CWG 2018, Day 5 highlights: India clinch three gold medals

CWG 2018 Updates, Day 5 Streaming: Here are the day's scores, updates and podium finishes from Gold Coast, Australia.

By: Express Web Desk | Gold Coast | Updated: April 9, 2018 5:55:03 pm
CWG 2018: Team India celebrates winning a gold medal in badminton. (Source: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

CWG 2018 Updates, Day 5: India added seven medals — including three gold medals — to its kitty on Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games after it clinched gold in the mixed-team badminton event and the men’s table tennis team event. The day began with Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh winning silver. The first gold medal of the day came from shooter Jitu Rai who won the 10m Air Pistol event. Commonwealth Games debutant Mehul Ghosh won came agonisingly close to winning India’s ninth gold but had to settle for silver. The day’s bronze medal wins came from Om Mitharval and Apurvi Chandela in shooting. We hope tomorrow will be as exciting as it was today and India’s shooters continue their medal haul.

All the action from Gold Coast can be followed on Sony Ten network and streamed on SonyLiv. will have all the scores, updates and podium finishers on Day 5.

(CWG 2018 Full Coverage | Day 5 scheduleMedals Tally)

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17:55 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
That's all folks

That's all from us today. Please do join us as we track all the action from the Gold Coast on Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games.  India finished the day with seven medals, including three golds,  taking their overall medal tally to 19. 

17:53 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's 10,000m Final

India's Loganathan Suriya finished 13th despite posting a personal best time of 32:23:56.

17:51 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Lawn Bowls update

India crush Papua New Guinea 24-6 in their round 2 match in the Women's Triples. Meanwhile, Krishna Xalxo lost to England's Robert Paxton 21-19 in his second round match in the men's singles

17:36 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
India win first-ever CWG gold in mixed-team badminton

Congratulations Indian shuttlers for scripting history by winning your first-ever gold medal in the mixed-team event.  Take a bow. Their win takes India's gold medals to ten.  

16:55 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
No medal for shotputter Tejinder Pal Singh

Tejinder Pal Singh finishes a disappointing eight in the men's shot put final. His best throw of 19.42 came in his third attempt, but it wasn't enough to get him on to the podium. Canada's Tim Nedow came up with his season best throw of 20.91 to take the bronze.

16:30 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Gurdeep Singh bows out of men's +105kg weighlifting

It is end of the road for India's Gurdeep Singh as he finished fourth in the men's +105kg weightlifting. You cannot blame him either. New Zealand's David Litti, who won gold, broke the Commonwealth Games record with a total lift of 403kg. Gurdeep was denied the third spot with Pakistan's Muhammad Butt creating a new Junior Commonwealth Record for the bronze.

16:18 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's shot put final

In the men's shot put final, India's Tejinder Pal Singh is currently languishing in ninth place. In two attempts, he has so far managed to record just 18.84m -- his best throw yet. 

16:14 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's 400m semifinal

Some good news from the track and field. India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya qualifies for the final in the men's 400m race. He finished first in the semifinal, heat 3, ahead of Jamaica's Rusheen Mcdonald.  He clocked 45.44.

16:11 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's +105kg weightlifting

It is disappointing to see India's Gurdeep Singh failing to lift 207kg in his first attempt. He returns to have another go in the clean and jerk event. He finally does it! Lifts 207kg in his second attempt. Gurdeep will now be attempting 218kg in his third and final lift. He is currently second in the standings, behind Samo's Lauititi Lui. UPDATE: Gurdeep fails to lift 218kg in his third attempt. 

16:08 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Badminton LIVE: India leads 2-1 against Malaysia

In badminton, Malaysia keep their hopes alive after their men's doubles team defeated India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chiran Chandrashekar Shetty in a closely fought match. The next match is the women's singles match between Saina Nehwal and Malaysia's Soniia Cheah. Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE

16:00 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
India win gold in men's table tennis

Congratulations, boys. India now has its ninth gold medal overall thanks to our men's table tennis team defeating Nigeria 3-0 in the final. Indian paddlers did not even break into a sweat as they breezed past the Nigerians. It was only yesterday when our women's team won their first-ever gold in the Commonwealth Games. 

