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Published On : Sat, Apr 14th, 2018

CWG 2018: Manika Batra storms to TT singles gold


Manika Batra won the women’s singles table tennis gold medal as she outclassed Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 in the title clash, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Saturday.

Batra romped home with a convincing 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 victory in the final.

This is Batra’s second gold medal at the Games, having earlier triumphed in the Women’s Team event.

Pallikal-Ghosal settle for silver

India’s Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal had to settle for silver after losing in the mixed doubles final to Australia’s Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Pallikal and Ghosal suffered a straight games defeat as they went down 8-11, 10-11‌ in the title clash.

Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa won the bronze medal after winning 21-19, 21-19 against Australia’s Setuana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat continued India’s gold rush on Day 10 as she claimed an emphatic victory in the final of the women’s freestyle 50kg wrestling event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.

Vinesh outclassed Canada’s Jessica MacDonald 13-3 to win India’s 23rd gold medal of the Games.

Sumit continued India’s impressive showing on the match as he outclassed Sinivie Boltic of Nigeria to clinch the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 125kg Nordic event.

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had earlier claimed the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 62kg wrestling event.

Somveer won bronze in men’s Freestyle 86 kg. He defeated Canada’s Alexander Moore 7-3 to take home the bronze medal.

India’s Neeraj Chopra’s fourth attempt of 86.47m is his season’s best and sealed India’s first gold medal in track and field at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Saturday.

The 20-year-old’s first throw attempt was 85.5 metres in the men’s javelin throw final.

Vipin Kashana started off with a throw of 72.16 metres and is fifth with 77.87 metres.

It is India’s fourth gold in track and field at the CWG after Milka Singh, Krishna Poonia and Vikas Gowda.

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won gold in men’s 52kg category on Saturday.

He defeated Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final. He won it 4-1.

This is India’s 20th gold medal at the Games.

Manish Kaushiks lost to Australian Harry Garside in the men’s 60 kg boxing final, he settled for a silver. It was a split 2-3 decision.

Earlier, Amit Panghal won silver medal after losing to England’s Galal Yafai in men’s 46-49kg final.

India’s M C Mary Kom beat Kristina O’Hara of Northern Ireland to win the 48 kg women’s boxing gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

The Five-time World champion and Olympic bronze-medallist, competing in the Games for the first time, proved too good for the 22-year-old and won by a unanimous 5-0 decision.

This is her first Commonwealth Games medal and India 18th gold at the ongoing Games.

The 35-year-old Mary Kom had won the Asian Championships gold five months ago, before taking the top honours at the India Open in January.

She also won a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before arriving in Gold Coast.

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins gold

Sanjeev Rajput won gold medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

He shot 454.5 to create a Commonwealth Games Record. Grzegorz Sych of Canada finishes second on the podium with 448.4 and Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze medal with 441.2 points.

Chain Singh finished fifth in the standings.

England beat India 6-0 for women’s hockey bronze

India’s women’s hockey team turned in an embarrassing performance in the bronze medal round against England and was thrashed 6-0.

They conceded four goals in the last five minutes to give the English a tennis scoreline victory.

Hopefully, the men’s team will do better in their bronze medal match against England.

Chirag-Satwik reach historic men’s doubles finals; Saina, Srikanth also enter finals

Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy are in the final of the men’s doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games.

The Indian pair defeated Sachin Dias and Goonethilleka Buwaneka 21-18, 21-10.

They needed just 42 minutes to demolish the challenge of the Sri Lankans and get in the reckoning for India’s first-ever men’s doubles medal in badminton at the Games.

Saina Nehwal also reached gold medal match with a gutsy performance against Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland. In an extensive 71 minute encounter, Nehwal won 21-14, 18-21, 21-17. Saina will now take on the winner of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final.

World No 1 Kidambi Srikanth defeated England’s Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 21-17 to enter men’s singles final.

Manika Batra enters gold medal match
Manika Batra reached women’s singles final in table tennis. She beat Singapore’s Tianwei Feng 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11.

India had two pair in the mixed doubles semi-final, but both failed to make it to the gold medal round at the Commonwealth Gams on Saturday.

In the first semi-final, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das were beaten by Ning Gao and Yu Mengyu of Singapore 3-2. The Indian pair lost 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11.

In the second semi-final, Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost to England’s Liam Pitchford and Yo Tin Tim by a similar margin 8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 13-15.

So we have two Indian pairs playing for the bronze medal.

On Thursday, the women’s doubles pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das went down to defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu 5-11, 4-11, 5-11 in the gold medal round.

The silver medal they won was India’s first from women’s doubles table tennis at the Commonwealth Games.

Joshna-Dipika enter doubles finals

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal beat England’s Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry 11-10, 11-5 to enter women’s doubles squash final.

Pallikal-Ghosal settle for silver

India’s Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal had to settle for silver after losing in the mixed doubles final to Australia’s Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Pallikal and Ghosal suffered a straight games defeat as they went down 8-11, 10-11‌ in the title clash.

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