Commonwealth Games Day 7 Highlights, Sindhu, Srikanth and Sania advance for Round-16

Commonwealth Games Day 7 Highlights, Sindhu, Srikanth and Sania advance for Round-16
Written by Abhishek Lohia

In men’s double trap event, shooter Ankur Mittal wins a Bronze Medal for India. Shooter Om Mitharval became the first Indian to win a medal on Wednesday; he gripped the men’s 50m pistol bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. This is his second medal of the Games. He had earlier won bronze in the 10m air pistol event. Jitu Rai, the defending champion of this event, finished eighth. After a successful gold rush in the first week of the CWG, Indian athletes are trying to maintain the strong start. The highlight for India was MC Mary Kom’s victory in the 48 kg semi-final bout against Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku. The Olympic bronze medallist assured a silver medal for India. A win will see the Indian come closer to her maiden CWG gold while a loss will mean that she will have to be content with silver. Shreyashi Singh and Varsha Varman are competing in women’s double trap final.

In table tennis event, Maitreyee Sarkar beats PNG’s Vero Nime 11-2, 11-9, 11-2 to reach the next round in singles’s competition. Absolutely dominant show from the Indian. Vaishanvi Sutar loses to Nigeria’s Faith Obazuaye 11-0, 11-2, 11-2 in her singles competition.

CWG Games Day 7 LIVE Updates

2:20 PM IST- HS Prannoy wins first game 21-14, looks relaxed as he smiles while talking to coach P Gopichand ahead of the second game.

1:58 PM IST- Another 18 minutes, another opponent destroyed. Sindhu advances to Round of 16 after beating Whiteside 21-6, 21-3. That was brilliant by Olympic silver medallist, who recovered from an ankle injury.

1:55 PM IST- Ruthvika Gadde joins Saina, Srikanth as she advances to Round of 16 after beating Ghana’s Grace Atipaka 21-5, 21-7 in 18 minutes

1:48 PM IST- PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-6 in nine minutes. Meanwhile, Ruthvika Gadde also wrapped up her first game against Grace Atipaka 21-5 in eight minutes. The Indian shuttlers are on fire.

1:45 PM IST- Kidambi Srikanth advanced to Round of 16 after wrapping up his match against Mauritius’ Aatish Lubah 21-13, 21-10 in just 26 minutes.  Saina earlier took just 18 minutes to destroy her Round of 32 opponent.

12:00 PM IST- Ankur Mittal has finished on the third position with a score of 53 points and he wins the bronze medal in Double Trap. ANKUR MITTAL HAS WON BRONZE MEDAL IN MEN’S DOUBLE TRAP! HE IS THE THIRD SHOOTER TO WIN A MEDAL IN THE DAY. 

11:40 AM IST–  Ashab Mohd – Ashab Mohd has been eliminated and he finishes in the 4th place. Ankur Mittal – Ankur Mittal remains on the top with 46 points out of 50. Ashab Mohd – Ashab Mohd has missed 9 shots and is on 31 points after 40 shots Ankur Mittal – ANkur Mittal continues to be on top with 37 points after 40 shots

11:15 AM IST– Ashab Mohd – Ashab Mohd misses six shots and he is on 24/30. He is on the 4th position after 30 shots. Ankur Mittal – Ankur Mittal misses only two shots so far and he is on the top for now. Ashab Mohd – Ashab Mohd has missed 5 shots in his first 20 shots and he is on with the score of 15/20 and he is in the sixth position. Ankur Mittal – Ankur Mittal misses o2 shots out of 20 and he is on the top position with a score of 18/20.

10:45 AM IST- Shreyasi Singh just won the medal in Double Trap. Now it will be Ankur Mittal and Ashab Mohd who will compete in the same event in Men’s Double Trap. Can they add to the medal tally?

