2014 Commonwealth Games, Day 10: As it happened...
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Glasgow: Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning the first-ever gold medal in squash while pugilists Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh had to be content with silver as India added four more medals to their kitty on the tenth day of competitions in the 20th Games here on Saturday.
Dipika and Joshana stole the limelight with their historic feat as they beat Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England 11-6, 11-8 in the womens doubles squash final. It was the first squash medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.
Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh were the other star performers during the day with their silver-winning achievements in the boxing ring while Sakina Khatun claimed an unexpected bronze in powerlifting as India made a last-ditch effort to boost their medals tally.
Sarita lost to Shelley Watts of Australia after a gritty fight in women`s lightweight (57-60kg) category final while her younger brother Devendro was beaten by Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in the men`s light-flyweight (46-49kg) final at the Hydro Arena.
Devendro was no match for Barnes and the unanimous 3-0 verdict in favour of the Irish reflected that.
With the two silver today, India has bagged three medals from boxing with Pinki Jangra having won a bronze after losing her semifinal bout against Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in women`s 51kg category yesterday.
The collection of four more medals took India`s overall tally to 55 with 14 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze.
India maintained their fifth position in the medal standings with England topping the charts with a total collection of 145 medals followed by Australia (125), Canada (75) and Scotland (49).
Sakina Khatun did India proud by winning a bronze medal in the women`s lightweight (upto 61 kg) powerlifting event.
The Bangalore-born powerlifter finished behind Nigeria`s Esther Oyema (Gold) and England`s Natalie Blake (Silver) settle at third position.
The Indian lifted a total weight of 88.2 kilograms, while Esther lifted 136kgs and Natalie managed 100.2kgs.
India kept themselves on course for a historic gold medal in the badminton event with P Kashyap just a win away while 2010 champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, too, were on course to defend their title. Young P V Sindhu, however, suffered a heartbreaking loss.
World No. 22 Kashyap played out of his skin to avenge his loss to England`s Rajiv Ouseph, who had beaten him at the 2010 Delhi Games and also dumped him during the mixed team event at the Emirates Arena here.
In an energy-sapping one hour and 23 minute match, Kashyap bounced back from a game down to edge out World No. 26 Ouseph 18-21 21-17 21-18 and assure himself of at least a silver medal.
Delhi Games gold medallist pair of Jwala and Ashwini too notched up an easy 21-7 21-12 win over Lai Pei Jing and Loo Yin Lim in the women`s doubles semifinals to set up a final showdown with World No. 18 Malaysian combo of Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon.
Sindhu, who is playing her first Commonwealth Games, could not go the distance in women`s singles as she went down fighting to Michelle Li of Canada 22-20 22-20 in the last-four encounter.
This was her second defeat to Li in the tournament. The Indian had lost to the Hong Kong-born shuttler in the mixed team event.
However, Sindhu shook off her semi-final disappointement to win bronze beating Malaysian Jing Yi Tee 23-21 and 21-9 to in Women`s Singles event.
It could have been an all-Indian final showdown in the men`s singles but RMV Gurusaidutt could not recreate the same magic which saw him beat top seed Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia last night in the quarterfinals.
After battling for more than an hour, Guru finally went down 21-16 19-21 15-21 against World No. 40 Derek Wong of Singapore in the other semifinals. However, R.M.V Gurusaidutt maintained India`s medal rush on Day 10 as he beat his Engllish opponent Rajiv Ouseph 21-15 14-21 21-19 to win Men`s Singles Bronze.
London Olympics quarterfinalist, Kashyap will now take on Wong in the summit clash on Sunday.
In men`s hockey, India came from two goals down to defeat New Zealand 3-2 in the semifinals to set up a summit showdown with holders Australia.
Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India sans regular skipper Sardar Singh were revived by strikes from stand-in-captain Rupinder Singh Pal, Ramandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh, who ensured at least a silver medal for the country.
The Kiwis drew first blood in the second minute with Simon Child taking a neat cross pass to put the ball screeching into the net.
The Black Sticks continued with their fine show and three minutes later, Hugo Inglis fired at the net again but this time it was stopped by the Indian goalkeeper Sreejesh Ravindran.
Indian fullback Rupinder also came up a with a forceful hit at the Kiwi net but goalkeeper Hamish McGregor was alert to put the strike at bay.
The New Zealanders missed a penalty corner in the 10th minute but they did not repeat the mistake when they got the next opportunity, as hard-hitter Nick Haig scored on the rebound to double the lead in the 18th minute.
Achanta Sharath Kamal proved to be no match for Singapore`s Jian Zhan as the Indian was blanked 4-0 in a one-sided men`s singles table tennis semifinal match.
