India performed reasonably well at the Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow grabbing 64 medals against the 2010 edition's 101. Athletes did well and brought back home medals, lots of respect and pride. Amidst all the fanfare and glitz at the CWG 2014, Kylie Minogue was a star performer at the closing ceremony of 12-day long tournament.Some brought name, some brought shame. Two people brought shame to the entire nation with their acts of misbehaviour, sexual assault and drunken driving sparking nationwide outrage after athletes toiled hard to win medals.
India's final medals tally at the CWG 2014 stands at 15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 Bronze, a total of 64 medals
Indian duo Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa lose the second game to award the Gold Medal in the Women's Doubles Final to the Malaysian pair Vivian Kah Mun Hoo & Khe Wei Woon. India settles for a silver.
Malaysian pair Vivian Kah Mun Hoo & Khe Wei Woon dominate 11-9 in the second game.
Indians have a narrow lead of 6-5 in what seems a tight contest
Malaysians win the first game 21-17.
A good judgement by Gutta has helped to level the scores again 10-10.
Badminton- Women's Doubles Finals- Scores level 6-6.
LIVE: Badminton- Indian Women's Doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa are set to face Malaysia in the finals. Match gets underway.
Badminton- Parupalli Kashyap wins the men's Singles Final; clinches gold. He won 21-19.
Hockey - India's woes aggravated as Australia trounce an ill-coordinated opposite team. Scores stand at 4-0 with thwo quick goals from Eddie Ockenden and Ciriello who scored a hattrick.
Hockey-India's condition deteriorates as Australia score one more through a penalty corner; make it 2-0. This time again it was Ciriello on the scoresheet.
Badminton- Parupalli Kashyap loses the second set 21-11.
Badminton- Men's Singles Finals- P.Kashyap leading in the first game 21-14 against Derek Wong (Singapore) in men's singles final.
Hockey- Men's Finals- Australia go up 1-0 against India through a Chris Ciriello strike.Ciriello scored off a penalty corner.
Badminton: Bouncing back from her semi-final loss, PV Sindhu wins Bronze in women's singles badminton.
Men's Triple Jump: Arpinder Singh Wins Bronze with best jump of 16.63 metres
Boxing: Vijender Singh loses the gold medal match to Antony Fowler of England; India settle for silver medal
Boxing: Mandeep Jangra loses the Gold Medal bout in men's 69 kg, India settle for silver medal
Badminton: Gurusaidutt wins bronze in Men's Singles beating Ouseph 21-15 14-21 21-19
Powerlifting: Rajinder Rahelu wins silver medal in Men's Heavyweight Powerlifting
Squash: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa win gold medal in women's doubles
Boxing: Laishram Devendra Singh loses gold medal bout against Paddy Barnes in Men's Light Flyweight category. India settle for silver medal.
Boxing: Laishram Devi loses gold medal match in women's lightweight match, hence India get silver medal
Hockey: India win men's hockey semifinal against New Zealand 3-2, set up final against Australia
Women's Singles Semi-final : PV Sindhu bows out of the Commonwealth Games after losing to Canada's Michelle Li
Badminton: Men's Singles: Gurusaidutt will face Singapore's Derek Wong in the second semi-finals.
Men's Singles: P.Kashyap beat Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) 18-21, 21-17, 21-18 to enter the finals. He will play for gold medal tomorrow at 4:30pm.
Women's Singles Semi-final : PV Sindhu lost the first set 20-22 and is leading the second one currently against Canada's Michelle Li.
Women's Doubles Semifinals- Duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa face Malaysia tonight.
Powerlifting: Sakina Khatun won bronze in the Lightweight category (Upto 61 kg).
Hockey: Indian Men's Team will face New Zealand tonight.
Squash- The Indian pair of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa in the Women's Doubles Final against England. The match will be played later during the day.
