Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 7 Highlights Sudhir Murali Sreeshankar Pv Sindhu Birmingham Cwg News Updates


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India won two medals on the seventh day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sudhir won gold in para-powerlifting and a silver medal in track and field by Murali Sreeshankar. Apart from this, the strength of Indian ‘Punch’ has started appearing in Birmingham. In men’s boxing on Thursday, World Championship silver medalist boxers Amit Panghal (48kg), Sagar Ahlawat (92kg), Rohit Tokas (67kg) and women’s Jasmine Lamboria (60kg) entered the semi-finals. Four more medals have been fixed for the country.

So far, seven Indian boxers have reached the last four. Earlier, Mohammad Husamuddin (57kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg) and Neetu (48kg) have reached the semi-finals. A day earlier i.e. on Wednesday, India had won five medals. Judo player Tulika Mann (78kg) won the silver while in weightlifting, Lavpreet and Gurdeep’s bronze medals, Saurav Ghoshal in squash and Tejaswin Shankar in high jump won medals. India is currently ranked seventh in the medal tally with six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.

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  • 6 Gold: Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Anchita Sheuly, Women’s Lawn Ball Team, Table Tennis Men’s Team, Sudhir (Para-Powerlifting).
  • 7 Silver: Sanket Sargari, Bindiyarani Devi, Sushila Devi, Vikas Thakur, Indian badminton team, Tulika Mann, Murali Sreeshankar.
  • 7 Bronze: Gururaja Pujari, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Harjinder Kaur, Lovepreet Singh, Saurav Ghoshal, Gurdeep Singh, Tejaswin Shankar.

India’s para powerlifter Sudhir won the gold medal in the men’s heavyweight category by lifting 212 kg. Sudhir, weighing 87.30 kg, lifted 208 kg in the first attempt with a rack height of 14. At the same time, in the second attempt, he lifted a weight of 212 kg. In his last attempt, Sudhir failed to lift 217 kg. Sudhir topped with 134.5 points and won the gold medal. Sudhir has become the first athlete for India to win a gold in Para Powerlifting (weightlifting for disabled athletes). This is the sixth gold medal for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sudhir’s story Read here…
India’s long jumper Murali Sreeshankar has won India’s second medal in track and field. Sreeshankar won the silver medal in the final of Men’s Long Jump with a best jump of 8.08m. With this, Sreeshankar has become the first male athlete from India to win a silver medal for India in the long jump event in the history of the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, women’s former athletes Anju Bobby George and Prajusha Malaikhal have won medals. Anju Bobby won bronze in long jump in 2002 Commonwealth Games and Prajusha won silver in 2010 Commonwealth Games. At the same time, Suresh Babu won a bronze medal in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in men. This is the second silver medal for India after Prajusha in the long jump. Read Sreeshankar’s story here…
Indian star badminton players Pusarala Venkata (PV) Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered the pre-quarters. Sindhu defeated Fathima of Maldives 21-4, 21-11 while Srikanth defeated Daniel of Uganda 21-9, 21-9. Lakshya Sen defeated Vernon Smed of St. Helena Island 21-4, 21-5 in a round of 32 match. At the same time, Akarshi got a walk-through, as Pakistan’s Mahur was injured. Runner-up Hima Das qualified for the semi-finals of 200m by finishing on top of heat number two. He clocked 23.42 seconds. Indian athlete Manju Bala has reached the final of hammer throw with a throw of 59.68. She was among the top 12 athletes.

  • India’s Jasmine has made it to the semi-finals in the 60 kg weight category. She defeated Tory Granton of New Zealand in the quarterfinals.
  • Amit Panghal has also reached the semi-finals. He defeated Lennon Mulligan of Scotland 5-0 in the 48kg weight category.
  • In the 92kg category, Sagar Ahlawat defeated Seychelles’ Keddy Evans 5-0.
  • Indian boxer Rohit Tokas made it to the semi-finals in the 67 kg weight category. He defeated Niue’s Javier Mataafa Ikinofo 5–0 in the quarterfinals.

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  • In Table Tennis Men’s Doubles, the pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan have reached the pre-quarterfinals. In the Round of 32, the pair defeated Joel Allene and Jonathan Van Lange 3-0. The Indian pair won the first game 11-2, the second game 11-5 and the third game 11-6.
  • In the men’s doubles itself, Indian pair of Harmat Desai and Sanil Shetty beat Cyprus pair of Iosif Elia and Christos Sawa 11-6, 11-5, 11-1 in the round of 32.
  • India’s star table tennis player Manika Batra has reached the pre-quarterfinals of women’s singles. Manika is the defending champion. Manika won gold in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Manika defeated Ching Nam Fu of Canada 4-0.
  • In Table Tennis, in Women’s Singles, Sreeja Akula and Reeth Rishya managed to win their respective matches in the Round of 32. Sreeja defeated Malaysia’s Karen Lean 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8. Meanwhile, Reith defeated Charlotte Bardsley 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 12-10, 11-3. Both the players have reached the round of 16 in women’s singles.
  • In the mixed doubles of table tennis, the pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akul Sreeja has reached the pre-quarterfinals. They defeated England’s Catchcart Owen and Early Sophie 3-0 in the Round of 32. The first game was won by the Indian pair 11-7. The second game was won by Achanta and Akula 11-8 and the third game 11-9.
  • In table tennis, the pair of Sathiyan and Manika Batra defeated Seychelles pair of Crea Mick and Sinon Laura 11-1, 11-3, 7-1 in mixed doubles. With this, the Indian pair has reached the pre-quarterfinals.

The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Wales 4-1 in their last group match of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. In this way the team has reached the semi-finals. Team India has reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time. Earlier, the team had reached the semi-finals of the 1998, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Against Wales, India’s vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh scored the highest three goals. He scored a hat-trick of goals for the second time in Birmingham. Earlier in the first group match against Ghana, Harmanpreet had scored three goals. Harman scored two goals from a drag flick on the penalty corner and one goal from a penalty stroke. At the same time, one goal was scored by Gurjant Singh. Gareth Furlong scored the only goal for Wales with a drag flick. Read full news here…

  • In Squash, Indian pair of Dipik Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have reached the quarterfinals in mixed doubles. The pair defeated the Wales pair of Emily Wheatlock and Peter Creed 2-0 in the Round of 16. Sourav-Pallikal won the first game 11-8 and the second game 11-4.
  • After this, the pair of Deepik Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa in women’s doubles have also reached the quarterfinals. The pair defeated Barbados pair of Megan Best and Amanda Heywood 2-0. The first game was won by the pair of Pallikal and Chinappa 11-4 and the second game 11-4.
  • Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh have faced defeat in mixed doubles in squash. Australia’s Donna Loban and Cameron Pillay defeated the Indian pair 8-11, 9-11.
  • In Squash, women’s doubles pair of Sunaina and Anhat have reached the pre-quarterfinals. The Indian pair defeated the pair of Yehini Kurupu and Chanithama Sinelli 11-9, 11-4.

Mridul Borgohain has suffered a loss in lawn ball. Ross Davis of Jersey defeated him by a margin of 13-21.

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India won two medals on the seventh day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sudhir won gold in para-powerlifting and a silver medal in track and field by Murali Sreeshankar. Apart from this, the strength of Indian ‘Punch’ has started appearing in Birmingham.

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