15:37 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's +105kg weighligting

It appears India's Gurdeep Singh has his sights set on a medal. He will attempt to lift 210kg in the clean and jerk event. This, however, appears it will go down to the wire with Samao's Lauititi Lui, Pakistan's Muhammad Butt and New Zealand's David Liti likely to put up a tough fight.

15:31 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
India leads Nigeria 2-0 in men's table tennis final

India wins the second match, with Sathiyan winning 3-1 against Nigeria's Segun. This means Nigeria has to win the next match, which will be a double's event, to have any hope of staying alive in this gold medal match.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE

15:29 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Lawn bowls update

In the lawn bowls, India win 19-7 against South Africa in the Men's Fours round 1 match. India's women's team, however, lost 23-15 against Fiji in the Women's Triples round 1 tie.

15:23 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's weightlifting

Indian weighlifter Gurdeep Singh lifts 168kg in his first attempt in the +105kg category . He goes for 175kg in his second attempt but fails to complete the lift. In his third, however, he successfully lifts 175kg. He finishes the Snatch event joint first with Somao's Lauititi Lui.  Next up is the clean and jerk event. 

15:18 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's table tennis final

Indian paddler Sharath gave India the lead against Nigeria after he won the first match against 3-1. Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE

15:16 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Badminton LIVE: India takes decisive lead over Malaysia

Kidambi Srikanth gives India a decisive lead over Malaysia in the mixed-team badminton final. His win over Malaysia's Wei Chong Lee means India leads Malaysia 2-0 with three matches left in this gold medal match. Srikanth defeated Lee in straight games -- 21-17 and 21-14.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE 

14:33 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's weightlifting

Indian weightlifter Gurdeep Singh is competing in the men's +105kg weightlifting category. In his first attempt in the Snatch event, he will be looking to lift 165kg.

14:15 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
India lead 1-0 vs Malaysia in badminton mixed-team final

Indian win the first match against Malaysia in the mixed-team badminton gold medal tie. India lead 1-0. Indian shuttlers  Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Rankireddy came from behind in spectacular fashion to beat Malaysia 21-15 in the decisive third game.  At one point, India were trailing 8-12. They won seven points on the trot to take the momentum away from the Malaysians. India's next match will see world number 2 Kidambi Srikanth take on Malaysia's top player and former world number 1, Cong Wei Lee. 

13:48 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Lawn bowls update

Good news! India is leading South Africa 7-2 in the Men's Fours Sectional Play of lawn bowls. The Indian women, however, trailing Fiji 11-8 in the Triples Sectional Play.

13:45 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
India vs Malaysia Badminton LIVE

Malaysia win the second game to tie the match at 1-1. This mixed doubles match will be decided in the third game.  Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Rankireddy tried to claw back their way in the second game but the Malaysians held their ground to win 21-15. Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE 

13:11 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Badminton mixed-team finals LIVE

The gold medal match between India and Malaysia is underway.  Indian shuttlers Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Rankireddy are currently leading 9-6 in the first game against Malaysia's Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in the first match.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE 

12:53 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Lawn Bowls

In lawn bowls, India is competing in Men's Fours and Women's Triples. The men are up against South Africa while the women take on Fiji.

12:48 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Shooter Jitu Rai on his gold medal win

Jitu Rai says he believed unflinchingly, unquestionably in his ability to stage a comeback and win the men's 10m air pistol gold after a rather average qualifying outing in the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. "Frankly speaking, my qualification score was not very good, but I had 100 percent faith in my ability that I can do it, because I have done well in the finals and won many medals in the past. My belief was unflinching," the unassuming Rai said.

12:44 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's table tennis team event

Indian paddlers will take on the Nigerians in the gold medal match at 2 pm today.  Currently, Singapore are up against England in the bronze medal match.  You catch all the live updates of the Indian game here.

12:00 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's weightlifting

India's women weightlifters Purnima Pandey and Lalchhanhimi fail to make a mark in the +90kg category and 90kg category respectively. Pandey finishes 6th while Lalchhanhimi finished last.

11:49 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Badminton mixed team final

We are excited for the mixed team final between India and Malaysia. It is going to a tough contest, but Indian shuttlers have been in superb form throughout the games so far. 

