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India won three medals on the fourth day (Monday) at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sushila Devi won silver medal in Judo. At the same time, in Judo itself, Vijay Yadav won the bronze medal in men. After this Harjinder Kaur won bronze medal in weightlifting. In this way, India’s total medal tally in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games has gone up to nine. India has so far won three gold, three silver and three bronze. Apart from this, the Indian mixed (men’s and women’s) badminton team defeated Singapore 3-0 in the semi-finals to reach the final, where they will take on Malaysia for the gold medal on Tuesday. The badminton team has ensured a medal for India. At the same time, the men’s team has reached the final in table tennis. The Indian men’s table tennis team defeated Nigeria 3-0 in the semi-finals. Now they will face Singapore for the gold. That is, after badminton, the table tennis team has also ensured at least a silver medal.
- Sushila Devi won silver medal in Judo.
- Vijay Yadav won bronze medal in Judo.
- Harjinder Kaur won bronze medal in weightlifting.
- Badminton team reached the finals.
- The men’s table tennis team reached the final.
- The women’s team reached the finals in lawn ball.
- Suchika Tariyal lost in the bronze medal match.
- Jasleen Singh lost in the bronze medal match.
- In men’s hockey, India played a 4-4 draw with England.
- Saurav Ghosal reached the semi-finals in squash.
- Cycling: Ronaldo Singh finished 12th.
- Gymnast Pranati finished fifth.
- Joshna Chinappa lost in the quarterfinals.
- Sajan Prakash could not reach the semi-finals.
- In boxing, Mohammad Hasamuddin reached the quarterfinals.
- Boxer Amit Panghal reached the quarterfinals.
- Weightlifter Ajay Singh could not win the medal.
- In swimming, Srihari Nataraja finished 5th in the final.
In Judo, Sushila Devi won the silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. In the final, Sushila was trapped by South Africa’s Mikaela Whitboi through an arm lock and knocked down. After this, Sushila kept trying to get rid of the lock on the mat itself for some time. In such a situation, the referee declared Whitboi of South Africa as the winner. Mikaela won the match with Waze-Ari.
This is Sushila’s second silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, he had also won a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Sushila has won a gold medal in the 2019 South Asian Games in the 48 kg weight category.
Sushila’s journey in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games was spectacular. In the first match (quarterfinals), Sushila defeated Harriet Bonface of Malawi. At the same time, in the semi-final, Sushila defeated Priscilla Morand of Mauritius. Judoka Vijay Yadav defeated Petros Kristodulides of Cyprus in the bronze medal match in the men’s 60 kg weight category. Vijay defeated Petros with Ippone. There are three types of scoring in Judo. It is called ippon, waza-ari and yuko. Ippon occurs when the player throws to the player in front and does not allow him to rise. A full point is awarded when it is fired and the player wins. That’s how Vijay won. Judo players are called ‘judoka’.
Vijay’s journey in these Commonwealth Games has been spectacular. In the pre-quarterfinals, he defeated Winsley Gangaya of Mauritius. After this, Vijay had to face defeat in the quarter-finals. He was defeated by Joshua Katz of Australia. After this, Vijay made it to the bronze medal match through the repechage round. In the first repechage match, Vijay defeated Dylan Munro of Scotland and then defeated Petros of Cyprus to win the bronze medal. Harjinder Kaur has won bronze medal in 71kg category. He has won the country’s ninth medal by lifting a total of 212 kg. In this match, Harjinder lifted 93 kg in snatch and 119 kg in clean and jerk. Sarah Davis of England won the gold medal by lifting a total of 229 kg. At the same time, Canada’s Alexis Ashworth won the silver medal by lifting 214 kg.
The Women’s Lawn Ball team created history and ensured a silver medal. They made it to the title match for the first time by defeating New Zealand 16-13 in the semi-finals. The Indian women’s team defeated Norfolk Iceland in the quarterfinals.
The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (1st), Pinky (2nd), Nayanmoni Saikia (3rd) and Roopa Rani Tirkey (Skip) made a spectacular comeback in the match. Now they will face South Africa in the final. The African team defeated Fiji 16–14 to secure their place in the final. Indian team has reached the final of badminton mixed team event. In the semi-final, India defeated Singapore 3-0. In this way, India has also ensured a medal in badminton. India has assured silver medal in badminton. Team India will now face Malaysia in the final. Indian team would like to win the gold by defeating Malaysia and winning the final.
