CWG 2022 Day 7 Highlights: Sudhir won gold in men’s para powerlifting while Murali Sreeshankar won silver in men’s long jump
Commonwealth Games, Day 7, Highlights: India’s Sudhir bagged a gold in the men’s heavyweight final of para powerlifting to end Day 7 on a high for India. Before him, Murali Sreeshankar clinched a historic silver for India with a best jump of 8.08m in the men’s long jump. Notably, the achievement of Sreeshankar came as the first long jump silver won by an Indian male player in the history of Commonwealth Games. Meanwhile, boxer Rohit Tokas entered the semi-finals of men’s welterweight category. Defending champion Manika Batra has entered the women’s singles round of 16 with a dominating 4-0 win. Meanwhile, paddlers Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison also entered the women’s singles round of 16 with wins in their respective matches. In badminton, Aakarshi Kashyap progressed to the women’s singles round of 16. The Indian men’s hockey team also had a good outing, with Harmanpreet Singh’s hat-trick helping them register a 4-1 win over Wales in the Pool B match. The win saw them seal a spot in the semi-finals. Earlier, boxers Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboriya and Sagar Ahlawat assured India at least three bronze medals with wins in men’s flyweight, women’s lightweight and men’s super heavyweight quarter-finals. In athletics, Hima Das entered the semi-finals of women’s 200m while Manju Bala entered the final of the women’s hammer throw event. Shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective badminton singles Round of 32 matches.
Here are the Highlights from Day 7 Of Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
02:41 (IST)It’s a wrap!
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02:32 (IST)Para powerlifting: Sudhir wins gold!
Sudhir has failed in his final attempt of 217kg. However, he ends with a gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting.
02:27 (IST)Para powerlifting: Sudhir looks set for gold!
Sudhir’s closest competitor Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu has failed in his third and final attempt. A gold to Sudhir seems highly likely now.
02:11 (IST)Para powerlifting: Sudhir on top!
Sudhir has lifted 212 kg in his second attempt and that takes him to the pole position with a total of 134.5 points, making a 0.9 gap with second-placed Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu.
01:51 (IST)Para powerlifting: Sudhir starts on a high!
India’s Sudhir has lifted 208kg in his first attempt in the final of men’s heavyweight para powerlifting.
01:41 (IST)Men’s long jump: Murali Sreeshankar writes history with a silver!
Murali Sreeshankar has become the first male player from India to clinch a silver medal in the long jump event.