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2018 Commonwealth Games, highlights: Mary Kom, Neeraj Chopra lead gold rush on Day 11

Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. India won eight gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Game in Gold Coast on Saturday.

other sports Updated: Apr 14, 2018 17:41 IST
Sandip Sikdar
Sandip Sikdar
Hindustan Times
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Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Indian boxing great Mary Kom won the women's 48 kg category gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday(PTI)

Mary Kom won India’s first gold medal in boxing when she won the women’s 48 kg final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishan were the other two Indian boxers to win gold medals on the day. Shooter Sanjeev Rajput then clinched the yellow metal in men’s 50m rifle 2 positions, while Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal in javelin throw. Wrestlers Sumit Malik and Vinesh Phogat won gold in wrestling, while Manika Batra won the women’s singles gold in table tennis. Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. (Live streaming info | Medals tally)

17:35 hrs IST: Thank you for joining us today.

17:28 hrs IST: Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have lost the badminton mixed doubles bronze medal match.

17:06 hrs IST: India’s Satish Kumar loses men’s boxing +91kg final to settle for silver

17:00 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal-S Gnanasekaran lose table tennis men’s doubles final to settle for silver

16:48 hrs IST: The table tennis men’s doubles final is heading into a decider. It’s two sets apieces between the Indian and English paddlers.

16:33 hrs IST: Prannoy loses the bronze medal match 21-17, 23-25, 9-21 to Ouseph.

16:20 hrs IST: Men’s badminton singles bronze medal between India’s HS Prannoy and England’s Rajiv Ouseph is into the final game. Ouseph takes a crucial 6-1 lead at the beginning of the decider.

16:15 hrs IST:And now Vikas Krishan wins the men’s 75 kg gold by beating Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the final. It was a unanimous 5:0 decision by the judges in favour of the Indian

16:05 hrs IST: Indian table tennis players Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty beat Singapore duo of Yew En Koen Pang and Shao Feng Ethan Poh 3-0 to win the men’s doubles bronze

15:59 hrs IST: Indian hockey team lose 1-2 to England in the bronze medal playoff meaning no medals from the sport in this edition of Commonwealth Games

15:52 hrs IST: The Commonwealth Games Federation today said India has till now not appealed against the sending back of its two athletes from the ongoing Games here for violating the ‘No Needle Policy’. CGF Chief executive David Grevemberg said the suspension of race walker KT irfan and triple jumper V Rakesh Babu has not been challenged till now despite the Indian contingent’s claims of pushing for an appeal

15:45 hrs IST: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for silver in the mixed doubles squash final of the Commonwealth Games, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in the sporting extravaganza. The Indians lost 0-2 (8-11, 10-11) to home favourites Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in 29 minutes. Pallikal is also in contention to win a gold medal in women’s doubles alongside Joshna Chinappa

15:35 hrs IST: Manika Batra won a first ever women’s singles table tennis gold for India at the Commonwealth Games, blanking Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 in the final. Earlier, Batra showed that her crucial victory against world no.4 Feng Tianwei in the team final was no fluke as the Indian edged out the Singaporean 4-3 in the women’s singles semi-finals. Besides guiding India to team gold, the 22-year-old had also paired up with veteran Mouma Das to win the country’s maiden women’s double silver. She can add a fourth medal to what already has been a dream campaign so far when she plays the mixed doubles bronze play-off tomorrow

15:33 hrs IST: HS Prannoy’s bronze medal match has also started against Rajiv Ouseph of England

15:27 hrs IST: And an elated Manika receives her gold medal on the podium

15:25 hrs IST: Meanwhile it is 1-1 in India vs England men’s hockey bronze medal playoff

15:20 hrs IST: That brings to end squash action today

15:16 hrs IST: Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal lost their mixed doubles final 0-2 to Australians Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley

15:11 hrs IST:Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have lost their mixed doubles squash final to settle for silver

15:03 hrs IST: Manika Batra winswomen’s singles gold by beating Singapore’s Mengyu Yu 4-0 in the final

14:57 hrs IST: Manika Batra wins the third game and is only game away from a gold medal

14:55 hrs IST: This is looking good for Manika Batra. She leads 4-2 in the third game after winning the first two

14:53 hrs IST: India’s Ashwini Ponnappa and NSikki Reddy bagged the bronze medal in badminton women’s doubles, beating Australians Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville 21-19, 21-19 in a 47-minute crunch match at the Carrara Sports Arena

14:50 hrs IST: Sakshi Malik after winning a bronze medal said: “I am so disappointed, I should have won a gold medal and I have to settle for a bronze. It will be another four years before I can make this right. I could not get what I expected of myself.”