Boxing: Vijender Singh makes the finals of the Men's 75kg beating Connor Coyle of Northern Ireland
400m Relay: India through to finals, qualified with a timing of 44.81 seconds
Boxing: Mandeep Jangra through to finals of 69 kg Men's welter
Squash: Deepika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa go through to finals of women's doubles beating Australia's Brown and Grinham
Table Tennis: Achanta and Anthony lose the Gold Medal match to N Gao and H Li, India settle for silver medal
Badminton: Women's Doubles: The team of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa are through to the semifinals after winning quarters 21-10, 21-9
Badminton: Men's Singles: Gurusaidutt through to semis after beating Wei Feng 21-15, 8-21, 21-17
Badminton: Kidambi loses the Men's Singles quarters 10-21, 21-12, 12-21 to Derek Wong of Singapore
Table Tennis: Indian ace Sharath Kamal Achanta humbled England's Paul Drinkhall 4-1 to enter the table tennis semifinals on Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.
Squash: Mixed Doubles: Sourav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal lose in quarterfinals, out of medals race
Badminton: PV Sindhu is through to the semifinals of women's singles after beating Rankin 21-10, 21-9
Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap is through to the semifinals of Men's Singles after winning Quarter-finals against Lew 21-13 21-14
Badminton- Parupalli Kashyap will play Daren Liew in the Men's Singles Quarterfinals. Set to begin shortly.
Meanwhile the second semi-finals was won by Nicola Adams of England vs Mandy Bujold of Canada in the Women's Flyweight category (48-51 kg).
BREAKING-Boxing Pinki Rani lost her match against Michaela Walsh in the semi-finals. Wins Bronze by default (losing a semi-final bout entitles Boxers to win a bronze as there is no separate bout for it).
LIVE-Boxing Pinki Rani v/s Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in the semis of Women's Fly (48-51 kg).
LIVE-TABLE TENNIS-Indianpair down 10-12 in the first game.
Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan against Joanna Drinkhall and Kelly Sibley in Women's Double Quarterfinals. Indians up against the English pair
FULL TIME- India beat Scotland.
Hockey- Indian Women go up against Scotland 2-1 through a Poonam Rani and Anupa Barla strike with both the goals coming in the second half. For Scotland Nikki Kidd was on the scoresheet.
BREAKING-TABLE-TENNIS Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal is through to the next round. He won the third round 11-5, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
The Shooting(18), Wrestling (13)and Weightlifting (10) events at CWG 2014 have concluded. A combined total 41 medals from these 3 events alone have formed the major chunk,
Hockey- Indian Men will face the Kiwis in the first semi-final clash tomorrow.
Women face Scotland in the Women's Classification 5-6 match.
Table Tennis- The Indian pair of Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan will take on the Australian duo of Zhenhua Dederko and Ziyu Zhang in the Women's Doubles third round. Meanwhile, Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak have lost to Lee Wei Beh and Sock Khim BG
Boxing- In the Men's Lightweight Fly (49 kg) Manipuri Devendro Laishram has reached the semi-finals and is pitted against Wales' Asley Williams. Meanwhile 23-year old Pinki Rani will face Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in the semis of Women's Fly (48-51 kg).
In the Women's Light category (48-51 kg) India's Laishram Devi will face Maria Machongua of Mozambique in the semis today.
In Men's Welterweight (69 kg) Mandeep Jangra will face Steven Donnelly in the semi-finals today.
In Men's Middle weight (75 kg) Vijender Singh will face Connor Coyle for a sem-final bout.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 1, 2014
After Yogeshwar Dutt (men's 65kg freestyle) and Babita Kumari (women's 55kg) produced fine gold medal winning performances, Vikas Gowda finally broke the deadlock in a jinxed athletics where India was left dry and was yet to open their account. The The 31-year-old US-based Gowda, elated the moods of many Indian fans as he picked up the yellow metal in men's discuss throw with an effort of 63.64m at a rainy Hampden Park. In what is believed to be a silver lining Dipa Karmarkar became the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games by bagging a bronze in the vault event as she scripted history yesterday.
Pawan Kumar managed to secure a bronze in men's 86kg freestyle wrestling as the medal count in the Indian Wrestling purse only grew.
