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CWG 2022 Live, Day 8: 6 Medals in Wrestling, Heartbreak in Women's Hockey

CWG 2022: Latest updates from Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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CWG 2022 Live, Day 8: 6 Medals in Wrestling, Heartbreak in Women's Hockey
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  • Day 8 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games saw six Indian wrestlers bagging medals.

  • Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik have won gold medals. Anshu Malik bagged silver, while Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal won bronze medals.

  • The Indian women's hockey team lose 3-0 in penalty shoot-out to Australia in the semi-final.

  • Hima Das could not qualify for the finals of women's 200m sprint.

Commonwealth Games 2022: Bajrang Punia is one of the six Indian wrestlers who won a medal on Friday.

(Photo: PTI)

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2:30 AM , 06 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 8 Live: Indian Women’s Team Lose 3-0 in Shoot-out to Australia

The Indian women's hockey team have suffered a 3-0 loss to Australia via penalty shoot-out and will now face New Zealand in the bronze medal match at 1:30pm IST on Sunday.

For India, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Neha failed to score as Australia's plan to bring in reserve keeper Jocelyn Bartram worked in their team's favour.

The Australians, meanwhile, found the back of the net through Ambrosis Malone, Kaitlin Nobbs and Amy Lawton.

2:24 AM , 06 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 8 Live: Shoot-out in Progress

With the scores tied at 1-1 after normal time, the game has now progressed to penatly shoot-out. Both India and Australia gear up to take the crucial shots that will secure them a berth in the women's hockey final.

2:12 AM , 06 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 8 Live: Goal from Vandana Katariya, Scores Are Now Level at 1-1

As we turn back our attention to the women's hockey semi-final, Vandana Katariya has brought India back into the game in the fourth quarter with an equaliser in the 49th minute.

India's Vandana Katariya( second right) celebrates scoring her side's first goal during the women's semifinal hockey match against Australia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

(Photo: PTI)

2:08 AM , 06 Aug

Commonwealth Games Day 8 Live: Triple Delight for Sharath Kamal

Meanwhile, Indian paddler Sharath Kamal has progressed into the semi-finals of the men's doubles and mixed doubles events, and the quarterfinals of singles resepctively.

The 40-year-old entered the men's singles quarterfinals after beating Nigeria's Olajide Omotayo 4-2 in a thrilling contest. Sharath also combined with G Sathiyan to beat English pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker 3-0 (11-6 11-8 11-4) in men's doubles quarters.

Earlier in the day, Sharath and young Sreeja Akula had stunned two-time silver medallists Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England in mixed doubles quarters.

Another Indian paddler, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, also reached the men's singles quarters, beating Nicholas Lum 4-2 at the NEC Hall. However, Sanil Shetty lost 2-4 to Nigeria's Bode Abiodun.

India suffered another setback as defending champion Manika Batra crashed out of women's singles after suffering a 0-4 defeat against Jian Zeng of Singapore in the quarterfinal.

Published: 05 Aug 2022, 1:21 PM IST
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