Commonwealth Games, Day 2, Live Updates: Sanket Sargar has eventually lifted 113 kg in snatch his third attempt. He is leading in the men’s 55 kg weightlifting final. He had lifted 111kg and 107 kg in his second and first attempts in snatch, respectively. Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa made light work of the Sri Lankan challenge in the second game as they wrapped it up 21-9 to win the match easily. India go 1-0 up. Meanwhile, Sanket Sargar will be in action in the Men’s 55 kg weightlifting event. On the other hand, India are leading 7-2 against Malta in the Lawn Bowls event in Birmingham. The Day 2 of Commonwealth Games promises lot of excitement and entertaining action. On the second day, Mirabai Chanu will be in action and all eyes would be on her whether she is able to return with a medal or not. The Indian women’s hockey team will square off against Wales in Pool A clash while Lovlina Borgohain will also start off her campaign against Ariane Nicholson in the 66kg weight category. In mixed team badminton, the Indian contingent will square off against Australia. The opening day of the Games turned out to be fruitful for swimmer Srihari Nataraj as he was able to qualify for the finals. The table tennis teams defeated South Africa and Barbados with identical 3-0 victories, but Australia defeated India in a Pool A women’s cricket match.
Here are the Live Updates from Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games, straight from Birmingham
July30202215:09 (IST)Badminton: Aakarshi Kashyap takes big leadIndia’s Aakarshi Kashyap is producing a great show in the women’s singles match of the mixed team event as she leads SL’s Vidanage 11-1 in the first game
July30202215:05 (IST)Lawn Bowls: India, Malta share spoils in Men’s Triples eventThe game between India and Malta saw no team winning the contest as the final scores after the conclusion of the 18 ends of throws was 16-16. It was India’s game but they squandered their lead to eventuallly share spoils with Malta.
July30202214:50 (IST)Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar on top!While Sanket Sargar leads after the snatch round with a 113 kg lift, the closest to him is Mohamad Aniq Bin Kasdan of Malaysia with a 107 kg lift.
July30202214:46 (IST)Lawn Bowls: Neck-and-neck fight in Men’s Triples eventMalta is giving a good fight to India at the moment. The scoreline, however, is currently in India’s favour with the side leading 14-12 after the 16 ends of throws.
July30202214:39 (IST)Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Sargar Lifts 113 kg in snatch!Sanket Sargar has lifted 113 kg in a snatch now. This is brilliant from the Indian athlete. He started with 107 kg, then lifted 111 kg in his second attempt and finished with a 113 kg lift.
July30202214:38 (IST)Badminton: Lakshya prevails in tough first gameIndia’s Lakshya Sen was pushed to the limit by the experienced Sri Lankan Karunaratne but he holds his calm to win the first game 21-18
July30202214:28 (IST)Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: India’s Sargar Arrives!Sanket Sargar has arrived at the main stage now. He will attempt to lift 107 kg in his first try in snatch. Let’s see how it goes!
July30202214:25 (IST)Badminton: Karunaratne giving tough fight to LakshyaThe young Indian is finding it tough against the experience of Karunaratne who reached the pre-quarters of the 2012 London Olympics. But Lakshya has managed to go up 11-9 against the Sri Lankan. There is nothing to choose between the two players currently.
July30202214:17 (IST)Badminton: Lakshya Sen up against Niluka KarunaratneLakshya Sen is up against Karunaratne and both players have exchanged good points. Lakshya looks sharp on the smashes and covering court well. The players are tied 3-3 in the first game.
July30202214:07 (IST)Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini win opening match vs SLSatwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa make light work of the Sri Lankan challenge in the second game as they wrapped it up 21-9 to win the match easily. India go 1-0 up.
July30202214:03 (IST)Lawn Bowls: Malta bounce back in Men’s Triples event vs IndiaMalta have made the scoreline 5-7 now after 9 ends of throws. This is a brilliant comeback from the side. Remember, they were 0-7 at one stage in the game.
July30202213:59 (IST)Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini edge ahead in game 2Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa showing their technical superiority to edge ahead to a 10-4 lead in the second game against the Sri Lankan duo
July30202213:50 (IST)Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini win first game vs SLSatwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa showed their class and composure to win crucial points on the trot as they kept the challenge of Dias and Hendahewa from Sri Lanka at bay to win the first game 21-14
July30202213:47 (IST)Badminton: Slight edge for India pairSatwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa are ahead 15-14 but is a tough one with the pair of Dias and Hendahewa from Sri Lanka fighting for every point
July30202213:44 (IST)Men’s Weightlifting 55 kg Final: Match kicks offThe final match of the Men’s 55 kg weightlifting event has kicked off. Sanket Sargar will soon be seen in action. Stay connected for the updates!
July30202213:43 (IST)Badminton: Close fight in opening mixed doubles gameSatwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa have squandered a big lead they are now just 2 points ahead at 11-9 as the players take a break. Lot of star power for India in badminton but a good start is key against any opposition
July30202213:39 (IST)CWG 2022: Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini start strongSatwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa have started well for India against Sri Lanka in the opening mixed doubles match of the mixed team event, opening up a big lead.
July30202213:37 (IST)CWG 2022: India-Sri Lanka badminton match underwayIn Mixed Team Event – Group Play Stage – Group A, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Machinmanda Ponnappa are in action against Sri Lanka’s Sachin Dias and Thilini Hendahewa
July30202213:31 (IST)CWG 2022: Tania Choudhary continues to trailTania Choudhary continues to trail as Laura Daniels of Wales extends her lead to 7-2 in Women’s Singles – Section B – Round 3 Lawn Bowls event.
July30202213:30 (IST)Lawn Bowls: India Lead 7-0 vs MaltaIndia are leading 7-0 against Malta after four ends of throws. They have kept their dominance intact in the game. On the other hand, Malta are yet to open their account.