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Tag: Commonwealth Games

CWG 2022: 19-yr-old Indian grappler Naveen bags gold, beats Pakistan's Muhammad Sharif Tahir
CWG 2022: 19-yr-old Indian grappler Naveen bags gold, beats Pakistan's Muhammad Sharif Tahir

Making his CWG debut at Birmingham 2022, the 19-year-old Naveen, an under-23 world champion, won three of his bouts by technical superiority and fell just a point short of making it four in the final.

CWG 2022: Historic gold for India in Para Powerlifting
CWG 2022 day 7 round up: Historic gold for India in Para Powerlifting, silver in Long Jump

Para powerlifter Sudhir clinched the gold medal in the Men’s Heavyweight final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 with the best weight of 212 kg on Thursday.

CWG 2022: Indian men's hockey team reaches semis with 4-1 win over Wales
CWG 2022: Indian men's hockey team reaches semis with 4-1 win over Wales

Harmanpreet Singh (18', 19', 41') scored a hat-trick in the match, while Gurjant Singh (49') also added in a goal as the duo helped their team pull off a solid win in a gritty contest. Gareth Furlong (55') scored a consolation goal for Wales in the match.

CWG 2022, Boxing: Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboria advance to semi-final, assure medals for India
CWG 2022, Boxing: Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboria advance to semi-final, assure medals for India

The third round was one-way traffic as Panghal controlled Mulligan throughout and easily emerged the victor by unanimous decision.

CWG: Sindhu sails into women's singles pre-quarters
CWG: Sindhu sails into women's singles pre-quarters

Sindhu, the last edition's silver medallist in the singles, hardly broke a sweat while toying with her opponent in the first game.

Saurav Ghosal
CWG 2022: Saurav Ghosal scripts history, clinches India's first-ever singles medal in squash

This was India's first ever singles squash medal in the Commonwealth Games history in both men's or women's category.

Boxers Nitu, Hussamuddin reach semis
CWG 2022: Boxers Nitu, Hussamuddin reach semis, assured of at least a medal in Birmingham

Nitu reached the last-four stage of the women's minimum weight division (over 45-48kg) when her opponent Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland abandoned the bout. The pull-out by the Northern Ireland boxer meant Nitu made it to the semifinals and ensured that she will leave Birmingham with at least a bronze medal as both semifinals get a medal in boxing.

Kidambi Srikanth suffers shock defeat as India settle for silver in mixed team badminton
Kidambi Srikanth suffers shock defeat as India settle for silver in mixed team badminton

The Indian contingent had reached Birmingham as defending champions in three categories but has been able to retain the gold medal in only one.

Harjinder wins bronze in women's 71kg weightlifting
Harjinder wins bronze in women's 71kg weightlifting

England's Sarah Davies won the gold medal with a total of 229 kgs, while Canada's Alexis Ashworth bagged the silver with 214.

India play out 4-4 draw against England in men's hockey
India play out 4-4 draw against England in men's hockey

The Indians started brilliantly and dominated the first two quarters to enjoy a comfortable 3-0 lead at half time.

CWG 2022: Shushila Devi settles for silver, Vijay Yadav wins bronze in judo
CWG 2022: Shushila Devi settles for silver, Vijay Yadav wins bronze in judo

This is her second medal at the Commonwealth Games after she won silver at the Glasgow in 2014.

Achinta Sheuli
Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli remembers father and brother's sacrifices after winning Commonwealth Games gold

Sheuli endured a tough fight from Malaysia's Erry Hidayat Muhammad before bagging gold on Sunday night, with a total lift of 313kg, a Commonwealth Games record.

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Third gold for India after day 3, here's day 4 schedule

India won its third gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday with Achinta Sheuli bringing home gold medal in the 73 kg Weightlifting.

Medal rush continues as Bindyarani Devi clinches silver
Medal rush continues as Bindyarani Devi clinches silver

Soon after Mirabai Chanu's gold, the 23-year-old created a Games record by lifting 116kg in the clean and jerk after a personal best of 86kg in the snatch section, totalling 202 kg on Saturday.

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Vandana's brace hands India second consecutive win in CWG women's hockey

India scored all their three goals from penalty corners with Vandana finding the net twice, while Gurjit Kaur fired in a fierce drag-flick on Saturday.

Defending champions India out of women's team event in TT
Defending champions India out of women's team event in TT

After recording an easy win in a group stage match earlier in the day, the Indian women's team lost to Malaysia in the last-eight stage. Batra won one singles match and lost the other as the Indian team made a pre-mature exit from the tournament.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu
Chanu's success inspires Indians: PM Modi

Chanu (49kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming four of them in a power-packed performance, to claim India's first gold medal at the Games here on Saturday.

CWG 2022: With coach now in Games Village, Lovlina gets ready for opening bout
CWG 2022: With coach now in Games Village, Lovlina gets ready for opening bout

Lovlina's post on social media had stirred up a Hornet's nest and forced the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take away the accreditation of the team's doctor and hand Sandhya Gurung the opportunity to be with her ward and help her prepare for her first bout.

Indian contingent, led by shuttler PV Sindhu & Men's Hockey team captain Manpreet Singh
Shakespeare, vintage cars, Duran Duran light up opening ceremony of Birmingham Commonwealth Games

The magnificent Bards of Brum represent some of the city's most famous exports: William Shakespeare, composer Edward Elgar, the inventor of the modern dictionary Samuel Johnson and the 18th-century Lunar Society, the forefathers of modern Birmingham.

