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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: Three Golds In Wrestling, Manika Batra Crashes Out

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CWG 2022 Day 8 Highlights: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia increased India’s gold medal haul at the CWG 2022 in style on Friday. In the men’s 65kg final, Punia defeated Canada’s Lachlan McNeil while in the women’s 62kg final, Malik beat Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez. Then in the men’s 86kg final, Punia beat Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam. Earlier, India’s Anshu Malik clinched silver after losing to Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade in women’s 57kg final while Divya Kakran (women’s 68kg) and Mohit Grewal (men’s 125kg) won a bronze medal each. Indian badminton star PV Sindhu has entered the women’s singles quarter-finals while Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have entered the quarter-finals of men’s singles. Bhavinaben Patel reached the final of the women’s singles para table tennis classes 3-5. In table tennis, Manika Batra lost in the women’s singles quarter-finals. However, three Indian male table tennis players including Achanta Sharath Kamal entered the quarter-finals of men’s singles.

Star sprinter Hima Das finished third in her women’s 200m semi-final but could not advance to the final. The Indian women’s hockey team lost to Australia in the semi-final.

Here are the highlights of the Commonwealth Games Day 8 from Birmingham







  • 02:33 (IST)

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  • 02:33 (IST)

    Hockey: India lost

    The Indian women’s hockey team lost the penalty shootout to Australia. They will now play for bronze medal

  • 02:23 (IST)

    Hockey: India vs Australia to be decided in penalty shootout

    The match ended 1-1 in regulation time and the game will now be decided in penalty shootout

  • 01:56 (IST)

    Hockey: India trail Australia 0-1

    India have not been able to score and are still trailing going into the fourth and final quarter

  • 01:30 (IST)

    TT: Another Indian in men’s singles QF

    In Men’s Singles – Round of 16, India’s Sanil Shetty defeated Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun 4-2.

  • 01:26 (IST)

    TT: G Sathiyan in QF

    In Men’s Singles Round of 16, India’s G Sathiyan defeated Australia’s

    Nicholas Lum 4-2

  • 01:24 (IST)

    TT: Sharath Kamal in quarter-finals

    In Men’s Singles Round of 16, India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal defeated Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo 4-2 to enter the last eight.

  • 01:22 (IST)

    Hockey: India trail Australia

    India conceded a goal in the first quarter but then won two penalty corners. They are looking good

  • 01:16 (IST)

    Badminton: India dup in men’s doubles quarter-final

    In Men’s Doubles – Round of 16, India’s Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy/ Chirag Sherry defeated Pakistan’s Murad Ali/ Muhammad Irfan Bhatti

  • 01:00 (IST)

    Athletics: Hima Das has a brilliant race

    In Women’s 200m – Semi-Final 2, Hima Das clocked 23.42 second to come third in her semi-final. However, it may not be enough for her to enter the final.

    Qualification requirements: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final

    In Women’s 200m – Semi-Final 1, four athletes had faster time than her

  • 00:45 (IST)

    Squash: Mem’s doubles pair wins

    In men’s doubles – Round of 16, India’s Selthilkumar Velavan / Abhay Singh defeated Scotland’s Douglas Kempsell / Alan Clyne

  • 00:42 (IST)

    Squash: India duo loses

    In Women’s Doubles Quarter-Final, India’s Joshana Chinnappa / Dipika Pallikal lost to Malaysia’s Chan Yiwen / Ampandi Ainaa

  • 00:39 (IST)

    Wrestling: Another medal for India

    Wrestler Mohit Grewal defeats Jamaica’s Aaron Johnson to win bronze in men’s 125 kg

  • 23:57 (IST)

    Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap enters pre-quarters

    Aakarshi Kashyap has defeated Eva Kattirtzi of Cyprus 21-2, 21-7 to advance into the women’s singles pre-quarters.

  • 23:55 (IST)

    Badminton: Lakshya Sen enters pre-quarters

    Lakshya Sen has defeated Ying Xiang Lin of Australia in the men’s singles round of 16 match. He defeated the Aussie 21-9, 21-16.

  • 23:50 (IST)

    Wrestling: Divya Kakran wins bronze!

    Divya Kakran has defeated Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalie of Tonga in the women’s freestyle 68kg bronze medal match.

