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Commonwealth Games 2022- On day 5, para sports draw equal interest from the spectators

Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games handed out six medals in the para sport category, while other medals were won in Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Cycling, and Swimming.

Hockey 

Australia remained unbeaten in their pool matches as they defeated New Zealand 1-0.

South Africa thrashed Kenya with a margin of 15-0 and Canada eased to an 8-1 victory over Ghana.

India lost to England by 3-1; thus England maintained their record of remaining unbeaten in their group matches.

Squash

Defending Women’s Singles champion Joelle King of New Zealand suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Canada’s Hollie Naughton in the semi-final. England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, last edition’s silver medallist, was also beaten by compatriot Georgina Kennedy.

Wales’ Joel Makin stunned defending champion James Willstrop to reach the final, where he will take on New Zealand’s Paul Coll after his win over Saurav Ghosal.

Beach Volleyball

Australia’s defending women’s champions Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho de Solar won against Trinidad and Tobago pair Suraya Chase and Phylecia Armstrong.

Vanuatu’s Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko are won against Hannah U’una and Rose Gwali of the Solomon Islands 2-0.

England’s Daisy Mumby and Jessica Grimson secured a 2-0 win over Scotland’s Melissa Coutts and Lynne Beattie.

In the men’s competition, Canada beat St Kitts and Nevis 2-0 and Gambia beat Sri Lanka 2-1.

Boxing

Scotland’s Tyler Jolly earned a knockout win over Jamaica’s Daniel Hylton to reach the welterweight quarter finals.

 Ioan Croft of Wales, Lewis Zakeyi Mbewe of Malawi and Neville Warupi of Papua New Guinea also enter quarter finals.

Cricket

England beat South Africa by 26 runs to enter the semi finals.

On the other hand, New Zealand claimed a 45-run win over Sri Lanka to enter the last four.

Netball

Gold Coast runners-up Australia claimed a 79-33 victory over Wales, whereas Jamaica racked up their fourth victory with a 78-34 win over Scotland.

England won 59-35 against Uganda, while New Zealand beat Trinidad and Tobago 80-24.

Medallist of Day 5

Hannah Cockroft, seven times Paralympics Champion from England, won gold in the T33/34 100m ahead of compatriot Kare Adenegan and Fabienne Andre. She set a new Games record time of 16.84.

The Women’s T37/38 100m was won by a beaming 26-year old Olivia Breen from Wales. She won against Sophie Hahn of England who won silver and Rhiannon Clarke of New Zealand who took bronze.

Pole vault gold went to Australia’s Nina Kennedy, with England’s Molly Caudery settling for silver. The bronze went to New Zealand’s Imogen Ayris.

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo set a new Games record to win gold in Men’s 10,000m. Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and Kibiwott Kandie won silver and bronze respectively.

Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekwere won gold in Women’s Discus Throw.

Australia’s Emma McKeon broke the record for the most Commonwealth Games medals as she won bronze in the Women’s 100m Freestyle. She then won gold as part of Australia’s Mixed 4x100m Medley team – giving herself seventh medal of the Games and her fifth gold.

Adam Peaty bounced back from his 100m final disappointment to win Men’s 50m Breaststroke gold. This was his fourth Commonwealth gold and seventh medal overall.

In Men’s 100m Butterfly, gold went to Canada’s Joshua Liendo Edwards, silver to England’s James Guy and bronze to Australia’s Matthew Temple.

England’s Brodie Paul Williams claimed gold in Men’s 200m Backstroke, adding to his 100m silver.

Lara van Niekerk won 100m Breaststroke gold and Australian teenager Elizabeth Dekkers won gold in the Women’s 200m butterfly.

England claimed Commonwealth Games gold in the Men’s 3×3 Basketball with a 17-16 victory over Australia. Canada beat Scotland to win the bronze medal.

However, in the Women’s 3×3 Basketball, England settled for silver after 13-14 against Canada.

Malaysia beat India in the Badminton Mixed team event final by 3-1 to win gold. Pearly clinched the gold with women’s doubles victory. Malaysia won the Men;s Doubles in the first match of the contest. But P V Sindhu levelled the scores for India in a hard-fought 2-0 women’s singles win. However, NG Tze Yong put Malaysia back in front winning the second singles match against Kidambi Srikant before the Women’s Doubles pair of Tan Koong Lee and Thinaah Muralitharan finished the job.

England won two Judo golds- Daniel Powell  in 73kg and Lachlan Moorhead in 81kg.

India defended their Men’s Team Table Tennis title with victory over Singapore by 3-1. Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won the doubles match. Sharath Kamal lost his singles tie but singles wins for both Gnanasekaran and Desai landed India the gold.

Jake Jarman won his fourth gold medal at Birmingham with victory in the Men’s Vault. Jarman became the first English athlete to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since shooter Mick Gault in Kuala Lumpar 24 years ago.

Maya Laylor of Canada broke two Commonwealth records to win gold in Women’s 76kg final. Samoa’s Don Opeloge, broke three Commonwealth Games records to win the Men’s 96kg title for a combined lift of 381kg. Vikas Thakur of India, won his third consecutive Games medal to clinch India’s eighth Weightlifting medal of Birmingham 2022.

Wales claimed gold in Men’s Pairs Lawn Bowls after a nail-biting 19-18 final-end victory over England.

India quartet of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey emerged as surprise winner after they pulled away late on to secured gold with a 17-10 win over South Africa in the Women’s Fours.

 

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