With ace shooter Heena Sidhu and para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary giving more glory to India on Tuesday, the Indian contingent will be keen on continuing their fruitful journey today in the ongoing 21st edition of Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast in Australia. India in the coming week is assured of claiming at least five more medals in the coming week. While Indian men’s hockey team along with the women’s team have qualified for the semis, boxers Satish Kumar, Amit Phangal, Naman Tanwar, Mohammed Hussamuddin and Manoj Kumar have also made it into the last four in their respective categories.
On Wednesday, the Indian contingent will kick-start Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast with 2o12 London Olympic Bronze medallist boxer Mary Kom. The Indian boxing icon will take on Sri Lanka’s Anusha Koddithuwakku in the first semi-final. Already a gold medal winner at Gold Coast, record-breaker Jitu Rai will compete in Men’s 50m pistol. The shooting event will also feature another Indian ace shooter Om Mitharval, who bagged bronze in the 10m air pistol event at Gold Coast.
Here are the highlights from Day 7 of 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia:
That’s it then from day 7 for the Indian contingent at the Gold Coast 2018.
05.52 PM IST — Badminton: The fabulous of Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy beat their opponents from Fiji 21-8, 21-9 in straight sets to take the game 2-0 in their Mixed Doubles Round-of-32.
05.15 PM IST — Squash: The pair of Chinappa andSandhuu as emerged victorious as they beat Scotland 2-0 in straight games.
04.41 PM IST — Squash: The action now shifts to the Oxenford studios where the Indian pair of Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Sandhu as they face the Scottish duo of Lisa Aitken and Kevin Moran in their Pool-H mixed doubles fixture.
04.41 PM IST — Hockey: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL! India, you beauty! 4-3. A final minute goal from Mandeep Singh takes India to the top of the table. They’ll now face New Zealand in the semi-final. This is a miraculous victory for India.
04.32 PM IST — Hockey: GOALLL! 3-3. India are not going down without a fight. Varun Kumar scores a penalty.
04.28 PM IST — Hockey: GOAL! Sam Ward this time. converts his penalty as England take the lead. India are losing the momentum.
04.24 PM IST — Hockey: India’s joy of taking the lead is short-lived as England’s Liam Ansell scores a penalty too.
04.20 PM IST — Hockey: GOALL! India takes the lead with 2-1 up. Rupinder Pal singh converts a penalty.
04.09 PM IST — Hockey: Definitely India’s brightest quarter in the match as skipper Manpreet Singh scored the equalizer in the 33rd minute to make it 1-1. a tight contest expected in the final quarter.
03.55 PM IST — Hockey: GOALLLL! An equalizer from Captain Manpreet Singh as India are giving it back to England in the third quarter.
03.45 PM IST — Boxing: India’s Manish Kaushik is through to the semi-finals of the men’s 60-kg category after a unanimous decision of 5-0 against England’s Calum French in QF-1.
03.45 PM IST — Badminton: The Indian Mixed-doubles pair of Satvik Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa take on the English duo of Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh in their Round-of-32 match.
03.38 PM IST — Hockey: With the second quarter over, its half-time in the match. England leading by 1-0.
03.29 PM IST — Hockey: David Condon scores for England as they go 1-0 up in pool B match against India. We’re into the second quarter of the match.
02:45 PM IST — Badminton: HS Prannoy has defeated Mauritius’ Christopher Jean Paul 21-14, 21-6 and has booked a spot in the men’s singles Round of 16
02:20 PM IST — Badminton: Victory for PV Sindhu! The Indian flag bearer has wrapped up her tie with an impressive 21-6, 21-3 win over Andra Whiteside. With the win, Sindhu has confirmed her place in the last 16 of women’s singles competition at Gold Coast.
02:18 PM IST — Badminton: While Sindhu is up against Andra Whiteside for a place in the last 16, her Indian counterpart Ruthvika Gadde is cruising past Ghana international Grace Atipaka. The 20-year old is dominating the initial proceedings and has won the first game 21-5 already.
02:15 PM IST — Badminton: Top seed Sindhu has effortlessly clinched the first game with a 21-6 margin. Showing total domination in the first game, Sindhu took just 9 minutes to wrap up the first game.
