With 14 medal events Indian athletes to play for podium in Birmingham


New Delhi: All six Indian wrestlers added medals to the tally including a gold medal by Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia. This helped India to jump from seventh to fifth position with a total of nine gold medals.

Indian athletes have a lot of medals at stake on day 9 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Six wrestlers including two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat and Olympic medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya will be fighting for the top spot in Birmingham. India has a great chance to add more gold to that tally.

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Table Tennis will be a sport to look out for as Bhavina Patel will be playing in the Women’s Para-Table Tennis finals and Sonalben Patel and Raj Aravindan will be playing in their bronze medal matches. On the other hand, Achanta Sharath Kamal will be playing the doubles semi-finals along with Sreeja Akula and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. However, India faced an upset on day 8 as star paddler Manika Batra went down in the women’s singles and mixed doubles.

Amit Panghal, Nikhat Zareen, Nitu Ghanghas, Jasmine, Rohit Tokas and Sagar have already confirmed medals for the nation and will be boxing in their semi-finals bout. After the women’s hockey team lost the semis against Australia, the men’s team will be taking on South Africa in the semis. On the other hand, the cricket team will play their semi-final game against England and Renuka Thakur will be the player to watch out for.

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There is a lot of action coming up on the track and field as Manju Bala will be playing for a podium finish in the Women’s Hammer Throw and Avinash Sable, who recently reached the finals in the World Championships in Oregon, will be running for a medal in the Men’s 3000 m Steeplechase.

The men’s team has followed the footsteps of the women’s team and has entered the finals of the lawn bowl fours sectional event. They will face Northern Ireland in the gold medal clash.

With a lot of quarterfinals, semi-finals and gold medal matches coming up on day 9, the live-action will begin at 2:00 pm IST.



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