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India at CWG 2022 Day 8 wrap: Wrestlers steal the present, heartbreak for Manika Batra and Hima Das

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It was one other profitable day for India on the Commonwealth Games 2022 with six extra medals added to the tally, courtesy of wrestling.

The Indian wrestlers have been in prime kind as Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia secured gold medals. However, there have been moments of heartbreak because the Indian ladies’s hockey crew suffered a semifinal exit by the hands of Australia.

Manika Batra was additionally dethroned on Friday and Hima Das had a day to overlook.

WRESTLING: 6 MEDALS EARNED AS BAJRANG, SAKSHI AND DEEPAK SHINE

Six Indian wrestlers competed on the opening day of the competitors on the Commonwealth Games 2022 and all 6 of them received medals. Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik together with younger Deepak Punia received Gold medals, whereas Anshu Malik received Silver.

Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal received bronze medals as Indian wrestlers continued their dominance on the Commonwealth Games.

BADMINTON: SEN, KASHYAP, JOIN SINDHU AND SRIKANTH IN QUARTERS

India’s badminton sensation Lakshya Sen continued his glowing kind on the Commonwealth Games with a simple win on Friday to e-book his place within the males’s singles class quarterfinals. Aakarshi Kashyap additionally registered a dominant win to hitch Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu within the last eight phases.

Sindhu will now face Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei within the subsequent spherical with a spot within the semifinals at stake. Former World No.1 Srikanth will tackle England’s Toby Penty in his quarterfinal match.

Sen and Kashyap will face Paul Julien Georges of Mauritius and Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour respectively, for a spot within the semis.

TABLE TENNIS: MANIKA CRASHES OUT, KAMAL REACHES THIRD SEMIFINAL

Manika Batra’s title defence in ladies’s singles desk tennis got here to an early finish because the Indian paddler was knocked out within the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Jian Zeng of Singapore handed Manika a crushing straight video games defeat within the last-eight spherical.

However, there was pleasure for Achanta Sharath Kamal as he reached his third semi-final of this yr’s Commonwealth Games. He first paired up with Sreeja Akula to defeat Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho after which mixed with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to beat Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker.

ATHLETICS: HEARTBREAK FOR HIMA DAS

India’s Hima Das agonisingly missed a berth within the ladies’s 200m last as she completed tenth general within the semi-final on the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday, August 5. Hima missed out on the ultimate berth by the barest of margins – 0-01s.

Hima Das completed third within the 2nd of the three heats within the ladies’s 100m semi-final. She clocked 23.42s whereas Ella Conolly of Australia took the second spot and the automated qualifying spot in Semi-final Heat 2 with a timing of 23.41s.

LAWN BOWLS: INDIAN MEN’S TEAM ASSURES MEDAL

The males’s fours crew have assured India of a second garden bowls medal on the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK after they made it to the ultimate.

The males’s fours crew of Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Dinesh Kumar beat England 13-12 in a tense and thrilling semi-final at Victoria Park. The Indian males’s fours garden bowls crew will now tackle Northern Ireland within the last on Saturday.

ATHLETICS: INDIA RELAY TEAM INTO FINAL

India’s males’s 4x400m relay squad of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Noah Nirmal Tom, Mohammed Ajmal and Amoj Jacob clocked 3:06.97 and completed second within the heats to achieve the ultimate on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

PARA TABLE TENNIS: BHAVINA ASSURES MEDAL

India’s Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel assured herself a medal within the Commonwealth Games 2022 after storming into the ultimate of the ladies’s para desk tennis singles (lessons 3-5) by beating England’s Sue Bailey.

Patel, the silver medallist within the Tokyo Paralympics, received her match in straight units, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6.

HOCKEY: INDIA WOMEN’S TEAM SUFFERS SHOOTOUT HEARTBREAK

The Indian ladies’s hockey crew suffered a heartbreaking loss within the semifinals after a 3-0 shootout loss to Australia after the sport ended 1-1 in common time.

Rebecca Grenier scored for Australia whereas Vandana Katariya acquired the objective for India.

In the shootout, the Indian eves failed to attain from any of their makes an attempt. They will now battle New Zealand for bronze on Sunday.

SQUASH: DIPIKA-SOURAV INTO SEMIS, CHINAPPA AND DIPIKA OUT OF WOMEN’S DOUBLES

Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal progressed to the semifinals of the combined doubles occasion within the squash competitors on the Commonwealth Games.

The Indian duo beat Rachael Grinham and Zac Alexander of Australia 11-9 11-5 within the quarterfinals.

However, reigning world champions Joshana Chinappa and Dipika misplaced 0-2 to Yiwen Chan and Ainaa Ampandi of Malaysia within the ladies’s doubles.

Velavan Senthil Kumar and Abhay Singh additionally had day in workplace as they scripted a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Scotland’s Douglas Kempsell and Alan Clyne to advance to the quarterfinals of the lads’s doubles occasion.

The Indian duo beat the Scottish pair 8-11 11-10 11-8 within the spherical of 16.

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