Day 3 in Gold Coast was the best till now for India as they clinched two gold medals, both in the sport of weightlifting. The day started with Satish Sivalingam winning the gold in the men’s 77 kg category as he lifted a total of 317 kg (144kg+ 173 kg). It was followed by India’s 2-2 draw against arch-rivals Pakistan. This was the first time in 8 matches, that India wasn’t able to defeat the neighbors, that too, after being 2-0 up in the game at one point. In table tennis, India defeated Mauritius 3-0 as they proceeded to the semi-finals. The women’s boxing team lost its match against Malaysia 75-82. The day, however, witnessed a rather controversial walk-over by ace squash player Dipika Pallikal in her quarter-final match; reasons for which are not yet disclosed. but as they say, alls well that ends well as the Indian contingent witnessed yet another gold from the weightlifters, this time from the 22-year-old Venkat Rahul Ragala in the Men’s 85kg final, where he lifted a total of 338kg (151kg + 187kg) to give India its 4th gold medal and 6th overall.
Here are the LIVE updates of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia
4.35 PM IST – Boxing: Manoj Kumar’s 5-0 victory against Tanzania’s K. Mbundwike in the men’s 69kg round-of-16 match wraps up another good day at the office for Indian athletes. He has now proceeded to the quarters along with his other teammates. That’s it, folks! join us tomorrow for what promises to be another enthralling day at the games.
4.30 PM IST – Weightlifting: VENKAT RAHUL HAS STRUCK GOLD. The weightlifters are doing it for India. This the fourth gold medal for India in gold coast. He’s lifted a total of 338 kg in the Men’s 85 kg final. He finished well ahead of Samoan Don Opelogwe who lifted 331 kg.
4.00 PM IST – Weightlifting: Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala is in top contention for the gold medal in Men’s 85 kg final. After lifting 151 kg in snatch, he’s lifted 187 kg in his second attempt of clean and jerk to take his tally to 338 kg and now sits at the top of the table with an 8kg lead.
3.30 PM IST – Boxing: In his 56 kg round-of-16 bout against Vanuatu’s Boe Warawar, Indian boxer Husamuddin Mohammed has won 5-0 and hence progressed to the next round for the quarters.
3.15 PM IST – Basketball: Indian women have lost their match against Malaysia 75-82 as a late fightback in the match couldn’t prevent the loss. the loss also means that they won’t be able to qualify for the next round of the competition.
3: 05 PM IST – Swimming: India’s Sajan Prakash finished last in the men’s 200m Butterfly final with a timing of 1.59.05. South African swimmer Chad Le Clos won the gold as he created a world record with a timing of 1.54.00
2:45 PM IST – Squash: Dipika Pallikal gave a walkover to her Canadian opponent Samantha Cornett in the women’s squash classic plate quarter-final. The reason for the move is not determined yet.
2:30 PM IST – Boxing: Sarita Devi defeated Kimberkey Gittens of Barbados in a dominating fashion with a unanimous 5:0 decision going into the Indian’s favour. She has progressed into the quarterfinals of the 6okg category.
2:00 PM IST — Basketball: In men’s basketball action, England have taken a commanding lead over India in the ongoing Pool B match. England netted 19 points in the first quarter while India managed to score 15 points. In the second, India managed to score mere 9 points and decimated by England players, who scored 27 in the second quarter.
1:30 PM IST — Tamil Nadu government have announced a reward of Rs. 50 Lakhs for weightlifter and CWG gold medallist Satish Kumar Sivalingam to honour his medal win at Gold Coast. READ: Commonwealth Games 2018: After CWG gold, Sathish Kumar Sivalingam eyeing Asian Games glory for India
12:30 PM IST — Gymnastics: India’s Pranati Das scored 9,900 points on the balance beam got her total revamped to 19.950 in the women’s final at Gol Coast. While Pranati Das got 9.900, Aruna Budda Reddy managed only 9.000 to take her overall total to 19,200. India are currently residing in the bottom of the ranking table.
12:00 PM IST — Weightlifting: Indian lifter Vandna Gupta to return home medal-less after finishing fifth in women’s 63kg event at Gold Coast. Vandna is now among Muthupandi Raja and Saraswati Rout, who’ve failed to shine in the Commonwealth Games for India.
11:50 AM IST — Indian men’s hockey team dominated the first half proceedings and were rewarded with two goals in the first 30 minutes of the game. In the end, it was Pakistan, who got the last laugh on India by converting the controversial penalty corner in the dying moments.
Read match report here: Pakistan scores late equaliser in 2-2 thrilling encounter
11:40 AM IST — India 2 Pakistan 2, Hockey: GOAL! Pakistan have got the equaliser in the dying moments of the game! A penalty corner in the last 5 seconds has completed Pakistan’s thrilling comeback. The match ends 2-2 with both teams sharing points.
11:38 AM IST — India 2 Pakistan 1, Hockey: Chance has gone begging! With two minutes to go India missed out an opportunity to confirm their win over Pakistan in the opening fixture of men’s hockey at Gold Coast. Pakistan are now looking to find an opening to score the equalizer in the closing stages of the game. India still lead the opening game with a 1 goal advantage over arch-rivals Pakistan.
