2014 Commonwealth Games Day 3 Glasgow Highlights: India Claim 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze
After a great start with a silver courtesy Prakash Nanjappa in 10m Air Pistol shooting and a gold-and-silver from Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul in women's 10m Air Rifle, boxer Vijender Singh got off to a bright start.
Indian women shooters put up a spirited show as they clinched a couple of gold medals and bagged three silver medals. Indian hockey team crushed Scotland, while Vijender Singh made an impressive start to his boxing campaign. Here are the highlights.Â (Results)
07.08 (IST): Indian men's table tennis team beat Scotland 3-0 to reach semis. Women's team bowed out in semifinal.
07.06 (IST): Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal in semis, Dipika Pallikal crashes out in quarters.
07.05 (IST): Indian shuttlers reach semifinals of mixed team.
07.00 (IST): Another Bronze for India! Indian weightlifter Omkar Otari wins bronze in 69 kg category.
00:43 (IST): Parikshit Kumar loses to Jake Andrewartha of Australia in men's judo 100kg bronze medal fight.
00:10 (IST): India's Rajwinder Kaur beats EA Ratugi of Kenya to win bronze in women's judo 78kg event.
23:47 (IST): Indian women lose 3-1 to Singapore in semi-finals of Table Tennis event. India will take on Australia in bronze medal match on Sunday.
23:38 (IST): India's Dipika Pallikal loses to Alison Waters in the quarter-final of women's squash event.
23:29 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania loses bronze medal fight in men's judo 100kg category.
23.04 (IST): India's judoka Jina Devi Chongtham loses bronze medal match in the women's 78kg category.
22:33 (IST): Shooting: India's Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in Women's 25M Air Pistol. Anisa Sayyed settles for silver.
22:01 (IST): Men's Hockey: India beat Scotland 6-2.
21:51 (IST): India's Rahi Sarnobat and Anisha Sayyed qualify for Women's 25m Pistol finals. Gold and silver assured for India.
21:47 (IST): Women's Team Table Tennis Semis: Manika Batra stuns Mengyu Yu in singles. India tied 1-1 with Singapore.
21:44 (IST): Men's Hockey: 56' Kenny Bain gets one back for Scotland. India still lead by 6 goals to one though.
21:40 (IST): Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat and Anisha Sayyed are currently 1st & 2nd in Women's 25m Pistol semifinals.
21:35 (IST): Men's Hockey 49' Rupinder Singh adds a second and India have a sixth goal. India 6 Scotland 0.
21:32 (IST): Men's Hockey 46' Raghunath goes low this time in his penalty corner strike for 2nd goal! India 5 Scotland 0.
21:26 (IST): Men's Hockey: 40' Four! Gurwinder Chandi gives India a fourth goal. India 4 Scotland 0.
21:24 (IST): Men's Hockey: 37' India's Rupinder Singh triples India's lead vs Scotland as he scores from the penalty corner. They now lead 3-0.
21:22 (IST): Men's Hockey: The second half is now underway as India lead Scotland 2-0.
21:15 (IST): Men's Boxing: India's Vijender Singh beats Andrew Kometa in Men's Middleweight Round of 32 bout.
21:11 (IST): Men's Hockey: India lead Scotland 2-0 at halftime.
21:08 (IST): Men's Hockey: 32' Scotland miss from the penalty corner. India still 2-0 ahead.
20:57 (IST): Men's Hockey: 22' Raghunath converts from the penalty corner to give India 2-0 lead vs Scotland.
20:53 (IST): 21' Shouts of 'come on, India!' fill the stadium at Glasgow even though they are playing against Scotland in front of their home crowd. Inspiring! India 1-0 Scotland.
20:47 (IST): Men's Hockey: 13' India trying to score in the counter-attack vs Scotland. Still 1-0 ahead though.
20:39 (IST): 6' Gurbaj Singh scores to put India 1-0 ahead vs Scotland in men's hockey.
20:33 (IST): The India vs Scotland Men's hockey match is finally underway.
20:24 (IST): Coming up: India vs Scotland in men's hockey in a few minutes.
20:18 (IST): India's Manoj Kumar beats Lesotho's M Moshoeshoe in 64kg boxing round of 32 clash.
