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CWG Day 2: India Eyes Gold In Weightlifting, Athletics, Gymnastics

Badminton and Table Tennis teams looking to make a progress into the knockouts and the women's hockey team will enter their second group-stage tie.

Tokyo Olympic Silver medalist Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the 51st Foundation Day ceremony of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: After a thunderous Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Team India looks to retain momentum on the second day with all eyes on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Tokyo Olympic silver-medallist and 2018 CWG gold medallist on Saturday.

Badminton and Table Tennis teams looking to make a progress into the knockouts and the women’s hockey team will enter their second group-stage tie. The Indian badminton team began their mixed team title defence with a 5-0 sweep against Pakistan.

In Badmintion there were wins for PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth. Women’s cricket made its debut with a three-wicket loss against Australia. The Indian women’s table tennis team fared better with a 3-0 victory vs South Africa and then a 3-0 victory against Fiji.In boxing, Shiva Thapa won his men’s 63.5kg Round of 32 bout against Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch.

The Indian women’s hockey team 5-0 win against Ghana on Day One set spirits soaring.In aquatics, Kushagra Rawat came in last in Heat 3 and was eliminated in the Men’s 400m Freestyle event. In the triathlon, India finished 26th and 27th respectively with a dismal performance by Pragnya Mohan and Sanjana Joshi.

Day 2 schedule includes numerous nail-biting events including finals of weightlifting, athletics and para-swimming.

Athletics:

India will eye a medal in the men’s marathon Final with Nitendra Singh Rawat all geared up at 01.30 PM.

PARA-Swimming:

India’s Ashish Kumar Singh will fight for his final birth in the men’s 100m Backstroke S9 Finals–at 12:18 AM.

SWIMMING* 100m backstroke semifinal:

Srihari Natraj (1:14 am)* 200m freestyle heat 3–Kushagra Rawat (03.00 pm).

GYMNASTICS* Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualification Subdivision 3:

PranatiNayak, RuthujaNatraj, ProtisthaSamanta (9:00 Pm).

BADMINTON* Mixed team group A:

India vs Sri Lanka (1:30 pm)* Mixed team group a–India Vs Australia (11:30 pm).

BOXING* Over 54kg – 57kg (Round Of 32): Hussamuddin Mohammed Vs Amzolele (SA) (4:30 Pm).

Cycling (02:30 PM – 06:15 PM)* Womens sprint qualifying:

Mayuri Lute, Triyasha Paul* Women’s 3000m individual pursuit qualifying–Meenakshi. Men’s 4000m individual pursuit qualifying–Vishwajeet Singh, Dinesh Kumar. Men’s kierin first round (8.30 PM -11.30 PM).

HOCKEY Womens Pool A:

India Vs Wales (11:30 PM).

WEIGHTLIFTING:

Mens 55 Kg:

Sanket Mahadev Sargar (01:30 PM – 06:15 PM), Mens 61 Kg–Gururaja (01:30 PM – 06:15 PM)).

Women’s 49 Kg:

Saikhom, Mirabhai Chanu (08:00 PM – 10:15 PM).

Table Tennis (02:00 PM – 07:00 PM):

Womens Team Group 2–India Vs Guyana, Mens Team Group–India Vs Northern Ireland.

Squash (04:30 PM – 07:00 PM):

Mens singles round of 32: Ramit Tandon Vs Christopher Binnie (Jamaica), Womens singles round of 32–Joshana Chinappa Vs Tbd

Womens singles round of 32: Sunayna Sara Kuruvilla Vs AifaAzman (Malaysia). Mens singles round of 32–Saurav Ghosal Vs Tbd.

Lawn Balls (01:00 PM – 06:15 PM): Men’s triple–India vs Malta (* Women’s singles–Tania Choudhury Vs Laura Daniels(Wales)* Men’s pairs–India Vs Cook Island* Women’s four–India Vs Canada.

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