Glasgow 2014: India riding high on the successful outing of its wrestlers on Day 6 should be hoping for an equally rejuvenated performances by their boxing side. India is currently placed 6th in the medal table with 10 gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze. The Day 7 at Glasgow 2014 will see big names like shuttler PV Sindhu in the singles action while star boxer Vijender Singh will come into ring with a motto to win. See the Medal Table with latest rankings
To finish the day, Indian Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh also won his men’s 75 kg quarterfinal bout against Aaron Prince of Trinidad and Tobago 3:0. The losing semifinalists in the discipline are assured of a bronze medal as the winners proceed to the gold medal final match.
Indian boxers Pinki Jangra, L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Pinki started the proceedings with a dominating 4:0 win over Papua New Guinea’s Jacquiline Wangi in the women’s 48-51 kg quarterfinal. She will now face Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh in the semis Friday.
Sarita followed it up with a win in the women’s 57-60 kg quarterfinal over Welsh Charlene Jones. Though the Welsh girl won the first round on points, Sarita came back well to win the next three rounds of two minutes each to clinch the contest 3:1. The Indian will play her last four bout Friday against Mozambique’s Maria Machongua.
Attacking Manipuri boxer Devendro then won his men’s 49 kg last-eight bout, defeating Scottish Aqeel Ahmed 3:0. The 22-year-old notched up perfect scores of 30 from the judges in the last two rounds. Devendro will face Welsh Ashley Williams in the semis Friday. Mandeep Jangra was lucky to not even fight in the men’s 69 kg quarterfinal as his Australian opponent Daniel Lewis gave him a walkover due to medical reasons. The Haryana pugilist will next take on Northern Ireland’s Steven Donnelly. (IANS)
Indian boxer Vijender Singh won his quarter final match against Aaron Prince of Trinidad and Tobago in the Men’s middle (75 kg) category event. With this win Vijender Singh enters semi-finals after he posted a massive victory by points 3-0; given 89 out of 90 points compared to 81 out of 90 points to Aaron Prince.
The Indian women’s hockey team lost their last crucial Pool A tie 2-3 to South Africa at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Wednesday to go out of medal contention at the Commonwealth Games. India had earlier beaten Canada and Trinidad and Tobago but lost to New Zealand going into the match. They had to beat South Africa to have any chance of progressing to the semi-finals. (IANS)
Female Indian boxers Pinka Jangra and L. Sarita Devi reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Pinki started the proceedings with a dominating 4:0 win over Papua New Guinea’s Jacquiline Wangi in the women’s 48-51 kg quarterfinal. She will now face Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh in the semis Friday. Sarita will play her last four bout Friday against Mozambique’s Maria Machongua. (IANS)
After four matches of consecutive loses, India’s Navjot Kaur brought smiles as she won her Women’s Freestyle 69 kg bronze medal match against Sarah Jones from Scotland. She won the bronze medal after a brilliant display of game where she took the match 13-1. This adds fifth medal for the day that included silver medals from Satywart Kadian, Bajrang, Lalita and Sakshi Malik.
In the high octane match that took place between India’s Satywart Kadian and Arjun Gill from Canada, it was India that bit the dust again. Kadian got the silver medal after finishing second to Gill. After both the players tied at 4-4, the winner was adjudged by highest points won in the last minutes. Kadian who dominated the first period looked surprisingly caught with the judges decision for few minutes.
Day 6 was all about gold and looks like Day 7 is all about shiny silver for the Indian wrestlers as Sakshi Malik will have to settle for silver medal. She lost her match to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria in Women’s Freestyle 58kg category gold medal match. This match like the earlier two did not go to the second period as she lost by 10-1 as stronger Nigerian won by technical superiority.
Laishram Devi defeats Charlene Jones of Wales to enter women’s boxing Light (57-60kg) semi-finals. Laishram Deviwon her quarter-finals match 2-1.
In the Men’s Free Style 61 kg category gold medal Bajrang came second to his opponent David Tremblay from Canada. Nevertheless silver comes in for India. The bad news for the Indian wrestlers have been the matches are finishing hard and fast for the them. This successive loss did come as brutal shocker as India were the gold reapers on the Day 6.
Quite a shocking result for India’s Lalita as Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye won the Women’s Free Style 53 kg category gold medal match in mere 31 seconds. Raw display of power by the Nigerian 21-year-old who won the first wrestling gold for the country. India’s medal tally with Lalita’s silver medal goes up to 38. This is fifth medal in wrestling.
Boxer Mandeep Jangra, who is making his debut in the Commonwealth Games, assured India another medal as he advances to the semifinals of the 69kg. Ahead of the quarterfinal bout, Jangra’s opponent Daniel Lewis of Australia failed the mandatory medical test.
Indian athlete Vikas Gowda advanced to the men’s discus throw final, topping qualification round 1 at the Hampden Park Stadium here Wednesday. The silver medallist from the Delhi Games, four years ago, threw 64.32 metres to finish top of the qualification in both rounds. Gowda has a personal best throw of 66.28 metres and he is India’s best bet to give the country its first medal from athletics in the Glasgow Games. (IANS)
Catch the live updates of Day Seven from the Glasgow 2014 as Indian contingent will be looking to make merry with more of boxing and wrestling matches to come.