CWG 2022 Day 8 Live Updates: Five Indian wrestlers – Bajrang Punia (men’s 65kg), Sakshi Malik (women’s 62kg), Anshu Malik (women’s 57kg), Mohit Grewal (men’s 125kg) and Deepak Punia (men’s 86kg) – are in the semi-finals. Indian badminton star PV Sindhu has entered the women’s singles quarter-finals while Kidambi Srikanth has entered the quarter-finals of men’s singles. Bhavinaben Patel reached the final of the women’s singles para table tennis classes 3-5. Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran reached the quarterfinals of the table tennis mixed doubles event.The Indian pair defeated the Nigerian duo of Ojomu Ajoke and Omotayo Olajide in straight games. Another star TT player Achanta Sharath Kamal has enterd the Round of 16 in men’s singles.
later in the day, star sprinter Hima Das will also feature in the Women’s 200m semifinal. In badminton, PV Sindhu will be action in the women’s singles Round of 16 clash. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will also be in action in the men’s doubles. On Thursday, Sudhir won a historic gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting, while Murali Sreeshankar won a silver in the long jump.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the Commonwealth Games Day 8 from Birmingham
Wrestling: Deepak Punia in SF
In Men’s Freestyle 86 kg – Quarter-Final, India’s Deepak Punia defeats Sierra Leone’s Sheku Kassegbama
Lawn Bowls: India men’s fours team enters semis!
India have defeated Canada 14-10 in the men’s fours quarter-final match. India’s team consisted of Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Dinesh Kumar.
Wrestling: Divya loses
In Women’s Freestyle 68 kg – Quarter-Final, India’s Divya Kakran loses to Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu
Badminton: PV Sindhu enters quarter-final!
PV Sindhu has defeated Husina Kobugabe of Uganda 21-10, 21-9 in the women’s singles round of 16 match.
Wrestling: Bajrang Punia enters semi-finals!
India’s Bajrang Punia defeated Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius in the men’s freestyle 65 kg match to advance to the semi-final.
Wrestling: Grewal in semis
In Men’s Freestyle 125 kg – Quarter-Final, India’s Mohit Grewal defeats Cyprus’s Alexios Kaouslidis
Badminton: PV Sindhu’s round of 16 match underway
PV Sindhu has won her first game 21-10 in the ongoing round of 16 badminton match vs Husina Kobugabe of Uganda in the women’s singles.
Wrestling: Sakshi Malik in Semis
In Women’s Freestyle 62 kg – Quarter-Final, India’s Sakshi Malik defeats England’s Kelsey Barnes
Wrestling: Anshu Malik in semi-finals
India’s Anshu Malik defeats Australia’s Irene Symeonidis in women’s freestyle 57 kg quarter-final
Table tennis: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran enters pre-quarters
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India defeated Paul McCreery of Northern Ireland 11-9, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11. He thus advanced to the pre-quarters of men’s table tennis singles.
Lawn Bowls: India in comfortable position
In Men’s Fours – Quarter-Final, India are leading Canada 14-8 after 13 ends
TT: Sanil Shetty in Round of 16
In Men’s Singles Round of 32, India’s Sanil Shetty defeats Ghana’s Derek Abrefa 4-0
Wrestling: Anshu Malik up Next
In Women’s Freestyle 57 kg – Quarter-Final, India’s Anshu Malik will face Australia’s Irene Symeonidis
Wrestling action resumes
Earlier, in wrestling, only five bouts could be completed when a speaker, used to relay announcement, fell near one of the mat chairmen, raising a safety issue at the Ceventary stadium and arena on the opening day of the wrestling competitions.
