India failed to clinch any gold medal on day 6 but took the medal tally to 18 after wining one silver and four bronze on the day.
Saurav Ghoshal beat James Willstrop of England 3-0 to win a bronze medal in Squash. This is Saurav’s second Commonwealth Games medak after he won a silver in 2018.
India’s Lovepreet Singh won bronze in Men’s 109 kg Weightlifting to continue the country’s medal rush in Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old from Punjab lifted a total of 355 kg, including a new national record of 192 kg in clean and jerk, to finish third on the podium..
On the other hand, Gurdeep Singh won the bronze medal in Men’s 109+ kg Weightlifting final with a total lift of 390kg (167kg+223kg). He won India’s 10th Weightlifting medal at the ongoing edition of the Games.
Tejaswin Shankar created history after winning India’s first medal in athletics in the Commonwealth Games 2022. Yejaswin got the the third bronze medal for India on day 6, with a jump of 2.22m in the high jump final.
There was a lot of drama regarding Tejaswin’s inclusion in the CWG team. The organisers had initially rejected his late entry but the Indian Olympic Association later got confirmation from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Birmingham CWG organisers about acceptance of his entry after a Delegate Registration Meeting (DRM).
With Tejaswin’s medal, India’s medal tally reached to 18.
However, in Athletics, India’s Manpreet Singh finished at the bottom of the standings after she threw 15.59m in her final attempt.
In Cricket, India beat Barbados, winning the match by 100 runs and qualified for the Women’s semifinals.
In Hockey, the Indian Women’s Hockey team beat Canada 3-2 to advance to the semifinals.
Nikhat Zareen beat Helen Jones of Wales to enter the semifinals of Women’s Over 48kg-50kg Light Flyweight category and secured another medal for India.
In Boxing, two medals are assured when Md. Hussamuddin beats Tryagain Morning to reach the Men’s Over 54kg- 57kg Featherweight semifinal and Nitu won her quarterfinal in the Women’s minimum weight category.
But in a shock upset, Lovlina Borgohain lost to Rosie Eccles in the quarterfinals of the over 66kg-70kg category in Light Middleweight category.
India’s Ashish Kumar was eliminated in the quarter finals in Men’s Over 75kg-80kg Light Heavyweight section.
Advait Page and Kushagra Rawat finished seventh and eight in the final with timings of 15:32:36 and 15:42:67 respectively in Men’s 1500m Freestyle Swimming.
Bhavina Patel won the third set 11-6 to win the match 3-0 against Nigeria in Women’s Singles Classes 3-5.
Sonalben Patel also won her match against Amanda Jane of Australia 3-0 in the Women’s Singles Classes 3-5.
Devendra Gahlot (F42) and Devender Kumar (F44) finished out of medal contention in Men’s Discus throw F42-44/61-64 Final.
In Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 of Para Table Tennis, India’s Raj Aravindan lost 3-1 to Nigeria’s Isau.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.