14:40 hrs IST: Indian squash players Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal are facing Australian pairing of Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in the mixed doubles gold medal match

14:30 hrs IST: Ashwini Ponnappa has won all three medals on offer in women’s doubles at Commonwealth Games -- gold with Jwala Gutta in 2010, silver with Jwala in 2014 and now bronze with Sikki Reddy in 2018

14:25 hrs IST: Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy win women’s doubles badminton bronze! That is another medal for India!

14:20 hrs IST: Indian table tennis player Manika Batra’s gold medal match against Singapore’s Mengyu Yu will start shortly

14:10 hrs IST: Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy are playing the women’s doubles bronze medal match in badminton

14:00 hrs IST: Indian men’s hockey team to face England in bronze medal match at CWG 2018. Click here for live updates

13:50 hrs IST: That brings an end to wrestling events at the Commonwealth Games for India

13:45 hrs IST: Wrestler Somveer wins men’s freestyle 86 kg bronze at 2018 Commonwealth Games

13:35 hrs IST: Indian table tennis player A Sharath Kamal was beaten 0-4 by Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna in the men’s singles semi-final and said that the noisy spectators at the Oxenford Studios had thrown him off his game. “Every time I served people were calling out in a different language. It was disturbing. I think it was intentional,” he said after his defeat

13:25 hrs IST: Neeraj Chopra has become only the third Indian man to win an athletics gold at the Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh in 1958 and Vikas Gowda in 2014

13:20 hrs IST:Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins women’s freestyle 50 kg gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games

13:16 hrs IST: Among others, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik went down to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria 3-6 in a nervous bout to end her golden dreams but eventually won the bronze medal bout. Vinesh Phogat, meanwhile, defeated Rupinder Kaur of Australia in the 50 kg freestyle to enter final while Somveer defeated Australia’s Jayden Lawrence 7-0 for a victory by fall in the 86kg freestyle repechage to go through to the bronze medal match

13:13 hrs IST: Earlier, Sumit made an incredible comeback to win this bout against Korey Jarvis of Canada. Lagging 0-2 initially, the Indian turned it around to make it 3-2 before drawing level at 3-3. In dying moments, Sumit flipped Jarvis to win 6-4 in the end

13:10 hrs IST: Indian wrestler Sumit Malik claimed a gold in men’s freestyle 125 kg after his opponent, Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to an injury. Sumit defeated Pakistan’s Tayab Raza 10-4 in a dramatic bout. It turned out to be a pulsating contest as Sumit was leading early on but Raza came back to reduce the deficit to 2-3 after attacking the Indian’s legs. However, Sumit didn’t allow his rival to dominate as he displayed incredible athleticism, hopping around the mat to avoid stepping outside the bound after Raza once again had grabbed his leg. The Indian counter-attacked and eventually won comfortably with a big margin

13:05 hrs IST: Two medals in wrestling for India!

13:03 hrs IST:Wrestler Sumit wins men’s freestyle 125 kg gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games

12:57 hrs IST: Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik wins women’s freestyle 62 kg bronze at 2018 Commonwealth Games

12:48 hrs IST: The Indian team failed to finish the men’s 4x400m relay final

12:43 hrs IST: Athletics events are over for the day in Gold Coast

12:36 hrs IST: Indian table tennis veteran A Sharath Achanta lose 0-4 to Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna in the men’s singles semi-final

12:30 hrs IST: The day’s final athletics event is about to begin -- the men’s 4x400m relay and we have an Indian team out there. Winning a medal will be a big thing for the Indian athletes

12:20 hrs IST: India finishes seventh out of eight teams in the women’s 4x400m relay final, clocking three minutes and 33.61 seconds

12:15 hrs IST: In a funny incident, Usain Bolt joked that he had perhaps retired too soon after Jamaica failed to win either of the 4x100m relays on Saturday and finished Commonwealth Games without any of the short sprint titles. With Bolt anchoring the relay, the sprinting superpower won four of the six golds in Glasgow four years ago and had been expected to dominate again despite the multiple world and Olympic champion hanging up his spikes

12:10 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Arpinder Singh misses bronze as he finishes forth in men’s triple jump final with a best attempt of 16.46m

12:06 hrs IST: So far India have won six medals on Saturday -- four gold and two silver metals

12:00 hrs IST: A Singaporean para-sprinter has been barred from the Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test. Khairi Ishak tested positive before the Games and did not travel to Australia

11:55 hrs IST: India’s Jinson Johnson finishes a creditable fifth in three minutes and 37.86 seconds, a new national record, in the men’s 1,500m final

11:50 hrs IST: Indian shuttlers Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 1-2 to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the mixed doubles semi-finals. They will now play the bronze medal playoff

11:46 hrs IST: India’s Neeraj Chopra won the men’s javelin throw title after he registered his season’s best performance of 86.47m in the final. Hamish Peacock took silver for Australia with 82.59m while Grenada’s Anderson Peters hurled the javelin a distance of 82.20m for the bronze

11:40 hrs IST: Flag bearer of India at CWG 2018, PV Sindhu defeated Canada’s Michelle Li 21-18, 21-8 to set up a gold medal match against compatriot Saina Nehwal, who advanced with a 21-14, 18-21, 21-17 win over Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour. “Any win for the country is a good thing and having both the girls in the final is a proud moment because the gold and silver is going to India, which I’m very happy about,” Sindhu said. “Everybody was hoping for this and it has finally come. It’s Sunday tomorrow so everybody will be glued to the TV.”

