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Commonwealth Games 2018: Day 3, Schedule, Preview, and Live Updates

Commonwealth Games 2018: Day 3, Schedule, Preview, and Live Updates

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Published: 6 April 2018 4:19 PM GMT
Please refresh for updates. Gymnastics https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982577853169418240
AND HERE WE HAVE IT! A fourth Gold for India, fifth overall courtesy the youngster. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982573273312407552
Two quick wins in Boxing before Manoj Kumar won his bout earlier today. Wonderful for Sarita Devi here. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982572731433566208 https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982562767285596161 https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982540781209567232
A refresher on Badminton https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982526018006077440
In case you missed the early morning Table Tennis action https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982531953730596864 https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982520082466144262
  • Sreejesh looks gutted and it is indeed heartbreaking. FT India 2-2 Pakistan
  • And Now GOAL for Pakistan. Equaliser with 0 seconds left on the clock. Wow. What final drama.
  • Another referral by Pakistan for a stray foot by an Indian defender.
  • And they get it. One final shot at an equaliser. Do we have more action on the cards?
  • A wonderful run and team play by Akashdeep and Mandeep. The finishing was underwhelming. Easy to clear for Butt. 1 minute left in the game
  • To be honest, neither of us expected this fixture between the two teams to be this close a contest
  • 5 minutes left until India complete this brilliant clash. 5 minutes to hold on as Pakistan search for an equaliser and India carry on looking for that lead which will cement their win. It's still anyone's game.
  • Heated up final quarter it has bee so far. 12 minutes remaining.
  • END OF Q3: India 2-1 Pakistan one quarter remaining. Can India hold on or extend their lead? They had another chance by Kothajit Singh this time, denied by the veteran Pak goalie in the closing minute.
  • India lose a referral for possible danger. Quicker, more urgent rotational play by India now. They seem to have sensed how close the game now is.
  • The Indian team seems to have lost a tiny portion of their confidence after Pakistan's goal. India have 2 more shots on target with 3 minutes remaining on the clock.
  • It's a goal for Pakistan as they pull one back with 6minutes remaining on the clock. They are very much back in the game. A 1 goal lead is too close a scoreline for comfort.
  • Penalty corner to India. Very good from Mandeep here who makes no mistake in setting up the PC. Rupinderpal Singh goes, a deep touch this time and it is cleared from danger.
  • Shots on target, possession, PC conversion rates, India have ween clearly ahead of their continental neighbours. Pakistan have one half of Hockey remaining to salvage this match.
  • HT: India 2-0 Pakistan
  • Wonderful comeback the former Indian captain and veteran goalkeeper is having. But he needs to carry on this momentum in the future clashes.
  • Sreejesh being tested quite a lot in the past few minutes. And another brilliant save from Sreejesh denies them a third chance at a goal in the span of few minutes.
  • Another Penalty Corner for Pakistan after a review. Wonderful block by India to deny a chance to score.
  • CHANCE for India with 6minutes on the clock to half time. Another fantastic save by Imran Butt. Gurjant was not able to drive the rebound home that came off Mandeep's strike. It's a PC to Pakistan now.
  • Yellow card to India's Akashdeep after an altercation on the field. Things are starting to heat up.
  • A moment of fright here for the Indian team after the goal was referred to see whether the ball had been cleared sufficiently during the injection. Thankfully, it goes India's way. 2-0 as it stands to Sjoerd Marijne's men
  • But wait, it's a decision pending. But the goal stands. Harmanpreet is the man here. 10 minutes left in Q2.
  • A second penalty corner for India. With 11 mins left on the clock in Quarter 2, India have a chance to score here and double their lead.
  • This has been beautiful from Pakistan straight into Quarter 2. It's starting to look like a more balanced clash now. India losing out on ball possessions. The mid field seems to lack the cohesive nature that we know it for. A 1 goal lead is definitely not much to be comfortable in.
  • A yellow card for Atiq from Pakistan, Pak down to 10 men. Will that be costly?
  • An entertaining quarter so far. India have a slim lead but have missed out on easy chances. Can they extend here in the 2nd quarter?
  • End of Q1. Two wonderful saves by Pakistan deny India chances. We stand at 1-0
  • Nearly a minute left for India. They're 1-0 up. A Good start in Q1. And India are awarded a penalty corner. Chance at another goal?
And there it is. A GOAL FOR INDIA. A tackle by Rupinder, a pass by Sunil and a goal by debutante Dilpreet. India carry on pressing forward in the game. Yet to find a breakthrough though. The buil-up to the forward pressings have been amazing for India so far. Conversion has been successfully held on by Pakistan 5mins left in Q1. A moment in the D for team India but Pak captiain muhamad Irfan blocks a poorly placed ball by Lalit.
Sumit gets a green card. Will sit out for sometime. India are one man short. Hockey: 7 minutes in this match and there is a stark influence visible of the two Dutch coaches in the game. The ball has see-sawed in the two halves so far. It's deadlocked at 0-0 now Hockey: Here is how the team will line up. What do you think? https://twitter.com/TheHockeyIndia/status/982471936037961728 The second reason for this high amount of anticipation is that this is the first match of the Indian men's team in the tournament. A strong start here can do wonders. Any India-Pakistan clash is always high voltage and this is especially so for two reasons. Coach Roelant Oltmans, former coach of India and current coach of Pakistan is just one of them.
