After having fantastic seven days in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Indian athletes were in action on Day 8 also. Indian fans were expecting another day of full glory as Indian wrestlers were in action. However, they did not disappoint as India bagged six medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) on the day.
Three wrestlers named Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Deepak Punia managed to bag gold medals in their respective categories. While Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal won bronze medals. Anshu Malik won a silver medal. Hence, India has now won a total number of 26 medals (9 gold, 8 silver, and 9 bronze) in Commonwealth Games 2022.
Results of medal-winning events for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 8
Bajrang Punia won defeated Canada’s Lachlan McNeil (9-2) to bag a gold medal in Men’s Freestyle 65 KG. Along with him, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia won gold medals in Women’s Freestyle 62 KG and Men’s Freestyle 86 KG categories.
Meanwhile, in Women’s Freestyle 68 KG and Men’s Freestyle 125 KG categories, Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal won bronze medals. Anshu Malik won a silver medal by defeating Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye in Women’s Freestyle 57 KG.
Results of other events for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 8
In the Women’s Pair Quarter-Finals, India lost to England (14-18). But, Men’s Fours category, India won in both the Quarter and Semi-Finals against Canada (14-10) and England (13-12) respectively.
In Mixed Doubles, Achanta Sharath Kamal/Akula Sreeja won the Quarter-finals. While Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Batra Manika lost. In Women’s Singles, Akula Sreeja and Manika Batra won while Reeth Tennison lost (1-4) against Singapore’s Tianwei Feng. In Men’s Doubles, Achanta Sharath Kamal/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won but Desai Harmeet/Sanil Shetty lost.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s Doubles, Batra Manika/Chitale Diya Parag won by 3-0. Akula Sreeja/Tennison Reeth also won their match. However, in Men’s Singles Round, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Sanil Shetty won their games easily. However, in the Women’s Singles Quarter-Finals, Sreeja Akula won while Manika Batra lost (0-4).
Para Table Tennis
Raj Aravindan Alagar lost 3-1 in Men’s Singles. While Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel won but Sonalben Manubhai Patel lost 3-1 in the Semi-finals.
In Women’s 100m Hurdles, Jyothi Yarraji failed to qualify for the next round. Meanwhile, in Men’s 4x400m Relay, Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi, and Rajesh Ramesh qualified for the next round.
In the Women’s Long Jump and Women’s 200m Semi-Final, Ancy Sojan and Hima Das failed to qualify for the next round.
In Women’s Doubles, Jolly Treesa/Gayatri Gopichand won. Along with them, in Men’s Singles, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen won respectively. In Women’s Singles, PV Sindhu and Aakarshi Kashyap qualified for the Quarter-finals.
In Women’s Doubles, Joshna Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal lost. But, Velavan Senthilkumar/Abhay Singh and Dipika Pallikal/Saurav Ghosal won in their groups respectively.
In the Women’s Semi-Finals, India lost to Australia at a margin of 1(0) – 1(3).