02:08 PM IST — Badminton: Next up for India is another ace shuttler and India’s flag bearer PV Sindhu. The 22-year old is up against Fiji’s Whiteside for a place in the last 16.
02:05 PM IST — Badminton: Srikanth has ease-past his Mauritius opponent 21-13, 21-10 to book his place in the last 16 at Gold Coast. The Indian World No 2 took just 25 minutes to beat his Mauritius in his round of 32 clash. Srikanth is expected to continue his stellar run for India in the closing stages of the game at Gold Coast.
02:00 PM IST — Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, who will soon be World No 1 is currently lagging behind in his men’s clash against Aatish Lubah of Mauritius. Both Kidambi and Lubah are up against each other for a place in the last 16 of the men’s tie at Gold Coast.
01:55 PM IST — Badminton: With a 21-3 and 21-1 scoreline in the two games, Saina Nehwal has decimated her South African opponent in women’s singles clash at Gold Coast. Next up is World No 2 Kidambi Srikanth for India in men’s singles clash.
01:45 PM IST — Badminton: Toying with her opponent so far in the initial stages, Saina Nehwal is on the verge to register a flawless victory. Although De Villiers registered a point against the Indian, Saina is still ripping the South African apart.
12:45 PM IST — Badminton: Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is up against Elsle de Villers in the round of 32 actions in women’s singles event. Nehwal has taken a commanding lead over her South African opponent. Nehwal leads Villers 6-0 in the first game.
12:45 PM IST — Shooting: Bronze medallist Ankur Mittal is considered as India’s top-ranked shooter when it comes to double trap format won the second bronze medal of the day in double traps men’s finals of the CWG. With the triumphant result, Mittal took the Indian medal tally to 23 medals at Gold Coast.
12:00 PM IST — Shooting: Indian shooters continued to shine on Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval opened India’s Day 7 medal account with a bronze finish in the men’s 50m pistol event at Gold Coast. After Om Prakash Mitharval bronze finish, Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh claimed India’s 12th gold medal in Women’s Double Trap event at Gold Coast.
11:45 AM IST — Another one! Ankur Mittal wins bronze in men’s double trap!
10:45 AM IST — First Gold for India on Day 7! Shooter Shreyashi Singh finished on top of the podium in women’s double trap at Gold Coast. Shreyasi registered India’s 12th gold medal finish at Gold Coast in a dramatic shoot-off.
10:20 AM IST — Shooting: Mohammed Ashab Ankur Mittak have entered in the final of men’s Double Trap event at Gold Coast. Mohammed Ashab continued his stellar run at Gold Coast and scored a decent 137 to claim the second position. Only Scotland’s David McMath got the better of the Indian in the qualification stage. Ashab’s counterpart of the Indian contingent Ankur finished fifth with 133 at the end of the qualification round.
09:50 AM IST — Squash: Following the footsteps of the men’s team, Indian star duo in women’s division Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa confirmed their quarters spot in women’s doubles competition. Pallikal-Chinappa outclassed their Wales opponent 2-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-8) in match that lasted for nearly 30 minutes.
09:40 AM IST — Squash: Vikram Malhotra and Ramit Tandon of India beat Peter Creed and Joel Makin of Wales in men’s doubles squash. The Indian duo defeated their Wales opponents 2-1 (11-7, 8-11, 11-10) in Pool F men’s doubles squash encounter.
09:30 AM IST — Boxing: While Gaurav Solanki confirmed another medal for India on Day 7 of CWG at Gold Coast, Sarita Devi failed to mesmerize spectators in her 60kg quarter-final bout. Sarita Devi was up against Australia’s Anja Stridsman in the quarter-finals. Stridsman confirmed her semi-final berth by unanimous verdict.
09:20 AM IST — Another medal confirmed for India! Boxer Gaurav Solanki has become the first Indian to feature in the upcoming CWG semi-finals. For the win, the 21-year old from Ballabgarh near Faridabad got the better of New Guinea’s Charles Keama. Solanki emerged victorious in his 52kg quarter-final bout by unanimous decision.
