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You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the Commonwealth Games brought to you by The Indian Express.
“Let us begin this bulletin with news about Indian boxer Sagar Ahlawat, who had to be content with a silver medal after he lost by a unanimous 0-5 verdict against England’s Delicious Orie in the men’s over 92kg super heavyweight category.
Sagar started positively in the first round but Orie completely dominated the next two as the Indian started to tire out.
The Englishman took full advantage of that and landed big punches, hooks and jabs on Sagar, who started to bleed in the last round after getting a cut over his left eye.
The Indian boxing contingent will return with seven medals — three gold, one silver and three bronze — from Birmingham, two less than the previous edition.”
“Kidambi Srikanth and the young women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand signed off with bronze medals in the badminton competition of the Commonwealth Games.
Srikanth prevailed over Singapore’s world number 87 Jia Heng Teh 21-15 21-18 to claim a bronze medal to go with the silver that he had won four years ago.
In the following bronze medal playoff, Treesa and Gayatri registered a 21-15 21-18 win over the world number 159 Australian pair of Wendy Hsuan-Yu Chen and Gronya Somerville to finish third on the podium in their first major event together as a combination.
India is also assured of at least two more medals with double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen reaching the finals.
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the gold with a sensational fifth-round throw of 90.18m, also a Commonwealth Games record, relegating two-time world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada to silver with a mark of 88.64 and Kenya’s Julius Yego into bronze.
Nadeem became the second Asian and 23rd in the world to have thrown the javelin past 90m. Chinese Taipei’s Chao-Tsun Cheng was the first Asian to achieve the feat with a throw of 91.36m in 2017.
Nadeem bettered his personal best thrice in the final. His personal best before this was 86.38m. Nadeem became the first Pakistani track & field gold medallist at the CWG in 60 years.
India’s DP Manu (82.28m) and Rohit Yadav (82.22m) failed to reach the podium.”
“Eldhose Paul started with a dawdling, please-turn-to-page 2 distance of 14.62 metres when competition in the triple jump final started at the Commonwealth Games. He had made the finals of the World Championships a fortnight ago but with no 17-m jump to his name ever, there was no halo.
On Sunday, Paul’s sub-15m first jump, and a career-best of 16.99m, put him on the flanks of the two fancied Indians — the rocker, white headband-wearing Praveen Chitravel and the compulsive 17m-plus hop skip and jumper Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevida.
Modestly built, and a slow starter, Paul did not indicate that a monster 17.03m was in the offing, till he leapt and flew further than anyone else in that morning medal session. ”
“After a gap of 16 years, India’s women’s hockey team returned to the Commonwealth Games podium, defeating New Zealand via a thrilling tie-breaker in the bronze-medal playoff in Birmingham on Sunday.
As she usually is, India captain and goalkeeper Savita Punia was the star for India in the shoot-out, saving two, forcing a New Zealand attacker to miss the target once and ensuring another attacker did not complete her attempt in the allotted eight seconds.
After winning the silver medal at the 2006 Melbourne CWG, India’s 2-1 win in the shootouts, with the score 1-1 after regulation time made sure they did not return home empty-handed this time.”
“Para table tennis player Bhavina Patel won a gold medal in the women’s singles class 3-5 at the Commonwealth Games.
The 35-year-old from Gujarat, who had won a silver at Tokyo Paralympics, defeated 12-10 11-2 11-9 over Nigeria’s Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi to cap off a superb show in Birmingham.
Sonalben Manubhai Patel also gave India a medal, claiming a bronze in women’s singles class 3-5. She defeated England’s Sue Bailey 11-5 11-2 11-3 in the bronze medal play-off.
Raj Aravindan Alagar lost to Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle 0-3 in the men’s singles classes 3-5 bronze medal play-off.”
“Putting aside the mental and physical struggles that pegged her back, an intimidating Vinesh Phogat pounced on her rivals to complete a hat-trick of CWG gold medals while Ravi Dahiya too went unchallenged as Indian wrestlers wrapped up their campaign with a rich haul of 12 medals, here Saturday.
Vinesh became the first Indian woman wrestler to win three consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals and the country, like the last edition, succeeded in winning medals in all 12 categories.
Overall, India has won six gold, one silver and five bronze medals.”
Priyanka Goswami on Saturday scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a medal in race walk with a silver in the 10,000m event at the Commonwealth Games here.
Goswami clocked a personal best time of 43:38.83s to finish second behind Jemima Montag (42:34.30) of Australia. Emily Wamusyi Ngii (43:50.86) of Kenya took the bronze.
The other Indian in the fray, Bhawna Jat finished eighth and last with a personal best time of 47:14.13.”
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