CWG 2022 Day 8 Highlights: Deepak Punia, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik bag gold; Anshu Malik wins silver
Check Live Scores and Updates from Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Friday (August 5). Check Commonwealth Games 2022 India Schedule for Day 8 and much more.
After an action-packed seventh day of India’s Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign that saw Sudhir bagging a gold in men’s heavyweight para-powerlifting and Murali Sreeshankar won a silver in Men’s Long jump, all eyes on Day 8 will be on the Indian women’s hockey team who will battle against Australia in the semifinals. India’s wrestling contingent will also start their campaign from today, featuring stars like Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat etc.
Sprint star Hima Das will feature in the Women’s 200m semifinal. Badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Aakarshi Kashyap opened their solo Badminton campaign with a bang and entered round of 16.
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Boxers Amit Panghal, Sagar Ahlawat, Rohit Tokas and Jaismine Lamboria confirmed medals for the country by punching their way into the semi finals. Squash stars Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal entered the quarterfinal of mixed doubles categories, they will be hoping to reach the semis.
Check all LIVE scores and updates from Day 8 of Commonwealth Games 2022 here.
Divya Kakran wins bronze
Indian wrestler Divya Kakran bags bronze in women's freestyle 68kg category. She defeated Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalie of Tonga via Fall.
More good news!
Second medal in Lawn Bowls confirmed! India Men's Four team is into the final. Silver secured!
GOLD for Deepak!
Deepak Punia defeats Pakistan's Muhammad Inam to win the gold medal for India in the 86 kg category of Men's Wrestling.
Deepak Punia vs Muhammad Inam
Punia took an early lead in the first round with 2 points lead.
Deepak Punia-Ind vs Muhammad Inam-Pak
The arch-rivals are taking on each other
Doubles pair Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal lose 2-0 to Malaysia's Yiwen Chan and Ainaa Ampandi in the quarterfinals.
Wrestling Women's Freestyle 62 kg final
Sakshi Malik wins gold, beats Canda's Godinez Gonzalez in a thrilling final
Sakshi Malik Final
Sakshi Malik on the backfoot in the first round as she trails by 0-4.
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Bajarang Punia bags gold
Bajarang Punia beats Canada's Lachlan McNeil in the 65 kg category Wrestling final.
Bajarang Punia takes early lead
Bajarang Punia takes 4-0 lead in the first round. Gold is on the way...
Wrestling Men's Freestyle 65kg Final
Bajrang Punia in action!
Wrestling Women's 57kg final
Silver for Anshu Malik as she faces defeat against Nigeria's Folasade Adekuoroye in 57kg final
Table Tennis: Mixed Doubles pair
Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula storm into the semifinal with a 3-2 win over Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England.
Indian wrestlers in CWG 2022
(Bouts will start after 9.30 PM IST)
Anshu Malik vs Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye in women's 57kg. (Gold)
Bajrang Punia vs Canada's Lachlan McNeil in men's 65kg. (Gold)
Sakshi Malik vs Canada's Ana Godinez Gonzalez in women's 62kg. (Gold)
Deepak Punia vs TBD in men's 86kg. (Gold)
Divya Kakran vs Tonga's Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalier in women's 68kg (Bronze)
Mohit Grewal vs Aaron Johnson of Jamaica in men's 125kg. (Bronze)
Wrestling 68kg category
Divya Kakran beat Ngiri of Cameroon in repechage round, to play for bronze.
Bajrang Punia into final
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia enters 65kg final with a 10-0 win over George Ramm of England.
Wrestling's 62kg semifinal
Sakshi Malik into final with 10-0 win over Etane Ngolle of Cameroon.
Wrestling -freestyle 57kg semi-final
Anshu Malik storms into the final with a 10-0 win over Nethmi Poruthotage of Sri Lanka.
India beat Canada 14-10 to enter quarterfinals of the Men's Fours category. Next match up is with England semifinal tonight at 9:30 PM (IST).
Divya Kakran is knocked out in the quarterfinal women's 68kg category as she loses to Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria.
Deepak Punia enters semifinal in the 86kg category beating Sheku Kassegbama of Sierra Leone. India are looking very good at the moment in wrestling today.
PV Sindhu beats Husina Kobugabe from Uganda to enter the Women's singles quarterfinal. She has won the match 21-10, 21-9.
Wrestling men's 65kg
Wrestler Bajrang Punia storms into the semifinal with a win over Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius.
Wrestling men's 125kg
Wrestler Mohit Grewal entered freestyle 125kg semifinal as he beats Alexios Kaouslidis of Cyprus.
Let's take a look back at the very best of #QBR2022 in England!
A month long journey packed with action, emotion and celebrations. Starting in London and ending at #B2022.
Check out our highlights now! This one is not to be missed! pic.twitter.com/LYQkrndXkx
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Table Tennis Men's Singles - Round of 32
G Sathiyan beats Paul Mccreery 11-9, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11 advances to pre-quarters
Wrestling women's freestyle 62kg
Sakshi Malik entered semifinal with a win over Kelsey Barnes of England
Badminton Men's Singles - Round of 16
Kidambi Srikanth storms into quarters with 21-9, 21-12 win over Dumindu Abeywickrama.
