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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 6 Round-up

Here is a look at the how the day panned out for Indian athletes in the Birmingham Games.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Published on - 4 August 2022 11:29 am

India added three more medals to their tally on Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. While weightlifter Lovepreet Singh won a bronze medal in the men’s 109 kg category, later it was the squash player Saurav Ghosal who added to India’s medal tally when he won his bronze medal match against England’s James Willstrop. Late in the evening, Tulika Maan won the bronze medal in Judo, followed by two bronze medal by Tejaswin Shankar and Gurdeep Singh.

Here is a look at the how the day panned out for Indian athletes in the Birmingham Games.

1. Lawn Bowls

Mridul Borgohain secured victory in the men’s singles Lawn Bowls event. The Indian won comfortably by a handsome margin of 21-5. Meanwhile, the Indian women’s pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia also registered a win, beating Hina Rereiti and Olivia Buckingham of Niue 23-6. India also won 20-10 in Men’s Fours Section C Round 2.

2. Weightlifting

Lovepreet Singh lifted a total of 355kg to win a bronze medal for India. His effort included a new national record of 192 kg in clean and jerk, to finish third on the podium.

3. Judo

Tulika Maan settled for the silver medal. While she beat New Zealand’s Sydney Andrews to reach the final, she failed to repeat a similar performance in the gold medal match against British judoka Sarah Adlington.

4. Squash

India’s Saurav Ghosal clinched the bronze medal by outplaying his English opponent 3-0. This was the 35-year-old’s second medal in these games after bagging the silver medal in 2018 Gold Coast in Australia.

5. Hockey

Indian women’s and men’s team both registered a win over Canada. While the women’s team won a close game 3-2, the men’s team had a one-sided win, beating Canada 8-0.

6. Boxing

Boxers Nitu Ganghas and Muhammad Husamuddin registered wins in their respective bouts to enter the semifinal and assure India of another medal. While Ganghas won after the match had to be abandoned post she dominated the first two rounds, Husamuddin won by a split decision of 4:1. Nikhat Zareen also registered a dominating win by a unanimous 5-0 decision.

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