09:00 AM IST — Shooting: In the final, Mitharval registered a score of 20.1 which was outclassed by Daniel Repacholi of Australia, who shot 227.2 to clinch the highest honour. Daniel Repacholi impressive finish in the final not only gave him the gold medal but also entered his name in the history books.
08:33 AM IST — Shooting: Om Prakash Mitharval, who recently finished on top of the podium with Jitu Rai in men’s 10m air pistol, scuffed his last two shots which blocked him from top two finish.
08:12 AM IST — Boxing: Mary Kom has stormed into final of women’s 48kg category event at Gold Coast. Mary domintaed the entire bout and didnt give her Sri Lankan opponent any time to settle.
07:58 AM IST — Shooting: Om Mitharval has claimed the bronze medal in men’s 50m pistol event. No medal for Jitu Rai this time as the ace Indian shooter finished 8th.
07:55 AM IST — Shooting: Jitu Rai bows out! Jitu Rai witnessed a shocking exit in the final action of men’s 50m pistol event at Gold Coast. Jitucontinuedd to struggle even after 10 shots as the 2018 CWG record-breaker was occupying the 8th spot in the initial stages. His counterpart Om Mitharval took over the first spot after 10 shots.
07:45 AM IST — Boxing: Mary Kom is in the blue corner and is up against Sri Laka’s Anusha who is in the red corner. The semi-final bout in women’s 45kg category is underway.
07:35 AM IST — While Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Om Mitharval are tussling hard to add more glory on Day 7 for India at Gold Coast, boxing icon Mary Kom has started her medal quest against Sri Lanka’s Anusha in the semis.
07:25 AM IST — Double Trap: More succes coming from men’s double trap, Mohd Ashab of India has claimed the first spot in the qualification round. While Mohd Ashab clicnhed nailed his first stop finish, India’s Ankur Mittal is another name in the top five list at Gold Coast on Day 7. Mittal finished fifth as we reach the half-way mark of the finals.
06:55 AM IST — Double Trap: In women’s double trap, Shreyasi Singh is currently occupying the first spot at the end of first round. Shreyasi’s counterpart Varsha Varman is placed sixth.
06:45 AM IST — India at CWG Gold Coast, Day 7 schedule: While Day 6 saw Indian shooter Heena Sidhu clinching gold in the shooting which was followed by Sachin Chaudhary’s prolific bronze medal finish in para weightlifting, India are assured of a medal on Day 7 today with thanks to boxer Mary Kom, who will be looking to deliver more glory in her silver medal fight.
06:35 AM IST — Table Tennis: Maitreyee Sarkar has qualified for the next round in single’s competition after defeating Vero Nime of PNG 11-2, 11-9, 11-2. While Maitreyee Sarkar proved to good for her opponent, Vaishanvi Sutar on the other tasted defeat in her clash with Faith Obazuaye of Nigeria. Obazuaye beat Vaishanvi 11-0, 11-2, 11-2.
06:32 AM IST — Shooting: The qualification stage reached conclusion, Jitu has finished sixth with 91, 87, 89, 93 and 89, while his Indian counterpart Om Mitharval finished first in the qualifier round scoring 89, 90, 92, 95, 89, 94. Two days earlier, Indian ace shooters Jitu Rai and Om Mitharval clinched gold and bronze for India in the 10m 10m air pistol event at Gold Coast.
06:26 AM IST — Shooting: Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval are on the verge of finishing on top of the podium once again, this time in the 50m pistol. The Indian shooters, who already have gold and bronze medals in their kitty registered low scores.
05:50 AM IST — Double Trap: In women’s Double Trap finals, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman are India’s medal hope on Day 7 of Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.
05:40 AM IST — Commonwealth Games Day 6 Recap: India finished third in the medal’s tally on Day 6 with Heena Sidhu emerging as the lone gold medallist for India. Australia are first with 50 gold, 38 silver and 42 bronze. They are followed by England, who are second with 23 gold, 29 silver and 21 bronze.
05:30 AM IST — Hello and welcome to Day 7 LIVE coverage of the ongoing 22nd edition of Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. With 11 golds, 4 silver and 6 bronze, the Indian contingent at Gold Coast have added 21 medals in their CWG medal tally and are currently ranked third in the overall medal standings.