Commonwealth Games, Day 2: Indian Weightlifters Shine As Chanu Wins Gold, Sargar Gets Silver, Gururaja Bags Bronze

Subhasish Dutta
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 12:47 AM IST
Commonwealth Games, Day 2: Indian Weightlifters Shine As Chanu Wins Gold, Sargar Gets Silver, Gururaja Bags Bronze

After a thunderous Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Team India looks to retain momentum on the second day with all eyes on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Tokyo Olympic silver-medallist and 2018 CWG gold medallist on Saturday. Badminton and Table Tennis teams looking to make a progress into the knockouts and the women's hockey team will enter their second group-stage tie. India's women's hockey team thoroughly outplayed Ghana, even as the Men's and Women's Table Tennis teams and boxer Shiva Thapa got off to a positive start, as day one of the competitions got underway at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG). Women's cricket made its debut with a three-wicket loss against Pakistan. The Indian women's table tennis team fared better with a 3-0 victory vs South Africa and then a 3-0 victory against Fiji.

30 July 2022
  • 12:04 PM

    Table Tennis: Women's Team Quarter-final

    India women's table tennis team fails to win against Malaysia. Loses to 3-2 to Malaysia in the quarters. Reeth Tennison gave everything in the decider but Ying Ho beats her 3-2.

  • 11:46 PM

    President Droupadi Murmu Praises Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

    "India is proud of you & your medals," tweets the President.

  • 11:26 PM

    Mirabai Chanu's Reacts On Her Gold Medal

    "The Commonwealth Games are the first games I am playing after the Tokyo Olympics. I won a gold for the country, I am elated. I'd never done 88kg & I did it this time, even touching upon 90kg. I am happy about it," Mirabai Chanu's reaction on her win. 

  • 10:51 PM

    'Every Indian Is Delighted': PM Modi On Chanu's Gold Medal

    PM Modi congratulated Mirabai Chanu on her gold medal and said that every Indian is delighted with her win. 

    "The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is delighted that she’s won a Gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes," PM Modi tweeted.

  • 10:21 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg Final - India's First Gold In CWG 2022

    Mirabai Chanu scripted history by clinching a gold medal in CWG 2022 in 109kg in her first Clean & Jerk attempt. 

  • 10:05 PM

    Table Tennis Day 2 Updates

    Manika Batra beats Ying Ho 11-3 to help India level the tie 1-1 against Malaysia. 

  • 09:46 PM

    Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu's 88kg Lift

    Take a look at Mirabai Chanu's 88kg Lift

  • 09:45 PM

    Lawn Bowls: Men's Pairs - Section C (Round 3)

    Indian smashesh Cook Islands 13-10.

  • 09:28 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg Final

    Clean & Jerk for weightlifting for women's 49kg final rounds get underway

  • 09:19 PM

    Table Tennis: Women's Team Quarter-final

    Reeth Tennison/Sreeja Akula lose 7-11, 6-11, 11-5, 6-11 to Karen Lyne/Li Sian Alice. 

  • 09:12 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg Final - Third Attempt

    India's Mirabai Chanu fails to lift 90kg in her third snatch attempt.

  • 09:10 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg Final

    Mirabai Chanu successful lift of 84kg in the first snatch attempt.

  • 08:56 PM

    Table Tennis Day 2 - India vs Malaysia in Action

    Reeth Tennison and Sreeja Akula are fighting it hard against Malaysia’s Karen Lyne and Li Sian Alice Chang in the first match of the women’s quarterfinal tie. 

  • 08:37 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg -- Mirabai Channu In Action To Clinch Gold

    Mirabai Chanu starts her first snatch attempt with a 80kg weight to clinch a gold in the CWG 2022. 

  • 08:23 PM

    Gururaj Poojary's Reaction On His Win

    "I dedicate my medal to my wife and thank all my supporters. I am elated that Sanket won a silver and I clinched the second medal for India by winning a bronze. I could have done better though 269 kg is good. I had fallen ill recently but I recovered & gave my best. I cannot describe it in words. It was my dream," says Gururaj Poojary on his win. 

