Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 4 Highlights: Harjinder Kaur wins bronze, TT men’s team and badminton mixed team storm into the final – The Indian Express

  • September 8, 2022

Commonwealth Games 2022 Highlights: India’s Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting competition after a dramatic climax at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Luck was on Harjinder’s side as she was assured of a podium finish after Nigeria’s gold medal favourite Joy Eze was knocked out following three failed attempts in the clean and jerk category. Elsewhere, swimmer Srihari Nataraj finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while boxers Amit Panghal, Mohammad Hussamudin & Ashish Kumar cruised into QFs.
In badminton, India showed their might to blank Singapore 3-0 and enter the mixed team final. In Judo, Shushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal while Vijay Kumar bagged the bronze. Among disappointments, Pranati Nayak finished fifth in the women’s vault final of the artistic gymnastics event. Joshna Chinappa crashed out after he losing her encounter. In men’s hockey, India drew 4-4 with England. The Indian men’s table tennis team also defeated Nigeria and will play the final on August 2.
With three more medals on Day 4, India has three Golds, three Silver, and three bronze so far.
Follow all the highlights of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
One of the best matches I’ve played. I let him back into the first set. Then again in second, and again, till I got it right: Sharath Kamal
FINAL BOUND! 🏓

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In the men’s 50m backstroke  final, Srihari Nataraj finishes 5th. 
Ashish Kumar Chaudhary is through to the next round after winning the men’s 80kg R16 against Travis Tapatuetoa.
CWG bronze-medal winning weightlifter Harjinder Kaur started off with kabaddi moved to tug of war and then weight lifting. From cutting chaff on the fields to lifting barbell to win CWG bronze. ( Read her story )
Harjinder Kaur wins the bronze for India with a miracle. That takes Team India’s medal count straight up to 9.  ( Here is the current medal standing)
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England’s Sarah Davies breaks the all-time Commonwealth Games record in Snatch round of Women’s 71 kg Weightlifting with a 103 kg lift. Later in the next round, she breaks the all-time Commonwealth Games record in aggregate of Women’s 71 kg Weightlifting with 229 kg.
What a dramatic turn of events! Harjinder Kaur ensures a podium finish after Nigeria’s gold medal prospect Joy Eze fails in her effort. That has allowed the Indian to sneak in with a weight of 93 kg (Snatch) & 119 kg (Clean & Jerk). 
Harjinder Kaur goes for her 3rd attempt and lifts 119 KG! Will Canada’s Alexis Ashworth topple her? It’s a virtual battle between the two. She goes for 123 and does it! Wow  
Harjinder Kaur goes for her 2nd attempt and lifts 116 kg | Total – 209 KG 
Harjinder Kaur lifts 113 kg in her first attempt ( Clean and Jerk )  | The bronze medal is still in sight! 
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai win their doubles match and with that India are off to a winning start. India take 1-0 lead. Next Up: Sharath Kamal vs veteran Quadri Aruna
Sajan Prakash finishes 8th with a timing of 54.24s in the Men’s 100m Butterfly semifinal, and fails to qualify for the final.
We are all set for the clean and jerk round. India’s Harjinder Kaur will be in a close fight with Australia’s Kiana Elliot for bronze. 
Hometown hero Sarah Davies lifted 103kg snatch in her third attempt and that was her Personal Best and a Commonwealth Games record. 
Satwik & Chirag win 2-0  
PV Sindhu wins 2-0 
Lakshya Sen wins 2-0 
India beat Singapore 3-0  – That means India are into the mixed team final in badminton and assure themselves another medal.
India’s Suchika Tariyal loses bronze medal match to Mauritius’ Christianne Legentil in women’s 57 kg judo.
Clean and Jerk round coming up next! She still has a chance at the medal.

Ruthuja Nataraj does not finish in the Top 8 of the Women’s Uneven Bars final
Harjinder Kaur successfully lifts 93kg in her third snatch attempt. That is also her personal best ! 
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CWG Day 4 schedule: India vs England in men’s hockey, eyes on weightlifters, Panghal in action
After thrashing lowly Ghana by 11-0 on Sunday, the India men’s hockey team will be hoping to build on that momentum when they take on England in their second match of the tournament on Monday.

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