Commonwealth Games 2022 has been a cracker of an event so far. India has won 6 medals and all have come from weightlifters. India have had an exceptional outing at the Commonwealth Games 2022 so far. Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Bindyarani Devi, Gururaja, Sanket Mahadev Sargar, Achinta Sheuli have all made India proud.
Indian women’s cricket team, men’s hockey team, men’s table tennis team, badminton mixed team have all qualified for the next round on day 3. Here is what happened on day 3 with regards to India’s performance.
Indian women’s cricket team beat Pakistan women’s cricket team by 8 wickets. The Indian brigade chased down a target of 100 within 12 overs. The win has kept India’s hopes alive for reaching the semis.
Needless to say, Indian weightlifters have been exceptional so far. All the medals that India have won have come from the weightlifters. Jeremy Lalrinnunga clinched gold for India in the 67kg men’s category. Later on, Achinta Sheuli clinched another gold for India in the 73kg men’s category.
India got off to a flyer in men’s hockey category. The Indian men Hockey team defeated Ghana by a 11-0 margin and got off the mark. This would give them a world of confidence to do well going forward.
Indian mixed team defeated South Africa with a 3-0 lead in the quarter finals. This win ensure that the team march on to the semis. Lakshya Sen came up with an outstanding performance to clinch India a 2-0 lead.
The Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal put on a massive performance and defeated David Baillargeon 11-6, 11-2 and 11-6. With his win, he marched on to the semi-finals. Besides, Joshna Chinappa has sealed a place in the quarter-finals.
Nikhat Zareen and Sagar have made it to the quarter-finals. Shiva Thapa and Sumit Kundu, unfortunately, missed out on the opportunity to make it to the next level.
The Indian Women’s Fours team in Lawn Bowls defeated Norfolk Islands and marched into the semis. On the other hand, Indian men’s table tennis team defeated Bangladesh with a 3-0 lead and also made it to the Semi-finals.
Srihari Nataraj impressed in the semis with a timing of 25.38s and made it to the Men’s 50m Backstroke final.
Mayuri Lete finished 18th in the final with a timing of 36.868.
Ruthuja Nataraj stood 18th after scoring a 10.25 on the Balance Beam and after a 10 in uneven bars.