CWG 2022 Day 5 Live Updates: Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav.© Twitter
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 5 Live Updates: Weightlifter Punam Yadav is currently placed second in India’s first medal event of the day in the 76kg category. After a good fourth day, India will eye history as they chase a lawn bowls gold medal in the women’s fours event on the fifth day. They will face South Africa in the final. In Athletics, Murali Sreeshankar has qualified for the final of the men’s long jump final. India will aim to increase their gold medal tally as the Indian badminton team faces Malaysia in the Mixed Team final in the evening. Also, the men’s table tennis team will face Singapore in the gold medal match. In squash, Saurav Ghosal will face New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the men’s singles semi-final. In artistic gymnastics, Satyajit Mondal will play in the men’s vault final and Saif Sadak Tamboli will be in action in the parallel bars finals.
Also, in action will be weightlifters Vikas Thakur (Men’s 96 kg) and Usha Bannaur NK (women’s 87 kg). In hockey, India will play England in a women’s Pool A match. In boxing, Rohit Tokas will play his welterweight round of 16 match. In men’s 200m backstroke, India’s Srihari Nataraj has come up with a timing of 2:00.84 and is placed ninth in the qualifying. He has not qualified for the final as of now and has been placed in the reserve list.
India have so far won three gold, three silver and bronze medals.
Here are the Live Updates from Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
Swimming: Nataraj in reserve list
In men’s 200m backstroke, India’s Srihari Nataraj has come up with a timing of 2:00.84 and is placed ninth in the qualifying. He has not qualified for the final as of now and has been placed in the reserve list
Weightlifting: Clean and jerk
The clean and jerk round has started and Punam will lift 116kg in her first attempt on this round.
Lawn Bowls: India lose to New Zealand in women’s pairs event
India have lost their round 1 game of women’s pairs lawn bowls to New Zealand. The final scoreline was 18-9 in New Zealand’s favour.
Athletics: Murali Sreeshankar in final
In long jump, Murali Sreeshankar qualifies for the final with a huge jump of 8:05m.
Qualification Rules: Qualifying performance 8.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final
Weightlifting: Laylor leads field, Punam second
Camada’s Maya Laylor lifts 100kg in her first attempt and is leading the field. Punam follows her closely in the second place with a 98kg lift.
Weightlifting: Punam lifts 98kg!
A flawless lift and Punam is back to leading the field again.
Nauru’s Maximina Uepa lifts 96kg to lead the field now. Punam will go for 98kg in her third attempt.
Weightlifting: Punam lifts 95kg
After failing to lift 95kg in her first attempt, the Indian successfully lifts 95kg to lead the field.
Weightlifting: Nauru’s Uepa leads
Nauru’s Maximina Uepa has lifted 94 kg in her second attempt in snatch as is currently leading the field.
Nauru’s Maximina Uepa and England’s Deborah Alawode have both lifted 90kg each in their first attempt.
So far, Wales’ Amy Salt is leading the field with a 86kg lift in snatch.
Weightlifter: Event starts!
Punam will be in action later. She will be going for gold. She is a two-time CWG medallist. She won bronze (63kg) in 2014 and silver (69kg) in 2018.
Lawn Bowls: India trail New Zealand
In Women’s Pairs – Section B – Round 1, India are trailing New Zealand 5-8.
Punam Yadav will go for 95kg in her first attempt in snatch and 116kg in her first attempt in clean and jerk
Weightlifting: India’s first medal event of the day
India’s first medal event of the day is the women’s 76kg final which involves Punam Yadav. She is a former CWG medallist
Lawn Bowls: India’s women’s pairs match underway
The Women’s Pairs Section B Round 1 match between India and New Zealand has started. Stay connected for the live scores.
What is India’s position in medals tally?
India bagged a total of three medals, two bronze and a silver, on Day 4, and continued to hold the sixth spot. India now has a total of 9 medals, including three gold. Australia tops the chart while England and New Zealand follow it at the second and third spots, respectively. Have a quick look at the medal tallly HERE.
Heartfelt wishes for Murali Sreeshankar
India’s Murali Sreeshankar will be appearing in the long jump qualifier today. This event will start at 2:30 PM IST. Here are some hearfelt wishes for the India star ahead of his qualifier.
.. And another special message for M Sreeshankar
All the best Champ
Let’s #Cheer4India#IndiaTaiyaarHai#India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/gWmTsM4PfK
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 2, 2022
India’s Day 5 schedule
In case you want to have a quick look at India’s schedule on Day 5 before the actual action kicks off, GO HERE.
Track and field events to start today
Tuesday will mark the beginning of the track and field events in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The likes of Indian long jumpers Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees Yahiya and discus thrower Seema Punia will be in action today. READ IN DETAIL
When is India’s lawn bowls women’s fours final?
India’s women’s fours lawn bowls final today. They will be playing against South Africa in the summit clash.
Relive Day 4 action!
In case you missed India’s performance on Day 4 of the ongoing Games, we have it all covered for you. Just CLICK HERE and relive the action!
Day 4 highlights
While India entered the final of the women’s fours lawn bowls event on Monday, the historic feat followed silver and bronze medals from judokas Shushila Devi Likmabam and Vijay Kumar Yadav, respectively. On the other hand, Harjinder Kaur won a bronze in women’s 71 kg weightlifting.
Hello everyone, welcome to this space. After a good fourth day from India’s perspective, the Commonwealth Games moves to its fifth day of action. You will get all the live updates and scores related to different disciplines here. Stay connected!
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