Women's Singles Badminton - Round of 16
PV Sindhu vs Husina Kobugabe underway
Anshu Malik enters the semifinal of women's freestyle 57kg as she beat Irene Symeonidis of Australia 10-0. She defeated Symeonidis in under one minute.
Update on Wrestling!
The Wrestlers are warming up and the action will resume by 6:00 PM (IST), after the bouts were put on a hold for one hour.
Table Tennis Men's Doubles R16
Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty are through to the quarterfinals beating Dillon Chambers and Xin Yan 11-3, 9-11, 11-9 and 11-7.
Sreeja Akula (WR 76) survived a scare against Charlotte Carry (WR 206) of Wales. Comes back after trailing 1-3. Moves to the Quarter Finals in Woman’s Singles. So does @manikabatra_TT (WR 41) with a smooth win against Minhyung Jee (WR 218) of Aus. #CWG2022 #B2022 pic.twitter.com/NZZ3M7QMwr
— Neha Aggarwal Sharma OLY (@nehaaggarwal) August 5, 2022
Manika Batra and Diya Chitale beat Rheann Chung and Catherine Spicer, kicking off their doubles campaign with a straight forward winning start. 11-5, 11-7 and 11-2 for the win of India's Doubles Women's campaign.
Indian men's 4x400m advance to final
They finished 2nd in Heat 2 with the timing of 3:06.97
Reeth Tennison on cusp of losing in the Round of 16 Women's singles by Singapore's Tianwei Feng as she down 3-1 at the moment. Manika Batra beats Australia's Minhyung JEE 4-0 in the round of 16 to enter the next round.
Deepak Punia beats Matthew Oxenham by technical superiority, he's also in the quarterfinals now in the Freestyle 86kg category.
Bajrang Punia enters quarterfinal after beating Lowe Bingham 4-0 under 2 minutes of time. He is looking in fine form and hungry for that gold medal in men's Freestyle 65kg category.
CWG | Wrestling starts from today | 6 wrestlers will be in action today:
Wondering how many Wrestling Gold medals can we expect today folks? #CWGindia2022 pic.twitter.com/0d2RdHiPY3
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) August 5, 2022
Para table tennis
Bhavina Patel enters the final of Para Table Tennis Women's single, beats Sue Bailey 3-0.
Lawn Bowls: England extending their lead
England have opened up a big lead over Indian pair and lead 13-8 after 12 frames in the Lawn Bowls women's pair quarterfinals.
Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula enter last 8
Another Indian mixed doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula are also into the quartefinals. They defeat Malaysia pair 5-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 in the pre-quarters.
Table Tennis: Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran storm into QF
Indian mixed doubles pair of Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran have stormed into the quarterfinal. The pair defeated Nigerian pair of Olajide Omotayo and Ajoke Ojomu 11-7, 11-6, 11-7.
Wonderful update to start off the CWG updates folks:
Star Indian duo Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra cruise into QF of Mixed Doubles.
Sathiyan & Manika wbeat Nigerian duo 3-0.
QF later tonight #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/jBHwSlaDvi
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) August 5, 2022
'Thor' praises Indian hero Mirabai Chanu
Chris Hemsworth aka Marvel's superhero 'Thor' has praised CWG 2022 gold medal-winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu. Read all about it here.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) August 5, 2022
Lawn Bowls: India slip behind England
Indian women's pair are now trailing England 9-8 after 10 frames in the Lawn Bowls women's pairs quarterfinals.
Lawn Bowls: Brilliant frame by Indian pairs
India women pairs team grab a couple of points to extend lead over England to 8-5 after 8 frames in the Women's Pairs quarterfinal clash.
India women cricket team in CWG Athletes Village
The Indian women cricket team, who are in the semifinals of the women cricket event, visited the CWG Athletes Village on Thursday (August 4). Check glimpses of their fun day...
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) August 5, 2022
#TeamIndia cricketers visit the #CommonwealthGames @unibirmingham Village for the first time@BCCIWomen interacted with @TheHockeyIndia family, @SwimmerNiranjan and @WeAreTeamIndia officials as they got a glimpse into life at an athletes village #B2022 | @ghosh_annesha pic.twitter.com/z0ASOmw5RD
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) August 5, 2022
Lawn Bowls: India extend lead
Indian pair have extended their lead to 6-4 in the women's pair quarterfinals against England. The lawn bowls women's fours won a historic gold medal earlier this week.
Lawn Bowls: Women's Pairs quarterfinal
Indian pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia are taking on England in the Lawn Bowls Women's Pairs quaterfinal. Indian team is leading 5-4 after 5 frames.
BIG medal day: Wrestling campaign begins!
Indian wrestlers from Bajrang Punia to Sakshi Malik will begin their wrestling campaign at the CWG 2022. Check full Indian schedule here.
#CommonwealthGames2022: All eyes to be on Indian wrestlers with focus on Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia today while women's hockey team will be up against Australia in semi-final round.#CWG2022India #Cheer4India #India4CWG2022@YASMinistry @ianuragthakur @IndiaSports pic.twitter.com/ELy1YaKZnn
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 5, 2022
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