CWG 2018, Day 8 highlights: Seema Punia wins silver, Navjeet Dhillon bronze in discus throw; wrestlers bring home four medals

CWG 2018, Day 8 highlights: Seema Punia wins silver, Navjeet Dhillon bronze in discus throw; wrestlers bring home four medals

CWG 2018, Day 8: India are still at third position in the overall medal tally with 31 medals -- 14 gold, seven silver and 10 bronze.

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Silver medalist for the women’s discus throw India’s Seema Punia, left hugs bronze medalist and compatriot Navjeet Dhillon at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

CWG 2018: Indian wrestlers ended Day 8 by winning four medals, with Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware clinching gold. Wrestlers Babita Kumari Phogat and Kiran settled for silver and bronze respectively. The day began with shooter Tejaswini Sawant winning silver in the 50m rifle prone event. Her silver was quickly followed up by four medals coming from wrestling. The day ended with Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon winning silver and bronze respectively in women’s discus throw finals. India ended the day with seven medals overall. They are still at third position in the overall medal tally with 31 medals — 14 gold, seven silver and 10 bronze. In badminton and table tennis, Sania Nehwal and Manika Batra progressed to the next rounds.  Day 8 will conclude with India taking on Australia in women’s hockey. The action will continue to unfold on Sony Ten Network and on Sony Liv app. will have all the scores, updates and information from Gold Coast.

(CWG 2018 Medal Tally | CWG 2018 Day 8 Schedule)

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India lose women's hockey semifinal

India women's team goes down fighting 1-0 against hosts Australia in the women's hockey semifinal. They will be playing England in the bronze medal match. 

Seema Punia takes silver, Dhillon Bronze!

What a throw that was from Navjeet Dhillon! In her final attempt, she managed to a throw of 57.43m earning her the bronze in women's discus finals. Meanwhile, Seema Punia takes silver after failing to cross the 60m-mark in her remaining five attempts. Her first was a 60.41m throw.

Women's hockey semifinal: India vs Australia LIVE

India's last event on Day 8 is the highly anticipated semifinal match between India and Australia. The Indian women will look to progress to the final by repeating their quarterginal performance against England.  Follow all the LIVE UPDATES HERE 

Women's discus final: Seema Punia in silver medal position

It appears Seema Punia will settle for a silver as her third attempt has been disqualified. Her first attempt of 60.41m will stand. On the other hand, with one attempt left, Dhillon will attempt to clinch bronze if she manages a throw of over 57.16.

Women's long jump

Nellickal Neena and Nayana James finished 10th and 12th in the women's long jump final. They posted jumps of 6.19m and 6.14m respectively.

Women's discus throw final

The women's discus throw final is underway. India's Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon are in contention for medals.   Punia successfully got past the 60m-mark with a throw of 60.41m in her first attempt.  She is currently in second behind Australia's Dani Stevens. 

Manika Batra advances to semifinals

Indian paddler Manika Batra comfortably won her quarterfinal match against Singapore's Yihan Zhou. The match ended 4-1, with Batra winning the first three games and the fifth. The scores were 11-5, 11-6, 11-2, 6-11 and 11-9.


India's Purnima Hembram finished seventh in the Women's Heptathlon Shot Put. She recorded a throw of 11.75m in her first attempt, which was her best after three tries. In women's long jump, India's Nayana James and Nellickal Neena are in action. She posted jumps of 6.14m and 5.90 in their first attempts respectively.

Badminton: Saina Nehwal advances to quarters

Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals after her opponent Jessica Li retired in the second game. Nehwal was leading 2-0 after winning the first game 21-4. In the men's doubles round of 16, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekar Shetty won their round of 16 tie against Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean 2-0. The scores were 21-8 and 21-12.

Table tennis

In men's table tennis doubles, Achanta Sharath and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan won their round of 16 tie against Sri Lanka's Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Ranasingha Imesh 3-0. Harmeet Desai and Sanil shankar Shetty also won their doubles match against England's Paul McCreery and Ashley Robinson 3-0.

In squash, Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu lost to New Zealand's Jeolle King and Paul Coll 2-0.

Sushil Kumar wins gold!

He makes it three in three with that gold medal. Sushil became India's most successful wrestler by winning three consecutive gold medals in three different editions of the Commonwealth Games.  He won his final match in men's 74kg freestyle wrestling against South Africa's Botha by technical superiority.  Here is the full match report


Kiran wins bronze for India in 76kg Freestyle. Beats Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius 10-0 and thus by technical superiority. Complete dominance. [CWG 2018 WRESTLING LIVE]


RAHUL AWARE WINS GOLD! First gold for India in wrestling from Commonwealth Games 2018. Beats Steven Takahashi of Canada 15-7 to take the shiny yellow metal in 57kg Freestyle Wrestling


Babita umari wins silver medal in 53kg Nordic Style Wrestling. The defending champion loses 2-5 to Canada's Diana Weiker [CWG 2018 WRESTLING LIVE]

Athletics Live

In Heptathlon, after two events, Purnima Hembram is in 7th position – 191 points behind the leader. Next event in the list is Shot Put, which is scheduled to happen later today

Table Tennis result

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika BATRA defeated Canada's Marko Medjugorac Marko and Alicia Cote 8-11, 13-11, 12-10, 8-11 and 4-11 in mixed doubles competition.

Squash Result

Dipika Pallikar and Saurav Ghosal defeated Malaysia's Sanjay Singh and Azman Aifa 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 to reach the next round.

