CWG 2022: Para-powerlifter Sudhir and long-jumper Murali Sreeshankar’s historic feats add to India’s medals tally on Day 7 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: It was another historic day for India at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 on Thursday, this time headlined by para-powerlifter Sudhirgold medal and long jump Murali Sreeshankarit’s money.
So far, India have won 20 medals – six gold, seven silver and seven bronze – and sat seventh in the medal standings at the end of day seven of the competition here.
Sreeshankar took the silver medal in the men’s long jump final with a score of 8.08m, becoming the first Indian male athlete to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the long jump.
Para-powerlifter Sudhir won India’s first gold medal in this event at the Commonwealth Games. He beat Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Obichukwu (133.6 points) by 0.9 points as his final score indicated a Games record 134.5 points for the top spot on the podium.
Moreover, India’s boxing contingent secured the country more medals by winning their respective quarter-final bouts. Amit PanghalJaismine Lamboria, Sagar and Rohit Tokas have all qualified for the last four stages of the competition.
India’s men’s hockey team also stormed into the semis after beating Wales 4-1, while sprinter ace Hima Das advanced to the women’s 200m semis .
Commuters started their singles campaign in impressive fashion with the two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, with Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen and Aakarshi Kashyap easily winning their respective round of 16. However, mixed doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy lost to retire.
Defending table tennis singles champion Manika Batra and teammates Reeth Tennison and Sreeja Akula opened their singles campaign with easy wins. In the doubles section too, India’s top pairings faced little difficulty, with Manika and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran advancing quickly to the mixed doubles round of 16, as did Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal as well as Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty in the men’s doubles.
India’s veteran squash player Dipika Pallikal was in the spotlight for the first time at the Games and emerged victorious in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles matches, along with Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal respectively, to advance to the quarterfinals of final in both categories.

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