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Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 5: Historic gold medals for India in lawn bowls and table tennis, disappointment in badminton

Vivek Mishra
Vivek MishraAug 03, 2022 | 12:37

Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 5: Historic gold medals for India in lawn bowls and table tennis, disappointment in badminton

India now has 13 medals, which includes 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Day 5 was a good one for India as it clinched four more medals to remain at sixth place. India got 2 gold medals - 1 in lawn bowls and 1 in table tennis, 1 silver in badminton and 1 silver in weightlifting.

Even though India missed out on a gold medal in mixed team badminton event, a historic gold medal in women's four lawn bowl event made it a day to remember for the country.

India now has 13 medals, which includes 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Here's a look at India's performance on Day 5:

Historic gold in lawn bowls: The India lawn bowls team bagged a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

A sports rarely followed in India was a talking point among people after the Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (slip) beat South Africa 17-10 in the women's fours final.

It was India's maiden final appearance in the women's fours format of the competition.

Gold in table tennis: India won the second gold of the day as the men's table tennis team retained its Commonwealth Games gold medal after a close fight against Singapore.

In the first singles, Sharath Kamal lost 7-11, 14-12, 3-11,9-11 against Clarence. Harmeet Desai played brilliantly in the third singles to ensure India's third gold in men's team medal in CWG history. India had won the team gold for the first time in 2006 before repeating the feat in Gold Coast four years ago.

 

Another weightlifting medal: Dominance of Indian weightlifters at the CWG 2022 continued as heavyweight lifter Vikas Thakur won a silver medal in the men's 96kg event on Tuesday.

This was India's eighth weightlifting medal in Birmingham so far. Thakur lifted a total of 346kg (155kg+191kg) to finish second and claim his third CWG medal across three editions. Samoa's Don Opeloge 381kg (171kg+210kg) clinched gold with a Games record.

 

Disappointment in badminton: India was expecting another gold by the end of Day 5, but a 1-3 loss to Malaysia in mixed team badminton event meant that the team had to settle for a silver.

After the men's doubles team lost their match, PV Sindhu won her tie to make it 1-1, but former world champion Kidambi Srikanth's loss to lower-ranked Tze Yong Ng in three games came as an upset. India won the gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

Where to watch Commonwealth Games in India: All the sporting events from Birmingham will be broadcast live on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony SIX, and Sony TEN 4 channels. Live streaming of the Games will also be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

Last updated: August 03, 2022 | 12:37
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