  • 08:19 PM

    Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu Set For The Action

    Mirabai Chanu will be aiming for her third CWG medal tonight

  • 08:02 PM

    Take A Look At Weightlifting Women's 49kg Final's start list


  • 07:55 PM

    Weightlifting: Women's 49kg Final

    Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu is all set to clinch a big medal this time. The match will start in few minutes.

  • 07:36 PM

    President Droupadi Murmu Congratulates Gururaja For Bronze Medal

    Newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu congratulated Gururaja for clinching Bronze medal. 

  • 07:11 PM

    Squash Men's Single: Sourav Ghosal beats Sri Lanka's Shameel Wakeel 3-0

    Sourav Ghosal smashed Shameel Wakeel with 11-4, 11-4, 11-6.

  • 06:59 PM

    Squash Men's Singles- Sourav Ghosal 2-0 Shameel Wakeel

    Sourav Ghosal extends his lead in the round of 32 as he wins the second game with an identical score as the first game. 11-4.


  • 06:35 PM

    Overjoyed By The Accomplishment: PM Modi On Gururaja Poojary's Win

    "Overjoyed by the accomplishment of P. Gururaja! Congratulations to him for winning the Bronze at the Commonwealth Games. He demonstrated great resilience and determination. I wish him many more milestones in his sporting journey," said PM Modi on Gururaja Poojary's Bronze Medal in CWG 2022. 


  • 06:10 PM

    Weightlifting: Second Medal For India in CWG 2022

    Gururaja Poojary wins Bronze medal in men's 61kg weightlifting.

  • 05:58 PM

    Weightlifting: Gururaja Poojary's Attempt With A Successful Lift Of 144kg

    Gururaja Poojary starts his Clean & Jerk attempt with a successful lift of 144k taking his total to 262kg


  • 05:46 PM

    Weightlifting: Sanket Sagar's Reaction On His Win

    "I am happy but also sad as I could not win the gold medal. For the last 4 years, I prepared for the gold medal but could not win it due to an elbow injury," says Sanket Sagar.


  • 05:36 PM

    Boxing: Men's 57kg Featherweight Round of 32

    India's Hussam Mohammed smashes Amzolele Dyeyi of South Africa 5-0 to enter Round of 16


  • 05:17 PM

    Weightlifting: Gururaja Poojary Fails To Lift 120 Kg

    India's Gururaja Poojary could not lift 120kg in his third snatch attempt.

  • 05:07 PM

    Weightlifting: Gururaja's Performance In 61 kgs

    Gururaja Poojary lifts 115kg in his first 'Snatch' attempt. 

  • 05:01 PM

    Swimming: Nataraj books final berth in men's 100m backstroke, Kushagra finishes last

    Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj has qualified for the finals of men's 100m backstroke after clocking 54:55 seconds in the semi-final of the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The 21-year-old finished fourth in his heat and seventh overall to secure a berth in the medal round that will take place on Sunday.

  • 04:57 PM

    Weightlifting: Gururaja Poojary's Performance in 2018 Commonwealth Games

     In 2018 Commonwealth Games Gururaja Poojary won a silver medal in the 56kg category.


  • 04:47 PM

    Weightlifting: Men's 61kg - Take A Look At Start List


  • 04:46 PM

    Sad as I couldn't win the gold: Sanket Sargar

    "I'm happy but also sad as I couldn't win the gold medal. For last 4 years, I prepared for the gold medal but couldn't win it due to an elbow injury," says Weightlifter Sanket Sargar after winning the silver medal.

  • 04:32 PM

    Weightlifting: Gururaja Poojary In Action Next

    Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary is next in the men’s 61kg final.

  • 04:24 PM

    Exceptional effort by Sanket Sargar: PM Modi

    PM Modi praises weightlifter Sanket Sargar, who won the Silver medal to open India's account in the CWG 2022.

    "Exceptional effort by Sanket Sargar! His bagging the prestigious Silver is a great start for India at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to him and best wishes for all future endeavours," PM Modi tweeted.

  • 04:06 PM

    Bib Aniq of Malaysia sets Games Record

    Bib Aniq of Malaysia finishes with a Games Record of 249kg to win the gold medal. Dilanka Yodage of Sri Lanka got the bronze (225kg) medal.

  • 03:58 PM

    Sanket Sargar Opens India's Account In CWG 2022

    Sanket Sargar lifted a combined weight of 248kg. In the end, he was denied the gold medal by the Malaysian by just a kilo.