The top Indian paddler lost 11-6 11-6 11-6 11-8 to his 32-year-old opponent from Singapore at the Scotstown Campus.
That the 32-year-old from Chennai, who had won a gold in the 2006 Melbourne Games, struggled to match up to Zhan`s play could be gauged from the fact that the match was over in just 27 minutes. The scoreline also reflects the one-sided nature of the match.
Kamal had earlier teamed up with Anthony Amalraj to win a silver medal for India after losing to Singapore`s Gao Ning and Hu Li in the final of the men`s doubles table tennis event.
Badminton: R.M.V Gurusaidutt maintained India's medal rush on Day 10 as he beat his Engllish opponent Rajiv Ouseph 21-15 14-21 21-19 to win Men's Singles Bronze.
Powerlifting: Parasport gave India another medal. This time it was Rajinder Rahelu who took silver in the Men's Heavyweight Powerlifting event with a score of 180.5 points.
Boxing: Mandeep Jangra lost his gold medal bout against England's Scott Fitzgerald in the Welterweight division. With only Vijender Singh's bout left, India will be hoping for a gold after three consecutive silver medals in boxing.
Badminton: R.M.V Gurusaidutt loses the second game against Ouseph(ENG) 21-15 14-21 in Men's Singles Bronze Medal match.
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal goes down fighting against Liam Pitchford in Men's Singles Bronze Medal match.
Powerlifting: Rajinder Rahelu lifted 185kg in his second attempt, which has him on course to win a silver with 180.5 points.
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal still alive in his match as he wins the third game against Pitchford after losing the first two.
Powerlifting: Rajinder Rahelu lifts 182kg in his first attempt and is now in first position with 177.5 points
Badminton: Bronze for P.V. Sindhu as she beats Jing Yi Tee(MAS) 23-21 and 21-9 to in Women's Singles.
Badminton: R.V. Gurusaidutt and P.V. Sindhu are now in action in their bronze medal matches Sindhu is currently leading Jing Yi Tee(MAS) 23-21 in Women's Singles bronze medal match.
Table Tennis: Singapore beats Australia to win gold in Women's doubles
Boxing: Scotland's Charlie Flynn wins Boxing Gold in Men's Lightweight!
This is India's first ever gold medal in squash.
Squash:Joshana Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal win Gold in Women's Doubles. The Indian duo beat their English opponents 11-6, 11-8.
Boxing: Australia's Andrew Monoley wins boxing gold in fly final.
Boxing: Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan wins Boxing Gold in bantam final.
Boxing: Farman Basha withdrew from Men's Lightweight final - has not registered a lift.
Squash: India's D. Pallikal and J. Chinappa win the first game 11-6. They have looked the better side and have put their focus on attack.
Squash: India's D. Pallikal and J. Chinappa will get their doubles final underway against England's Laura Massaro/Jenny Duncalf.
Paddy Barnes becomes the first man from Northern Ireland to win two Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Athletics: Amantle Montsho of Botswana fails doping test after Commonwealth Games 400m final.
Boxing: Devendro Laishram loses against Paddy Barnes to bag the silver medal. Northern Ireland's, Barnes wins the gold medal.
Boxing: Devendro Laishram loses another round against Paddy Barnes. Barnes leads by a couple of points and we are into the third round.
Boxing: Devendro Laishram loses first round against Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in Men's Light Fly (49kg) Final.
Boxing: Paddy Barnes is wearing blue as Devendro is wearing red.
So plenty of action coming your way. Stay tuned here. Next up is Devendro Laishram who is the youngert brother of Sarita Devi.
Boxing: Devendro Laishram will be in the ring against Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in Men's Light Fly (49kg) Final.
So a silver medal for India. Laishram Sarita Devi bags India's first boxing medal of the day. India chase another three medals in boxing from here on today.
Boxing: Laishram Sarita Devi lost to Shelley Watts(AUS) in Women's Lightweight final. Watts won it comprehensively in the end winning the bout 2-1. Sarita Devi looked exhausted as the game progressed.
Boxing: Laishram Sarita Devi is up against Shelley Watts of Australia in Women's Light (57-60kg) Final.
Boxing:Nicola Adams beats Michaela Walsh to win the gold medal in women's fly.
Squash: England's Peter Barker and Alison Waters who make it into the mixed doubles final after a 11-3 11-6 success over New Zealand's Martin Knight and Joelle King. They will take on David Palmer and Rachael Grinham of Australia in the final.
Table Tennis: Paul and Joanna Drinkhall of England beat fellow mates L. Pitchford and T. Ho to win the mixed doubles gold medal.