  • 23:37 (IST)

    Wrestling: A composed show from Deepak Punia in the final

    Deepak Punia planned the game very well. He started in a composed manner and kept his cool throughout the game. The Indian takes a gold in the men’s freestyle 86kg by defeating Muhammad Inam of Pakistan by a narrow margin.

  • 23:35 (IST)

    Wrestling: Deepak Punia wins gold!

    After Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, Deepak Punia has also provided India with another wrestling gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

  • 23:33 (IST)

    Wrestling: Another point for Deepak Punia

    Deepak Punia is attacking really well. He has got another point to lead 3-0 vs Muhammad Inam of Pakistan in the final. More one and a half minutes left on the clock.

  • 23:30 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: Yet another medal assured

    India defeat England in men’s fours semi-final, assured of at least silver

  • 23:30 (IST)

    Wrestling: Deepak Punia in lead

    Deepak Punia is leading Muhammad Inam 2-0 in the neck-and-neck contest.

  • 23:27 (IST)

    Wrestling: It’s India vs Pakistan in men’s 86kg final

    India’s Deepak Punia and Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam have started their men’s freestyle 86 kg final match.

  • 23:25 (IST)

    Wrestling: Deepak Punia’s final next

    Deepak Punia will be facing Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam in the men’s freestyle 86 kg.

  • 22:55 (IST)

    Wrestling: Sakshi wins gold!

    Sakshi has done magic on the mat. She has won a gold medal against all odds in the final. She was trailing 0-4 at one stage in the game but a solid move from her turned the match on its head.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Wrestling: Sakshi trails 0-4

    Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez is proving to be too good for Sakshi. She has added another two points to her tally to lead the match 4-0 vs the Indian wrestler.

  • 22:51 (IST)

    Wrestling: Sakshi trails

    Sakshi Malik is getting a tough fight from Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada. The latter has earned the first two points. It’s 0-2 against Sakshi now.

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Wrestling: Sakshi Malik arrives on the mat for the final

    Sakshi Malik has arrived on the mat for her women’s freestyle 62 kg final against Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: India might be assured of one more medal

    In Men’s Fours – Semi-Final, India are leading England after the end of 11 ends

  • 22:40 (IST)

    Wrestling: Sakshi Malik’s final coming next

    Sakshi Malik will be competing against Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the final of women’s freestyle 62 kg.

  • 22:37 (IST)

    TT: Men’s doubles pair in semis

    In men’s doubles quarter-final, India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal / G Sathiyan defeated England’s Tom Jarvis / Sam Walker in three straight games.

  • 22:28 (IST)

    First wrestling gold for India at CWG 2022!

    It is worth noting that the gold won by Bajrang Punia is India’s first wrestling gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Lachlan McNeil of Canada clinches silver while George Ramm of England takes home a bronze.

  • 22:22 (IST)

    Wrestling: What a win for Bajrang Punia!

    Bajrang Punia dominated Lachlan McNeil since the start of this summit clash and this saw him comfortably winning the men’s freestyle 65kg title. Notably, he had won a gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games as well.

  • 22:19 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins gold!!!

    Bajrang Punia has defended his men’s freestyle 65 kg title at the Commonwealth Games with a 9-2 win over Lachlan McNeil of Canada.

  • 22:18 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia close to victory

    Bajrang Punia is leading 7-2 with less than one minute left on the clock.

  • 22:17 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia extends lead

    Bajrang Punia now leads 6-2 vs Lachlan McNeil in the final of men’s freestyle 65 kg.

  • 22:15 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia leads 4-0

    Bajrang Punia has added another point to his account and he now leads 4-0 in the final.

  • 22:13 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia takes 3-0 lead

    Bajrang Punia has started his men’s freestyle 65 kg final on a superb note. He is leading 3-0 vs Lachlan McNeil of Canada in the summit clash.

  • 22:11 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia comes onto the mat

    Bajrang Punia has arrived on the mat for his men’s freestyle 65 kg final. He faces Lachlan McNeil of Canada in the summit clash.

  • 21:59 (IST)

    Wrestling: Bajrang Punia’s final coming next

    Bajrang Punia will be in action next for India. He will be competing in the final of men’s freestyle 65 kg. His opponent will be Lachlan McNeil of Canada.

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