  • 03:48 PM


    India's Sanket Sargar Wins Silver In Men's 55kg Weightlifting

  • 03:26 PM

    CWG 2022: Badminton Updates

    India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponappa beat Sri Lanka's Sachin Dias and Thilini Hendahewa 21-14, 21-9 in match-1 group stage. India's Lakshya Sen beat Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne 21-18, 21-5 in match-1 group stage

  • 03:24 PM

    CWG 2022 Swimming: Kushagra Rawat finishes 8th

    India's Kushagra Rawat finishes 8th in his 200m Freestyle Heat with a timing of 1:54.56

  • 03:23 PM

    CWG 2022 Table Tennis: India Women's team beat Guyana to win second group match

    Indian win its second straight Group Match in the women's TT team event, beating Guyana 3-0.

  • 02:45 PM

    CWG 2022 Weightlifting Final: Sanket Sargar inches closer to India's first gold

    Tremendous lifting from Sanket Sargar. Three successful lifts and on top of the leaderboard after Snatch round with a lift of 113kg. Clean & Jerk round to follow.

  • 02:38 PM

    CWG 2022 Badminton: Lakshay Sen extends his lead

    Lakshya Sen leading 11-9 in the 1st Game against Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne.

  • 02:37 PM

    CWG 2022 Men's 55 kg Weightlifting Final

    Sanket makes it successfully in his 111kg second attempt in Snatch to leave the Malaysian behind.

  • 02:00 PM

    CWG 2022 Men's Marathon: Nitendra Singh Rawat at 16th place

    Men's marathon is underway. India's Nitendra Singh Rawat is currently at the 16th place.

  • 01:59 PM

    CWG 2022 Lawn Bowls: India Lead 7-4 vs Malta In Men's Triples

    Malta have made a good comeback. They were trailing 0-7 at one time but now after 8 ends of throws, they have improved to 4-7.

  • 01:59 PM

    CWG 2022 Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini win first game vs SL

    Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa showed their class and composure to win crucial points on the trot as they kept the challenge of Dias and Hendahewa from Sri Lanka at bay to win the first game 21-14

  • 01:58 PM

    CWG 2022 Badminton: Satwik and Ashwini start strong

    Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa have started well for India against Sri Lanka in the opening mixed doubles match of the mixed team event, opening up a big lead.

  • 01:57 PM

    Men's marathon begins

    Nitendra Singh Rawat is in action as the Men's Marathon begins at Victoria Square in Birmingham

  • 01:16 PM

    India's day 2 schedule at CWG 2022

    India's Day 2 schedule includes numerous nail-biting events including finals of weightlifting, athletics and para-swimming.

    Read Here: India's Full Schedule For Day 2 Of CWG

  • 01:02 PM

    My ultimate goal is Paris Olympics: Olympic Medallist shuttler PV Sindhu

    Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu hopes the Commonwealth Games will serve as a perfect launchpad for her quest to regain the world championship crown next month. 

    Sindhu, who won a silver and a bronze in the last two editions, is chasing an elusive gold medal at the ongoing Games and thereafter her immediate target will be the Tokyo World Championships from August 22-28.

  • 01:02 PM

    India eyes gold in weightlifting, athletics, gymnastics on day 2

    After a thunderous Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Team India looks to retain momentum on the second day with all eyes on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Tokyo Olympic silver-medallist and 2018 CWG gold medallist on Saturday.

    Badminton and Table Tennis teams looking to make a progress into the knockouts and the women's hockey team will enter their second group-stage tie.

  • 01:01 PM

    Indian men's table tennis team clean sweeps Singapore 3-0, seals QFs spot

    ndian men's table tennis team demolished Singapore 3-0 in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday. The doubles team of Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Singapore's Shao Feng Ethan Poh and Clarence Chew Zhe Yu 11-5, 11-5 to give India a 1-0 lead.

  • 01:00 PM

    Ghana boxer suspended after failing drug test

    Ghanian boxer Shakul Samed has been suspended by the CWG organisers after he tested positive for a banned masking agent on day one of the competition, the Games' Anti-Doping and Medical Commission said. 

    "His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent – Furosemide). He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect. He and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association have been informed," CWG said in a statement.

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