Neeraj Chopra
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra ruled out of Commonwealth Games due to groin injury

Chopra had recently ended India's 19-year-long wait for a medal at the World Athletics Championships by winning silver with his best throw of 88.13 metres.

Vijay Kumar
Dropping shooting from CWG 2022 a move to deny India medals: Vijay Kumar

Having bagged six medals, including five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, and later translating that success at the 2012 London Olympics by clinching silver in 25m rapid-fire event, Vijay Kumar adds he is disappointed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) did not pursue the issue proactively for the common good of the Indian shooting fraternity.

PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi interacts with CWG-bound athletes, wishes them luck for the Games

Well aware of their back stories, Modi asked how the athletes overcame the hurdles in their lives.

Wrestler Satender punches referee during Commonwealth Games trials, gets life ban
Wrestler Satender punches referee during Commonwealth Games trials, gets life ban

Due to Satender's intervention at the mat, the 57kg bout between Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Aman was also stopped for a brief period.

Women Cricket Team
India To Take On Australia In Commonwealth Games Cricket Opener

Along with Australia and India, Group A also comprises of Barbados and Pakistan, while England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka will fight for supremacy in Group B.

Queen’s Baton Is Here!
Commonwealth Games 2022 | Queen’s Baton Reaches Puri For Relay

Commonwealth Games 2022 | Queen’s Baton Reaches Puri For Relay

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Queen's Baton For 2022 CWG Arrives In Odisha
Queen's Baton For 2022 CWG Arrives In Odisha

It will then return to Bhubaneswar for the symbolic relay at the Kalinga Stadium where eminent sportspersons of the state will be present.

Jhilli Dalabehera
Jhilli Dalabehera From Odisha Wins Silver In Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship

She finished second in the Commonwealth nations, behind Nigeria's Peter Stella Kingsley, who lifted 168kg (72 + 96).

India To Field Hockey Teams At Birmingham Commonwealth Games
India To Field Hockey Teams At Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Considering the quarantine requirements of the CWG 2022, which ends on August 8, and the Asian Games, starting on September 10, hockey teams will not have sufficient time to prepare for the event.

Hockey India Withdraws From 2022 Birmingham CWG Over COVID, Quarantine Rules
Hockey India Withdraws From 2022 Birmingham CWG Over COVID, Quarantine Rules

Hockey India reasoned that there is only a 32-day window available between the Birmingham Games (July 28-August 8) and the Hangzhou Asian Games (September 10-25).

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2022 CWG Village Plan Scrapped Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

London: Organisers of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games have decided to scrap the single athletes’ village after a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found it could not be completed in time. Instead, athletes will now be housed in multiple sites with 1,600 set to be housed at the NEC Hotel Campus and […]

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Hima Das Thanks Assam CM After Being Awarded DSP Post

Guwahati: Hima Das on Friday thanked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal after she was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). The decision was taken by the Assam government on Friday during the Assembly’s budget session, where it was announced that the rank of Grade-I officers such as DSP or magistrate would be awarded […]

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Vikas Krishan, Pinki Rani Win As 15 Indian Boxers Enter Final

Kathmandu: Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan and 2014 CWG bronze-medallist Pinki Rani put up a brilliant display as they led seven more Indian boxers to the finals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Sunday. While Sparsh (52kg), Varinder (60kg) and Narender (+91kg) were the other boxers to reach the summit clash from […]

Narinder Batra addresses press
No Question Of Hosting 2026 CWG, Says Batra

New Delhi: There is no question of hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Friday even as secretary general Rajeev Mehta reiterated that the prospect of doing so shall be one of the topics to be discussed at the meeting of the executive committee which is scheduled […]

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Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik Advance With Easy Wins At World Championship

Ekaterinburg (Russia): Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) clinched resounding victories in their second-round bouts to ensure that there was no stopping India’s stupendous run at the World Men’s Boxing Championships here on Saturday. Panghal out-punched Chinese Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Kaushik also dominated The Netherlands’ Enrico Lacruz to […]

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Commonwealth Games Federation Gets New Executive Board

Kigali (Rwanda): The 2019 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly has elected members to the executive board and sports committee of the federation in Rwanda’s capital city. Scottish Louise Martin was re-elected CGF President for a second four-year term. She was first elected in 2015, becoming the first female to hold this office in the […]

Rijuji
Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham. In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting […]

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Para Shuttler From Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, To Get Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, was on Saturday nominated for the Arjuna Award along with 18 others. Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, […]

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We want India at Commonwealth Games, no question: UK minister

London: The UK government has stepped in to back India in an ongoing row over Shooting being dropped from the Commonwealth Games to be held in the British city of Birmingham in 2022. Britain’s Sports Minister Nigel Adams said that India was an important Commonwealth country and he has written to the Commonwealth Games Federation […]

IOA
IOA to take final decision on 2022 CWG boycott next month

New Delhi: The Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association will meet next month to take a final decision on its boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games, its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said on Saturday. The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster […]

NRAI
NRAI supports IOA proposal to boycott 2022 CWG for shooting's exclusion

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Sunday said it supports the Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for excluding shooting from the roster. In an unprecedented move, the IOA on Saturday proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster, […]

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