Expect a cracker of a match here. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982471208896614400
Swimming: In case you missed it. This is a new National Record. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982467500393676800 Badminton: In case you missed this update from from the Mixed Team Event. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982458467112763392 Table Tennis: Here are the complete scores.
  • Match 1 Men's Singles: Harmeet Desai with a 11-4,12-10,11-6 win over Chee Feng Leong.
  • Match 2 Men's Singles: Sharath Achanta wins 11-8,11-7,11-6 over Muhammad Ashraf Haiq
  • Match 3 Men's Doubles: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran-Harmeet Desai win 11-7,11-6,11-7 over Javen Choong-Chee Feng Leong
Table Tennis: The Women's Team have already qualified for the semis and so have the men. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982455988291645445 In case you've just joined us, here is what has happened so far. Sathish Kumar has won the 5th medal and 3rd Gold for India in Weightlifting and overall after clear-cut 5 kilo lead over the Silver medalist Jack Oliver. Table Tennis Women have qualified for the Semi Finals of the team event with a 3-0 win over Malaysia. India have also reached the semis of the Badminton Team Event with a 3-0 win over Mauritius Badminton: In case you're just joining us, here is the latest. India are through to the semi finals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team Event. Here are the scores.
  • Match 1 Mixed Doubles: Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj defeats Aatish Lubah/Christopher Paul; Score:21-12,21-3.
  • Match 2 Women's Doubles: Ashwini/Sikki win 21-8, 21-7 over Aurelie Allet/Nicki Chan-Lam
  • Match 3 Men's Singles: Srikanth Kidambi defeats Julien Paul 21-12, 21-14
Badminton: Mauritius' Julien Paul put up an exquisite fight complete with moments of utter brilliance for him. But it will take some consistency in brilliance to get past Srikanth Kidambi. For now, the Indian wins 21-12, 21-14 The latest from Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth playing Julien Paul here. He has won his match and India are THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINALS! Weightlifting: What wonderful news for India to wake up to. Another day, another Gold medal. The powerful beast looked at ease when everyone else was struggling. What a heartening beginning to the day. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982436665049300992
And Sathish declines the opportunity for a third lift. Which confirms it. Sathish wins India's 5th Gold in Weightlifting and overall, Jack Oliver finishes second to take Silver Weightlifting: Sathish still has a lift left but his lead is definitely unassailable. His closest competitor, Jack Oliver has completed a good 5 kilos behind him. Weightlifting: 317 total for Sathish. It's almost confirmed. just waiting for a small technicality. Weightlifting: 173 on his second attempt and SATHISH DOES IT! HE'S VIRTUALLY GOT THE GOLD NOW Weightlifting: 171kg for his 3rd attempt and there is a slight discrepancy about whether it was successful. SATHISH ALMOST CONFIRMS GOLD
Jack Oliver on now. The battle for Gold continues. Jack Oliver is unsuccessful in clearing 171kg on his second Clean and Jerk attempt. Gymnastics: With a total of 75.600, Yogeshwar Singh finishes 14th out of 18 competitors; his vault score is 7th highest. Weightlifting: A wonderful first Clean and Jerk attempt by Sathish; successful at 169kg Gymnastics: His score of 14.100 in Vault is the tied 6th highest score in the discipline after 14.525 by England's James Hall. Gymnastics: Yogeshwar Singh completes 6 rotations, scores 12.250 and is currently on 10th with 75.600. This is not his final standing.
Srihari Natraj does it again. He reaches the SemiFinal of 50m backstroke with a timing of 26.47seconds after finishing 3rd in the Heat; timing is also a new National Record Weightlifting: Jack Oliver attempting his first C&J. At 167kg and he is successful but he is clearly struggling. Table Tennis: And here are the complete scores from the scintillating display by the women's team.
  • Manika Batra beat Ying Ho 11-9, 11-7, 11-7
  • Madhurika Patkar defeats Karen Lyne 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3
  • Mouma Das/Madhurika Patkar beat Ai Xin Tee/Ying Ho 11-8,10-12,,11-8,11-7
Table Tennis: Wins by Manika Batra, Madhurika Patkar and the Doubles Duo of Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar. And India are through to the semis. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982427026660311040
In case you're just joining us, Yogeshwar has scored 11.400 in Floor Exercise, 12.600 in Rings, a brilliant 14.100 in Vault, 13.300 in Parallel Bars and 12.250 in Bars. Currently standing at a total of 63.350 Gymnastics: Yogeshwar finishes Floor exercise. He's currently on 12th after 5 Rotations with 2 yet to complete. Weightlifting: A quick reminder that the Commonwealth Games record (GR) for C&J is 187kg and Commonwealth Record (CR) is 196kg; total records 333kg and 350 respectively Swimming: A narrow miss for India's Sajan Prakash in the 200m Butterfly event heats as he finishes 9th with a timing of 1:58.87 . Top 8 Qualify; Sajan kept as First Reserve. He missed out by 0.45 seconds.