11:33 AM IST — Weighlifting—It might be all over for Vandna Gupta as the Indian lifter failed to lift 104kg in second and third attempts. Vandna’s totally tally now reads 180 kg and her chances of standing at the podium are unlikely now.
11:30 AM IST — India 2 Pakistan 1, Hockey: Apparently, Indian stopper Sreejesh is struggling after injuring himself in Pakistan’s penalty corner. Sreejesh earlier produced match-winning saves for India in the first half.
11:25 AM IST — Weightlifting: In Clean and Jerk, Vandna Gupta has lifted 102kg in the first attempt. With the attempt, her total tally is now 180kg.
11:20 AM IST — Weightlifting: Indian lifter Vandna Gupta has posted 80kgs in the snatch. Vandna is currently residing at the sixth position and still, she can turn things down in the closing stages.
11:10 AM IST — India 2 Pakistan 1, Hockey: India are playing their 172nd clash with arch-rivals Pakistan. With 59 wins and 30 draws against Pakistan in the last 172 games, India are likely the favourites to turn the tie in their favour. The Men in Blue are still leading the match 2-1.
11:00 AM IST — India 2 Pakistan 1, Hockey: Pakistan are lurking in for the equalizer after opening their account in the second half. The scorelines read 2-1 and we are reaching the business end of the match.
10:50 AM IST — India vs Pakistan, Hockey: Goal! What a response from Pakistan in the second half. Mohammad Irfan Junior with an easy tapping after Rizwan’s thunderous strike got the better of Sreejesh. India still lead the opening tie 2-1.
10:40 AM IST — India vs Pakistan, Hockey: With two lethal strikes from Dilpreet Singh and Harmanpreet Singh, India have ended the first half with a commanding 2-0 lead over Pakistan in the second half. Pakistan failed to improvise on three Penalty corners but all of them were blocked by India stopper PR Sreejesh. The Indian goalkeeper is on the verged to register another match-winning performance if he transfers his first-half heroics into the second.
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10:30 AM IST — India vs Pakistan, Hockey: GOAL! India leads 2-0 — Pakistan might’ve opened the floodgates in this one folks. India were awarded another penalty corner by Pakistan and Harmanpreet Singh took the opportunity with some finesse.
10:24 AM IST — India vs Pakistan, Hockey: The first quarter of the intriguing encounter between India and Pakistan has come to a conclusion. The Men in Blue dominated the first quarter and drew first blood through Dilpreet Singh. India were also awarded a Penalty Corner but they failed to capitalize the opportunity as Rupinder Pal Singh scuffed his shot over the goal.
10:22 AM IST— India vs Pakistan, Hockey: GOAL! India have drawn first blood in their much-awaited opener against Pakistan at Gold Coast. SV Sunil’s sumptuous cross was perfectly met by Dilpreet Singh, who gave India a much-deserved lead in the first quarter.
10:20 AM IST— India vs Pakistan, Hockey: India have kickstarted their gold conquest at Gold Coast in the form of a mouth-watering clash against arch-rivals Pakistan.
10:10 AM IST— India vs Pakistan, Hockey: Here’s India’s starting eleven for the men’s clash against Pakistan.
09:50 AM IST — Deepika Pallikal is out of squash singles in the quarter-finals. Although offficals are yet to declare her reason for pulling out from the quarter-finals, her walkover has ended India’s run in squash.
09:20 AM IST — India have taken the third spot thanks to Sivalingam’s emphatic gold medal win earlier in the morning. Sathish retained the gold medal he won earlier in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland.
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09:10 AM IST — Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth has defeated Georges Julien Paul 21-12, 21-14 to seal India’s pathway to the semi-finals of badminton at Gold Coast. In almost 30 minutes of time, Kidambi helped India top reach the semis of CWG. Earlier the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty gave India a comfortable 2-0 lead over Mauritius.
09:00 AM IST — Swimming: With his exploits in the quarters, Srihari Nataraj broke the National Record in the 50m backstroke. Although India are not a force to reckon with in the world of swimming, but Srihari Nataraj’s impressive display at Gold Coast is making sure that India are here to make some waves.
08:50 AM IST — Swimming: Srihari Nataraj continued his brilliant run as 17-year old has booked his ticket for the semi-finals. The Indian teenager entered the 50m backstroke semis after clocking 26.47 seconds in the heats. Nataraj was also the ninth-fastest swimmer in the heats.
08:40 AM IST — Badminton: India’s pride and current World No 2 in BWF rankings Kidambi Srikanth has won his first game. Srikanth nearly had to break a sweat to register his first game win against Georges Julien Paul. In just 13 minutes, Kidmabi stormed into the lead in the first game by 21-12. India are leading the tie 3-0 in the quarter-final.
08:25 AM IST — Gymnastic: With a score of 75,600 points to his name, Gymnast Yogeshwar Singh finished 14th in the men’s individual all-around gymnastics final. In the qualifying, the Haryana born Gymnast had 75,300 points in his tally.
