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CWG 2018, Day 9: Anish Bhanwala, Tejaswini Sawant, Bajrang Punia win gold; Anjum Moudgil, Pooja Dhanda, Mausam Khatri bag silver; Naman Tanwar, Divya Kakran bronze

CWG 2018, Day 9: The day's biggest dissapointment came from the turf, when the men's hockey side lost to New Zealand in their semifinal match.

By: Express Web Desk | Gold Coast | Updated: April 13, 2018 7:06:34 pm
CWG 2018 day 9 live CWG 2018, Day 9: Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil won gold and silver respectively in 50m Rifle 3P. (Source: AP)

Day 9 at Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 in Gold Coast saw India win a total of 11 medals, taking its overall tally to 42. Four of them came from the country’s wrestlers, with Bajrang Punia leading the charge. The remaining six came from shooting (3), boxing (3) and table tennis. The day’s biggest dissapointment came from the turf, when the men’s hockey side lost to New Zealand in their semifinal match. In athletics, Neeraj Chopra advanced to the men’s javelin throw finals. The shuttlers also advanced to semifinals today. Tomorrow will see five Indian boxers fight for the gold and more wrestlers taking to the mat.

(CWG 2018 Medal Tally | CWG 2018 Day 9 Schedule)

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CWG 2018 Day 9: 2018 Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast


19:06 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
That's all folks

Thank you for joining us today. Make sure to come back tomorrow to follow all the live action from the CWG.

17:39 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Boxing LIVE

Boxer Satish Kumar advances to the final after his opponent, Seychelles' Keddy Agnes, threw in the towel in the men's +91kg category semifinal.  

17:07 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Men's badminton LIVE

H S Prannoy advances to semifinals in men's badminton. He defeated Sri Lanka's Dinuka Karunaratna in straight games. The Indian mixed doubles team also advances to the semis after beating Malaysia. She won the match 21-19 and 21-19

16:49 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Hockey Live

India go down 2-3 to New Zealand in the Men's Hockey semifinal. With that, India will now play tomorrow in the bronze medal match against the losing team between Australia and England. [Hockey Highlights]

16:20 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

PV Sindhu wins in straight games to down Canada's Tam Brittney 21-14, 21-17 in 34 minutes. She will face Michelle Li of Canada in the semis. Chances of an all-India - PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal - final stay alive

16:18 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Boxers Mohammed Hussamuddin and Manoj Kumar lose their respective bouts and will have to be content with bronze medals. Go down to Peter McGrail and Pat McCormack respectively.  

16:05 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

In women's doubles table tennis, Manika Batra and Mouma Das go down to Singapore's top-seeded pairing Mengyu Yu/Tianwei Feng. Lose in straight games: 5-11,4-11,5-11

15:54 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Women's table tennis doubles final

Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das are currently traling 6-4 in the second game in the women's table tennis doubles finals. They lost their first game against the Singaporean duo. 

15:52 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Boxing LIVE

India's Mohammed Hussamuddin loses to England's Peter McGrail in the men's 56kg boxing semifinal. He will return home with a bronze, however. Indian boxers Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishnan will take to the ring later today in their semifinal bouts.  Catch all the LIVE UPDATES HERE

15:17 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Hockey Live

India men's hockey team's semifinal against New Zealand is underway. And it is a terrible start for India - already down 0-2 inside the first quarter. [Follow hockey live]

14:50 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Squash Live

In mixed doubles squash, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal come from behind to beat New Zealand's Joelle King and Paul Coll. Win 9-11, 11-8, 11-10 to move into the gold medal match

14:48 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Table Tennis Live

In the second semifinal in men's doubles, Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford of England beat Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty. Win in straight games for the English pairing - 11-7, 13-11, 13-11. So it will not be an all-India final in men's doubles

14:46 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Mausam Khatri looks dejected as he loses the 97kg freestyle gold medal match to Martin Erasmus. Overpowered completely to go down 2-12 in the end. Wins the silver medal for his efforts

14:07 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Table Tennis Live

In Men's Doubles Table Tennis, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan G come out on top against Yew En Koen Pang/Shao Feng Ethan Poh of Singapore. Win 7-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-3. They're through to the gold medal match

14:05 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

Rare defeat for Indian badminton at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Mixed doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra go down in straight games to Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in the quarter-finals. Lose the contest 17-21, 12-21 in 38 minutes

13:56 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Divya Kakran takes all of 36 seconds to blow away her opponent. WINS BRONZE MEDAL in 68kg freestyle wrestling

13:47 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Pooja Dhanda with a super effort in the closing stages of her gold medal match but the battle right at the death is too little, too late. She loses 5-6 and bags the silver medal in 57kg freestyle wrestling

13:30 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Bajrang Punia wins gold medal in the 65kg freestyle wrestling. Doesn't drop a single point through the course of the tournament. An exceptional effort!

