CWG 2022: India win medals in judo and weightlifting on Day 4, entry in finals of team events secured in badminton and table tennis | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: It was another memorable day for India at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 as India’s judoka Shushila Devi won the silver medal in the women’s -48 kg category, her second in CWG history.
On day four of the multi-sport event, India picked up three medals, one silver and two bronze.
Apart from Shushila, Vijay Kumar also won a bronze medal in the men’s 60kg division to give India a second medal in judo day. These were India’s first medals apart from the six in bodybuilding they have won so far, including three gold medals.

Harjinder Kaur fought back in the clean and jerk category to win the bronze medal in the women’s weightlifting 71 kg category.
India remains sixth in the medal standings with 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.
Indian Women’s Fours team consisting of Lovely Choubey, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey created history in lawn balls as they secured a first-ever medal in the discipline at the Games by taking part in the gold medal game against South Africa on Tuesday. The Indian quartet beat New Zealand 16-13 in the semi-finals.
PV Sindhu looked in fine form as the mixed team qualified for the badminton final.

India’s mixed badminton team of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshay Sen and the duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy also secured a medal after advancing to the final with a 3-0 sweep from Singapore.
The doubles duo of Chirag and Satwik started the rout, with Sindhu making it 2-0 before Lakshay Sen swept world champion Loh Kean Yew in consecutive matches.
The Indian men’s table tennis team, defending their 2018 gold medal, beat Nigeria in the semi-finals to book their place in the medal round.

Boxer Amit Panghal also won his first bout at the Games, while swimmer Srihari Nataraj finished fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke final.
On the hockey field, the men’s team came away with a 4-4 result against the English hosts. However, the Indian team will be disappointed as they squandered a 4-1 lead to concede a point for the hosts.
India started the big game strong, scoring three times in the first 22 minutes through Lalit Upadhyay (2nd minute), Mandeep Singh (13th) and Akashdeep Singh (22nd).

England, however, scripted a brilliant comeback in the second half of the game with Liam Ansel collecting one in the 42nd minute. Although Harmanpreet scored India’s fourth soon after, strikes from Philip Roper (50th) between two from Bandurak (47th and 53rd) saw England equalize.
In squash, Saurav Ghosal qualified for the men’s singles semi-finals with a great win in four games against Scotland’s Greg Lobban in the quarter-finals. Ghosal persevered with a result of 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3.

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