CWG 2018 Day 7 Gold Coast highlights: India beat England in hockey; add 1 gold, 2 bronze to medal tally

CWG 2018 Day 7 Gold Coast highlights: India beat England in hockey; add 1 gold, 2 bronze to medal tally

CWG 2018, Day 7: Highlights of all the Indian athletes on the 7th day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

Shreyasi Singh
CWG 2018,  Day 7: Shreyasi Singh won gold medal. (Express Photo)

CWG 2018, Day 7: India ended Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games with one gold and two bronze medals, taking its overall medal tally to 24. With 12 gold medals to its name, India is comfortably placed at third position in the standings. Shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold in the women’s double trap finals while Ankur Mittal got bronze in the men’s finals. The second bronze came from Om Mitharval in the men’s 50m air pistol event, while Jitu Rai crashed out of the event and missed out on adding a second medal to his gold.

Meanwhile, 2012 London Olympic Bronze medal winning boxer Mary Kom reached the final after defeating Sri Lanka’s Anusha Koddithuwakku. Kom was already assured of a bronze medal, but this win gives her the chance to win her first Commonwealth Games gold. In athletics, high jumper Tejaswini Shankar ended India’s medal hopes after finishing sixth in the finals. In badminton, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won their opening matches in singles to advance to the next round. In hockey, India men’s team came from behind to beat England 4-3 in a thriller. They will now face New Zealand in the semifinals.

(CWG 2018 Medal Tally | CWG2018 Day 7 Schedule)

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More Indians advance

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also advances to the round of 16 after beating Paksitan's Muhammad Rameez in the men's table tennis singles event. In squash, Joshna Chinappa and Pal Sandhu Harinder won 2-0 against Scotland in the mixed doubles poll H match. In badminton, Pranaav Chopra and Sikki N Reddy won 2-0 aagainst Fiji in the mixed doubles round of 32.

Hima Das finishes sixth

What a run from Hima Das! She finishes sixth in the women's 400m final but has a personal best of 51.32 seconds. Brilliant run for the 18-year-old.

Brandon Starc win gold

Brandon Starc, the brother of Australia cricketer Mitchell Starc, wins the gold medal in men's high jump. He jumps a personal best of 2.32m to capture the gold medal!

Tejaswin Shankar finishes sixth

No medal for Tejaswin Shankar! He cleared 2.21m and 2.24m but he fails to clear the 2.27m mark in three attempts and that will be all. He finishes tied sixth in his first ever Commonwealth Games.

India win 4-3 against England in hockey

India completed a stunning comback in their match against England, with a last-minute goal to finish on top of Group B.  They will now avoid Australia in the semifinal.  They were trailing 3-2 with jsut two minutes left of play, until a penalty corner gave them the chance to equalise. In the final seconds, Indian skipper Manpreet Singh shot was deflected into the goal by Mandeep Singh to make it 4-3. This means India will take on New Zealand in the semifinal. 

India vs England hockey LIVE

England come from behind to score twice in the fourth quarter after India briefly led the game 2-1. India now trials the game 3-2. If the score stays this way, then India will play hosts Australia in the semifinal.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES here

Tejaswin Shankar sets sights on medal in high jump

Indian highjumper Tejaswin Shankar recorded a 2.24m jump in the men's high jump final. He is currently tied on top with Canada's Michael Mason. Meanwhile, India's Nayana James and Neelickal Neena enter women's long jump finals.

Boxer Manish Kaushik assured of medal

India's Manish Kaushik won his quarterfinal bout againt England's Calum French in a unanimous verdict of 5-0. He is now ensured of at least a bronze medal as he advances to the seminfinals. In the women's long jump qualifying, India's Nayana James finished fourth in her group with a jump of 6.34m. She will now have to wait for results from the other group to learn her fate after failing to hit the qualifying mark of 6.60. She can still advance to the finals if her performance is among the top 12. Meanwhile, Indian paddlers Sharath Achanta and Harmeet Desai won their round of 32 matches 4-3 and 4-0 respectively in the men's table tennis singles. 

