A complete glance at India’s Day 9 at Commonwealth Games 2014

DAY 9 of Indian Challenge at Commonwealth Games 2014

At the end of day 9, India has swiftly moved into fifth position in the medals tally with 51 medals including 13 gold. However they still trail the host nation, Scotland which is currently ranked fourth by four gold medals. Day 9 was action packed day for India and here is the complete update on the Indian results:

1. Boxing – India won a bronze medal and is assured of four more medals at the end of day 9.

a. Men’s Event:

i. Men’s 75 kg – Star boxer Vijender Singh defeated Connor Coyle of Northern Ireland in Men’s Middle semifinal. He is eyeing gold as India is now assured of a silver medal in this event.

ii. Men’s 69 kg – Boxer Mandeep Jangra defeated Steven Donnelly of Northern Ireland in Men’s Welter semifinal. He is assured of a silver medal in the event.

iii. Men’s 49 kg – It was a day of Indian boxers as boxer Devendro Laishram overcame Ashley Williams of Wales in Men’s Light Fly semifinal. India is assured of silver in 49 kg event.

b. Women’s Event:

i. Women’s 57-60 kg – Laishram Sarita Devi of India defeated Maria Machongua of Mozambique in Women’s Light semifinal. She is now eyeing gold but is assured of silver medal.

ii. Women’s 48-51 kg – Pinki Rani of India lost to Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in Women’s Fly semifinal. Nevertheless, she won a bronze for the country.

2. Athletics – India did well by pocketing a silver medal in women’s discus throw.

a. Men’s Event:

i. Men’s Triple Jump – India’s Arpinder Singh qualified for the finals after leaping a distance of 16.51m in Group A qualification round.

b. Women’s Event:

i. Women’s Discus Throw – India’s Seema Punia did the country proud by winning a silver medal with a season best throw of 61.61m in the women’s Discus Throw event.

Krishna Poonia, 2010 CWG gold medalist finished a dismal fifth with her best throw of 57.84m.

ii. Women’s High Jump – More disappointment for India as Sahana Nagaraj Gobbargumpi came in 8th position. She jumped 1.86 m.

iii. Women’s Relay – India’s women 4 x 400 m team qualified for finals.

3. Badminton – Overall it was a good for Indian shuttlers.

a. Men’s Event:

i. Men’s Singles – India’s RMV Gurusaidutt defeated Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia 21-15, 8-21, 21-17 in the quarterfinals. He is moved into semifinal and is now one step away from assuring a medal for the nation.

While, Parupalli Kashyap also defeated D Liew of Malaysia 21-13, 21-14 to advance into men’s singles semifinal.

Srikanth Kidambi of India lost to Derek Wong of Singapore 10-21, 21-12, 12-21 in the other quarterfinal.

b. Women’s Event:

i. Women’s Doubles – India’s Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have qualified for semifinals of women’s doubles event. They defeated Sri Lankan pair of Achini Rathnasir and Upuli Weerasinghe 21-10, 21-9 in the quarterfinal.

ii. Women’s Singles – India’s P V Sindhu overcame A Rankin of New Zealand 21-10, 21-9 and has qualified for women’s singles semifinal.

India’s PC Thulasi lost to Jing Yi Tee of Malaysia 21-18, 19-21, 19-21 in the hard fought match in women’s singles quarterfinal.

4. Hockey - Women 5th – 6th Place: India defeated Scotland 2-1 to finish at fifth place.

5. Lawn Bowls – India lost to Australia 14-15 in Men’s fours bronze medal match.

6. Table Tennis – India won a silver medal in men’s doubles event.

a. Men’s Event:

i. Men’s Doubles – India lost to Singapore 1-3, in men’s doubles gold medal match and had to settle for silver. India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj went down fighting to Singapore duo of Ning Gao and Hu Li.

ii. Men’s Singles – India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal demolished Paul Drinkhall of England to enter men’s singles semifinal. Sharath is certainly looking good for his second medal in 2014 CWG.

In the other quarterfinal match, India’s Soumyajit Ghosh lost to England’s L Pitchford

India’s Harmeet Desai lost to Zhan Jian of Singapore 12-14, 6-11, 10-12, 11-13 in the round of 32.

b. Women’s Event:

i. Women’s Doubles – India’s Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Patkar lost to J Drinkhall and K Sibly of England in their quarterfinal match.

Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak of India lost to Beh LW and Ng SK of Malaysia in the round of 32.

7. Squash –

i. India’s Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal lost to Australian duo of D Palmer and R Grinham in Mixed Doubles 2nd quarterfinal.

ii. Indian pair of Harinder Pal Sandhu and Joshana Chinappa lost to M Knight and J King New Zealand in Mixed Doubles 4th quarterfinal.

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