The Indian contingent won 2 gold and 2 silver medals on day 5 of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The Indian athletes competed in 9 disciplines. Here’s a look at the full results from day 5:
Lawn Bowls: The team of Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey and Pinki Singh defeated South Africa 17-10 in the final of women’s fours. This is India’s first-ever medal in Lawn Bowls in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
Indian lawn bowlers were also in the group stage of four other events. The results are as follows:
Men’s Singles: Mridul Borgohain lost 8-21 to New Zealand’s Shannon McIlroy of New Zealand
Men’s Fours: India defeated Fiji 14-11
Women’s Pairs: India lost to New Zealand 9-18
Women’s Triples: India defeated New Zealand 15-11 & lost 9-21 to England.
Table Tennis: India men’s team defeated Singapore 3-1 in the final to clinch gold. The Indian team comprised Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty.
Weightlifting: Vikas Thakur bagged silver in the men’s 96kg category with a total lift of 346kg (155kg+191kg).
However, it was a major disappointment for India in women’s 76kg category as Punam Yadav failed all of her three attempts in the Clean & Jerk round. Punam was in the second position after the snatch round with a successful lift of 98kg.
In women’s 87kg category, Usha Kumara finished 6th with a total of 205kg (95kg+110kg).
Badminton: Indian mixed team settled for silver after losing 1-3 against Malaysia in the final.
Athletics: Murali Sreeshankar and Mohammad Anees Yahiya qualified for the men’s long jump final. Sreeshankar was the lone athlete to breach the automatic qualification mark of 8m, with an opening round effort of 8.05m. Yahiya, on the other hand, finished 8th overall with the best effort of 7.68m.
Manpreet Kaur qualified for the women’s shot put final by finishing 7th in the qualifying round. Her best throw was 16.78m.
In the women’s discus throw final, veteran Seema Punia finished 5th with the best effort of 55.92m. Navjeet Dhillon was 8th with the best attempt of 53.51m.
Boxing: Rohit Tokas (men’s 67kg category) entered the quarterfinals after a unanimous decision victory over Alfred Kotey of Ghana.
Swimming: Srihari Nataraj set a national record in men’s 200m backstroke clocking 2:00.84. However, he missed out on a spot in the final by 0.2 sec and was ranked ninth overall.
Advait Page (15:39.25) and Kushagra Rawat (15:47.77) qualified for the men’s 1500m freestyle finals after securing 7th and 8th spots.
Squash: Saurav Ghosal lost in the men’s singles semifinal. 3rd seed Ghosal was defeated by top seed Paul Coll of New Zealand 0-3.
He will play for bronze on Wednesday.
Hockey: Indian women’s team lost to hosts England 1-3 in their third Pool match.
Indian team now has 2 wins and 1 loss in their 3 matches. They will take on Canada in a do-or-die match on Wednesday.