India ended up adding two medals to their tally on day five of the Commonwealth Games 2022. With thirteen medals to their tally, India ranks sixth just below South Africa. India has so far five gold medals, five silver medals and three bronze medals. The Lawn Bowls women’s fours team made history by bagging gold for India. The men’s table tennis quartet defend their 2018 Gold Coast gold.
Here’s how things unfolded for India on the day 5 of the Commonwealth Games 2022:
The Lawn Bowls women’s fours team got off to good start. But then lost their way mid-way to the South African team. The South African team edged past India with a lead of 8-10 in the 10th round. The women’s fours team made a strong comeback to win the match with a 17-10 lead and take the gold medal for India.
The fours team comprising Lovely Choubey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Rupa Rani Tirkey and Pinki Singh left no chance for the opposition to take the game away after the 10th round.
Rohit Tokas sealed a berth in the quarter-finals after defeating Alfred Kotey with a 5-0 lead.
Sunayna Kuruvila registered a massive win against Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar in the women’s singles Plate semi-finals. She won with straight sets of 11-2, 11-4 and 11-5. Saurav Ghosal lost to number one Paul Coll in the men’s singles semi-finals.
Srihari Nataraj qualified in the men’s 200m backstrokes with a timing of 2.00.84 seconds. Advait Page and Kushagra Rawat also qualified in the men’s 1500m freestyle heats.
Track and Field:
Murali Sreeshankar emerged successful with a leap of 8.05m in the long jump. Muhammad Anees Yahiya also emerged successful with a leap of 7.68m jump. They both made it to the finals.
Dutee Chand thrashed out of the women’s 100m heat. Navjeet Kaur Dhillon and Seema Punia disappointed in the discus throw. Manpreet Kaur qualified in the women’s shot put with a throw of 16.78m.
Vikas Singh Thakur won silver for India in the men’s 96kg category with a total lift of 346kg. Usha Bannur thrashed out by finishing sixth in the women’s 87kg event.
Indian women’s hockey team lost to England 3-1 after defeating Ghana and Wales in the initial matches.
The Indian men’s table tennis quartet comprising of Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shatty successfully defended their 2018 Gold Coast gold after defeating Singapore in the finals.