Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 was a successful day for India. After failing to win any medal on Day 1, India opened their account on Day 2. Overall, India managed four medals to its tally. However, all of them came from different weightlifting categories. After winning the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2022, the whole of India was expecting Mirabai Chanu to win a gold medal in this year’s mega event.
Meanwhile, she did not disappoint anyone as she easily claimed the medal. Along with her, Bindyarani Devi also won a silver medal. Apart from these two, weightlifter Sanket Sargar and Gururaja Poojary clinched a silver medal and a bronze medal respectively. Now, ahead of Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games 2022, here are the overall outcomes of events on Day 2 for India.
Results of Indian participants in the Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 2
Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in the 49kg weightlifting category. Bindyarani Devi won a silver medal in the 55kg weightlifting category. On the other hand, weightlifter Sanket Sargar won a silver medal in the 55kg weight category. At the same time, Gururaja Poojary clinched a bronze medal in the 61kg weight category.
India men’s team defeated Northern Ireland by 3-0. Also, the Indian women’s team defeated Guyana by 3-0. But, surprisingly, in the quarters, the Indian women’s team lost to Malaysia at a scoreline of 3-2 in a nerve-wracking contest. Malaysia women were in an ecstatic mood after eliminating the reigning gold medal winners.
Indian women’s team won against Wales (3-1)
Mohammad Husammuddin defeated South Africa’s Amzolele Dyeyi by unanimous verdict. Along with him, Lovlina Borgohain won the bout against New Zealand’s Ariane Nicholson to advance in her bracket.
In the Mixed Team event, India defeated Sri Lanka by 5-0 and won against Australia by 4-1.
Nitender Singh Rawat finished 12th in the Men’s Marathon (a time of 2:19:22).
In the heat of Men’s 200m freestyle, Kushagra Rawat finished 24th overall (a time of 1:54.56). He missed a berth in the final. Srihari Nataraj finished seventh in the men’s 100m backstroke final (a 51. 31s clock time).
Saurav Ghosal defeated Sri Lanka’s Shamil Wakeel (3-0). Joshna Chinappa also won by 3-0 after getting a first-round bye. However, Ramit Tandon handed a walkover to his opponent due to injury.
Sunayna Kuruvilla lost in the second round by 3-0. 14-year-old Anahat Singh also lost by 3-0 to Wales’s Emily Whitlock.
Vishavjeet Singh and Dinesh Kumar finished 18th and 19th respectively in the men’s 4000m individual pursuit qualifying round. David Beckham and Esow Alben finished fourth and third in the Men’s Keiren first-round heat. However, both of them finished second in their respective repechage heats.
Ruthuja Nataraj scored 46.250 to place 6th and Pranati Nayak scored 43.500 to place 14th in the Women’s Team Final and Individual Qualification.