CWG Day 2: India eyes gold in weightlifting, athletics, gymnastics

New Delhi [India]: After a thunderous Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Team India looks to retain momentum on the second day with all eyes on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Tokyo Olympic silver-medallist and 2018 CWG gold medallist on Saturday.

Badminton and Table Tennis teams looking to make a progress into the knockouts and the women’s hockey team will enter their second group-stage tie.
The Indian badminton team began their mixed team title defence with a 5-0 sweep against Pakistan.

In Badmintion there were wins for PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth.

Women’s cricket made its debut with a three-wicket loss against Australia.

The Indian women’s table tennis team fared better with a 3-0 victory vs South Africa and then a 3-0 victory against Fiji.

In boxing, Shiva Thapa won his men’s 63.5kg Round of 32 bout against Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch

The Indian women’s hockey team 5-0 win against Ghana on Day One set spirits soaring.

In aquatics, Kushagra Rawat came in last in Heat 3 and was eliminated in the Men’s 400m Freestyle event.

In the triathlon, India finished 26th and 27th respectively with a dismal performance by Pragnya Mohan and Sanjana Joshi.

India will eye a medal in the men’s marathon Final with Nitendra Singh Rawat all geared up at 01.30 PM.

India’s Ashish Kumar Singh will fight for his final birth in the men’s 100m Backstroke S9 Finals–at 12:18 AM

* 100m backstroke semifinal–Srihari Natraj (1:14 am)


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