Thursday proved to be a good day for India in the Commonwealth Games. Indian boxers showed their strength and gave the country four chances to be happy. Indian boxers ensured four more medals. At the same time, the men’s hockey team also showed a great game. India also got good news in badminton. India had a good day in table tennis as well. India’s star sprinter Hima Das finished first in the 200m event with a timing of 23.42s in her heat to qualify for the semi-finals.
India’s medal hope Male boxer Amit Panghal has confirmed a medal in these Games. Amit assured the medal as soon as he made the semi-finals in the men’s 51 kg weight category. Apart from him, three other boxers have made it to the semi-finals.
This is how Hima’s fight was
Hima (22 years) was leading the five female runners from the start in the heats, with Zambia’s Roda Njobwu finishing second in 23.85s while Uganda’s Jascent Nyamahunge clocked 24.07s to finish third. In the women’s 200m race, the top 16 from six heats will qualify for the semi-finals. Hima won Heat 2 but Nigeria’s Favre Ofili (22.71 s) in Heat 1 and Elaine Thompson Hera (22.80 s) in Heat 5 took a much better time than her. At least six players had a better time than Hima who reached the semi-finals.
Sindhu also got victory
Top Indian badminton player PV Sindhu also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games women’s singles event with an easy win. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, defeated Fatima Nabaha Abdul Razzaq of Maldives 21-4, 21-11 in a round of 32 match.
India pair had to face defeat in mixed doubles. In the round of 32, the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa Sumeeth Reddy lost to the England pair. He lost this match 18-21, 16-21. Kidambi Srikanth, however, has been successful in getting the win. In the Round of 32, he defeated Daniel of Uganda 21-8, 21-9 to advance to the next round with a straight game win
Four more medals confirmed in boxing
Indian boxer Amit Panghal defeated Lenin Mulligan of Scotland 5-0 in the quarter-finals to reach the semi-finals. Patrick will be in front of them in the semi-finals and Amit will want to win this match to ensure gold reaching the finals. Last time Amit won silver medal in Commonwealth Games played in Gold Coast and now he is trying to make the color of this medal gold. Apart from them, female boxer Jasmine confirmed the medal by entering the semi-finals in the 60 kg weight category and then Sagar Ahlawat also secured the medal by going to the semi-finals.
At the end of the day, Rohit Tokas ensured another medal for India. He defeated Javier Mata 5-0 in the 67 kg weight category to reach the semi-finals and ensured a medal.
India did well in Para Games
India’s para table tennis player Sonalben Patel has also confirmed her place in the semi-finals. Sonalben beat Nigeria’s Chinaya 1-3. At the same time, Bhavina Patel has also won. Bhavina Patel defeated FIDE’s Akanisi Latu 3-0 in her Group 1 match to seal a place in the semi-finals. Bhavina is a big contender for the medal.
disappointment in table tennis
However, there has been disappointment in table tennis. India’s Sanil Shetty and Reeth Tennyson crashed out of the mixed doubles table tennis event of the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The Indian pair lost to Malaysia’s Wong Ki Shen and Ti Jin 6-11 10-12 13-11 11-8 8-11 in their round of 64 match. Shetty and Tennyson bounced back after losing the first two games and won the next two games to take the match into the decider. But they lost 8-11 in the deciding game, leaving the Indian pair out of the competition.
Manju 11th in hammer throw
In hammer throw, Manju Bala finished 11th in her first attempt in the qualification round with a best throw of 59.68m. According to the rules, only the best 12 players reach the final. The final will take place on Saturday, August 6. Another Indian in the same event, Sarita, finished 13th with her best throw of 57.48m, which did not qualify for the final. Canada’s Cameron Rogers topped the qualification with a best throw of 74.68m, a Commonwealth Games record.
success in squash
Young Sunaina Kuruvilla and Anahat Singh reached the pre-quarterfinals of the squash women’s doubles event. Sunaina and 14-year-old Anahata defeated Yeheni Kuruppu and Chanitma Sinali in straight games in the first match 11. 9, 11. defeated by 4. In the same category, Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh lost to Australian pair of Donna Loban and Cameron Peele 8-11, 9-11.
Showed strength in hockey
India men’s hockey team defeated Wales 4-1 in the last league match of Pool B on the basis of Harmanpreet Singh’s hat-trick to enter the semi-finals where they will face New Zealand.
happy news in table tennis
Indian players also did well in table tennis. In women’s singles, Manika Batra defeated Chang of Canada 4-0. On the other hand, Reetha Tennyson defeated Charlotte Bradsley of England 4-1.
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