Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 9 Live Report and Analysis

15-year-old Anish becomes youngest Indian medalist.Hello friends and welcome to the Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 9 Live Report and Analysis. Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia.  7 more medals added to the Total on Day 8 , Indian wrestlers, boxers and athletes should aim a goal for more medals on Friday. Besides, the shutters and the paddlers will also be in action as they aim to advance in their respective events.

On Thursday the Indian wrestlers kick will  started their campaign , all the four wrestlers in the become worn ended up ensnare a medal. While Sushil Kumar completed a CWG hat-trick of gold medals, Babita Kumari, Rahul Aware and Kiran were the others to join him in the medal in great quantity. And competing on Friday, it will be wrestlers again who will be set his life aims to achieve more medals in this commonwealth games 2018.

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The day starts off with shooters in action and as it unfolds the boxers will be in action as all of them have assured of a medal after reaching the semis. It was a bright day for athletes Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur as they bagged medals in the discus throw.Besides athletes Neeraj Chopra, Muhammad Anas will also be in the limelight as they compete in their respective events.  The shuttles and the paddlers who have already made the nation proud will also be in contention as they aim to advance in their respective categories.

10:47 IST: BADMINTON | Ace Indian shuttle Saina Nehwal beats Rachel Honderich of Canada 21-8, 21-13 to enter the women’s singles semi-finals.

10:03 IST: SHOOTING | 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala shot to gold medal in men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Positions by shooting a record 30 points. Anish’s gold makes him the youngest Indian medallist at the Games.

10:02 IST: BOXING | Indian boxer Manish Kaushik defeats Northern Ireland’s James McGivern to storm into the men’s 60kg final.

09:31 IST: BOXING | India’s Gaurav Solanki makes a comeback to defeat Sri Lanka’s Ishan Bandara in Men’s 52kg category with a split (4-0) decision to reach the final.


09:29 IST: BADMINTON | World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth beats Ryan NG of Singapore 21-15, 21-12 to make his way in the semi-final round


9:11 IST: BOXING | CWG debutant Amit Phangal storms into the men’s 46-49 kg final with resounding victory in semis. He will have his final tomorrow at the Oxenford Studios.


08:53 IST: BADMINTON | India’s Kidambi Srikanth in action against Singapore’s Zin Rei Ryan NG in the men’s quarter-final round. The newly-crowned world  no.1 is currently leading 16-9.


08:50 IST: ATHLETICS | India finished second in Heat 2 of the Men’s 4x400m Relay Round 1 with a timing of 3:04.05mins. They qualify for the final event which will take place tomorrow.


08:16 IST: SHOOTING | Shooter Tejaswini Sawant bagged a gold medal in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final with a new Games Record score of 457.9, while compatriot Anjum Moudgil settled for silver to script yet another dominating 1-2 finish for India on Friday morning. This was India’s 15th gold medal with the tally reaching 33 in all.


08:15 IST: TABLE TENNIS | Indian duo Mouma Das and Manika Batra storm into the final of the Women’s Doubles to assure India of yet another medal.


07:33 IST: WRESTLING: Bajrang now up against Canada’s Vincent. A win means Bajranaj will head to the final.


07:14 IST WRESTLING: Bajrang Punia heads into the semi-final round of the men’s 65 kg category with a resounding 10-0 win over Nigeria’s Amas Daniel. He is thus assured of a medal.


07:07 IST: BADMINTON | AshwiniPonnappa and SikkiReddy defeat the Sri Lankan pair of Madushika Dilrukshi BERUWELAGE and Hasini AMBALANGODAGE 21-11, 21-13 to storm into the semis


06:39 IST: BADMINTON | Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy face AMBALANGODAGE Hasini and BERUWELAGE Madushika Dilrukshi of Sri Lanka in the women’s doubles quarter-final. The Indian pair is already leading 7-3 in the first set of the game.,.


06:32 IST: Table Tennis | Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das up against the Canadian pair of Wang Zhen and Zhang Mo in teh quarter-final round. The Indian duo already have a gold in their bag following their respective team victories earlier in the edition.