India vs England hockey LIVE

England are currently leading India by a goal. After India dominated the first quarter, England started the second strongly with a goal from David Condon.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE

India vs England hockey LIVE

In their final group game in men's hockey, India will take on England todat at 3 pm. The men's team will be looking to finish on top of the group and avoid hosts Australia in the semis. A draw won't be enough as India and England are level on points, with the latter enjoying a superior goal difference.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES here 

Badminton LIVE

Shuttler H S Prannoy takes the second game and the match against t Mauritius shuttler Christopher Jean Paul in the men's singles round of 32. Prannoy won the match 21-14, 21-6. In women's table tennis singles, Mouma Das won 4-0 in the round of 32 match against Mauritius paddler Elodie Ho Wan Kau. And in the women's long jump qualifying event, India's Nayana James improved on her first attempt with a jump of 6.34m. The qualifying mark is 6.60m. She is currently 4th in the group. 

Badminton LIVE

Shuttler H S Prannoy is leading in the second game 6-2 after winning the first 21-14 against Mauritius shuttler Christopher Jean Paul in the men's singles round of 32. Follow all the LIVE UPDATES here.

Paddler Mouma Das leading 3-0

India's veteran paddler Mouma Das is leading 3-0 against Mauritius paddler Elodie Ho Wan Kau in the women's table tennis round of 32. She won the first three games: 11-6, 11-1 and 11-8. Meanwhile, in the women's long jump qualifying event, India's Nayana James posted a jump of 6.21m in her first attempt.

Paddler Patkar advances to round of 16

Some good news coming from the women's table tennis singles event, India's Madhurika Patkar won against Trinidada and Tobago's Rheann Chung in the round of 32. She won the match 4-1. The scores were 11-7. 12-14, 11-9. 11-2, 11-9 in favour of Patkar. 

Pinki Rani bows out

Indian boxer Pinki Rani lost to Enligh boxer Lisa Whiteside in the women's 51kg quarterfinal after a split decision. The scores were 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 in favour of Lisa.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES from boxing here

Badminton - Ruthvika Gadde enter the next round

Ruthvika Gadde defeated Ghana's Grace Atipaka 21-5, 21-7 to reach the next round. She disposed off her opponent in just 18 minutes.

Badminton - PV Sindhu enters the next round

PV Sindhu defeated her opponent Fiji's Andra Whiteside in the first single's competition. She picked up a 21-6, 21-3 win in just 18 minutes. What a start for India in badminton.

Kidambi Srikanth enters next round

Kidambi Srikanth defeats Mauritius' Aatish Lubah 21-13, 21-10 to enter the next round. It took him just 26 minutes to get past his opponent. Next up it will be PV Sindhu.

Saina Nehwal enters next round

Saina Nehwal has beaten her first opponent in the single's round, South Africa's Elsie de Villiers by 21-3, 21-1. Terrific performance from the Indian shuttler as she entered the next round. Next up will be Kidambi Srikanth. 


India's Saina Nehwal will be in action in women singles' badminton and she gears to take on South Africa's Elsie De Villiers. Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu will be in action after this. Follow Live updates HERE

Lawn Bowls results:

India's Krishna Xalxo lost to New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy by 21-0 in Men's singles. India lost 17-19 to South Africa in Women's Pairs section.

Table Tennis results:

Sharath Achanta and Mouma Das defeated Sri Lanka's Rohan Sirisena and Ishara Madurangi by 6-11, 11-4, 9-11, 5-11 in mixed doubles. Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran defeated Malaysia's Chee Feng Leong and Ying Ho by 7-11, 8-11 and 11-13. Sanil Shetty and Madhurika Patkar defeated Sri Lanka's Buwaneka Jayasingha and Erandi Warusawithana by 11-5, 11-8 and 11-5.


Medal alert! Ankur Mittal wins a bronze medal for India. He finished third in the men's double trap event while another Indian Mohammad Ashab finished fourth. Mittal was leading for a long time in the final but fell short in the final stages



Boxing: Vikas Krishan wins

Vikas Krishan won his quarterfinal bout in men's 75kg category and assured himself atleast a bronze medal. He beat Zambia's Benny Muziyo. Brilliant performance

Ashab Mohd and Ankur Mittal qualify to enter Men's Double Trap final

Ashab Mohd and Ankur Mittal have qualified to reach the Men's Double Trap Final. Ankur Mittal stood in the 5th position in the qualifiers while Ashab Mohd stood in the second position. 

