CWG 2022: High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar won the bronze medal.© Twitter
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 6 Highlights: It has been a great day for India at the CWG 2022 yet again. Judoka Tulika Maan won a silver medal in judo after going down to Scotland’s Sarah Adlington the +78kg final. In the men’s singles squash, Saurav Ghosal defeated England’s James Willstrop to win India’s first singles medal in the sport at the CWG. In athletics, high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar took home the bronze medal. This is the first high jump medal by an Indian at the CWG. In weightlifting, Lovepreet Singh and Gurdeep Singh bagged a bronze medal each in men’s 109kg and 109+ kg categories respectively. Boxers Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (women’s 48kg) and Hussam Uddin Mohammed (men’s 57kg) advanced to the semi-finals to assure India of three more medals. However, Olympic medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain lost her light middle weight quarter-final while Ashish Kumar loses in the men’s light heavyweight quarter-final.
The Indian women’s cricket team defeated Barbados to enter semi-finals. In hockey, the Indian women’s team progressed into the semi-finals with a 3-2 win over Canada in their last Pool A match. Also, the Indian men’s hockey team registered a dominating 8-0 win against Canada in a Men’s Pool B match. In round 2 of the lawn bowls, Indian women’s pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia won their match 23-6, while Mridul Borgohain registered a superb 21-5 win in his men’s singles match. In women’s weightlifting 87+ kg category, Purnima Pandey finished sixth with a combined best lift of 228kg.
Here are the Highlights from Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
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Boxing: Ashish Kumar Loses
This has been an intense contest. It was a special fight and Ashish Kumar goes down by a split decision.
Boxing: The third round to decide the outcome
Ashish and the England boxer are equal on points! It’s the final round which will decide the outcome of the contest!
Boxing: Ashish Kumars bout is going on
He took the first round via split decision!
Boxing: Ashish Kumar’s fight coming up
In the final event of the day boxer Ashish Kumar will play in the men’s light heavyweight quarter-final against England’s Aaron Bowen
Athletics: Tejaswin Shankar is the hero today
He became the first Indian high0jumper to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. An absolute star!
Athletics: Manpreet Kaur finishes last
In Women’s Shot Put – Final, Manpreet Kaur finishes last among 12 competitors with a best throw of 15.59m
Boxing: Lovlina loses
In a massive upset, boxer Lovlina Borgohain lost to Wales’ Rosie Eccles in women’s light middle weight quarter-final. This is a shocking result.
Boxing: Lovlina in action
The first round went to the Indian. The second was also won by her but via split decision. The third round is going to be crucial
Swimming: Page and Rawat finish at he bottom
In 1500m freestyle final, Advait Page finishes seventh and Kushagra Rawat eighth
High jump: Shankar in top form
He has cleared 2.22m too. he is in running for a medal here!
Weightlifting: Gurdeep Singh wins bronze
Gurddep Singh lifts 223 kg in his final attempt. He takes home bronze with a combined lift of 390kg
High jump: Tejaswin Shankar clear 2.19m too
The Indian is doing brilliant as he has cleared 2.19m too.
Weightlifting: Gurdeep Singh in lead
The Indian lifts 207kg in his first attempt in clean and jerk. His best combined lift is 374kg – which has taken him to the top of the field.
Lot more action coming up
Here are the athletics action featuring Indians today
Women’s Shot Put final – Manpreet Kaur (12.35 am on Thursday)
Men’s Discus Throw Final – Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai, Devendra Gahlot, Devender Kumar (1:15 am IST on Thursday)
High jump: Shankar in grea form
He has successfully crossed the 2:15m mark too.
Weightlifting: Gurdeep Singh is aiming for a medal
He will attempt to lift 210kf in clean and jerk.
Athletics: Tejashwin Shankar in action
Shankar in joint lead after a successful first attempt of 2.10m
Weightlifting: Gurdeep Singh in action
In Men’s 109+ kg Final, Gurdeep Singh is joint third now after a best lift of 167kg in snatch so far
Boxing: Nikhat Zareen reaches the semifinals
Nikhat Zareen advances to the semi-finals of the women’s light fly weight boxing. She defeats Wales’ Helen Jones to advance
Judo: Tulika loses
The Scottish judoka was too good for Tulika! She enforced an ippon to take home gold. The Indian has to be satisfied with a silver.
Boxing: Nikhat takes the second round
Nikhat Zareen takes the second game by a unanimous in the women’s boxing light fly quarterfinal against Wales’s Helen Jones.
Boxing: Nikhat takes the first round.
Nikhat Zareen takes the first round against Wales’ Helen Jones after a unanimous decision.
Judo: Tuilka’s final starts
The Indian is facing Scotland’s Sarah Adlington
Boxing: India’s Nikhat Zareen will fight soon
Nikhat Zareen will face Wales’ Helen Jones in women’s light fly weight quarter-final. She will be assured of a medal if she wins the bout
Squash: Ghosal’s feat
Saurav Ghosal created history on Wednesday as he won India’s first ever singles medal in squash
Judo: All eyes on Tulika
After Saurav’s historic feat, the Indian fans would hope Tulika to bring home the gold medal.
Squash: Ghosal has made history!
At 35 years of age, Ghosal has won his maiden singles CWG medal with a commanding win over James Willstrop
Squash: Ghosal leads in third game too
Ghosal is leading 7-3. He is bulldozing his way to a maiden singles medal at the CWG
Squash: Ghosal takes the second game too
The Indian is on fire. He wins the second game 11-1. He is just one game away from a bronze medal
Squash: Ghosal Wins First Game
Saurav Ghosal takes the first game 11-6 against James Willstrop in the table tennis men’s singles bronze medal match
Judo: Tulik Maan’s final match will start in about 15 minutes
It is going to be a huge opportunity for the judoka in the women’s judo +78 kg final
Squash: Ghosal in lead
Saurav Ghosla has taken an early 603 lead against James Willstrop
Squash: Ghosal’s match has started!
The whole of India will be cheering for Ghosal to win a bronze medal
Judo: The medal round matches have started
the medal round matches have started. Tulika Man will play Scotland’s Sarah Adlington in the Women +78 kg – Final
Squash: Saurav Ghoshal’s match coming up
Saurab Ghosal will face England’s James Willstrop in the bronze medal match. In the 2018 CWG, Ghosal won silver in mixed doubles
Weightlifting: Purnima finishes 6th
With a combined best lift of 228kg, the Indian finishes sixth. England’s Emily Campbell took home the gold having lifted a Games record lift of 286kg.
Weightlifting: Purnima fails in clean and jerk
She falters in her second and third attempt and failed to lift 133kg. She will not finish on the podium.
Weightlifting: Purnima lifts 125kg
In her first attempt in clean and jerk, Purnima lifts 125 kg and is placed third now. her combined best lift is 128kg.
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