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Birmingham 2022 (CWG 2022): Day 6 - Indian medals summary

On the sixth day (August 3) of the CWG 2022 (Birmingham 2022), India added a total of five medals to take their competition medal number to 18.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 04.08.2022
Day 6 Indian medals summary in CWG 2022

On the sixth day (August 3) of the CWG 2022 (Birmingham 2022), India added a total of five medals to take their competition medal number to 18.

It was a special and historic day for India in CWG. The country won one silver medal and four bronze medals. In the CWG 2022, it was the highest medal in a day for India.

After day 6 of the CWG 2022, the seventh positioned India achieved five gold medals, six silver medals and seven bronze medals.   

Historic medal in squash singles

The 35-year-old Saurav Ghosal created history in Indian squash as he became the first Indian squash player to win a CWG medal in singles. In the men’s singles bronze medal match, Ghosal beat the former no.1-ranked English squash player James Willstrop by 11-6, 11-1, 11-4 to win the bronze medal.


Historic medal in the high jump

The 23-year-old Tejaswin Shankar brought India’s first ever CWG medal in track & field after securing the bronze medal in men’s high jump. The national record holder managed to clear 2.22 meter to win the bronze medal. The gold medalist New Zealander Hamish Kerr and silver medalist Australian Brandon Starc both managed 2.25 meters.

Though Bahamas Donald Thomas and English Joel Clarke-Khan also cleared 2.22 meters, they needed more than one attempt, unlike Tejaswin’s single attempt.


Double weightlifting bronze

India continued their success in weightlifting as the country added two more bronze medals in weightlifting on day 6.

In men’s 109 kg, Lovepreet Singh won the silver medal after lifting a total of 355 kg (163 kg +192 kg). Cameroonian Junior Nyabeyeu won the gold medal (160 kg + 201 kg = 361 kg) and Samoan Jack Opeloge won the silver medal (164 kg + 194 kg = 358 kg).

In men’s +109 kg, Gurdeep Singh won the silver medal after lifting a total of 390 kg (167 kg + 223 kg). Pakistani Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt won the gold medal (173 kg + 232 kg = 405 kg) and New Zealander David Liti won the silver medal (170 kg + 224 kg = 394 kg).


One silver in Judo

In the women’s +78 kg event in judo, Tulika Maan won the silver medal. She beat Mauritian Tracy Durhone (10-0s2) in the quarterfinals and New Zealander Sydnee Andrews (10s1-1) in the semi-finals before losing the final against the Scottish Sarah Adlington (1s2-10).  

 

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