Table Tennis results:

Achanta Sharath and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan defeated Mitta Tauramoa and Takooa Nooa 3-0 in Men's double by 11-2, 11-5 and 11-6. Harmeet Desai and Sani Shankar Shetty also defeated Ghana's Britton Shemar and Franklin Christopher in Men's doubles by 1-6, 11-5 and 11-7. Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe defeated Mauritius' Kinoo Ruqayyah and Sanjana Alix 3-11, 4-11, 4-11.

Gaurav Solanki assures bronze

Atleast a bronze medal was assured by Gaurav Solanki after he won his 52kg quarterfinal against Charles Keama of PNG. He will box in the semi-final day after.

Squash Results

Vikram Malhotra and Ramit Tandon defeated Wales duo Peter Creed and Joel Makin in Men's double by 11-7, 8-11, 11-10. Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik defeated Wales' Tesni Evans and Deon Saffery in Women's doubles by 11-8, 1-11, 11-8.

Sarita Devi loses in QF

Not the result India wanted! Sarita Devi will bow out of the Commonwealth Games 2018 without a medal. She loses her quarterfinal bout against Australia's Anja Stridsman.

Om Mitharval wins bronze medal

A BRONZE MEDAL FOR INDIA! Om Mitharval wins the bronze medal in men's 50m Pistol event. This is his second medal of the Games. He had earlier won a bronze in the 10m air pistol event. Jitu Rai, the defending champion of this event, finished eighth.

Mary Kom wins

India's Mary Kom has advanced to the final of women's 48kg category after winning her semi-final bout against Sri Lanka's Anusha. She will fight for gold, her first ever Commonwealth Games medal.

Mary Kom Semi-final

Mary Kom is taking on Sri Lanka's Anusha in the semi-final of the women's 45-48kg category. Follow her bout live here

Men's Double Trap qualification

Mohd Asab is currently lead after the first three series in the qualification round. He scored 30, 27, 29, respectively. 

Squash Double

Vikram Malhotra and Ramit Tandon are locked in a contest with Wales duo Peter Creed and Joel Malking. The Indian pair are in the lead after winning the first game 11-7.

Table Tennis result: Maitreyee Sarkar wins

Maitreyee Sarkar beats PNG's Vero Nime 11-2, 11-9, 11-2 to reach the next round in singles's competition. Absolutely dominant show from the Indian. Vaishanvi Sutar loses to Nigeria's Faith Obazuaye 11-0, 11-2, 11-2 in her singles competition.

Table Tennis result:

Maitreyee Sarkar is up against PNG's Vero Nime and the Indian is leading at the moment. She won the first game by 11-2 and has a lead of 7-6 as of now in Game 2.

Womens Double Trap finals

Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman are currently competing in Women's Double Trap finals. Can the two woman add a medal for India?

Shooting qualification round results

Om Mitharval and Jitu Rai have both qualified to reach the final of the 50m pistol event. Mitharval stood in the top position in the qualifying round with a total of 549 points while Jitu Rai scored a total of 542 points to stand in the 6th position in the qualifying round.

Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live updates

Mary Kom advanced to the final. (Source: Express Archive)

2018 Commonwealth Games in moving into day seven of competition and Wednesday is jam-packed for India. Several big athletes are in contention from the country starting with boxer Mary Kom, who will be eyeing a place in the final. Marksmen Jitu Rai, Om Mitharval and Ankur Mittal will be in action. Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu will also begin their individual competition in badminton. India's competition will continue on squash and table tennis as well with big names beginning their campaign in different categories. But on Wednesday, shooters will once again be the biggest hope for medal with Jitu Rai in 50m pistol event. Ankur Mittal in double trap will also be a big hope for a medal on day seven. India currently have 11 gold medals and sit third in the medals tally. How many more will be added on Day of CWG 2018?

COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL Australia 50 38 42 130 England 24 29 21 74 India 12 4 8 24 New Zealand 9 10 7 26 South Africa 9 6 6 21