After Neeraj Chopra was barred from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, all eyes were on Murali Sreeshankar to lead India’s tally in athletics and on Day 7 in Birmingham, Sreeshankar will keep an eye on the gold medal after qualifying in first place for the final of the men’s long jump during the qualifying round.
Sreeshankar’s compatriot Muhammad Anees Yahiya will also be looking for a medal in Thursday’s long jump final to further boost India’s medal tally.
Elsewhere, Indian sprinter Hima Das will also be looking for a place in the women’s 200m final as the Round 1 action takes place on August 4.
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Day 7 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will also witness Amit Panghal and three other boxers each trying to secure at least a medal by qualifying after the quarter-finals.
In addition, the wife of Dinesh Karthik, the wife of wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and one of India’s top squash players, Dipika Pallikal, will also start her campaign in Birmingham, while Manika Batra will try to make up for the misfortune of the Indian women’s table tennis squad, as he prepares for the individual event.
Here is the schedule of Indian athletes on Day 7 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games:
Athletics and Para-athletics
Women’s Hammer Throw: Qualifying Round – Sarita Singh, Manja Bala – 2.30pm
Women’s 200m – Round 1, Series 2 – Hima Das – 3.30pm
Men’s Long Jump Final – Muhammed Anees Yahiya, Murali Sreeshankar – 12.12pm (on Friday)
48kg-51kg Flyweight Quarter Final 2 – Amit Panghal – 4:45 PM
57-60kg Lightweight Quarter Final 2 – Jasmine Lamboria – 6.15pm
92kg Super Heavyweight Quarter Final 1 – Sagar Ahlawat – 8pm
63.5-67kg Welterweight Quarter Final 3 – Rohit Tokas – 12.30pm (on Thursday)
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Individual Qualification Subdivision 1 – Balveen Kaur – from 4.30pm
Group B men – India vs Wales – 6.30 pm
Men’s singles – Mridul Borgohain – 4 p.m.
Women’s Doubles 32 – Sunanya Sara Kuruvilla/ Anahat Singh – 5.30pm
Men’s Doubles 32 – Velavan Senthilkumar/Abhay Singh – 6pm
Mixed Doubles, Round of 16 – Dipika Pallikal Karthik/Sourav Ghosal – 7pm
Mixed Doubles, Round of 16 – Joshana Chinappa/Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu – 11pm
Women’s doubles aged 16 – Joshana Chinappa/ Dipika Pallikal Karthik – 12.20 pm (on Friday)
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64 Mixed Doubles – Sanil Shetty/Reeth Tennison – from 8.30pm
32 Mixed Doubles – Sathiyan Gnansekaran/Manika Batra – from 8.30pm
32 Mixed Doubles – Achantha Sharath Kamal/Sreeja Akula – from 8.30pm
Women’s singles, round of 32 – Sreeja Akula/ Manika Batra – from 8.30 pm
Men’s doubles aged 32 – Harmeet Desai/ Sanil Shetty – from 8.30 pm
Men’s Doubles 32 – Sharath Kamal/ Sathiyan Gnansekaran – 8.30pm
With inputs from PTI