19:57 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela (206.7 points) wins gold & Ayonika Paul (204.9 points) wins silver. Great one-two!Â Â
19:54 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela & Ayonika Paul will battle it out for gold & silver.
19:52 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela is still leading and Ayonika Paul is still 2nd after 16 shots. Gold and silver positions likely.
19:50 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela is leading and Ayonika Paul is 2nd after 14 shots.
19:42 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela is leading and Ayonika Paul is at 4th after 10 shots.
19:40 (IST): 10m Air Rifle Women Finals: India's Apurvi Chandela is leading and Ayonika Paul is at 6th after 8 shots.
19:30 (IST): India's Jina Devi Chongtham will take on Vanessa Mballa Atangana in Women's 78kg judo bronze medal matchoff. That will take place at 22:51 hrs IST.
19:21 (IST): India's Rajwinder Kaur will take on VS Ratugi of Kenya in Women's over 78kg judo bronze medal matchoff. That is coming up at 23:40 hrs IST.
19:12 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania will take on Tim Slyfield of New Zealand in 100 kg Men's Judo bronze medal matchoff. That is coming up at 23:12 hrs IST.
19:10 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania wins his Repechage bout to enter Bronze Medal matchoff in 100kg Men's Judo.
19:06 (IST): Lawn Bowls: India win 9 of 14 ends but end up losing 12-13 to Northern Ireland in Women's Fours.
18:42 (IST): Rahi Sarnobat and Anisha Sayyed's Women's 25m Pistol semifinals are scheduled for 9:30 pm tonight.
18:37 (IST): Shooting: India's Rahi Sarnobat qualifies for Women's 25m Pistol semifinals. Anesha Sayyed also qualifies along with her.
18:19 (IST): Squash: India's Mahesh Mangaonkar beats Peter Creed of Wales in Men's Classic Plate Round of 16.
18:02 (IST): Prakash Nanjappa's silver medal in 10m Air Pistol was India's 11th medal at the Commonwealth Games and third from shooting.
17:54 (IST): Cycling: India's Kezia Vergheese finishes 12th in Women's Sprint Qualification.
17:41 (IST): Parikshit Kumar of India will face Australia's Jake Andrewartha in over 100kg judo bronze medal match.
17:35 (IST): Parikshit Kumar of India beats Gavin McNeil in Men's over 100 kg Judo Repechage.
17:32 (IST): Prakash Nanjappa is also supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a program started by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to identify and support Indian athletes with a proven track record and with potential to win Olympic gold medals.
17:23 (IST): Prakash Nanjappa made a comeback from partial facial paralysis last year to win the silver medal. Inspirational!
17:17 (IST): India's Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul will be in action in Women's 10m Air Rifle Finals at 19:30 IST.
17:01 (IST): Shooting: India's Prakash Nanjappa wins silver in 10m Air Pistol final. He finished with 198.2 points. Daniel Repacholi of Australia wins Gold with 199.5 points. England's Michael Gault wins bronze.
16:57 (IST): Prakash Nanjappa vying for silver in 10m Air Pistol final. India assured of a medal.
16:52 (IST): Prakash Nanajappa 2nd with four shooters remaining in 10m Air Pistol final.
16:48 (IST): Shooting: India's Prakash Nanjappa slips to third position in 10m Air Pistol after 12 shots with 118.6 points.
16:44 (IST): Shooting: India's Prakash Nanjappa tied at first position in 10m Air Pistol finals after 10 shots with 100.9 points.
16:34 (IST): Prakash Nanjappa starts with a 10.7 in 10m Air Pistol Finals. Great start for India!
16:31 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania beats Dominic Dugasse in Men's 100kg judo repechage.
16:28 (IST): India's Prakash Nanjappa in action in the Men's 10m Air Pistol finals now.
16:18 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania loses to Jason Koster of New Zealand in men's 100kg judo quarters.
16:11 (IST): Shooting: India's Mairaj Ahmed Khan fails to qualify for Men's Skeet final, misses out by one target. Baba Bedi also misses out.
16:10 (IST): India's Parikshit Kumar loses to Sam Rosser of New Zealand in Men's over 100kg judo quarters.