Disappointingly Geetika Jhakar (women's 63kg) proved no match for her Canadian opponent Danielle Lappage and managed a silver on the wrestling mat for India. The world junior champion wit much ease crushed the Indian grappler 7-0 to pocket the gold.
Badminton- Indian audience had a reason to rejoice as Parupalli Kashyap, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and Kidambi Srikanth, all three shuttlers moved past the Men's Singles Round of 16 at the Emirates Arena. Kashyap took a mere 24 minutes to beat Australia’s Jeff Tho 21-7, 21-8, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt also swept past Canadian Andrew D’Souza 21-13, 21-9 in 27 minutes. Meanwhile Kidambi Srikanth struggled for 57 minutes before edging past Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne 20-22, 21-16, 21-12.
In the Women's Singles Indian hopeful P.V. Sindhu won comfortably against Sr Lankan Thilini Hendahewa 21-14, 21-14 in just 26 minutes. P.C. Thulasi defeated Canadian Rachel Honderich 21-12, 21-7 to move into the last eight.
Women's Doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Australian combine He Tang and Renuga Veeran 18-21, 21-10, 21-6. The Indian duo will face Sri Lanka
The tournament ended for the Indian duo of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra in men’s doubles as they lost to the Malaysian pair of Wee Kiong Tan and Wei Shem Goh 13-21, 14-21 in 28 minutes.
Badminton: PV Sindhu enters quarterfinals of Women's Singles after winning 21-14 21-14 in pre-quarters
Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh through to 3rd round of Men's Singles after winning 13-11 12-10 11-6 11-7 in 2nd round
Badminton: Women's Doubles: Guttajwala and Ashwini Ponappa move into Ouarterfinals after winning 18-21 21-10 21-6 in Round of 16
Athletics: Vikas Gowda has won gold medal at Men's Discuss Throw Finals
Hockey: Indian men's hockey team beats South Africa 5-2, will face New Zealand in semifinals
Wrestling: Yogeshwar Dutt Wins wins the Final bout easily in about two minutes, gets second gold medal for India today
Wrestling: Geetika Jakha loses bout and hence India gets silver medal in the Wrestling Women's FS 63 kg Gold Medal Match
Wrestling: Babita Kumari has won the gold medal in the FS 55kg women's wrestling
Hockey: Men's hockey match between India and South Africa is set to begin. India only need a draw to make the semifinals
Badminton: PC Thulasi is through to Quarterfinals of Women Singles after winning 21-12 21-7 in Round of 16 against Rachel Honderich
Gurusaidutt is through to quarterfinals of Men's Singles winning 21-13 21-9 in Round of 16
Badminton: Kashyap is through to quarterfinals in Men's Singles winning 21-7 21-8 in Round of 16 by defeating Jeff Tho of Australia
Table Tennis: Manika Batra is through to 4th round in Women Singles after winning 4-2 in 3rd round
Table Tennis: Men's Doubles : Achanta/Anthony are throgh to 4th round after winning 11-8 11-4 11-9 in 2nd round against R Jenkins and S Jenkins of Wales
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) July 31, 2014
Badminton: Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala Gutta enter Round of 16 after Kiribati's Tinabora Tekeiaki and Teitiria Utimawa gave them a walkover.
Wrestling: Women's FS 69 kg Bronze Medal Finals: Navjot Kaur wins the bout 13-0 and India gets Bronze
Wrestling: Women's FS 58 kg Gold Medal Match : Sakshi Malik loses bout against A Adeniyi of Nigeria, India settle for silver.
Wrestling: Women's FS 53 kg Gold Medal Match: Lalita loses bout to O Adekuoroye of Nigeria, India get silver.
Hockey: Indian women have lost to South Africa 2-3; won't make it to semifinals
Next up is the India vs South Africa Women's Hockey match. India must beat SA to reach the semifinals.