In the first match of the semi-finals, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Singapore’s Kai Terry and Andy Jung 21-11, 21-12. In the second match, PV Sindhu defeated Jia Min Yeo 21-11 in the first game and 21-12 in the second game to win the match. In the third match, Lakshya Sen defeated Loh Yu Qian of Singapore 21-18, 21-15 to ensure at least a silver medal for India. The India vs Malaysia badminton mixed team final will be played on Tuesday. In the semi-finals of table tennis, the Indian men’s team defeated Nigeria 3-0. In the opening match of the team event, the Indian pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai easily defeated Nigeria’s Bode Abyodun and Olajide Omotoyo 11-6, 11-7, 11-7. After this, in the second match, Achanta Sharath Kamal defeated Aruna Qadri of Nigeria 3-1 to give the Indian team a 2-0 lead.
In the third match, Gyanasekaran defeated Olajide Omotoyo of Nigeria 3-1 in a singles match to give the Indian men’s team a 3-0 victory. In this way, Team India ensured another medal in the Men’s Table Tennis Team event. At least the silver of the Indian team has been confirmed. In the final, the Indian team will play a match for Gold from Singapore.
India-England match 4-4 draw
Indian hockey team
In men’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games, the match between India and England ended in a 4-4 draw. In their second match of Pool-B, Team India went on to win and win. They once took a 3-0 lead, but England came back strongly in the last two quarters, scoring four goals. India could score only one goal in the last two quarters. Thus the match ended in a draw. India defeated Ghana 11-0 in their first match. Now in the third match, on August 3, he will face Canada. Ajay Singh could not win a medal in the 81 kg weightlifting category. After lifting 143 kg in the snatch round, he managed to lift 176 kg in the clean and jerk. However, his effort was not enough for the medal. He finished fourth with a weight of 319 kg. Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Mohammad Hasamuddin advanced to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Monday. World Championship silver medalist Amit defeated Vanuatu’s Namri Beri 5-0 in the last 16 match in the 51kg category. On the other hand, Hasamuddin defeated Bangladesh’s Mohammed Salim Hossain 5-0 in the 57kg category. With one more win, the medals of both will be decided. India’s medal hopes suffered a setback when veteran women’s squash player Joshna Chinappa lost in the quarterfinals of the singles round. She was defeated 3-0 by Canada’s Holly Naughton. The first game was won by Holly 11-9. In the second game, the Canadian player defeated Chinappa 11-5. In the third game, Holly defeated Chinappa 15-13 in a tight match. Thus Chinappa missed out on reaching the semi-finals. India’s Sunaina Sara Kuruvilla has already reached the semi-finals in women’s singles of squash. She will face Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar in the semi-finals. Sunaina will now be hoping for a medal. India’s Pranati finished fifth in the women’s vault final in Artistic Gymnastics. Australia’s Georgia Godwin won the gold medal, while Canada’s Laurie Denomi won the silver. Scotland’s Shannon Archer won the bronze medal. Ronaldo Lattenjam clocked 1:02.500 in the men’s 1000m time trial final. It was impressive, but not enough to get India a medal. Ronaldo finished 12th out of 20 cyclists who took part in the competition. Australia’s Matthew Glatzer won the gold medal with a time of 59.505, while his compatriot Thomas Cornish finished second (1:036). Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicolas Paul finished third (1:00.089).
In Judo, India’s Jasleen Singh lost in the bronze medal bout in the men’s 66 kg weight category. Australia’s Nathan Katz defeated Jasleen in the last few seconds with Ippon to claim the bronze medal. In the last 10 seconds of Ippon, the Australian Judoka threw Jasleen and did not allow her to get up. A full point is awarded when it is fired and the player wins.
In the women’s 57 kg weight category in Judo, Suchika Taryal lost her bronze medal match. She was defeated by Christian Legentil of Mauritius in Vaja-Aari.
India won three medals on the fourth day (Monday) at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sushila Devi won silver medal in Judo. At the same time, in Judo itself, Vijay Yadav won the bronze medal in men. After this Harjinder Kaur won bronze medal in weightlifting. In this way, India’s total medal tally in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games has gone up to nine. India has so far won three gold, three silver and three bronze.