06: 25 IST: WRESTLING | Wrestling action underway in Gold Coast on Day 9. A total of four Indian wrestlers to compete today with Bajrang Punia being the first ones to take position on the mat. He records a 10-0 victory by technical superiority against New Zealand’s Brahm Richards to kick-off on a strong note.


06: 18 IST: HEPTATHLON | Purnima Hembram, in her second attempt, jumps 5.96 m to edge closer to her personal best of 6:01 m. She had earlier recorded 5.79 m jump. In Javelin throw, meanwhile, Anderson Peters and Albert Reynolds have qualified alongside India’s Neeraj Chopra.


05: 55 IST: JAVELIN THROW | Neeraj Chopra needed to throw of 78 metres to qualify for the finals, he threw 80.42m in his first attempt itself. Absolutely STUNNING!


05: 51 IST: SHOOTING | Anish Bhanwal and Neeraj Kumar also through to the finals – in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol. They finish 1st and 2nd in qualifying. The final will take place at 1:30 PM IST.


05: 47 IST: SHOOTING | Anjum Moudgil has set a new qualification Games record in the category by finishing with a score of 589. The previous record was 581 by Singapore’s Xiang Wei Jasmine SER, set at the 2014 Games in Glasgow. Singapore’s Martina Lindsay Veloso (584) and India’s Tejaswini Sawant (582) also surpassed the previous record. Final to start at 7:00 AM IST.


05: 44 IST: JAVELIN THROW | The Men’s Javelin Throw qualifying round has also begun. For India,Neeraj Chopra and Vipin Kashana are in the fray.


05: 33 IST: TABLE TENNIS | Sharath Kamal-Sathiyan Gnansekaran have secured a 3-0 win, while have also progressed from their quarter-finals encounter with a 3-1 win. Sharath-Sathiyan will face the winners of the quarter-final match between Singapore’s Yew En Koen Pang-Shao Feng Ethan Poh or Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna-Segun Toriola in semis.

There are more quarter-finals in different categories yet to come, while the semi-finals featuring Indian paddles will start at 1:30 PM IST later today.


05: 20 IST: TABLE TENNIS |  Sharath Kamal-Sathiyan Gnansekaran take the second game 11-8 against the English pair. However, Sanil-Harmeet have narrowly lost their second game to Australia’s Hu-Yan 10-12. The former pair is cruising towards semi-finals. Game 3 underway!


05: 17 IST: TABLE TENNIS | Sharath Kamal-Sathiyan Gnansekaran, who are up against David McBeath-Samuel Walker, win the first game 11-7 while Harmeet Desai-Sanil Shetty have also secured an 11-8 win in Game 1 against Australia’s Heming Hu-Xin Yan.


05: 04 IST: TABLE TENNIS | Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shetty and Achantha Sharath/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran are in action in their respective quarter final matches against opponents from England and Australia, respectively.


04: 42 IST: SHOOTING | Women’s trap qualification event featuring Seema Tomar and Shreyasi Singh has also started and the two have shot 13 and 15 in Round 1 so far. Anjum Moudgil, meanwhile, has shot 100, 99, 199 in Prone at Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Pos. Qualification, while Tejaswini has shot 98, 98, 196 in the same event.


04: 25 IST: SHOOTING | Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant are also in action for India in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Pos. Qualification. The latter had already won a silver for India on Day 8, but will it be the same today? The two are certainly ruling the qualification in preliminary stages.

Shooting Day 9


04: 17 IST: SHOOTING | Here are the stage 1 qualification results, where Neeraj Kumar and Anish sit first and third in the standings. Neeraj with a subtotal of 291 while Anish scored 286.

Stage 1 Shooting qualification

04: 03 IST: SHOOTING | India’s Neeraj Kumar and Anish will be in action in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire qualification soon. Shooting has been India’s forte in Gold Coast, but will that continue today>


While the Indian women’s hockey team went down in the semis fighting against Australia on Thursday, it will be the men’s hockey team who will carry India’s hopes high as they take on New Zealand in the semifinals on Friday.