August 15, 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8 Live Updates: Indian wrestlers to launch campaign, focus on women’s hockey


CWG 2022 Live: India’s wrestling team will also start its campaign on the eighth day.© AFP

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8 Live UpdatesIndia’s wrestling team will start its campaign on the 8th day, featuring stars like Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat. Bajrang, who won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and fellow wrestler Deepak Punia trained at the University of Michigan before arriving in Birmingham for the Games. Bajrang had won a gold medal in the Gold Coast, and will be hoping for a similar result this time around. After an action-packed Day 7, in which India collected two medals (1 gold and 1 silver), the main focus will be on the Indian women’s hockey team, as they take on Australia in the semi-finals on Day 8. On Thursday, Sudhir won a historic gold medal in men’s heavyweight para powerlifting, while Murali Sreeshankar won a silver medal in the long jump. Star runner Hima Das will also compete in the women’s 200m semifinal. In badminton, PV Sindhu will meet in the women’s singles round of 16. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will also be in action in the men’s doubles.

Here are the live updates of Commonwealth Games Day 8 from Birmingham

  • 13:59 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: India extend lead over England

    India has extended its lead over England. They are now 8-5 ahead of England after finishing 8th.

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Lawn Bowls: India took the lead

    India lead England 5-2 after finishing fourth in women’s doubles quarterfinal

  • 13:14 (IST)

    Lawn balls: England take early lead against India

    England take a 2-0 lead against India in the women’s doubles quarter-final

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Athletics: Hima Das eyes a place in the final

    Late night, Hima Das will run in women’s 200m semifinal

  • 13:01 (IST)

    Hockey: Can India trouble Australia?

    The Indian women’s hockey team will take on favorites Australia in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games today. This will be the team’s biggest challenge so far

  • 12:44 (IST)

    Badminton: PV Sindhu eyes quarter birth

    PV Sindhu will take on Husina Kobugabe of Uganda in the women’s singles round of 16 clash.

  • 12:04 (IST)

    Commonwealth Games Live: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 8 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The focus will be on women’s hockey as they face Australia in the semi-finals. India’s wrestlers will also take action later today, starting their respective campaigns with the likes of Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik among others.

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