CWG 2022: Lawn bowls, TT gold brightens the day for India

Two gold and one silver that day took India’s tally in Birmingham to 12 medals – five gold, four silver and three bronze medals reaching sixth place in the medal tally.

Women’s fours from Lovely Choubey, Pinky, Nayan Moni Saikia and Roopa Rani Tirkey created history for India by winning the first gold medal in the Lawn Bowls, defeating South Africa 17-10 in a well-fought final, their positive enthusiasm. Banking on, hard work, determination and steely nerves to write the best day for the county in this little-known game.

Lovely Choubey said, “We kept our nerves, kept motivating each other and didn’t let this opportunity get the better of us, South Africa played well, came back to take the lead at the end of the match but we won were determined to.” ,

It was India’s fourth gold medal in Birmingham and the men’s table tennis team of Achanta Sharad Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty added another gold medal after beating Singapore 3–1 in the final.

Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran set the ball rolling with a doubles win as India registered a 3-1 win over bronze medalists four years ago.

Zhe Yu Clarence Chew beat Achanta Sharath Kamal to level Singapore’s only breakthrough 1-1, but singles wins for both Sathiyan and Desai gave India gold.

Sharath Kamal said, “Last time we were under so much pressure. This time (we) there were good teams around and in fact Singapore did a great job beating England (in the semi-finals) yesterday.

Vikas Thakur won eight medals for India from the weightlifting sector when he lifted a total of 384 kg to win the silver medal in the men’s 96 kg, behind Samoa’s Dan Opeloghe, who lifted 381 kg to establish some Commonwealth Games. Won gold medal. game record in process

There were also some disappointments as female lifter Poonam Yadav stumbled to finish with a no-lift in the women’s 76kg as she made a mistake and dropped the weight before the judges hit the OK button.

Pooran was in a good position to go for the medal after lifting 98kg in the snatch, to hit a hat-trick of medals at the Commonwealth Games after victories in 2014 and 2018. But she could not lift 116kg in three attempts and got frustrated.

Women’s hockey also disappointed when India went down 1-3 to England and finished third in the pool behind table toppers England and Canada, who also have six points but a better goal difference.

Murli Sreeshankar, Mr. Anees Yahia qualified in men’s long jump with an effort of 8.05m and 7.68m respectively.

In women’s discus throw, Sunita Poonia qualified for the final along with Navjeet Kaur.

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