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 Day 9: 2018 Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast
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Boxer Satish Kumar advances to the final after his opponent, Seychelles' Keddy Agnes, threw in the towel in the men's +91kg category semifinal.
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
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]
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
DOUBLE BRONZE IN BOXING!
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.
INDIA WIN SILVER!
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
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.
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
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
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
INDIA WIN SILVER!
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
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
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
INDIA WIN BRONZE!
Divya Kakran takes all of 36 seconds to blow away her opponent. WINS BRONZE MEDAL in 68kg freestyle wrestling
INDIA WIN SILVER!
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
INDIA WIN GOLD!
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!
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
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]
In Women's Trap Final, Shreyasi Singh finishes fifth of six competitors. Posts 19/30 to miss out on progressing further into the competition
INDIA WIN BRONZE!
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
Proud moment for Anish
Youngest Indian medallist at a Commonwealth Games event - Anish Bhanwala!
#KheloIndia prodigy sizzles at #GC2018— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 13, 2018
Shooting a #CWG GAMES RECORD at 15 yrs of age in your very 1st CWG appearance takes incredible talent.
Congratulations Anish Bhanwal, India's youngest CWG 🥇medallist in men's 25 m Rapid Fire pistol. Proud & speechless! pic.twitter.com/m7RAZrRU5U
I appreciate the role of @Media_SAI and CBSE officials who intervened to grant exam extension to Anish Bhanwal. Had it not been for them, we wouldn't have witnessed this genius in action! #IndiaAtCWG 🇮🇳— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 13, 2018
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.
Hopeful for more medals
Indian TT team of 2018 CWG is on the verge of becoming the MOST successful ever.— Neha Aggarwal (@nehaaggarwal) April 13, 2018
2018: 2 🥇🥇 already!
More medals expected in:
Men Doubles & Singles, Women Doubles & Singles + Mixed Doubles#GC2018TableTennis #TableTennis
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
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
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.
INDIA WIN GOLD!
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
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"
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
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
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:
Incident involving KT Irfan and Rakesh Babu took place on 9th, we were informed on 10th. Third, Vikas Thakur - a weightlifting medalist - was also called. Thakur had packed his back and was leaving for airport. He was questioned and his bag was searched. He was cleared: IOA pic.twitter.com/PyJDqyq1YC— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) April 13, 2018
IOA says they will appeal the decision made by CGF to remove Indian athletes from the village #GC2018— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) April 13, 2018
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
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.
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
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
India live in action! 🇮🇳🇮🇳— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 13, 2018
Thrilled to be at #GC2018 watching our Women's TT team take on Singapore & Malaysia in the doubles semi final match.
These players were a part of the team that clinched India's 1st 🥇in women's team TT.
Go for it, ladies! #IndiaAtCWG pic.twitter.com/WIzMujZ1dU
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
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