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Commonwealth Games 2022 (Day 8) India Schedule, Updates: Sakshi Malik, Anshu Malik qualify for semi-finals

With one Olympic bronze. three world championships and two CWG medals, Bajrang Punia is set to lead the Indian wrestling contingent to glory.

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New Delhi: With 20 medals, including six golds, seven silvers and seven bronze, at the Commonwealth Games 2022, India stands in the seventh position after day 7. After historic medal wins by Sudhir and Murali Sreeshankar on day 7, day 8 has a lot of action and medal expectations.

It is a big day for India as the wrestling contingent will be seen in action. With one Olympic bronze. three world championships and two CWG medals, Bajrang Punia is set to lead the Indian wrestling contingent to glory. Olympic medallist Sakshi Mallik and Anshu Malik won their quarterfinal bouts with technical superiority and advanced for the semis.

The action in racket sports continues and two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu will be playing the singles matches along with Aakarshi Kashyap and Lakshya Sen. Bhavina Patel confirmed a medal after comfortably qualifying for the women’s Para-Table Tennis finals.

Indian women’s hockey team has a big match ahead. They will be facing Australia in the semis to fight for a spot in the finals. On the other hand, India’s star sprinter Hima Das will run in the semi-finals after topping in Heat 2.

Check the full schedule here.

Bajrang Punia advances to semis

# 6:57 pm: Match started and ended as Bajrang Punia won by fall.

Sakshi Malik to play quarterfinal bout against England’s Kelsey Barnes

# 6:44 pm: Rio Olympic bronze medallist won by technical superiority (10-0) in just 70 seconds. Sakshi has advanced to the semis.

# 6:42 pm: Goes for a takedown! Sakshi takes a strong hold on the bout by taking 6 consecutive points.

# 6:40 pm: Sakshi will play in the women’s 62 kg quarterfinals.

Anshu Malik’s quarterfinal bout in women’s 57 kg category

# 6:37 pm: Birthday made special! Anshu Malik qualifies for the semis with a technical superiority (10-0) and that too on her birthday.

# 6:36 pm: Anshu went on with aggression and took 8 consecutive points.

# 6:34 pm: Anshu Malik to play the bout against Australia’s Irene Symeonidis.

Wrestling update:

# 6:27 pm: Coming up- Anshu Malik to play the quarterfinal bout against Australia’s Irene Symeonidis.

# 6:03 pm: Action begins after a long halt.

Badminton update:

# 5:56 pm: Coming up– PV Sindhu to play her women’s singles round of 16 match.

# 5:53 pm: Kidambi has won the round of 16 match against Sri Lanka’s Dumindu Abeywickrama.

Table Tennis update:

# 5:48 pm: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins 4-0 against Australia’s Luu.

Update: 

# 5:26 pm: The wrestling event is still delayed, reportedly it will begin at 5:45 pm IST. Stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, Sharath Kamal leads the match against Australia’s Luu with 1-0.

Athletics update: India qualifies for the finals of the Men’s 4×400 m relay as Amoj Jacob helps the team to finish second in the heat with a powerful final stride.

Ancy Sojan playing in Women’s Long Jump Qualification

# 4:56 pm: Ancy Sojan ended up in 13th position and did not qualify for the finals.

# 4:46 pm: Ancy oversteps and makes a foul in her final attempt.

# 4:37 pm: Qualification Rules- Qualifying performance 6.75 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

# 4:35 pm: Ancy jumps 6.25 m in her second attempt with wind assistance of +2.3 m/s.

# 4:23 pm: Ancy jumps 6.17 m in her first attempt.

# 4:21 pm: After Murali Sreeshankar it is now a chance for Ancy Sojan to perform.

Table Tennis update:

# 4:18 pm: Sreeja Akula wins her singles game against Wale’s Charlotte Carey in a nail-biting match. Akula advances to the quarterfinals.

Wrestling update: The action will resume at 4:45 pm IST. The matches were halted due to a technical issue in the Birmingham games.

Deepak Punia to play in men’s freestyle 86 kg

# 3:28 pm: The Indian wrestler won by technical superiority as he earned 10 points against a zero for Oxenham.

# 3:26 pm: Deepak leads the bout with a score of 8-0 as he earned points in three leg attacks.

# 3:23 pm: Deepak to play his first bout against Mathew Oxenham.

Manika Batra plays Women’s Singles against Minhyung Jee

# 3:47 pm: Close game! Manika wins it 12-10 and clinches the match.

# 3:43 pm: Fourth game is tied at 9-9.

# 3:40 pm: Batra wins again! This time it is 11-6. She needs to win one more game to win the match.

# 3:32 pm: A little fight was shown by Jee but Manika wins game 2 with a score of 11-8.

# 3:21 pm: Defending champion Manika won game 1 with a score of 11-4.

Bajrang Punia in action

# 3:12 pm: Punia gained 4 points but continued to exploit the position and eventually won by fall.

# 3:10 pm: Bajrang wins! 

# 3:06 pm: Defending champion Bajrang to start his campaign against Lowe Bingham.

Good news from Table Tennis arena:

Bhavina Patel to play Para-Table Tennis Semi-finals

# 3:02 pm: Bhavina Patel enters the finals and confirms a medal for India.

# 2:54 pm: Bhavina Patel wins game 2 with the same scoreline as game 1. India is close to confirming a medal.

# 2:52 pm: Bhavina leads game 2 with a score of 9-4.

# 2:47 pm: Indian paddler wins game 1 with a score of 11-6.

# 2:45 pm: Bhavina starts well and takes a lead of 5-3.

# 2:38 pm: Bhavina made the nation proud with her silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

# 2:36 pm: Bhavina Patel is set to battle against England’s Sue Bailey to get a spot in the finals.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra to play Table Tennis Mixed Doubles match

# 2:21 pm: Manika and Sathiyan win the match with a score of 11-7 in the 3rd game. It was a comfortable game for the pair.

# 2:16 pm: The Indian duo takes a 7-5 lead in game 3.

# 2:13 pm: Game 2 finishes quick as Sathiyan and Manika deliver again. Score: 11-6

# 2:08 pm: The first game goes to Sathiyan and Manika with a score of 11-7.

# 2:04 pm: After 5 all, the Indian pair managed to take a lead of 8-5.

# 2:03 pm: The game begins and the score stands at 4 all.

# 1:52 pm: Sathiyan and Manika will play against Nigeria’s Omotayo Olajide and  Ojomu Ajoke in the round of 16.

Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia fight for a place in semis

# 3:30 pm: The Indian duo loses 18-14 and miss the spot in the semis.

# 3:01 pm: England takes a huge lead! The score is 17-12 after 16 ends.

# 2:53 pm: India tries to make a comeback as England leads with 14-12 after the 15th end.

# 2:39 pm: England took a lead in the 10th end and extended it to 13-9 after 13 ends.

# 1:59 pm: The Indian pair extends the lead to 8-5 after eight ends.

# 1:45 pm: After six ends, the score is at 6-4 as India is still in the lead.

# 1:32 pm: India takes a lead after four ends. Score: 5-2

# 1:19 pm: India scores a point in the second end. The score stands at 2-1 in favour of the English pair.

# 1:10 pm: England started well by scoring two points in the first end. India waits to open its account.

# 1:01 pm: The first end begins.

# 12:52 pm: The Indian pair will play the Women’s Pair Sectional Lawn Bowls quarterfinals against England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh.

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