Minutes after Murali Sreeshankar clinched the silver in the men’s long jump, Sudhir opened India’s para sports medal account at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a gold medal. Catch CWG 2022, day 7 highlights.
Only two medals (one gold, one silver) for India on day 7 of the Commonwealth Games 2022, but there were encouraging results from the boxing ring, and also from the badminton and squash courts. Also, wrestling competitions start on Friday. So, the day belonged to Murali Sreeshankar. The 23-year-old from Kerala took the men’s long jump silver to become the first Indian to win a medal in the event. Sudhir then opened India’s para sports medal account by winning the gold medal in men’s heavyweight para powerlifting with a Games record. Earlier in the day, boxers Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboria, Sagar Ahalwat and Rohit Tokas assured India of more medals by making semis. Following their mixed bag in the team competitions, Indian badminton stars PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have made it to the Round of 16 in the individual events. The table tennis stars Achanta Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra also have winning starts in doubles events. The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Wales 4-1 in Group B to enter the semi-finals. India now has 20 medals (six gold, seven silver, seven silver).