Boxing: Women's Flyweight (48 - 51kg) Quarter-final : Pinki Rani through to the semifinals after beating Jacquiline Wangi of Papua New Guinea. Pinki Rani had beat Mary Kom earlier to qualify for CWG 2014.
High on confidence after the spirited showing against Australia, the Indian men's hockey team would look to win outright against South Africa in their final group match in Glasgow on Thursday, even though a draw is enough to seal their semifinal spot in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
Boxing: Men's Heavy (91kg) Quarter-final: Amritpreet Singh lost the bout to Stephen Lavelle of Scotland, and is out of contention for a medal
Squash: Indian pair of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa beat Malaysia's N David and LW Wern 11-8, 11-5 in Women's Doubles Pool D. Read the full story here
Badminton: Men's Doubles: Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar beat S Dias and B Dullewa of Sri Lanka 21-10, 21-9
18:28 IST Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Wrestling- Of the 5 wrestlers that were scheduled to wrestle 4 are in the fray for a gold and 1 for bronze.
Badminton- PV Sindhu beats South Africa's Sandra Le Grange in the round of 32 to move into pre-quarters.
Athletics- Tintu Lalka fails to qualify for the Women's 800m semifinals finishing fourth.
India's Sahana Nagraj fails to qualify for Women's High Jump.
Badminton- Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi and Guru Sai Dutt Srikanth win their Men's Singles matches to enter the last 16.
In the Women's Singles event- Kerala's PC Thulasi has entered the round of 16 and India favourite PV Sindhu is scheduled to play today against Sandra Le Grange in the round of 32.
Wrestling- Lalita is currently competing against Shannon Hawke of Scotland in Women's 53 kg Freestyle semifinals.
Bajrang Kumar reaches semifinals of Men's 61 kg Freestyle by beating South African Marno Plaatjies.
Sakshi Malik in Women's 58 kg Freestyle semifinals set to begin shortly (4:12 pm IST).
India stands at number 6 on the list of nations in terms of the medals won in Glasgow. 36 medals (10 Gold, 15 Silver and 11 Bronze) have been won till now by Indian athletes in Glasgow.
Australia leads from the top as they have won a whopping 101 medals totally. No. 2 and 3 spots have been taken by England and Canada respectively.
Boxing The spotlight will now be on the boxers as they are yet to open their Commonwealth account. The competition will only get tougher as the matches are either in the round of 16 or quarterfinals stage.
Devendro Singh Laishram will face Scottish Aqueel Ahmed in the quarterfinals of the Men's Light Flyweight (49kg) category.
In the Women's Light Flyweight (49kg) category Pinki Rani will look to pack a powerful punch against Jacquiline Wangi of Papua New Guinea
Wrestling- Indian wrestlers impressed as they ended their campaign on a high last night winning 3 gold and 1 silver medal out of the 4 final medal confirmed matches.
Sushil Kumar won gold against Pakistan's Qamar Abbas in the Men's 74kg Freestyle.
Amit Kumar clinched gold as he beat Nigerian Ebikweminomo Wilson to win the Men's 57kg Freestyle.
19-year old Vinesh Phogat of Haryana beat Englishwoman Yana Rattigan in Women's 48kg Finals enroute her gold medal performance.
Shooting- After a few more Indians shot medals home, as many as 5 medals secured last night the count has risen to 17 medals coming from shooting events alone at the XX Commonwealth Games 2014.
Harpreet Singh bagged Silver in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Finals.The 33-year old from Haryana did not disappoint in the 2010 edition either held in Delhi having won two gold medals.
India's Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang bagged a silver and bronze respectively in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals. Narang also bagged a silver in the 50m Rifle Prone Men's finals.
in the Men's Trap Semifinals Manvjit Sandhu manages to secure a Broze medal whereas Mansher Singh was eliminated.
India's Lajja Goswami won bronze in 50 metre rifles 3 positions
Indians won three gold and one silver medal in wrestling.
Amit Kumar, Asian champion of last year started the haul with a 6-2 win over Welson. Amit ran up a 4-2 lead in first period and consolidated that further in second to complete the 6-2 victory.