13:01 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Table Tennis Live

Sathiyan G has been sent crashing from the men's singles table tennis event by England’s Samuel Walker in straight games. It leaves Sharath Kamal as the only remaining Indian in the draw (he is into the semis). Quite a surprise defeat for India's top-ranked TT player

12:36 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Wrestling Live

Into the championship session of wrestling on Day 9 at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Bajrang Punia and Mausam Khatri are in the gold medal match. Pooja Dhanda and Divya Karan in the semis. [CWG 2018 Wrestling Live]

12:08 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

In Women's Trap Final, Shreyasi Singh finishes fifth of six competitors. Posts 19/30 to miss out on progressing further into the competition

11:11 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

Naman Talwar, already assured of a bronze, loses to Jason Whateley of Australia in a unanimous decision. Bags the medal in the 91kg boxing category

10:58 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Proud moment for Anish

Youngest Indian medallist at a Commonwealth Games event - Anish Bhanwala!

10:56 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

In Women's Trap Qualifying, Shreyasi Singh scores 67 over three rounds to qualify for the final at 11.25 AM IST. Seema Tomar misses out as she finishes 11th with a score of 61.

10:37 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Hopeful for more medals
10:18 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

Saina Nehwal is through to the women's singles semifinals. Makes light work of Canada's Rachel Honderich to win 21-8, 21-13 in 32 minutes

10:17 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Boxing Live

Boxers go 3-0 today as Manish Kaushik beats James McGivern in the 60kg semifinal. So three medals converted from a bronze to gold/silver. Amit Panghal and Gaurav Solani had won earlier

10:01 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

In Men's Trap event, after day 1, Kynan Chenai is in the sixth and final cut-off position for the final with 46 points across two rounds. He's behind Malta’s Brian Galea who leads with 48! Manavjit Sandhu is further adrift with 43 and he sits in 23rd place after Day 1. It makes his qualification for the final bleak. The second and final day of qualification is tomorrow.

09:52 (IST) 13 Apr 2018

ANISH BHANWALA WINS GOLD! All of 15, Anish Bhanwala hailing from Panipat has won gold medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol category. He thus becomes India's youngest CWG medallist. Not just that, he shatters the CWG record with 30 mark to easily demolish the previous record of 23 set four years back

09:38 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
IOA on KT Irfan, Rakesh Babu

IOA on reasons for filing the appeal: "A lot of confusion in the whole episode. Our question is why did they ban Irfan if the syringe was found in the bag of another athlete. There were 6 athletes in the apartment. Take action against Babu since it was found against him, but why Irfan. There's confusion"

09:33 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Boxing Live

Gaurav Solanki is through to the final 52 kg category with win over Sri Lankan Boxer M Vidanalange Ishan Bandara. A 4-0 win for Gaurav with one judge splitting the duon points. Into the gold mdal match to take place tomorrow

09:31 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

In Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final, Neeraj Kumar finishes fifth. Scores 13 and eliminatd in shoot off after being tied with Australia's David Chapman. Anish continues to lead with 22 points in comparison to Sergei Evglevski 20 points

09:27 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
IOA responds to Rakesh Babu, KT Irfan charges

Mihir Vasavda, our correspondent in Gold Coast, has more from IOA on the KT Irfan, Rakesh Babu incident:

09:21 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

Kidambi Srikanth is through to the semifinal. Beats Zin Rei Ryan NG of Singapore 21-15, 21-12 in comfortable fashion. Another medal assured for India from badminton

09:20 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Shooting Live

Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final underway. Anish Bhanwal and Neeraj Kumar are in the final. After the first stage, Anish leads the six-shooters final with 13 points. Neeraj is tied on 9. 

09:13 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Boxing Live

Amit Panghal wins by a animous decision in the semifinal. Beats Juma Miiro of Uganda to progress to the final. Will finish with either a gold or a semifinal now. [CWG 2018 Boxing Live]

09:04 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

Kidambi Srikanth wins the opening game 21-15 against Zin Rei Ryan NG of Singapore. This for a place in the semifinals and assure India of a third medal in individual events. Already got one - gold - in the team event

08:55 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in attendance

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is in attendance at the Commownealth Games. He is there for the closing ceremony representing India

08:53 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Athletics Live

In Women's Heptathlon, Purnima Hembram with a best throw of 41.57 metres in the javelin throw. It helps her accumulate 697 points. Her first attempt saw her throw 38.56m before improving to 41.08m and lastly 41.57m. She remains seventh in overall standings with 4975 points

08:33 (IST) 13 Apr 2018
Badminton Live

N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa have progressed to the semi-finals of the women's doubles event after defeating Hasini Ambalangodage and Madushika Beruwelage 21-11, 21-13. Also through to the semis are Satwik and Chirag Shetty in doubles with 21-14, 15-21, 21-9 win over Peng Soon Chan/Soon Huat Goh of Malaysia

On Day 8, as the action unfolded on the wrestling mat, it brought about four medals for India with four wrestlers in contention. Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware clinched gold, Babita Kumari Phogat had to contend with a silver while Kiran bagged the bronze medal. But the day had begun with Tejaswini Sawant winning silver in the 50m Rifle Prone event. Later in the day, Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon won silver and bronze respectively in women’s discus throw finals to expand India's tally to seven on the day. Elsewhere, shuttlers and paddlers had no trouble moving forward in their respective events with Saina Nehwal and Manika Batra through to the semis. The day ended on a sour note though when India women's hockey team lost 0-1 to Australia in the semifinals.

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