India went into fifth day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games with 6 Golds, 9 Silvers and 7 Bronze and had at least 3 Bronze medals at stake and some medals in offer from Shooting and Athletics. At the end of the day, India had just won a Gold and a couple of Silvers from Shooting. Here is what the day turned out to be for the Indian contingent.
In the men’s F42/44 Discuss Throw Finals, India’s Jai Deep finished fourth after putting a terrific performance. Om Prakash Singh Kharana finished sixth in the Shot Put Finals and MR Poovamma failing to make it to the women’s 400 m Finals.
Before the tournament started, India along with Malaysia were the Favourites to win the Badminton Mixed Team Gold. But after India lost to England last night, they took on Singapore for a place in the Bronze Medal match. A lot was expected from the Indians against a depleted Singapore side. But the Indian shuttlers failed to live up to the expectations and completed their mixed team campaign Medal less with a 2-3 defeat to Singapore.
Tie-1: Mixed Doubles- Ashwini Ponnappa and RMV Guru Sai Dutt lost to Christanta and V Neo 19-21 19-21
Tie-2: Men’s Singles- P Kashyap beat Chao Huang 21-15 22-20
Tie-3: Men’s Doubles- Akshay Dewalker and Pranaav Chopra lost to Chrisnanta and Triyachart 12-21 16-21
Tie-4: Women’s Singles- PV Sindhu beat Xiu Liang 24-22 21-13
Tie-5: Women’s Doubles- Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to SM Sari and L Yao 21-17 29-29
Vijender Singh and Devendro Singh won their respective Round of 16 matches in the men’s 49 Kg and 75 Kg category with ease. But the biggest upset of the day from SECC came in the men’s 56 Round of 16 match in which India’s Shiva Thapa lost to Northern Ireland’s Michael Corman. India still have Manpreet Jangra’s bout against Jamaica’s Kestna Davids which will take place at 00:45 IST (Tuesday Morning).
After suffering a 0-3 loss to New Zealand last night, the Indian eves are at the top of their game against a Pathetic Trinidad and Tobago side. India netted 14 past the Trinidad goalie a hat-trick each from Jaspreet Kaur and Rani Rampal.
Once again, it was shooting that saved the Indian Contingent from Blushes. In the men’s 50 m Pistol event, India completed yet another 1-2 courtesy an outstanding performance from Gold Medal winner Jitu Rai who had a lead of 7.1 points over his senior and eventual Silver medallist Gurpal Singh.
Again it was shooting which gave India the third medal of the day. This time it was from the household name Gagan Narang who shooted to a Silver medal as he missed the Gold by 1.4 points.
Harpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar qualified for second qualification round of the 25 m Rapid Pistol which will take place tomorrow. The same goes with Mansheer Singh and Manavjit Sandhu who qualified for the men’s trap qualifiers 2.
The only disappointment in shooting came from Shreyashi Singh and Seema Tomar who failed to make it to the semi-finals of the women’s trap.
India’s poor run in Squash continued as Saurav Goshal failed to succeed in the men’s Bronze medal match against England’s Peter Barker. Pre-tournament favourite Goshal lost 5-11 11-6 5-11 6-11 to Parker and with that he ended India’s poor run in Squash singles in which they failed to win a single medal.
India’s poor run in the Bronze Medal matches continued as the men’s table tennis team became the latest to join the list after a 3-1 loss to Nigeria. This is what happened in the match.
Tie-1: Achanta Sharath Kamal beat S. Toriola 11-9 11-5 11-7
Tie-2: HR Desai lost to Q. Aruna 11-7 11-8 9-11 11-9
Tie-3: HR Desai and Anthony Arputharaj lost to S. Toriola and S. Onaolapo 11-3 9-11 5-11 11-9 9-11
Tie-4: Achanta Sharathh Kamal lost to S. Onaolapo 9-11 11-3 7-11 5-11
Day 6 has a lot in store for the Indians including four gold medals at stake in Shooting.