19 Year old Vinesh Phogat brought home the second gold. Competing in women's 48 kg category she defeated England's Yana Rattigan 3-1 in the final.
The third gold was probably the most expected one. Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar was in its usual dominant self even though he competed in the 74 kg category this time. The victory was particularly sweet as he defeated grappler from Pakistan Qamar Abbas by easily pining him.
The day could have ended perfectly but Rajiv Tomar failed to emulate the feat of his fellow countrymen. He was outclassed by Canada's K Jarvis 0-3.
India's Lajja Goswami won bronze in 50 metre rifles 3 positions.
After the impressive show from wrestlers, India is now in the fourth position in the medals tally. India has 10 gold, 15 silver and 9 bronze currently. Australia is in the top spot with 30 golds. India's men hockey team lost 2-4 to Australia.
Indians have had a good outing so far and a brighter day ahead. 4 gold medal matches in Wrestling and 3 final events in Shooting.
Earlier it were the shooters who went berserk with as many as 12 medals for India (4 Gold, 7 Silver and 1 Bronze) and its not over yet. Harpreet Singh set to compete in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Finals and Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals and Manvjit Sandhu and Mansher Singh in Men's Trap Semifinals
The Weightlifters have impressed big time as the medalfest continued with an influx of 10 medals (3 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)
Now, its the Wrestlers' turn as India are assured of 4 sureshot medals with 4 Indians in the finals:
1. Sushil Kumar against Pakistan's Qamar Abbas in the Men's 74kg Freestyle (09:48).
2. Amit Kumar set to compete Nigerian Ebikweminomo Wilson in the Men's 57kg Freestyle (9:12 pm)
3. Raeev Tomar will wrestle in the Men's FS 125 kg Freestyle (10:18 pm)
4. Vinesh Phogat reaches the Women's 48kg Finals with a 4-1 win over Canada's J Mian in the semis
India hopes that the Sports Ministry takes their medal-winning ability and acheivements into consideration and makes a sincere effort to hone their skills by providing better infrastructure, equipments and financial assistance to churn these sportspersons into world class athletes.
Now even Raeev Tomar enters Men's FS 125 kg finals.
Sushil Kumar reaches the Men's 74kg Freestyle finals. He will fight for a gold medal tonight (21:48 IST)
Indian wrestler Jyoti won her second bout in the Women's freestyle 75 kg against Edwards of England
Raeev Tomar enters Men's FS 125 kg semi-finals Wrestling against Raeev Tomar winning his QF bout 12-2
Indian Women's Hockey Team registered a 14-0 historic win against minnows Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). T&T were handed a thrashing in one of the worst, shocking defeats in the Women's Preliminary Round at the Glagow National Hockey Center. It was raining goals for the Indian side as Jaspreet Kaur and Deepika Thakur scored a hattrick each. India are now set to take on South Africa in their next encounter on July 30.
In a completely lop-sided match, India made mincemeat of the Africa nation as they smashed as many as nine goals in the first half itself, before pumping in five more after the breather.
The Trinidadians' leaky defense let them down as eight Indian players entered the scoresheet at the Glasgow National Hockey Center.
Vandana Katariya (4th minute), Dipika Thakur (11th, 27th, 64th), Rani Rampaul (12th, 19th, 25th), Jaspreet Kaur (18th, 41st, 48th), Ritu Rani (22nd), Anuradha Thokchom (31st), Anupa Barla (53rd), Ritusha Arya (68th) scored for India.
With the medal fest continuing for shooters, weighlifters are not far behind as a young Vikas Thakur produced in what is to believed as the lift of his lifetime to take home the silver medal in men's 85kg weightlifting, at 20th Commonwealth Games. Thakur lifted 333kg in a dramatic event, enroute his meadl-winning spectacular feat.
'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's kitty on the fifth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday.
Indian shooters continued their dominance at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range with 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh bagging a gold and silver respectively in the men's 50m pistol event in Glasgow on Monday.