https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982422301369974784 Table Tennis: Women's Team Quarterfinals going nicely here. India take a strong 2-0 lead after r Madhurika Patkar beats Karen Lyne 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 in the second match. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982420606388862976 Gymnastics: Leader after Rotation 4 is still the Gymnast from Cyprus. Floor exercise for Yogeshwar in the next Rotation. Gymnastics: And here, Yogeshwar has now slipped down to 10th after scoring 12.250 in Horizontal Bars and he now stands with a total of 51.950 Weightlifting: Jack Oliver's 3rd lift and personal best attempt of 148kg is unsuccessful. He maintains a kilo's lead over Sathish Sivalingam who remains within touching distance of Gold.
Jack Oliver is now in the lead. He will attempt 148 in his 3rd Attempt for a 4 kilo lead over Sathish. Weightlifting: Brilliant tactical battle between Sathish and Oliver here. If any of Oliver's 2nd or 3rd lifts are successful, Sathish is 2nd in snatch. Weightlifting: HE DOES IT! But England's Jack Oliver has 2 attempts left. He is on 141kg in Snatch at the moment. Weightlifting: Sathish Sivalingam will now attempt 144kg in his 3rd Snatch attempt. Weightlifting: jack Oliver goes all out for his 1st attempt. 141kg attempt. For now, Sathish has lifted 140kg in his second Snatch attempt.
That's quite a stat, isn't it. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982416367524634625 Weightlifting: HE DOES IT! Brilliant from Sathis Sivalingam on his first Snatch attempt. Weightlifting: Jack Oliver's Snatch gamble let Sathish to increase his Snatch weight. He had earlier declared 130kg https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982415398258728960 Gymnastics: Horizontal Bars next for Yogeshwar as he is the third in the start list for Rotation 4 in the discipline Gymnastics: On top is Cyprus' Marios Georgieu with 41.650 Gymnastics: A mediocre performance in Parallel bars for Indian medal hopeful Yogeshwar Singh. It's not good enough to improve or maintain his position as he slips down to 7th; scores 13.000 in Rotation 3 and currently stands on 39.700
updates: https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982412386035363840 An update on Table Tennis team event where an exciting Quarterfinal is underway https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982410882423570432 Gymnastics: In case you're just joining us, here is what has happened so far. Yogeshwar did not get off to a good start in Rings but he came back strongly in the Vault event and is now on 5th. Gymnastics: Good comeback here by Yogeshwar. He is currently on 5th after Rotation 2 in Vault which is basically his strength. He scores 14.100 to take his total to 26.700. An update on
Table Tennis:
https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982406049805189120 Gymnatics: Up on Number 2 in Vault, Yogeshwar's strength, in rotation 2. Gymnastics: We have Yogeshwar's scores now after his Rings event. 12.600 at the end of Rotation 1 standing at 14th out of the 17 valid competitors. Gymnastics: Current competitor here Yogeshwar. Scotland's Hamish Carter currently stands on top with a score of 14.600. Gymnastics: The final performer in Rings in Rotation 1. So we have a while to go before we get there. Gymnastics: Looking back on 2010, India won the first international medal in Gymnastics after Ashish Kumar won a Bronze at the delhi Commonwealth Games. Since then, the sport has grown in India. Can we hope for another medal from Yogeshwar Singh here? ---- With the opening two days fetching two Gold medals for India, it has been more than eventful for the contingent at the
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
. Day 3 also promises to be a cracker with a lot of action and also a few medal prospects! Satish Shivalingam (Men's 77 kg), Vandana Gupta (Women's 63 kg) and Ragala Venkat Rahul (Men's 85 kg) will all be in action and are expected to settle for no less than a podium finish. Weightlifters have earned all the Medals won by India so far which makes it obvious that the Medals tally will get heavier by tomorrow! Squash player Joshna Chinnappa performed brilliantly on Friday against Tamika Saxby and entered the quarterfinals of the Women's singles category. She will face New Zealand's Joelle King in a last eight clash on Day 3 of the mega event. In Table Tennis, the Men's and the Women's team will play its respective quarterfinals.
Indian Men's hockey team will be in action for the first time when it takes on arch-rivals Pakistan in an afternoon fixture. Swimmers Sajan Prakash and wonder boy Srihari Nataraj will be in action in the Men's 200m Butterfly and Men's 50m Backstroke respectively. Indian Men's Basketball team will face the likes of England on Saturday while the Women will face off against Malaysia. After commendable performances in the opening two fixtures, the Indian Badminton Mixed team will be fighting it out for a semi-final berth on Day 3. In Boxing, Mohammad Hussamuddin, Manoj Kumar and Laishram Sarita Devi will also be in action in their respective categories. Apart from the above-mentioned events, India has a busy day ahead in Cycling and Lawn Bowls. India is currently in the fifth position of the overall medals tally accumulating a total of 4 medals which includes 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze so far! A look at the day's schedule [table id=15 /]
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