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CWG 2022: India’s wrestlers to kick off campaign; all eyes on Hockey, Athletics, Badminton, and Table Tennis

On Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, all eyes will be on the Indian wrestlers with focus on Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia today while the women’s hockey team will be up against Australia in the semi-final round.

A 12-member Indian wrestling team, including Olympic medalists Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik, will start their campaign in their respective weight categories from 3 p.m. onwards. Wrestling events at Birmingham will be held across two days at the Coventry Stadium and Arena. Other prominent wrestlers include Deepak Punia, Mohit Grewal, Anshu Malik, and Divya Kakran.

In Lawn Bowls Women’s Pair, India will take on England in the Quarter-Finals at 1 p. m. Men’s Fours Quarter-finals between India and Canada can be seen at 4.30 p. m.

India’s para-table tennis stars will be looking to seal medals as they are in the semi-final action from 2 p. m.

The quarter-finals round of Table Tennis will begin at 2 p. m. onwards. Sathiyan Gnansekaran, Achantha Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra, Akula, Reeth Tennison, K. Srikanth and Sanil Shetty will be seen in action.

In Athletics, 22-year-old Jyoti Yarraji will be in action in the women’s 100m hurdles at 2.55 p. m.  Ancy Edapilly will be seen in the Women’s Long Jump qualifying round at 4.10 p. m. while Men’s 4x400m relay round can be seen at 4.15 p. m. Men’s Triple Jump Qualifying event will be seen at 11.35 p. m. while Himas Das will be in action in the women’s 200m semi-final later tonight.

India’s badminton stars will look to progress in individual events in round 16 after having made a strong start to their campaign at 3.30 p. m. onwards. Jolly Treesa and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand will be in action against the Mauritian pair while P. V. Sindhu will take on Husina Kobugabe later in the evening. Akarshi Kashyap will take on Eva Kattirtzi at 11.20 p. m. Lakshya Sen will take on Ying Xiang Lin in Men’s singles at 11.20 p. m.  while the pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will lock horns with the Pakistan pair later on.

In Squash, quarter-finals matches will start after 10.30 p. m. Top stars Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Velavan Senthilkumar, Abhay Singh, and Sourav Ghosal will be seen in action.

All eyes will be on the Indian women’s hockey team who will battle against Australia in the semifinals.

Yesterday, Sudhir won Gold in para powerlifting men’s heavyweight event while long jumper Sreeshankar Murali secured a Silver — scripting history as this was the first ever medal for India in Men’s Long Jump event in CWG. So far, India have won 20 medals, which include six Golds, seven Silvers, and seven Bronzes.

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