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CWG 2022 Live, Day 11: Three Gold Medals in Badminton, Sharath Wins TT Gold

CWG 2022: Latest updates of Indian athletes from Day 11 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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6:46 PM , 08 Aug
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Commonwealth Games Day 11 Live: India End Campaign With 61 Medals

It is a wrap!

India's campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2022 officially comes to an end, with 61 medals to boast of. While the figure is five short of last edition's tally of 66, the Indian contingent can certainly be satisfied with the number, given that shooting was not a part of the roster at Birmingham.

As many would have expected, the wrestlers and weightlifters did an exemplary job to bag medals aplenty, while there were a few surprising medal winners in athletics as well.

Avinash Sable ended Kenya's dominance to win a silver medal in men's 3000m steeplechase, while Annu Rani became the first Indian woman to win a Commonwealth Games medal in women's javelin throw.

India's badminton and table tennis stars also did a commendable job in this competition. Shuttler Lakshya Sen won his first Commonwealth Games gold medal at only 20 years of age, while at 40, paddler Sharath Kamal Achanta added clinched more medals to take his total tally at Commonwealth Games to 13.

There were, however, a few heartbreaks as well. Both the Indian men's and women's hockey team could not win the gold medal, while the women's cricket team also came agonizingly close to winning the ultimate prize.

The last eleven days had everything that an event like the Commonwealth Games should have – thrill and excitement, highs and lows, ecstasy and agony.

Thank you for joining us on the live blog over the past eleven days as we now take your leave.

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6:31 PM , 08 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 11 Live: India Win Silver After Defeat in Final

The final certainly did not go according to plans, but the Indian men's hockey team will secure a silver medal to take India's medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2022 to 61.

Graham Reid's side came into the final with high hopes, having won four and drawn one game in this competition. However, the Aussies proved to be too clinical and lethal a team for the Indians to contain.

The boys in blue lost 7-0 in the final. Nathan Ephraums and Jacob Anderson scored a brace, while Blake Govers, Thomas Wickham and Flynn Ogilvie got one goal apiece.

This is India's third silver medal in men's hockey at the Commonwealth Games - after 2010 and 2014.

CWG 2022: Latest updates of Indian athletes from Day 11 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian men's hockey team lose gold medal match 0-7 to Australia, finish with a silver.

(Photo: PTI/The Quint)

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6:16 PM , 08 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 11 Live: Australia Piles on India's Agony

The Indians never seemed like making a comeback in the ongoing men's hockey final, and instead, Australia have scored two more goals to make the scoreline 7-0.

Nathan Ephraums scored his second, and his team's sixth goal in the 42nd minute, while the seventh goal was scored by Flynn Ogilvie only four minutes later.

5:59 PM , 08 Aug
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Commonwealth Games Day 11 Live: Sharath Kamal Wins Gold

The 'Benjamin Button' of table tennis, Sharath Kamal Achanta has won the gold medal in men's singles by beating England's Liam Pitchford.

Sharath lost the first game, but since then, it was all about the 40-year-old. He eventually secured an 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 victory to win his fourth medal at Birmingham, and 13th medal at the Commonwealth Games.

After Sharath's victory, India's medal tally has now risen to 60.

CWG 2022: Latest updates of Indian athletes from Day 11 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Games 2022: Sharath Kamal won the gold medal in men's singles table tennis.

(Photo: PTI/The Quint)

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Published: 08 Aug 2022, 11:00 AM IST
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