After a successful day one of wrestling in 2022 Commonwealth Games, where India won three gold medals, it is time to add a few more to the tally. Vinesh Phogat and Ravi Dahiya will settle for nothing less than a gold on the second day of the competition, with the action starting at 3pm IST.
ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN AND THE INDIAN HAS A BRONZEEEE!!!!
POOJA (IND) 6 NAOMI (AUS) 0
A touchdown and a flip, four points for the Indian.
POOJA (IND) 2 NAOMI (AUS) 0
No attacks by either of the wrestlers in the first minute. And AUssie tries, but gets a touchdown.
Bronze medal play off for Pooja now against Naomi of Australia.
NAVIN (IND) 9 SHARIF (PAK) 0
A point by penalty
Two by touchdown
Four by flips
NAVIN HAS A GOLD!!
NAVIN (IND) 2 SHARIF (PAK) 0
On to the second round now. Navin is clearly the better for now.
NAVIN (IND) 2 SHARIF (PAK) 0
And Navin gets a touchdown. GOOD STUFF
NAVIN (IND) 0 SHARIF (PAK) 0
Nothing to separate the two in the first minute, no attacks so far.
Time for another gold medal bout here for the Indians.
Navin is up against Pakistan's Sharif Tahir.
VINESH (IND) 4 KESHANI (SL) 0
And that is it. Vinesh pins Keshani here. And the Indian has a gold in women's 53kg freestyle!
Once again Vinesh holds her opponent in danger position. AND THAT IS IT!!
VINESH (IND) KESHANI (SL)
It is time for another gold medal bout here. Vinesh has a chance to stand on top of the podium.
RAVI (IND) 10 WELSON (NGR) 0
And that is it. RAVI WINS ON TECHNICAL SUPERIORITY
This is India's 10th gold in the current CWG. Scintillating by the wrestler here.
RAVI (IND) 8 WELSON (NGR) 0
And Ravi with a touchdown, and gets three flips.
RAVI (IND) WELSON (NGR)
It is time for a big one now. Ravi Dahiya in gold medal clash now
POOJA (IND) 12 CHRISTELLE (SCO) 2
Another takedown means Pooja gets a bronze for India. She wins by technical superiority.
POOJA (IND) 10 CHRISTELLE (SCO) 2
And now Pooja on the attack, gets a touchdown and flips her opponent thrice.
POOJA (IND) 0 CHRISTELLE (SCO) 2
And the bronze medal match starts in women's 50kg freestyle. And it is a takedown for the Indian.
UPDATE - So wrestling action will resume at 9.30pm IST. There is a lot to look forward to as India can pocket as many as three golds here. Ravi Dahiya and Naveen are in the final of their respective categories, while Vinesh will complete her Nordic round match as then go for the medals. DO JOIN US!
SIHAG (IND) 5 MICHELLE (NZ) 3
The Kiwi girl pulls two back in the last 10secs, but that is not enough.
SIHAG (IND) 5 MICHELLE (NZ) 1
And suddenly Sihag has two touchdowns and tries for a pin.
SIHAG (IND) 1 MICHELLE (NZ) 1
Not even a single attack by either wrestlers till now.
SIHAG (IND) 1 MICHELLE (NZ) 0
Sihag has a point here because of passive play by her opponent.
SIHAG (IND) MICHELLE (NZ)
Another Indian starts her bout. Let's see.
VINESH (IND) 6 MERCY (NGR) 0
Vinesh has pinned her opponent down for over a minute now.
This is so unusual here. A big phase of no action here by both wrestlers.
THE INDIAN HAS WON!
VINESH (IND) 4 MERCY (NGR) 0
Vinesh has another takedown here that takes her to a four-point lead.
INDIAN on top.
VINESH (IND) 2 MERCY (NGR) 0
Vinesh opens the account with a touchdown. She has started well here.
VINESH (IND) MERCY (NGR)
This is a big one coming in women's 53kg. The Indian is a gold contender.
Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat did not even break a sweat in the 53kg category to win her first bout against Canada's Samantha Stewart. This is top stuff by the INdian.
NAVEEN (IND) 13 JOHN (NGR) 3
And Naveen is through. After a slow start, he has won by TECHNICAL SUPERIORITY.
WONDERFUL BY THE INDIAN.
NAVEEN (IND) 6 JOHN (NGR) 3
Naveen is trying to pin his opponent, and here comes another attack.
He flips him over.
NAVEEN (IND) 4 JOHN (NGR) 3
But Naveen then gets a four points through a rollover.
NAVEEN (IND) 0 JOHN (NGR) 3
The NIgerian gets the Indian's leg. Not a great start for NAveen.
NAVEEN (IND) JOHN (NGR)
India's Naveen takes part in men's 74kg quarters.
Pooja (IND) 12 Christelle (SCO) 2
Pooja takes down her opponent and then flips her two times. Indian has won on technical superiority.
Pooja (IND) 4 Christelle (SCO) 2
Pooja makes amends, and gets a takedown and then flips over her opponent.
Pooja (IND) 0 Christelle (SCO) 2
A slow start to the match here. Both players trying to gauge each other's strengths. ANd the Scottish girl has two points.
