Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 4 Highlights: Harjinder Kaur wins bronze, TT men’s team and badminton mixed team storm into the finalAugust 2, 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022 Highlights: India’s Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting competition after a dramatic climax at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Luck was on Harjinder’s side as she was assured of a podium finish after Nigeria’s gold medal favourite Joy Eze was knocked out following three failed attempts in the clean and jerk category. Elsewhere, swimmer Srihari Nataraj finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while boxers Amit Panghal, Mohammad Hussamudin & Ashish Kumar cruised into QFs.
In badminton, India showed their might to blank Singapore 3-0 and enter the mixed team final. In Judo, Shushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal while Vijay Kumar bagged the bronze. Among disappointments, Pranati Nayak finished fifth in the women’s vault final of the artistic gymnastics event. Joshna Chinappa crashed out after he losing her encounter. In men’s hockey, India drew 4-4 with England. The Indian men’s table tennis team also defeated Nigeria and will play the final on August 2.
After thrashing lowly Ghana by 11-0 on Sunday, the India men’s hockey team will be hoping to build on that momentum when they take on England in their second match of the tournament on Monday.