08:15 AM IST — Keeping a track of Indian contingent at Gold Coast, former Indian cricketer and one of the ferocious smasher of the ball—Virender Sehwag was one of the first to congratulated Satish for his gold medal triumph in 77kg weightlifting. “And another early morning gift for us, a golden start to the day. Congratulations #SathishSivalingam on our third #GC2018Weightlifting Gold in Men’s 77kg, lifting 317kg. Great effort despite the hamstring injury. His second successive gold after the one in Glasgow. #CWG2018,” Sehwag tweeted.
08:05 AM IST — Earlier Satish tweeted that maximum medal contenders in weightlifting don’t have physio to look after them. “Commonwealth games 2018 two days more to go, maximum medal contenders in weightlifting doesn’t have physio, Massuer and shortage of coaches,” Satish said.
07:52 AM IST — After Sanjita Chanu, Deepak Lather, it was time for Sathish Kumar Mahalingam to shine on Day 3. On Day 2, it was Sanjita Chanu’s heroics which paved the way for India’s second gold medal at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Her undaunted was then repeated by Deepak Lather, who won bronze in Men’s 69 kg final.
07:42 AM IST — With the triumphant result and making India proud on Day 3, Sathish Kumar Mahalingam has now won back to back gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Sathish emerged victorious previously at Glasgow, Scotland when he won the gold medal in the 77kg category.
07:32 AM IST — That’s it! Sathish Kumar Mahalingam has done it, ladies and gentlemen, Sathish Kumar Mahalingam has won the gold medal in 77kg category. Sathish remarkably lifted 317kg in total to bag the gold medal in men’s 77kg category at the mega sporting event in Australia.
07:30 AM IST — Weightlifting: Sathish Kumar Mahalingam is inching closer for a third gold at Gold Coast. The Indian lifter in his first Clean Clean and Jerk lifted 169Kg. He then went on to lift 173Kg in his second attempt. Is there anyone who can match the Indian powerlfiter?
07:20 AM IST — Table Tennis: India in the semis! India are in the semi-finals of the women’s team event. While Manika Batra clinched the first win over Ying Ho with 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 scoreline, Madhurika Patkar had to come from behind to beat Karen Lyne 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3. In the end it was down to the duo of Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar who outclassed Ai Xin Tee and Ying Ho 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7.
07:10 AM IST — Badminton: In badminton, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have registered India’s first win in badminton. India defeated Mauritius in the first encounter of the mixed team event.
07:00 AM IST — Weightlifting: Oliver failed to impress in the third attempt. Oliver who upstaged Sathish Sivalingam of India in the previous attempt was unable to deliver in his third. In the 77kg event, with three clean and jerk lifts are still remaining, there is time for these individuals to gain some ground over each other. We are halfway through and Sathish Sivalingam is eight kilograms ahead of Francois Etoundi. Sathish Sivalingam registered a best of 132 kg earlier.
06:50 AM IST — Weightlifting: Sathish Sivalingam lifts 144kg in his third snatch effortlessly! Sathish Sivalingam is on a roll ladies and gentlemen! The Indian lifter is only behind Jack Oliver of England who got the better of the Indian with just one kilogram.
06:40 AM IST — Weightlifting: Sathish Sivalingam hardly had to break a sweat as he lifted 136kg in his first and 140 kg in the second. Sathish Sivaling is currently ranked first in the ongoing 77kg event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
06:30 AM IST — Weightlifting: All eyes on Sathish Sivalingam! The Indian contingent at Gold Coast are delivering medals from the weightlifting category ever since Gururaja silver on Day 1. Continuing the emphatic run lifter Sathish Sivalingam is so far on a rampant run if his first and second lift are concerned.
06:20 AM IST — Table Tennis: After losing the first game, Patkar is back on track and completed his stunning comeback in the third game. Patkar cliches the third game with an 11-9 margin.
06:10 AM IST — Gymnastics: Yogeshwar Singh has put up an impressive score of 26,700 points from his first two events—rings and vault. Currently competing in the men’s individual all-around Gymnastics final at Gold Coast, Yogeshwar Singh improved from his previous best of 25.380 which he capped in the same two events earlier in the qualifying.
06:00 AM IST — Table Tennis: The top seed in India, Manika Batra has won the first match in emphatic style! she takes India in the lead with an impressive win straight sets. All eyes on Madhurika Patkar’s game as the Indian table tennis star will be eager to extend India’s lead over Malaysia.
05:50 AM IST — In table tennis, India are against Malaysia in the quarter-finals of 2018 CWG here at Gold Coast. Manika Batra is up against Malaysia’s Ying Ho as the first game is already underway.
05:40 AM IST — Gymnastics: Indian gymnast Yogeshwar Singh and Haryana’s pride is in action today on Day 3 of CWG at Gold Coast. The 20-year old Gymnast, who hails from the land which has always given us prominent athletes is currently competing in Gymnastics All-Around finals.
05:30 AM IST — Hello and welcome to Day 3 LIVE coverage of the ongoing 22nd edition of Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. So far India have bagged four medals in their CWG kitty. As the Indian contingent continue their pedal to medal run on Day 3, let’s take a look at the sporting action we have today at Gold Coast.