The action has resumed now
Lawn Bowls: India on top
In lawn bowls men’s fours quarter-final, India are leading Canada 10-8 after 11 ends
Badminton: Srikanth in QF
In Men’s Singles Round of 16 match, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Sri Lanka’s Dumindu Abeywickrama 21 – 9, 21 – 12 to enter quarter-finals
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal Into Round Of 16
Sharath Kamal beat Australia’s Luu Finn 12-10, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 in the men’s singles round of 32
Athletics: Ancy Crashes Out
Ancy Sojan fails to qualify for the women’s long jump final after finishing 13th with jump of 6.25.
Table Tennis: Manika Batra And Diya Parag Chitale In Quarter-Finals
The women’s doubles team of Manika Batra and Diya Parag Chitale has reached the quarter-finals with a straight-games win
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Also In Quarters
Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran became the second Indian team to reach the men’s doubles quarter-finals
Table Tennis: Harmeet Desai And Sanil Shetty In Quarter-Finals
The Indian men’s doubles team of Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty reached the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Australia
Athletics: Indian men’s 4 x 400m relay team reaches final
India create new Asian record in Men’s 4X400m Relay (Heat 2) clocking 3:00.25. They have qualified for the finals.
Table Tennis: Sreeja Akula Through To Quarter-Finals
Sreeja Akula beats Wales’s Charlotte Carey 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13, 12-10 to reach the table tennis women’s singles quarter-finals
Badminton: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand win first game
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand have won the first game 21-2 against Mauritius’s Jemimah Leung For Sang and Ganesha Mungrah in the badminton women’s doubles round of 16
Table Tennis: Reeth Tennison Knocked Out
Reeth Tennison loses to Singapore’s Tianwei Feng in the women’s singles round of 16
Athletics: Jyothi Yarraji Fails To Qualify From Heats
Jyothi Yarraji could not make it past the heats in women’s 100m hurdles. She clocked 13.18s
Table tennis: Manika Batra through to the quarter-finals
Star paddler Manika Batra is through to the quarter-finals in women’s singles. She beat Australia’s Minhyung Jee 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, 12-10 in her round of 16 match
Wrestling: Deepak Punia advances to the last 8
India’s Deepak Punia is through to the men’s freestyle 86kg quarter-finals.
Para Table Tennis: Sonalben loses in semi-final
India’s Sonalben Patel loses in women’s singles classes 3-5 semi-final in para table tennis. She will now fight for the bronze
Wrestling: Bajrang Punia reaches quarters
Bajrang Punia reached the quarterfinals of the men’s 65 kg wrestling after beating Nauru’s Lowe Bingham
Para Table Tennis: Raj Aravindan Alagar loses
India’s Raj Aravindan Alagar loses in men’s singles classes 3-5 semi-finals in para table tennis. He will play for the bronze medal
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal and Akula Sreeja also reach the last 8
Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akula Sreeja also cruise to the last eight of the table tennis mixed doubles event. They defeated Malaysia’s Leeon Chee Feng and Ying Ho 3-1.
Table Tennis: Sathiyan & Manika are through to the next round
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra are through to the quarterfinals after beating Nigerian mixed-doubles pair of Ojomu Ajoke and Omotayo Olajide
Lawn Bowls: India increase lead over England
India have extended their lead over England. They now lead England 8-5 after end 8th.
Lawn Bowls: India take the lead
India lead England 5-2 after 4th end in women’s pairs quarter-finals
Lawn bowls: England take early lead against India
England have taken a 2-0 lead against India after 1st end in women’s pairs quarter-finals
Athletics: Hima Das eyes a place in the final
Late in the day, Hima Das will be racing in the women’s 200m semi-finals
Hockey: Can India upset Australia?
The Indian women’s hockey team today takes on favourites Australia in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games. This will by far be the team’s biggest challenge
Badminton: PV Sindhu eyes a birth in the quarters
PV Sindhu will be action as she faces Uganda’s Husina Kobugabe in the women’s singles Round of 16 clash
CWG Live: HELLO!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 8 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The focus will be on the women’s hockey as they face Australia in the semifinals. India wrestlers will also be action later today, with the likes of Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, among others begin their respective campaigns.
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