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The eighth day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games brought a rain of medals for India. Wrestling started on the eighth day and many of India’s legendary athletes came on the mat to play the game. Indian fans were expecting medals on Friday, but not only medals came, but medals rained. India won a total of six medals in wrestling including three gold, one and two bronze on Friday. With this, India’s total medal tally has reached 26. The Indian team is currently at number five in the medal tally. However, there were some disappointing results for India on the eighth day. Table tennis player Manika Batra, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games champion, lost in the women’s singles quarterfinals. This has shaken the hopes of a gold. At the same time, the Indian women’s hockey team lost in the semi-finals. Now the women’s hockey team will take on the New Zealand team for the bronze medal. Let’s know how the eighth day was for India…
- 9 gold Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Anchita Sheuly, Women’s Lawn Ball Team, Table Tennis Men’s Team, Sudhir (Power Lifting), Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Deepak Poonia.
- 8 Silver: Sanket Sargari, Bindiyarani Devi, Sushila Devi, Vikas Thakur, Indian badminton team, Tulika Mann, Murli Sreeshankar, Anshu Malik.
- 9 Bronze: Gururaja Pujari, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Harjinder Kaur, Lovepreet Singh, Saurav Ghoshal, Gurdeep Singh, Tejaswin Shankar, Divya Kakran, Mohit Grewal.
- Wrestler Bajrang showed power, won gold
- Wrestler Sakshi Malik created history, won gold medal
- Wrestler Deepak Poonia wins gold by beating Pakistani wrestler
- Wrestler Anshu Malik won silver medal
- Wrestler Divya Kakran won bronze
- Wrestler Mohit Grewal also won bronze medal
- 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Manika Batra out
- Hima Das could not qualify for the final of 200m sprint
- Indian women’s hockey team lost in the semi-finals
- Indian para table tennis player Bhavina’s medal confirmed
- Indian relay team in final
- Sharath Kamal reaches pre-quarterfinals
- India reach final in lawn balls
Now know in detail…
India’s veteran wrestler Bajrang Punia has won the second consecutive gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He defeated Lachlan McNeill of Canada 9-2 in the freestyle 65kg category. This was India’s first gold medal in wrestling in Birmingham. After this there was a flurry of gold. Bajrang had earlier also won gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. At the same time, in 2014, he won the silver medal.
Sakshi Malik created history in Commonwealth Games. He won the gold medal for the first time. Sakshi defeated Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the freestyle 62kg category. Sakshi got four points by first hitting the opposition player. He then won with pinball. Sakshi had earlier won silver (2014) and bronze medal (2018) in Commonwealth Games. Sakshi made a tremendous comeback after going 4-0 down. They first leveled the score at 4-4 and then won the match by pinfall. This was India’s second gold on the eighth day.
Deepak Poonia won India the most memorable gold medal ever at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. He defeated Mohammad Inam of Pakistan in the freestyle 86kg category. Poonia gave a tremendous performance against Inam. He did not give a single chance to the Pakistani wrestler. Deepak won the match by 3-0. This is Deepak Poonia’s first medal in the Commonwealth Games. In this way India got its third gold in wrestling.
Indian wrestler Anshu Malik had to be content with a silver medal in the freestyle 57kg category. She was defeated 7-3 by Odanayo Folasado of Nigeria in the final. Odanayo won gold for the third time in a row. At the same time, Anshu had to be content with silver in her first Commonwealth Games. After the defeat, Anshu got emotional on the mat and started crying. However, he gave the country a chance to be proud.
2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Divya Kakran will also not return empty handed from Birmingham. She defeated Lily Cocker of Tonga 2-0 in the bronze medal match in the freestyle 68kg category. He won this match in just 30 seconds. Divya also won a bronze medal in the Asian Games (2018).
Indian wrestler Mohit Grewal won the bronze medal in the freestyle 125kg category. He defeated Aaron Johnson of Jamaica 6-0. This was India’s sixth medal in wrestling. Six wrestlers landed on Friday and all brought medals to the country. In this way the number of medals of India became 26.
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medalist Manika Batra crashed out of the Commonwealth Games after losing her singles match in women’s table tennis. Defending champion Manika was defeated by Jian Jang 4-0 in the quarter-finals of Singapore. The Singaporean beat Manika 12-10 in the first game, 11-9 in the second game, 11-4 in the third game and 11-7 in the fourth game. In this way, the journey of women’s singles gold medalist Manika Batra in the 2018 Commonwealth Games ended in the quarter-finals itself.
India’s star sprinter Hima Das could not qualify for the final of 200m sprint. He finished the semifinal heat in third place. The top two players from one heat in the semi-finals qualify for the final. Hima clocked 23.42 seconds in the semi-finals. Thus ended the journey of Hima Das in the 200m sprint. Australia beat India 3-0 in a shootout in the second semi-final of women’s hockey at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The score was tied at 1-1 after full time. Thus the match reached a penalty shootout. Both teams get five tries each in a shootout. Australia scored the first three goals, while no player could score a goal from the Indian team.
The Australian team won after the Indian team failed in its first three attempts. Now the Australian team will face England in the final of women’s hockey. At the same time, the hopes are not over for the Indian women’s team yet. Team India will now take on New Zealand on Sunday for the bronze medal. At the same time, the Indian men’s hockey team will take on South Africa in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Para table tennis player Bhavina Patel has reached the final of the women’s WS Class 3-5 event. She defeated Sui Bulle of England 11-6, 11-6, 11-6. Now she will challenge for the gold medal. The Indian men’s team has made it to the finals of the 4x400m relay event. Team India finished second in the qualifying round Group 2. Moh your heat Anas Yahia, Nirmal, Amoz Jacob and Mohd. The quartet of Variathadi completed it in 3.06.97 minutes.
Sharath Kamal reaches pre-quarterfinals
In table tennis, Sharath Kamal defeated Fin Lu of Australia 4-0 in the men’s singles match. With this, Sharath has reached the quarter-finals.
Shreeja Akula and Sharath Kamal
Manika and Sathiyan lost, Sharath-Sreeja reached the semi-finals
The pair of Manika Batra and Sathiyan lost in the mixed doubles of table tennis. She was defeated 3-2 by Malaysia’s Chung Jawen and Lin Karen. The Indian pair lost 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11.
At the same time, in another mixed doubles match, the pair of Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula defeated the England pair 3-2 to make it to the semi-finals. The Indian pair won the match 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-9.
After women’s gold medal in lawn balls, men also have a chance to win gold. For the first time in the history of Commonwealth, the Indian team has made it to the final of lawn balls. On Friday, the Indian team defeated England 13-12 in the semi-finals.
The eighth day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games brought a rain of medals for India. Wrestling started on the eighth day and many of India’s legendary athletes came on the mat to play the game. Indian fans were expecting medals on Friday, but not only medals came, but medals rained. India won a total of six medals in wrestling including three gold, one and two bronze on Friday. With this, India’s total medal tally has reached 26. The Indian team is currently at number five in the medal tally.