Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 1 Highlights: Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja bring laurels

Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018, Day 1 Updates: India began their run at the CWG 2018, in Gold Coast, with two medals - gold and bronze.

Commonwealth Games Live Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 1: Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won gold in women’s 48kg weightlifting. (Source: PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 1 Highlights: The Games are finally here! And India made the most of it with two medals on Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. P Gururaja bagged India’s first medal of the Games by picking up a silver but the bigger hurrah and celebrations were reserved for fellow wrestler Mirabai Chanu. The Manipuri created history and set multiple records on the way to standing atop the podium. In other key sports, the shuttlers and paddlers faced little resistance and remained unbeaten on the day. In squash, Sourav Ghosal emerged as a surprise upset – made even more stunning considering he led the match 2-0 at one stage. India would hope to bring more glory and medals on Day 2.

Commonwealth Games 2018 Day 1 Streaming: Commonwealth Games 2018 Day 1 will be live on Ten 1 and Ten 1 HD. Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD will show the same from 4:30 am IST. The live stream of CWG 2018 can be seen on

Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 1 Highlights:

  1. 6:57PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Gymnastics update

    Sneaking in with bit of good news in gymnastics. Rakesh Patra has qualified for the Rings apparatus final which is scheduled for April 8. Yogeshwar Singh will feature in the all-round final on April 7

  2. 6:10PM
    05 Apr, 18

    India's Day 1 at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast comes to a close. Two medals today - gold for Mirabai Chanu and multiple records with P Gururaja winning a silver medal. In other key results, India beat Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 5-0 each, in mixed-team event in badminton. In women's hockey, India lose 2-3 to Wales. 

  3. 5:21PM
    05 Apr, 18
    India lose to Cameroon

    India throw away big advantage over Cameroon in Men's Basketball to lose 87-96. Outscored 34-11 in the final quarter. Led 76-62 after third quarter. Post only 24 points in the final two quarters

  4. 5:17PM
    05 Apr, 18

    India complete yet another clean sweep in mixed team badminton. 

    Satwik/N Sikki Reddy beat Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti/Palwasha Bashir 21-10, 21-13

    Kidambi Srikanth beat Murad Ali 21-16, 22-20.

    Saina Nehwal beat Mahoor Shahzad 21-7, 21-11

    Pranaav/Shetty beat Bhatti/Ali 21-9, 21-15

    Ponappa/Gadde beat Shahzad/Bashir 21-6, 21-10

  5. 5:11PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Swimming Live

    Srihari Natraj and Virdhawal Khade finish bottom in their respective semifinals. Natraj with 56.65 seconds in Men's 100m Backstore finishes eighth while Khade posts 24.50 to also finish eighth in 50m Butterfly

  6. 5:08PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Basketball live

    India lead Cameroon 83-81 in the fourth quarter but have been easily swept aside in this quarter. In the fourth quarter, Cameroon are 19-7 to the good. 

  7. 4:50PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Harinder Pal Sandhu loses

    Harinder Pal Sandhu joins Sourav Ghosal out of the Commonwealth Games. Goes down 0-3 (8-11, 6-11, 1-11) to Malaysia's Ivan Yuen

  8. 4:47PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Weightling live

    Raja Muthupandi adds a failed 148kg attempt and a successful 150kg attempt to his Clean and Jerk event. Posts a combined 266kg (116kg+150kg). Finishes sixth in the Men's 62kg event

    GOLD: Muhamad Aznil Bidin of Malaysia (288kg)

    SILVER: Morea Baru of PNG (286kg)

    BRONZE: Talha Talib of Pakistan (283kg)

  9. 4:18PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Ghosal is absolutely gutted

    Sourav Ghosal is apologetic to India after that disappointing defeat. He led 2-0 before going on to lose the next three games

  10. 4:17PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Lawn Bowls Live

    India beat Malta and Niue in the two remaining matches on the day in Women's Fours and Men's Pairs respectively. 

  11. 4:09PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Weightlifting live

    Raja Muthupandi with an extremely impressive 143kg in the first and only attempt in Clean and Jerk. Takes his total to 259kg. The best before this stands at 258kg by Cameroon's Olivier Heracles. But we're not done. New Zealand's Ianne Guinares lifts 145kg to take his total to 261kg. Looks like gold is headed to New Zealand!

  12. 3:56PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Squash Live

    Vikram Malhotra moves forward in Men's Singles event. Thrashes Xavier Koenig of Mauritius 11-4, 11-3, 11-0 

  13. 3:53PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Jamaica beat India

    India women's basketball team goes down 57-66 to Jamaica in the Preliminary Round Pool B game. Outscored in each quarter including 14-18 in the fourth. Shireen Limaye top scores for India with 11 points 

  14. 3:51PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Badminton Live

    India lead Pakistan 2-0 in the Mixed-Team event. Satwik/N Sikki Reddy beating Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti/Palwasha Bashir 21-10, 21-13. Kidambi Srikanth then pushed by Murad Ali 21-16, 22-20. For in depth coverage, click here

  15. 3:46PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Hardik Pandya congratulates the medallists

    Cricketer Hardik Pandya has extended his wishes to all athletes while congratulating the medallists Chanu and Gururaja

  16. 3:44PM
    05 Apr, 18

    Manoj Kumar beats Osita Umeh in the 69kg Round of 32. Unanimous verdict in favour of Manoj - wins each round. 30-27 by Judge 1, 30-27 by Judge 2, 30-27 by Judge 3, 30-27 by Judge 4 and 30-26 by Judge 5. 

