Zhang of Canada to advance to the semi-finals.
She defeated Zhang 9-11 11-4 6-11 9-11 11-5 11-4 11-8 in her quarter-final match.
Gnanasekaran also reached the men’s singles role by defeating Nicholas Lomme 4-2 in the NEC Hall.
However, Sanil Shetty lost 2-4 to Nigerian Budd Abiodun.
Sriga and Sharat earlier came from behind to beat Malaysian Leonde Chi Fang Hou Ying 5-11, 11-2, 11-6 11-5, while Charath and Gnanaskaran beat Pom Ramahmelyan and Redwi Muhutasin Ahmed 11-6 11-1 11. 4 in the round of 16.
However, defending champion Maneka Batra had a bad day as she lost 0-4 to Singapore’s Jian Tseng in the women’s singles quarter-finals to be knocked out of the competition.
Earlier, Maneka and Sathian lost 2-3 to Malaysians Gavin Chong and Karen Lin, while duo Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai also ended their campaign with a 0-3 loss to Singapore’s Qiu Zhi Yu Clarence and Buh Shao Feng Ethan. In another outcome, Sriga’s heir Tennyson entered the semi-finals with a 3-0 victory over Scots Lucy Elliott and Rebecca Plaistow.
Earlier in the day, Maneka and Srega entered the women’s singles quarter-finals. While 27-year-old Batra beat Australia’s Ji Minhyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 for a fight with Singaporean Jian Zeng, Sriga played a nerve-wracking showdown against Welsh’s Charlotte Curry to secure herself. Another berth eight. The 24-year-old worked hard but got her nerves to beat Carrie 8-11 11-7 12-14 9-11 11-4 15-13 12-10.
Meanwhile, Reith Tennyson withdrew from the women’s singles competition after landing against Singapore’s Feng Tianwei in a round of 16 match.
Tianwei proved too strong for Tennyson as the latter lost 11-2 11-4 9-11 11-3 11-4.
On the athletics track, the men’s 4*400m relay quads from Noah Nirmal, Amol Jacob and Md. Anas and Md. Ajmal to the final with second place in the second round. Their time was 3:06:97 behind Kenya 3:06:76. India’s Jyoti Yaraji finished fourth in her qualifying session with a time of 13.18 seconds. It was tenth overall. Ancy Sojan Edappilly finished 6th with best jump 6.25 in the qualifying round – Group A as
Hema Das failed to qualify for the women’s 200m final as the 22-year-old from Assam finished third in Semi Final 2 with a time of 23.42sec, falling short of the cut-off mark by just 0.01sec.
Yoshna Chinapa and Deepika Pallikal lost to Yewyn Chan and Aina Ambandi 2-11, 7-11 in the women’s doubles quarter-finals as Vilavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh beat Douglas Kempsell and Alan Klein 8-11 in the men’s round of 16. 11-10, 11-8.
Deepika Pallikal and Saraf Gosal booked their place in the semi-finals as Greenham Rachel and Alexander Zak of Australia 11-9, 11-5.
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