With two easy victories under their belt, a confident India will face their first real test in the men's hockey event when they take on world champions and title holders Australia in the next group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Monday.
Mohammad Asab bagged a bronze after missing out of the gold-medal contest in a tense shoot-off to give India their second medal from shooting in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday.
Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh on Sunday clinched the silver medal in women's double trap event at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, swelling the shooting team's overall tally to an impressive seven medals.
Omkar Otari continued India's power-packed performance in the weightlifting arena, clinching a bronze in the 69kg category to take the country's medal tally in the sport to six on the third day of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Besides, Rajwinder Kaur bagged a bronze in women's +78kg judo competition to add to the three medals that India have won in the sport. With seven more medals, India took their overall medals tally to 17 with five gold, seven silver and five bronze medals and were placed fifth on the medals table.
HOCKEY- India win 6-2 against Scotland in Pool A encounter
BREAKING - Scotland fight back with two goals as thet assert their presence in the game
GOAL NO.5 & 6- Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh score a brace each as India piles on a surmountable lead against mnnows.
GOAL NO.4 -BREAKING- HOCKEY- Its a goalfest as this time Gurwinder Chandi gets his name on the scoresheet.
GOAL NO.3 -BREAKING- HOCKEY- The Indians waste no time in adding one more goal. This time it is Rupinder Pal Singh who adds to the lead in a wonderfully converted penalty corner awarded to India just within the first two minutes of the second half.
Indians take 2-0 lead against Scotland in the first quarter at Glashow Hockey National Center in the Men's Preliminary Match in Pool A. Last edition's (2010) silver medal winners take lead through a first goal from Gurbaj Singh and then a V.R. Raghunath drag flick.
20:09 IST Saturday, 26 July 2014
BREAKING-Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul win Gold and Silver medals respectively.
20:05 IST Saturday, 26 July 2014
BREAKING-Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul on top in the finals with 186.3 and 184.8 respectively.
TABLE-TENNIS- Indian Women Table-Tennis team beat New Zealand 3-0 to enter the semifinals at the Commonwealth Games Scotsoun Sports Campus. In the doubles category, In the doubles, Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan made Yang Sun and Karen Li bite the dust as the Indians won with the same scoreline of 11-8 in all three games to give India the 1-0 lead.
Manika Batra beat Li in the singles match 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 to make it 2-0 lead for India.
Shamini pasted Chunli Li 5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 in a dead rubber tie.
Indian men's team will face Scotland in the quarterfinals and Indian Women will face Singapore in the semi-finals.
SHOOTING- Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela qualified for the 10-metre air rifle women’s finals as she smashed the Commonwealth Games record while countrywoman Ayonika Paul too qualified at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Saturday. Apurvi secured 415.6 points, a Commonwealth record and Ayonika finished an impressive fourth in qualification managing 413.2 points.
#CWG2014 : Men's +100kg : Parikshit Kumar wins Repechage bout Vs McNeille...To face Aus Jake in Bronze Medal match tonight@ 0001 hrs tonight
— India@Sports (@India_CWG2014) July 26, 2014
SQUASH- Mumbai lad Mahesh Mangaonkar reaches men's singles quarterfinals as he beat Peter Creed of Wales.
A day of mixed fortunes for Indian shooters. Nanjappa, Bindra and Malaika Goel have brought medals back home whereas in Men's skeet shooting both Maira Khan and Baba Bedi have failed to qualify.
The Banglorean has overcome facial paralysis and won, beating health odds stacked against him.
An inspirational story-Prakash Nanjappa made a comeback from partial facial paralysis last year to now win the silver medal at #CWG2014
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) July 26, 2014
Indian Prakash Nanjappa who hails from Bangalore bagged a silver medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Final. Last year he won a bronze medal, his first ever at the ISSF World Cup in South Korea.