  17. 3:23PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Basketball Live

    Jamaica women lead India 48-43 going into the fourth quarter. Shireen Limaye the top-scorer for India with 16 points

  18. 3:19PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Dipika Pallikal wins

    Dipika Pallikal has beaten Trinidad and Tobago's Charlotte Knaggs 3-0 in women's singles round of 32. She joins Joshna Chinappa in moving forward in Squash women's singles event

  19. 3:18PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Table Tennis Live

    India men's team beat Northern Ireland 3-0. 

    Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN beat Ashley ROBINSON 11-4, 11-6, 11-4

    Sharath ACHANTA beat Paul MCCREERY 11-6, 11-8, 11-4

    Harmeet DESAI/Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN beat Zak WILSON/Paul MCCREERY 11-2, 9-11, 11-7

  20. 3:12PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Table Tennis Live

    India on the cusp of beating Northern Ireland in Men's Team event. 

    Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN beat Ashley ROBINSON 11-4, 11-6, 11-4

    Sharath ACHANTA beat Paul MCCREERY 11-6, 11-8, 11-4

    Harmeet DESAI/Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN lead Zak WILSON/Paul MCCREERY 11-2, 9-11, 11-5

  21. 3:08PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Weighlifting Live

    Raja Muthupandi competing in the Men's 62kg weightlifting event. Successful lifts of 113kg and 116kg while failing to lift 116kg in her second attempt. Best stands at 126kg by Muhamad Aznil BIDIN of Malaysia

  22. 3:03PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Sourav Ghosal bows out

    Disappointment for Sourav Ghosal in Men's Singles event. Led 2-0 against Chris Binnie of Jamaica but then suffered a collapse to lose the next three games. Loses 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11 and 10-12

  23. 2:47PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Joshna Chinappa wins

    Joshna Chinappa has progressed into women’s singles Round of 16 with a 3-0 victory over Papua New Guinea’s Lynette Vai

  24. 2:44PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Cycling live

    In Men's Team Sprint Qualifying. Indian team, comprising of Ranjit Singh, Sahil Kumar, Sanuraj Sanandaraj, finish seventh (out of eight) with time of 46.174 seconds. Fail to enter the top-four places required for a medal chance. Disappointment for the Women's Team Sprint team, comprising Deborah and Aleena Reji, as well. They finish sixth (out of seven) with time of 35.309 seconds. 

  25. 2:37PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Squash Live

    Sourav Ghosal being pushed here by Chris Binnie of Jamaica in the Men's singles Round of 32. They're going into a deciding fifth game. Ghosal led 2-0 (11-5, 11-7) before Binnie came back to win the next two games 11-8, 11-9

  26. 2:34PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Gymnastics Live

    Ashish and Yogeshwar missed out on Floor / Vault Finals. Meanwhile, Yogeshwar still stands a chance to get in to All Around Finals. Will know more soon

  27. 2:26PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Lawn Bowls LIVE

    In Men's Pairs event of Lawn Bowls, Malaysia beat India 27-13. In Women's Fours, India beat Northern Ireland 18-10. Later, India take on Malta in Women's Fours and face Niue in Men's Pairs. 

  28. 2:20PM
    05 Apr, 18
    India vs Jamaica Women's basketball

    Jamaica have taken an early lead over India by 14-6 in the first round. It has been a dominant perfomance from Jamaican team.

  29. 2:19PM
    05 Apr, 18

    India beat Wales 3-1 in women's team table tennis. Madhurika Patkar winning 11-3, 11-4, 12-10. 

  30. 1:40PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Table Tennis Live

    India lead Wales 2-1 in the women's team event. 

    Manika BATRA beat Charlotte CAREY 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4

    Mouma DAS beat Chloe THOMAS 12-10, 11-7, 11-7

    Madhurika PATKAR/Mouma DAS lost to Anna HURSEY/Charlotte CAREY 8-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-13

  31. 12:53PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Squash live

    Sourav Ghoshal knows his opponent in Men's Singles Round of 32. He will take on Chris Binnie of Jamaica with the match scheduled for 1.30 PM IST

  32. 12:39PM
    05 Apr, 18
    PV Sindhu to miss Pakistan match

    PV Sindhu will give herself more time to recover from the ankle injury. She will not take on Pakistan later today In mixed doubles, Satwik will partner Sikki; Kidambi Srikanth to play men's singles; Saina Nehwal to play women's singles and Pranav/Chirag to play men's doubles. This will be followed by Ashwini/Ruthvika in women's doubles

  33. 12:36PM
    05 Apr, 18
    Table Tennis Live

    In women's table tennis team event, India have taken a 2-0 match lead over Wales

  34. 11:53AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Moment of pride for India

    What a moment this is for India! Mirabai Chanu, 23, has once again created history and results in gold medal for India. 

  35. 11:40AM
    05 Apr, 18

    INDIA WITH FIRST GOLD MEDAL FROM 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES! Mirabai Chanu justifies her record last year and has gone on to lift successfully in all her attempts. 

  36. 11:30AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu weightlifting live

    After four attempts and four records, Mirabai Chanu goes one better. Five attempts and five records. Successfully lifts 107kg and finishes the clean and jerk motion. 

  37. 11:28AM
    05 Apr, 18

    MIRABAI CHANU WINS GOLD FOR INDIA AT GOLD COAST! First Gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games. She has broken the CWG record in the process. Lifts 103 kg in her first attempt in the Clean and Jerk. 

  38. 11:26AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Squash live

    Vikram Malhotra posts a straight games win in the Men's Singles Round of 64. He has beaten Zambia's Manda Chilambwe 3-0