Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 5 Highlights: Gold In Table Tennis, Lawn Bowls; Silver In Badminton And Weightlifting
CWG 2022 Day 5 Highlights: India added four more medals to their already existing tally of 9 on Day 5 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 5 Highlights: India added four more medals to their already existing tally of 9 on Day 5 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The spotlight was on the women's fours Lawn Bowls team as they won a gold. The Indian team defeated South Africa 17-10 in the final, clinching India's first medal in the sport. The quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia made history as they recovered after trailing in the title to triumph. The men's table tennis team won the second gold medal of the day after beating Singapore 3-1 in the final. Weightlifter Vikas Thakur won a silver medal in the men's 96kg final with a combined best lift of 346 kg. Last but not the least, the badminton mixed team also won a silver medal after losing to Malaysia in the final. In squash, Saurav Ghosal lost to New Zealand's Paul Coll in the men's singles semi-final. India sit sixth in the overall medal's tally with 13 medals -- 5 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronze medals.
Here are the Highlights from Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
- 23:23 (IST)Badminton Mixed Team Final: PV Sindhu Wins Game 1PV Sindhu staved off a great comeback from her Malaysian opponent Goh Jin Wei to come away with the opening game 22-20. Sindhu had a comfortable lead at the halfway mark in the game but the Malaysian came back strong. Sindhu used her vast experience to seal the game
- 22:27 (IST)Badminton Mixed Team Final: Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lose first gameChirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have lost the first game narrowly to Malaysia's Chia and Soh 18-21. It was a see-saw battle that saw both the pair dominating from time to time. The Indians had the upper hand at 18-16 but the Malaysian came back with a flurry of points to take the game.