#CWG2014 : Men's 10m Air Piston Final : Prakash Nanjappa scored 198.2 points to get Silver while Repacholli of Aus gets Gold with 199.5 pts
— India@Sports (@India_CWG2014) July 26, 2014
Abhinav Bindra (205.3) wins Gold medal in Men's 10m Air Rifle Final. Abdullah Baki (202.1) of Bangladesh wins Silver. Daniel Rivers (182.4) of England wins Bronze.
Star marksman Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India's kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.
The 31-year-old Bindra kept his nerve to take the honour in his favourite 10 m air rifle event with a final games record score of 205.3 to bring cheers for the Indian contingent.
Also, India's Ravi Kumar (162.4) was eliminated after leading for most of the event. He ends up 4th.
#CWG2014 :Men's 10m Air Rifle Final: Abhinav Bindra leading with 164.4 points 16 shots...Ravi Kumar to play shootout for elimination
— India@Sports (@India_CWG2014) July 25, 2014
India's Abhinav Bindra and Ravi Kumar competing in the 10m Air Rifle Men's Final.
#CWG2014 :Men's 100m Breaststroke : Sandeep Sejwal qualifies for SFs with timings of 1:02.97. He is NR holder with timings of 1min 00.97sec
— India@Sports (@India_CWG2014) July 25, 2014
Indian women's squash player Joshna Chinappa lost to Joelle King of New Zealand in the round of 16.
#CWG2014 : Squash : Women's Singles Round of 16: Joshna Chinappa knocked out in pre-QFs
— India@Sports (@India_CWG2014) July 25, 2014
Shooting Abhinav Bindra and Ravi Kumar qualify for 10m Air Rifle Final
Table Tennis: India beat Kenya 3-0 in a group fixture of the Women's Team event
Table Tennis: India beat Guyana 3-0 in Group 3 match of the Men's Team event.
Hockey (Men's): India beat Wales 3-1, but not a convincing performance by India.
Judo (Women's 63 kg): G Chaudhary beats B Fopa of Cameroon to reach the quarterfinals
Malaika Goel wins silver medal for India in 10m Air Rifle shooting event
Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women's 48kg weightlifting in a display of overwhelming domination to open India's medal account on the opening day of the competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.
India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish with judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam assuring the team of at least two medals while the paddlers, shuttlers and squash players had easy outings on the opening day of competitions. Read the full story here
Here's India's full schedule at the Commonwealth Games.
The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Read the full story here
Jodie Stimpson of England has won the first gold medal in Glasgow, by winning the women's triathlon in 58 minutes and 56 seconds. Read the full story here
The Commonwealth Games 2014 are all set to kick off in Glasgow on Wednesday, July 23. The opening ceremony will be held at 1:30 am on July 24 in India. It will be telecast live on Ten Sports and Ten HD.
You can watch the opening ceremony here:
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is rumoured to play an important role in the opening ceremony. Sachin is the Global Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF and will be taking part in the ceremony in this capacity. His exact role however is not clear yet.
It will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,560 competing athletes across 17 different sports. 71 nations will participate in the event which will see 4500 athletes competing, thus making it one of the largest Commonwealth Games to date. Comprising a total of 261 events, the Games will end on Sunday, August 3 with the closing ceremony. 'Clyde', a thistle named after river Clyde which flows through Glasgow, is the official mascot of the event.
This event succeeds the 2010 edition, which was hosted by New Delhi and mired in controversy. There was a scramble to get the venue ready for the Games in Delhi, but athletes still complained of poor amenities at the Games Village.
However, on Tuesday, the Indian contingent at Glasgow claimed that the facilities in New Delhi for the 2010 Games were far superior than the ones in Glasgow in 2014.
Whatever the truth, interest in the Games is significantly lower this time in India, but it might be aroused by the presence of Sachin Tendulkar at the opening ceremony.
Among sport disciplines removed from 2010 include the walking events in athletics, synchronised swimming and Greco-Roman wrestling, while mountain biking will be contested for the first time since 2006. Among new disciplines on the Commonwealth Games program are the triathlon mixed relay event, more shooting medal chances for women and women's boxing.
Originally published on July 23, 2014