Sushil Kumar to fight for gold

Sushil Kumar will compete in Men's 74 kg wrestling and he will be competing for a gold medal for India. Babita Kumari will also compete in Women's 54 kg wrestling for gold. Follow LIVE action: CWG 2018 WRESTLING LIVE

Anjum Moudgil finishes 16th

As Tejaswini finishes on the podium, Anjum Moudgil could only do a 16th place finish at the end of the final. She shot 98.3, 98.9, 97.9, 101.8, 101.8 and 103.5 in the six series for a combined 602.2 


Tejaswini Sawant wins silver medal in 50m Rifle Prone with scores of 102.1, 102.4, 103.3, 102.8, 103.7, 104.6 for a collecting 618.9. She finishes second-best behind Martina Lindsay Veloso (621.0) of Singapore

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Tejaswini Sawant has improved to second in the standings after fourth and fifth series of 102.8 and 103.7. Meanwhile Anjum is languishing in 17th with fourth and fifth series of 101.8 and 101.8 each. 

Shooting Live

In Women's 50m Rifle Prone event, Tejaswini with shots of 102.1, 102.4 and 103.3 in the first three series with the fourth ongoing. Anjum with 98.3, 98.9 and 97.9

Badminton Live

PV Sindhu beats Hsuan-Yu Chen of Australia 21-15, 21-9 to move into the women's singles quarters of CWG 2018

Shooting Live

50m Rifle Prone Final underway. Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil in quest for glory. Tejaswini has shot 102.1 in the first series while Moudgil has 98.3 in her first series

Squash Live

Wins for the Indian pairings in squash mixed doubles. Saurav Ghosal/Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Sandhu/Joshna Chinappa both taken to three games before coming out on top

Table Tennis Live

Mixed results for India women in table tennis. Manika Batra beats Tracy Feng of Australia 4-1 to move into the quarters while Madhurika Patkar crashes out on the back of a 2-4 loss to Kelly Sibley of England. Mouma Das is in action against Tin-Tin Ho

Badminton live

Convincing wins for Indian shuttlers. HS Prannoy beats Anthony Joe 21-18, 21-11 to move into the quarters. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde taken to three games by Jia Min Yeo 21-10, 21-23, 21-10. 

Badminton Live

In badminton mixed doubles, Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy win 21-9, 21-13 against their Singaporean opponents to move into the quarters

Sushil, Babita, Aware in gold medal matches

What a start for India on the wrestling mat. Sushil Kumar, Babita Kumari and Rahul Aware are all through to the gold medal matches. Kiran, meanwhile, will compete for the bronze medal [Follow wrestling live]

Squash Live

In Men's Doubles squash, Ramit Tandon and Vikram Malhotra don't have to break a sweat. Given a walkover by Jombla Ernest/Mansaray Yusif of Sierra Leone

Lawn Bowls Live

In Lawn Bowls, Women's Pairs Quarters, India lose 11-17 to Malaysia while in Men's Fours, India beat Norfolk Island 25-7. 

Table Tennis Live

In mixed doubles table tennis, Mouma Das and Achanta Sharath Kamal beat David Mcbeath/Kelly Sibley of England to enter the quarterfinals. An easy 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 win

Badminton Live

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa are into the mixed doubles quarter-finals after a straight-game win over Canada’s Kristen Tsai and Nyl Yakura in the Round of 16. Straightforward 21-10, 21-7 wins for the Indian pairing [Follow badminton live]

Athletics Live

In Men's Triple Jump Qualifying, AV Rakesh Babu with attempts of 15.98m and 15.71m while missing the third. The qualification mark has been set at 16.60 metres or the 12-best performers. Arpinder Singh with best of 16.39 metres. Both through to the final

Shooting Live

Over in the shooting range, in men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualifying, Anish shoots a sub-total of 286 in Stage 1 to find himself third in the list. Neeraj Kumar, with 291, had finished top. The second stage yet to begin

Wrestling Live

Babita Kumari starts off with a win in the 53kg Nordic event. In the round robin format, she wins 2-1 to win by three classification points to one. [FOLLOW WRESTLING LIVE]

Athletics Live

The Men’s Triple Jump Qualifying Round has begun with two Indians in action - AV Rakesh Babu and Arpinder Singh – in separate groups. Arpinder jumps 16.39m in his first attempt which does not clear the automatic qualification mark of 16.60, but he's got the best jump in the group so far.

Athletics Live

In Women's Hepathlon 100m Hurdles, Purnima Hembram has finished second in her heat with a personal best time of 13.56! She’ll next be doing the high jump event in the heptathlon.

Table Tennis Live

Joining Manika Batra and Mouma Das forward in mixed doubles table tennis are Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe who take four games to win but get their eventually. Beat Welsh pairing of Charlotte Carey and Chloe Thomas to move into the quarters. 

On Day 7 at the CWG in Gold Coast, India's medal tally was helped along with three medals - gold from Shreyasi Singh and bronze each from Ankur Mittal and Om Prakash Mitharval. The three shooters expanded India's medal tally to 24 and ensured the tricolour remained third in the list behind heavyweights England and Australia. Other key results from the day saw the men's hockey team clinch a thrilling 4-3 win to avoid facing Australia in the semifinals. Mary Kom progressed to the final to keep her hopes of a gold medal at Commonwealth Games still intact. There was disappointment for Tejaswin Shankar and Jitu Rai while Hima Das produced another exemplary show on the athletics track.