11:37 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's skeet final

India's Smit Singh bows out after scoring 15 shots in 20 attempts.  

11:35 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
PT Usha has a point there
11:21 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Men's skeet finals

Punjab's Smit Singh is in contention for a medal in the men's skeet event. In the first round, he hit the target twice in his four attempts. He is currently last in the standings.  Follow LIVE UPDATES here

11:15 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
New Zealand's transgender weightlifter bows out

Heartbreak for New Zealand's transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard. She was leading in the women's +90kg lineup before going into the clean and jerk event. Her lift of 120kg in her first attempt was the highest in the Snatch event. Hubbard, however, attempted an ambitious 132kg in her third and final attempt and ended up injuring herself in the process. She will now not compete in the clean and jerk event. Meanwhile, India's Purnima Pandey successfully lifted 115kg in the clean and jerk event to temporarily take her to the top of the standings. 

11:13 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

India will take on Malaysia at 1PM IST in the mixed-team gold medal match. We will be covering it in depth later. Players are ready to go. Lee Chong Wei's presence makes things interesting on the whole

11:05 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's weightlifting

And we are off in the women's 90kg weightlifting (clean & jerk), India's Lalchhanhimi has two successful lifts to her credit: 105kg and 109kg. She will be attempting 109kg in her third and final attempt. Her current total lift of 194kg, however, will not be enough for even a top-five finish. UPDATE: Lalcchanhimi successfully lifts 109kg in her last attempt. This takes her total to 198kg.

10:55 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Medal tally update

India reclaimed the third spot from Canada after winning five medals, including a gold on Day 5 of the 21st Commonwealth Games. India has so far won eight gold medals, four silver and five bronze. Earlier today, Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh narrowly missed out on gold in the men's 105kg category. In shooting, India's Jitu Rai struck gold in men's 10m Air Pistol and Om Mitharval won bronze in the same event. The medal haul in shooting continued with CWG debutant Mehuli Ghosh winning silver and Apurvi Chandela settling for bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Finals. (SEE COMPLETE CWG MEDALS TALLY)

10:47 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's weigthlifting

Barring India's Purnima Pandey and Mauritius Shalinee Valaydon, the remaining six weightlifters in the 90 category has lifts of 100kg or above. New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard is on top after lifting 120kg. While Pandey makes up the bottom of the list with a 94kg lift in Snatch event. And in the 90kg category, India's Lalchhanhimi finished last in the snatch event with a lift of 85kg. She failed to lift 89kg in her remanining two attempts.

10:20 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's weightlifting

She does it! In her third and final attempt in the women's +90kg weightlifting, India's Purnima Pandey lifted 94kg in Snatch. But it wasn't enough to make the top three cut. She is currently fourth in the standings.

10:18 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

Smit Singh has qualified for the Men's Skeet final. His sixth place finish getting him across the qualifying round. The final to take place today at 11.30 AM IST.  (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

10:05 (IST) 09 Apr 2018
Women's weightlifting

India's Lalchhanhimi lifted 85kg in her first attempt but failed to lift 89kg in her next two. She is currently fifth in the standings but is expected to slip further. While Purnima Pandey, in the +90 category, ended up lifting 89kg in her second attempt. She will now go for 94kg in her third and last attempt in the Snatch event.

10:01 (IST) 09 Apr 2018

We now move on to women's weightlifting. India's Lalcchanhimi is competing in the 90kg category while Purnima Pandey is in the +90 category.  Come on ladies, we are expecting a strong finish from you. 

09:33 (IST) 09 Apr 2018

Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela extend India's medal tally from the shooting range. Ghosh winning the silver medal after a shoot off in 10m Air Rifle while Chandela settled for bronze

India's medal rush from weightlifted continued on Day 4 with medals for Punam Yadav (gold) and Vikas Thakur (bronze). Action began in the shooting ranges as well and Manu Bhaker (gold), Heena Sidhu (silver) and Vikas Kumar (bronze) added to India's medal tally. In hockey, the women's team stunned England 2-1 while the men produced another tame show but did enough to win 4-3. The highlight, probably, remained India's women's table tennis team winning their first CWG gold medal.

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