Commonwealth Games 2022 Highlights, Day 5 (August 2): The India lawn bowls team clinched a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third), and Rupa Rani Tirkey (slip) defeated South Africa 17-10 in the women’s fours final. India also retained the badminton men’s team gold with a 3-1 win after a close fight against Singapore. Heavyweight lifter Vikas Thakur added yet another medal with a silver in the men’s 96kg. weightlifting He lifted a total of 346kg (155kg+191kg) to finish second and claim his third CWG medal across three editions. Elsewhere, National record holder Murali Sreeshankar topped the men’s long jump qualification round to storm into the finals along with Muhammed Anees Yahiya, who qualified as eighth best, at the Commonwealth Games athletics competition. India mixed badminton team had to settle for silver after going down to Malaysia 3-1.
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