10:20 AM IST- And now we have another Indian boxer into the semifinals! Vikas Krishan beats Benny Muziyo of Zambia and have assured himself a bronze medal. He will box for in the semi-final for a place in the final

9:55 AM IST- A total domination from Gaurav Solanki in his quarterfinal bout! He wins it with the unanimous decision against Charles Keama of PNG and assures India of at least a bronze medal. A brilliant boxer who has shown his class in this bout

9:45 AM IST- 3rd round: Gaurav Solanki vs Charles Keama

Charles Keama is aware he has to be at the top of his game in this final round. Solanki with a few beautiful combinations! He is a lean guy but those punches must sting. He has not allowed his opponent to return to this game. Solanki looks a clear winner

9:30 AM IST- 2nd round: Charles Keama vs Gaurav Solanki

Better start from Solanki and he looks composed and taking his time to attack. Better punches from Solanki. No unnecessary risks from Solanki and looks like he is very calm after the round. “Don’t take risks” says Indian corner to Solanki.

9:15 AM IST- Gaurav Solanki, despite being a southpaw, is finding it difficult against Keama, who is learly the more aggressive boxer. Nice barrage of punches Keama. But Solanki makes a comeback late in the first round. More punches thrown by Keama but looks like more landed by Solanki.

8:50 AM IST- This is the full schedule of Indian Squad at Commonwealth games 2018, Day 7. For live updates and results get in touch with us.


Boxing (men’s 52kg QF)

Gaurav Solanki

9:05 am

TT (mixed doubles Rd of 32)

Harmeet Desai/Pooja Sahasrabudhe

TT (mixed doubles Rd of 32)
Achanta Sharath/Mouma Das


Boxing (men’s 75kg QF)

Vikas Krishan

11:30 am

 Lawn bowls (women’s triples Rd 5)

India v Canada
Lawn bowls (men’s fours Rd 3)

 India v Australia


TT (mixed doubles Rd of 32)

Sanil Shetty/Madhurika Patkar
Manika Batra/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Badminton (women’s singles Rd of 32)
Saina Nehwal12:35 pm

 Badminton (men’s singles Rd of 32)

Kidambi Srikanth


TT (men’s singles Rd of 64)

Harmeet Desai
Achanta Sharath
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran


Badminton (women’s singles Rd of 32)

PV Sindhu

1:30 pm

TT (women’s singles Rd of 32)

Madhurika Patkar

Squash (women’s doubles)
Joshna Chinnappa/Dipika Pallikal Karthik


Badminton (women’s singles Rd of 32)

Ruthvika Gadde

Badminton (men’s singles Rd of 32)
HS Prannoy


Boxing (women’s 51kg QF)

Pinki Rani


 TT (women’s singles Rd of 32)

Manika Batra
Mouma Das


Badminton (mixed doubles Rd of 32)
India v England

2:30 pm

Athletics (women’s long jump qualifying)

Nellickal V Neena, Nayana James


 Men’s hockey

India v England

3:17 pm

Boxing (men’s 60kg QF)

Manish Kaushik

3:35 pm

Athletics (men’s high jump final)

Tejaswin Shankar

3:45 pm

Squash (mixed doubles)

Joshna Chinnappa/Harinder Pal Sandhu

Badminton (mixed doubles Rd of 32)
 India v Fiji

5:15 pm

Athletics (women’s 400m final)
Hima Das

8:10 AM IST- Not the result India wanted! Sarita Devi will bow out of the Commonwealth Games 2018 without a medal. She loses her quarterfinal bout against Australia’s Anja Stridsman.

8:10 AM IST- Australia’s Stridsman is dominating this round. She came out aggressively in the second round and has handed Sarita a couple of good punches. Some nice jabs from her. Sarita finding it difficult to connect those punches. Should be to the Australian!

7:55 AM IST- Both boxers are ready for their quarterfinal bout of the women’s 60kg category. Sarita Devi is in the blue corner while the Australian Stridsman is in the red corner


About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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