Expresso Commonwealth Games 2022 News Update on 2nd August 2022 at 1:30 PM

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“We begin with the news about swimmer Srihari Nataraj, who finished fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while Sajan Prakash’s campaign failed to make the final of the men’s 100m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games. Finished.

In the final, Srihari clocked 25.23 seconds. The Indian swimmer finished seventh in the 100m backstroke final. Natraj still has one more event left, the 200m backstroke.

Prakash, on the other hand, could not take his second chance to make the final of the 100m butterfly as he finished last in the semi-finals of 16 swimmers with a timing of 54.24 seconds. With this, Prakash’s campaign in the Commonwealth Games came to an end. He also failed to make it to the finals of 50m and 200m butterfly.
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Sharath Kamal defeated world No. 15 Aruna Qadri as defending champions India thrashed Nigeria 3-0 to reach another final at the Commonwealth Games.

G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai opened the tie with straight game wins against Olajide Omotoyo and Abyodun Bode in the opening doubles match.

The 40-year-old Sharath gave India a big advantage by winning the second crucial singles match against Quadri. The final scoreline read 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13 in favor of the Indian.

Sathiyan then defeated Omotoyo 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 to register a resounding victory.
“Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered an accident and was crushed by New Zealand’s Bryony Botha in the women’s 10km scratch race.

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The horrific incident saw Meenakshi fall from her bike before bending over. Bryony Botha of New Zealand was also in the grip of the accident, as her cycle ran over Meenakshi and Botha also fell from her bike.

Immediately after the accident, doctors arrived at the scene and both riders were ejected from the race. Meenakshi was taken on a stretcher.

This is the second accident in two days at Lee Valley Velo Park after England’s Matt Walls fell off his bike.
“India’s light heavyweight boxer Ashish Kumar (80kg) put up an impressive performance to reach the last eight with a 5-0 unanimous victory over Niue’s Travis Tapatuetoa. Ashish Kumar joins fellow boxers Amit Panghal (51kg) and Mohammad Husamuddin, who have made it to the quarter-finals with a similar 5-0 win.

The 28-year-old boxer, who hails from Sunder Nagar in Himachal Pradesh, is playing his first Commonwealth Games.

Earlier, Panghal, who is competing in his first major tournament after a disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics, looked under control during round three. In the last edition in Gold Coast, he won a silver medal.

He will face 20-year-old Lennon Mulligan of Scotland.
“60 Minutes against England on Monday showed how brilliant and silly Indian hockey can be.

In the first 30, the Olympic bronze medalist couldn’t put a leg wrong against England. He put high pressure, ran into the spaces, played cheekily through the balls, was mesmerized by his skill and scored.

India was flying. Over the next 30, they played as a separate team. He defended deep, was second after most balls, couldn’t get a good pass, lost skills, and conceded goals. India crashed.

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The recreational Pool B tie at the University of Birmingham Hockey Ground ended in a 4–4 draw. But for India, it will feel like a defeat, allowing England to come back after a 3-0 lead at half-time.

“Sagar Ahlawat, who is making his India debut, put up a powerful performance to clinch a 5-0 decision against Cameroon’s Maxim Yegnong Njio in the Commonwealth Games.

For the first time, the 20-year-old boxer from Dhandlan village of Jhajjar in Haryana is seen in Indian colors. Sagar started training at the Jawahar Bagh Stadium in Jhajjar in 2017. He will cover a distance of 20 km on his bike to the stadium; However, his training was irregular as he sometimes had to help his father in the field.

In the Commonwealth Games trials, Sagar defeated his idol Satish Kumar and then beat national champion Narendra to book his ticket to Birmingham.
“India’s Sourav Ghosal, the world number 15, beat Canada’s David Balergon to reach the 62nd, 3-0 in the last eight leg. Ghosal won the match 11-6, 11-2, 11-6.

Ghosal was barely upset in the first two matches. In the third, the Canadian took a 3–0 lead before the Indian leveled it 3–3. He then took a decisive lead.

Earlier on Sunday, Joshna defeated New Zealand’s Caitlin Watts 3-1 to enter the women’s singles quarter-finals. The 18-time national champion kept her calm as she recovered from a mid-game slump and won an 11-89-11 11-4 11-6 win against Watts and set up a last-eight clash with Canada’s Holly Naughton. did.

India is eyeing its maiden squash medal at the Commonwealth Games.
In badminton, India showed their strength by defeating Singapore 3–0 to enter the mixed team final. In Judo, Sushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal while Vijay Kumar won the bronze medal. Amidst the disappointments, Pranati Nayak finished fifth in the women’s vault final of the artistic gymnastics event. Joshna Chinappa crashed after losing the encounter.
“We end this bulletin with some surprising news.

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India’s Harjinder Kaur on Monday claimed a bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting event after a dramatic climax at the Commonwealth Games. Luck was in Harjinder’s favor as he was assured a podium finish as Nigeria’s gold medal favorite Joy Eze was knocked out after three unsuccessful attempts in the clean and jerk category. ,

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