11:30 hrs IST: This is India’s first gold from athletics at 2018 CWG and third overall after Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon won silver and bronze in women’s discus throw

11:25 hrs IST: Neeraj Chopra gets a standing ovation for his gold medal attempt

11:21 hrs IST: Neeraj was favourite for gold after his 85.94m throw last month at Patiala during Federation Cup National Championships. The field had been depleted after Olympics and world silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya failed to qualify for final round while 2012 Olympic champion and Rio Games bronze winner Keshorn Walcott opted out of the CWG. This is the biggest moment of his nascent career since the junior world gold, for which he set a record

11:16 hrs IST: Neeraj Chopra today became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold at the Commonwealth Games with a season’s best effort of 86.47m in the final. The 20-year-old junior world champion had made the final after achieving the qualifying mark in his very first throw yesterday

11:10 hrs IST: While Neeraj Chopra claims gold, Vipin Kashana finished fifth in the javelin throw final

11:00 hrs IST:Neeraj Chopra becomes 1st Indian javelin thrower to clinch gold at Commonwealth Games. Tap for live

10:50 hrs IST:Neeraj Chopra’s fourth attempt of 86.47m is his season’s best and he leads the field by almost 4m!

10:45 hrs IST: After winning her gold, Mary Kom said: “I am so glad to have made history again, it is a special feeling to win something that is a milestone medal. I am just so glad. This medal and each one of my medals is special to me because I have worked equally hard for them. And I will continue to do so till the time my body is fit.”

10:37 hrs IST: Meanwhile Sindhu has exacted revenge from Michelle Li who defeated the Indian in the semis four years ago in Glasgow and went on to win gold

10:34 hrs IST: This means gold and silver medals assured for India in women’s singles badminton

10:27 hrs IST: PV Sindhu beats Canadian Michelle Li 21-18, 21-8 in 36 minutes to enter the women’s singles final where she will face compatriot and rival Saina Nehwal

10:22 hrs IST: Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei defeats HS Prannoy 21-16, 9-21, 21-14 in 58 minutes to proceed to the men’s singles final where he take on Kidambi Srikanth. Prannoy will play the men’s singles bronze medal playoff vs Rajiv Ouseph of England

10:16 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is taking on Michelle Li in the women’s singles semi-finals. The Canadian had beaten Sindhu in the semis four years ago in Glasgow which resulted in the Indian bringing home only a bronze instead of a gold

10:12 hrs IST: Neeraj Chopra’s first javelin throw attempt is 85.5 metres! A full 8.5m ahead of anyone else. Pure gold prospect

10:06 hrs IST: New Zealand have stunned Australia to claim the women’s hockey gold for the first time in Commonwealth Games with a 4-1 victory in the final

10:01 hrs IST: Srikanth saw off 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10, 21-17 in just over half an hour contest. He will face the winner of the match between HS Prannoy and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei. Earlier, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-17, 15-21, 4-21 to Malaysian combo of Mei Kuan Chow and Vivian Hoo in women’s doubles. The duo will now play for the bronze medal against local hopes Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville later in the day

09:55 hrs IST: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and newly crowned world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the finals of the women’s and men’s singles events respectively. Saina, who had clinched gold in 2010 Delhi Games but missed the 2014 Games due to injuries, staved off a challenge from Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour, a silver medallist at Glasgow four years ago, 21-14 18-21 21-17 in 68 minutes. She will play either compatriot PV Sindhu or defending champion Michelle Li of Canada

09:50 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal has entered the women’s singles final by beating Scottish Kirsty Gilmour 21-14, 18-21, 21-17 in an hour and eight minutes

09:45 hrs IST:And Manish Kaushik has lost to Australian Harry Garside in the men’s 60 kg boxing final, he settles for a silver. It was a split 2-3 decision

09:42 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Manavjit Singh Sandhu & Kynan Chenai have failed to qualify for the men’s trap finals - which is the last shooting event of the Commonwealth Games

09:40 hrs IST: Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions gold with a Games record. The 37-year-old shot 454.5 to bag the top prize after topping the qualification stage with 1180 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Chain Singh, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished fifth with 419.1. In qualification, Rajput scored 391 in kneeling, 399 in prone and 390 in standing while Chain Singh, who was placed second, shot 389, 398 and 379 for a cumulative score of 1166 . In prone Rajput shot three 100s and a 99. Canada’s Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with 448.4 while Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with 441.2. Rajput has previously won a silver in the same event at the 2014 Glasgow Games and was a bronze medal winner in the 2006 edition in Melbourne

