After another successful campaign in the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Day 7, which saw the likes of Murali Add Shreeshankar and para-powerlifter Sudhir to India’s tally, fans can look forward to much more action on Day 8.
The biggest attraction of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday, August 5, is the women’s hockey team taking on the mighty Australians in the semi-finals. The winner advances to the Women’s Hockey Finals in CWG, and fans hope India’s eve can put up a tough fight for Australia, who will no doubt prevail as he advances to the semi-finals.
Elsewhere, another big attraction will be the Indian wrestling contingent, led by Bajrang Punia, as the Indian wrestlers try to get to the centerpiece in Birmingham. Wrestling is a sport that has secured India in abundance with medals in the past, and the nation will also be hoping for many more accolades in this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Games.
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In athletics, India has already won two medals so far, while Indian sprinter Hima Das will try to seal her place in the final event of the women’s 200 meters on Friday. Das finished on top of her heat in the first qualifying round on Day 7.
In Badminton PV Sindhu will headline the women’s singles as Akarshi Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty will be in action on August 5.
After qualifying for the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles in Squash, the pair of Dipika Pallikal and Sourav Ghosal will try to advance. Elsewhere, Manika Batra will also compete in the 16 mixed doubles table tennis.
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Here is the schedule of Indian athletes on Day 8 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games:
Athletics and Para-athletics:
Women’s 100m Hurdles, Round 1 – Series 2: Jyothi Yarraji – 3:06 PM
Women’s Long Jump Qualifying Round – Group A: Ancy Edapilly – 4:10 PM
Women’s 200 meters semifinal 2: Hima Das – Saturday 12.53 pm
Men’s 4x400m relay, lap 1: 4:19 p.m.
Badminton (starts at 3:30 PM IST):
Women’s Doubles, Round of 16: Jolly Treesa/Pullela Gayatri Gopichand
Men’s Doubles, Round of 16: Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty
Women’s Singles Round of 16: PV Sindhu
Women’s singles round of 16: Akarshi Kashyap
Men’s singles round of 16: Kidambi Srikanth
Women’s Pair Quarter Finals: India vs England – 1:00 PM
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Men’s Doubles, Round of 16: Velavan Senthilkumar/ Abhay Singh – 5.15pm
Mixed Doubles Quarter Finals: Dipika Pallikal/Sourav Ghosal – 12:00 PM (Saturday)
Mixed Doubles, Round of 16: Sathiyan Gnansekaran/Manika Batra – 2:00 PM
Mixed Doubles, Round of 16: Achantha Sharath Kamal/Akula Sreeja – 2:00 PM
Women’s Singles, Round of 16: Sreeja Akula – 3.15pm
Women’s Singles, Round of 16: Reeth Tennison – 3.15pm
Women’s Semi-Finals: India vs Australia – 10:30 PM.
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Wrestling (starts at 3:30 PM):
Men’s 125 kg freestyle: Mohit Grewal
Men’s 65 kg freestyle: Bajrang Punia
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg: Deepak Punia
Women’s freestyle 57 kg: Anshu Malik
Women’s freestyle 68 kg: Divya Kakran
With inputs from PTI