2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, highlights: Saina Nehwal wins gold; IND finish with 66 medals
Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu to win gold in the women’s singles badminton final in what was the highlight of the final day of action, as India ended the event with 66 medals.Updated: Apr 15, 2018 10:47 IST
India ended their campaign at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday with a total of 66 medals. The day started with G Sathiyan and Manika Batra winning the mixed doubles table tennis bronze medal. In an all-Indian women’s singles badminton final clash, Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu to win gold. Sharath Kamal won his men’s singles table tennis bronze medal play-off match to add to India’s medal tally. Kidambi Srikanth lost to Lee Chong Wei in the finals of the men’s singles badminton final and got a silver medal. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa also secured a silver medal. India’s last medal of the day came courtesy of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty who won silver in the men’s doubles badminton finals. Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. (Live streaming | Medals tally| Indians in action on Sunday)
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10:35 hrs IST: And that’s it. Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settle for the silver medal after losing the final in straight games.
10:25 hrs IST: The Indian duo will need to make a quick comeback if they are to salvage any hopes of a gold.
10:20 hrs IST: Rankireddy and Shetty are 8-4 behind in the second game.
10:12 hrs IST: And the first game is over. The Indian duo of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost the first game 21-13 and face a must-win situation in the next game.
10:10 hrs IST: Rankireddy and Shetty are on the verge of losing the first game.
10:03 hrs IST: The Indian duo trail 11-7 at the break.
10:00 hrs IST: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s men’s doubles final is underway. One more gold will be nice.
09:40 hrs IST: Meanwhile, news is emerging that Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won a gold medal earlier in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was attacked in Varanasi’s Rohaniya.
09:25 hrs IST: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s men’s doubles final bout is set to begin any minute now.
09:10 hrs IST: India have now won 65 medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, one more than they did in the 2014 Glasgow Games. Check out the full medal tally here.
08:55 hrs IST: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s men’s doubles final bout will begin soon enough.
08:40 hrs IST: India are guaranteed one more medal in badminton today as Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are in the men’s doubles badminton final. The colour of that medal will, of course, depend on the outcome of the game.
08:20 hrs IST: Meanwhile, recently-crowned badminton world number one Kidambi Srikanth has lost the final of the men’s singles event to Lee Chong Wei. That means he gets a silver medal.
08:13 hrs IST: Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal settle for silver medal in women’s doubles squash event. They lost in straight games.
08:00 hrs IST: Pallikal and Chinappa lost the first game and will have to make a comeback if they are to win gold.
07:53 hrs IST: Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa’s women’s doubles squash final is also underway now.
07:49 hrs IST: And there it is! Sharath Kamal seals his singles bronze medal - and his third medal of the Games. He won gold in the men’s team event and a silver in the men’s doubles event.
07:43 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal is closing in on a bronze medal now.
07:35 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth wins the first game of his gold medal match vs Lee Chong Wei. Follow all live updates of that game here.
07:30 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Sharath Kamal lost the third game but is leading in the fourth game.
07:25 hrs IST: Squash women’s doubles action is coming up - India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal will face New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.
07:20 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal is now two games up in the table tennis bronze play-off game.
07:16 hrs IST: India can win another badminton gold - this time in men’s singles action. Kidambi Srikanth is currently playing Lee Chong Wei in the finals. Get live action of that game here.
07:10 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal has won the first game in his table tennis bronze medal play-off vs Samuel Walker 11-7.
06:55 hrs IST: The women’s singles badminton final between Sindhu and Saina did not disappoint, with the latter emerging victorious in straight games. Read all about it here.
06:40 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal’s table tennis bronze medal play-off vs Samuel Walker will begin soon.
06:12 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal has clinched the first game of her women’s gold medal match vs PV Sindhu 21-18. That first game lasted 22 minutes. Follow live updates of the match here.
06:00 hrs IST: Sharath Kamal might have missed out on a mixed doubles bronze, but he will have a chance at winning bronze in the men’s singles event later today when he takes on England’s Samuel Walker.
05:40 hrs IST: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal’s gold medal clash will get underway soon. You can follow live action of that mouth-watering encounter here.
05:30 hrs IST: India have already clinched a medal today - in table tennis. In an all-Indian bronze medal play-off, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra beat Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das.
05:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the last day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games!
PV Sindhu’s women’s singles badminton final against Saina Nehwal will be keenly followed back home in India, while Kidambi Srikanth will be carrying the country’s expectations in his singles final against the legendary Lee Chong Wei.
Meanwhile, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be playing in the badminton men’s doubles final.
In squash, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal will play the women’s doubles final.
Achanta Sharath Kamal will be in action in table tennis men’s singles bronze medal match, but not before he pairs up with Mouma Das to take on Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra in an all-Indian table tennis mixed doubles bronze medal play-off.
First Published: Apr 15, 2018 00:33 IST