Wrestlers Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony, at the Commonwealth Games 2022. (PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 8: Bajrang Punia was a class apart while defending his title before Sakshi Malik produced a sensational gold medal winning effort as Indian wrestlers grabbed six medals, including three gold, at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.
Deepak Punia also contributed in swelling India’s medal tally by winning the men’s free style 86kg gold but birthday girl Anshu Malik (57kg) had to be content with a silver medal in her maiden CWG appearance.
Divya Kakran clinched a bronze in 68kg, winning the play-off in just 26 seconds against Tonga’s Tiger Lily. Mohit Grewal then ensured that India had a medal to show in all categories on Friday, winning the 125kg bronze play-off to cap a successful day in style.
Meanwhile, India women’s hockey team had to endure heartbreak as they lost to Australia in penalty shootout. They will now play New Zealand for the Bronze medal next.
Follow all the highlights of Day 8 below
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: Follow all the highlights from Birmingham.
Sreeshankar went big on his fourth attempt, after lying sixth in the field with a best of 7.84m after his first three jumps.
Shivani Naik is trotting around Brummie land in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games. As the Brummies say, her features are ‘bosting’ (brilliant!). As ever, some incredible stories are pouring in from the lives of inspirational athletes to how they do what they do in their sport. Did you know how a girl born in China landed up in Canada to become a gold medallist? Or the hysteria around Mirabai Chanu at the Games. Watch the CWG drama unfold through Shivani’s eyes and wisdom by clicking here.
Meanwhile, in Chennai, wizards of Chess from all over the world have gathered for the Chess Olympiad. From Magnus Carlsen, who walked in like a deity, to hometown’s love R Praggnanandhaa, everyone is there. Also present is our own Sandip G, weaving poetic-prose with insights on some amazing life stories of players and tactical game play. He doesn’t miss a beat, so that you don’t miss the significance of any move. Please click here for Sandip G’s stories.
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First published on: 05-08-2022 at 12:00:57 pm