Pooja (IND) Christelle (SCO)
Both these girls have been awarded a match each as another competitor has withdrawn from the competition.
Pooja (IND) Christelle (SCO)
So India's Pooja will take on her Scottish opponent in nordic 50kg freestyle category in a few moments from now.
UPDATE - So it is a big day for Indian wrestling contingent once again as they would look to add six more gold medals to their tally. The biggest hopes on the day are from Vinesh Phogat and Ravi Dahiya, who should cruise to the gold medal here. The wrestling action starts in some time from now, so STAY TUNED!
SCHEDULE DAY 9
ATHLETICS AND PARA ATHLETICS
Women’s F55-57 Shot Put Final: Poonam Sharma, Sharmilam, Santosh - 2:50 pm
Women’s 10,000m Race Walk Final: Priyanka, Bhawana Jat- 3 pm
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final: Avinash Sable - 4:20 pm
Women’s Tea 4x100m Relay round 1, Heat 1: Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Shrbani Nanda, NS Simi - 4:45 pm
Women’s Hammer Throw Final: Manju Bala - 11:30 pm
Men’s 5000m Final: Avinash Sable - 12:40 am
Men’s doubles, quarterfinal: V Senthilkumar/Abhay Singh vs Yow Eain Ng/Wern Chee Yuen - 5:15 pm
Mixed doubles, semifinal: Dipika Pallikal/Saurav Ghosal vs Joelle King/Paul Coll - 6 pm
Women’s singles quarterfinals: PV Sindhu vs Jin Wei Goh - 4:20 pm
Women’s singles quarterfinals: Akarshi Kashyap vs Kirsty Gilmour - 6 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinals: Kidambi Srikanth vs Toby Penty - 10 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinals: Lakshya Sen vs Paul Georges - 10 pm
Women’s doubles quarterfinals: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Tahlia Richardson/Katherine Wynter - 10:50 pm
Men’s doubles quarterfinals: Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy vs Schueler/Nathan - 11:40 pm
Women’s Minimumweight (45-48kg) semifinal: Nitu Ghangas vs Priyanka Dhillon - 3 pm
Men’s Flyweight (48kg-51kg) semifinal: Amit Panghal vs Patrick Chinyemba - 3:30 pm
Women’s Light Flyweight (48kg-50kg) semifinal: Nikhat Zareen vs Savannah Stubley - 7:15 pm
Women’s Lightweight (57kg-60kg) semifinal: Jaismine vs Gemma Richardson - 8 pm
Men’s Featherweight, semifinal: Mohammad Hussamuddin vs Joseph Commey - 11:30 pm
Men’s Welterweight (63.5kg-67kg) semifinal: Rohit Tokas vs Stephen Zimba - 12:45 pm
Super Heavyweight (over 92kg) semifinal: Sagar vs Ifeanyi Onyekwere - 1:30 am
Women’s T20 semi-final: India vs England - 3:30 pm
Men’s team semi-final: India vs South Africa - 10:30 pm
TABLE TENNIS AND PARA TABLE TENNIS
Women’s doubles round of 16: Akula Sreeja/Reeth Tennison vs Anna Chloe Thomas Wu Zang/Lara Whitton- 2 pm
Women’s doubles round of 16: Manika Batra/Diya Parag Chitale vs Oumehani Hosenally/Nandashwaree Jalim - 2 pm
Men’s Singles quarterfinal: Sharath Kamal vs Quek Izaac Yong - 2:40 pm
Men’s singles quarterfinal: G Sathiyan vs Sam Walker - 3:25 PM IST
Men’s singles quarterfinal: Sanil Shetty vs Liam Pitchford - 3:25 PM IST
Women’s singles semifinal: Sreeja Akula vs Tianwei Feng - 4:10 PM IST
Men’s doubles semifinal: Sharath Kamal/G Sathiyan vs Nicholas Lum/Finn Luu - 4:55 PM IST
Mixed doubles semifinals: Achanta Sharath Kamal/ Akula Sreeja vs Nicholas Lum/Minhyung Jee - 6 pm
Women’s doubles quarter-final* - 8:30 PM IST
Men’s Singles Classes 3-5: Bronze Medal Match: Raj Aravindan Alagar vs Isau Ogunkunle - 6:15 pm
Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Bronze medal match: Sonalben Patel vs Sue Bailey- 12:15 am
Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 Gold medal match: Bahvina Patel vs Christina Ikpeoyi - 1 am
WRESTLING (starts at 3 pm)
Men’s Freestyle 57kg quarterfinals: Ravi Kumar vs Suraj Singh
Men’s Freestyle 97kg quarterfinals: Deepak Nehra vs Randhawa
Women’s Freestyle 76kg quarterfinals: Pooja Sihag vs Montague
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 1: Vinesh Phogat vs Mercy
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg - Nordic System match 1:Pooja Gehlot vs Lemofack
Men’s Freestyle 74kg 1/8 Final: Naveen vs Ogbonna John
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 2: Vinesh Phogat vs Samantha
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg - Nordic System match 2:Pooja Gehlot vs Ndolo
Women’s Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic System match 3: Vinesh Phogat vs Keshani