15:58 (IST): Shooting: India's Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul qualify for Women's 10m Air Rifle finals. Here is how the medals tally looks for India as of now.
15:52 (IST): Shooting: India's Anisha Sayyed 2nd, Rahi Sarnobat 9th after precision round in Women's 25m Pistol qualification.
15:48 (IST): India make semifinals of women's table tennis team event after beating New Zealand 3-0.
15:41 (IST): Shooting: India's Rahi Sarnobat is at 3rd position in 25m Women's Pistol Precision qualification.
15:38 (IST): Shooting: India's Anesha Sayyed (286 points) is at 2nd position in 25m Women's Pistol Precision qualification now.
15:26 (IST): India's Rajwinder Kaur loses to Jodiye Myers of England in over 78kg judo quarters.
15:21 (IST): British cycling great Chris Hoy was recently stopped from entering the Hoy Velodrome named after him in Glasgow. Read more here.
15:16 (IST): India's Jina Devi loses to Laura Portuondo of Canada in 78kg judo quarters.
15:08 (IST): India's Parikshit Kumar beats Md Ruzaini Abdul Razak in Men's over 100kg judo Round of 16.
15:00 (IST): Here is what yesterday's gold medal winner and India's shooting pride, Abhinav Bindra had to say to us after his 10m Air Rifle win.
14:53 (IST): India's Sahil Pathania moves into Judo Men's 100 kg quarters after beating Raymond Normeshie of Ghana.
14:47 (IST): India's Avatar Singh loses to Matthew Purssey of Scotland in judo 90 kg preliminary Round of 16.
14:34 (IST): Shooting: Prakash Nanjappa (580 points) qualifies for the Men's 10m Air Pistol finals. Om Prakash bows out as he misses out by just one point and finishes 9th. The finals will be held at 4:30 pm today.
13.55 (IST): India's first event on Day 3 is Men's 10m Air Pistol Qualification. Prakash Nanjappa and Om Prakash are in action. Also, Anesha Sayyed is competing in the Women's 25m Pistol Precision Qualification round.
As many as nine Indian shooters will be in action on Saturday with a lot of focus on Rahi Sarnobat in the 25 metre pistol event. Rahi won two gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the 23-year-old from Kolhapur will attempt to swell India's medal tally here. Rahi and Anisa Sayyed will team up again to defend their 2010 gold once again.
Rahi is among the current crop of shooters who have dominated world events. Last year in April, Rahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian pistol shooter to clinch a gold medal in the ISSF World Cup when she pipped local hope Kyeongae Kim 8-6 in the final of the 25m sports pistol event in Changwon, Korea.
Rahi joined the elite club of rifle shooters -- Anjali Bhagwat, Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Ronjan Sodhi and Manavjit Singh Sandhu -- who have won gold medals in the ISSF World Cups for India.
Almost half-a-dozen weighty judokas will be on show today. Indian judokas failed to replicate their opening day performance with Sunibala Huidrom missing out on a bronze medal in the women's 70 kg event losing to Sally Conway of Scotland.
In power events, a lot of focus will be on the boxer Vijender Singh. The 28-year-old Bhiwani man, who has starred in a Bollywood movie, Fugly, will fight in 75 kg class. Another Indian stalwart, Manoj Kumar will be in action in the 64kg class. Of the seven men, only Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender were a part of the super-successful team in the 2010 Games.
Manoj was among the three gold medallists, while the more fancied and more famous Vijender had settled for a rather controversial bronze in Delhi. "No matter what the circumstances, we are prepared for everything," said Vijender, India's first Olympic and world championships medal winner.
Sardar Singh's India were rather unimpressive in their 3-1 win against Wales in men's hockey on Friday. A sluggish India produced better hockey after the breather to get past a resolute Wales defence. But their overall performance was rather shoddy.
Ranked ninth in the world, India scored two goals through penalty corner conversions by V R Raghunath (20th minute) and Rupinder Pal Singh (42nd) before comeback man Gurvinder Singh Chandi scored a field goal in the 47th minute. India will play hosts Scotland today, while Wales will be up against world champions and reigning Commonwealth Games champions Australia.