09:37 hrs IST:And it is another gold, that too in boxing asGaurav Solanki beats Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the men’s 52 kg final. He won it 4-1

09:35 hrs IST: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins men’s 52 kg gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games

09:30 hrs IST: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has beaten England’s Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 21-17 to enter the men’s singles final

09:25 hrs IST: Indians are either winning medals or reaching the finals today morning

09:20 hrs IST:Indian squash players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal beat English pairing of Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry 2-0 to enter the women’s doubles final

09:10 hrs IST: Sanjeev Rajput won the gold with 454.5 which is a new Commonwealth Games record

09:05 hrs IST: Chain Singh finishes fifth out of 8 competitors in shooting

09:00 hrs IST: Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins men’s 50m rifle 3 positions gold

08:55 hrs IST: Two medals (one gold and silver each) for India today and both from boxing

08:50 hrs IST:Indian boxer Amit Phangal loses men’s 49 kg final to England’s Galal Yafai, settles for silver

08:45 hrs IST: Indian shuttlers N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 1-2 to Malaysians Mei Kuan Chow and Vivian Hoo in the women’s doubles semi-final

08:36 hrs IST: Great news! Indian table tennis player Manika Batra has beaten Singapore’s Tianwei Feng 4-3 to enter the women’s singles final

08:30 hrs IST: Singaporean para-athlete Mohammad Khairi Bin Ishak has been barred from competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test prior to the multi-sports event beginning

08:25 hrs IST: Earlier, the Indian women’s hockey team suffered a humiliating 0-6 defeat in the bronze medal match against England to finish fourth. India had beaten England 2-1 in the pool stage. It is now third straight time that Indian women’s hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when it won a silver

08:20 hrs IST: Indian wrestler Somveer crashed out of the men’s 86 kg freestyle competition after losing to Pakistan’s Muhammed Inam. Somveer lost by technical superiority as his opponent built up a 10-0 lead in the first round. The Indian will face Canada’s Alexander Moore in the bronze medal playoff

08:15 hrs IST: The legend of Mary Kom (48kg) grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet. The 35-year-old claimed a unanimous 5:0 verdict

08:10 hrs IST: Indian shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh took the top two spots in qualification of the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions. Rajput registered a Games record of 1180 to enter the final as the best shooter in the qualification stage. Chain finished second with 1166

08:10 hrs IST: Young Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is just one step away from a historic gold medal as they reached the finals of badminton competition. Satwik and Chirag outclassed Sri Lanka’s Sachin Dias and Buwaneka Goonethilleka 21-18, 21-10 in 30 minutes to become the first Indian men’s doubles pair to enter the finals in Commonwealth Games. Assured of at least a silver, Satwik and Chirag will be the first Indian pair to win a men’s doubles medal at the Commonwealth Games. Satwik and Chirag will now face either top seed Malaysian combo of V Shem Goh and Tan Wee Kiong or England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the finals tomorrow

08:05 hrs IST: Later, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra lost 8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 13-15 to England’s Liam Pitchford and Ho Tin-Tin in the other mixed doubles semi-final

08:00 hrs IST: The Indian table tennis pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das went down to Singapore’s Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu in the mixed doubles semi-finals 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11

07:55 hrs IST: The 35-year-old Mary Kom is also a five-time World Champion and multiple-time Asian Champion. She won her first Commonwealth Games medal today

07:50 hrs IST: What a brilliant career it has been for Mary Kom. Just wow!

07:47 hrs IST: It is a 5:0 decision in favour of Mary Kom and India’s first gold in boxing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

07:43 hrs IST:And expectedly Mary Kom has won gold in women’s 48 kg final against Kristina O’Hara of Northern Ireland

07:39 hrs IST:The England women’s hockey team have thrashed India 6-0 in the bronze medal match! That is a very disappointing finish

07:32 hrs IST: In other important news, Mary Kom’s women’s 48 kg final is about to begin

07:30 hrs IST: Sad news for Indian hockey lovers, Indian women are 0-4 down vs England in the bronze medal match

07:25 hrs IST: Indians have so far won 42 medals which include 17 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze

07:21 hrs IST: Today is the penultimate day of action and Indian athletes are expected to bring home another rich haul of medals from the Games

07:20 hrs IST: Hello and good morning to the live blog and live updates of 2018 Commonwealth Games

Shooting could bring more medals for India on Saturday with four shooters from the country in action.

Wrestling, boxing, squash, table tennis and athletics could produce a few more medals for India as well, while badminton will see Indians in action across all categories.

First Published: Apr 14, 2018 00:01 IST