Boxing: Nicola Adams and Michaela Walsh start their match. Hard looking first round as the second round begins.
Netball: Australia ensure a meeting with defending champions New Zealand in the final after a comfortable win over Jamaica. They won the match 57-42.
Squash: England's Peter Barker and Alison Waters have started well in their mixed doubles semi-final against New Zealand's Martin Knight and Joelle King and taken the first game 11-3.
Table Tennis In an all England mixed-doubles final, P. Drinkhall and J. Drinkhall falter 12-10 in the fourth set against rivals L. Pitchford and T. Ho. The match is tied at 2-2 as the fifth set will decide the gold medal winners.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will face England for the bronze medal in the men's hockey final.
What a performance by India. From being 2-0 down, they kept their composure to battle their way back and earn a victory. The team have shown glimpses of improvement under Terry Walsh.
Hockey:India beat New Zealand 3-2 to reach Men's Hockey Final. They will face Australia there.
Table Tennis In an all England mixed-doubles final, P. Drinkhall and J. Drinkhall lead rivals L. Pitchford and T. Ho 2-1.
Table Tennis D. Reed and K. Sibley of England earlier won the mixed doubles bronze medal. The duo beat J. Zhan and T. Feng of Singapore with a 3-1 scoreline.
Netball: World champions Australia lead Jamaica 40-32 after the penultimate quarter of the semi-final. The winners await New Zealand, after their amazing 35-34 win over England.
Akashdeep Singh put India in front on the 46th minute. With 10 minutes left India lead 3-2.
Hockey: India take the lead against New Zealand. 3-2 the scoreline. Oh boy! we are having quite a match here.
Badminton: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa beat Loo Yin Lim/Lai Pei Jing (MAS) 21-7 21-12 to reach Women's Doubles Final.
Good fightback by India. Match nicely poised here.
Hockey: 41': Ramandeep Singh equalises for India. NZL 2-2 IND in Men's Hockey Semi-Final.
Meanwhile we are underway for the second half hockey semi-final match between India and New Zealand. India trail the Kiwis 1-2.
Badminton: England pair Chris Langridge and Peter Mills look fired up and in control of the badminton men's double semi-final. The duo took 19 minutes to secure the first game 21-16 against Singapore's Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart.
Badminton: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lead Loo Yin Lim/Lai Pei Jing (MAS) 21-7 in Women's Doubles Semi-Final. Great chance created by the talented Indian duo to stake a claim for the final.
Hockey: HT: NZL 2-1 IND in Men's Hockey Semi-Final.
So lots of Indians going out in the semi-finals. Kamal, Gurusaidutt, Sindhu. They all have a chance in the semis though and will eye that bronze medal.
Hockey: 17 mins: Nick Haig scores from a PC. NZL 2-0 IND in Men's Hockey Semi-Final.
Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal loses his semi-final match to Zhan Jian of Singapore 6-11 6-11 6-11 9-11.
Badminton: Gurusaidutt fails to make it to the gold medal match as Derek Wong of Singpaore won the third and deciding set 21-15. Thus, the hope of an all-India shattered.
Hockey: And, within two minutes India conceded a goal. Indian goalie asked for video referral, for a possible obstruction, but the goal stands.
Hockey: India-New Zealand semi-final all set to start. Players are out in the field.
Badminton: Derek Wong won the second set 21-19 to level in the second semifinal.
Badminton: Gurusaidutt leads Derek Wong of Singapore in the second Singles semifinal.
Hockey: It's Australia again, in men's hockey. The world champions thumped England 4-1 in the semi-final. They will play the winner of India-New Zealand match in Sunday's final.
England even tried sacrificing their goal-keeper, but the Aussies were too good for them.
Badminton: PV Sindhu suffers a straight set loss to Michelle Li of Canada in women's singles semi-final. The Canadian won the match 22-20, 22-20. Hard luck for the Indian.
In of one the less known sports of Powerlifting, Sakina Khatun won a bronze medal for India in women's lightweight category.
Netball: Elsewhere, Kiwis break English hearts with a stoppage time basket to win the netball semi-final 35-34. Yesterday's hockey semi-final shoot-out in the mind!
Badminton: Kashyap Parupalli levels the match vs Rajiv Ouseph(ENG) 18-21 21-17 in Men's Semi-final. Kashyap went on to win the match in the decider, despite facing fitness issues.
Badminton: Kashyap Parupalli trails Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) 18-21 in Men's Semi-final.
Badminton: In the first Mixed Doubles semi-final, Chris and Gabby Adcock of England beat their Scottish opponents 2-0. The Adcocks can still play an English team in the final as Chris Langridge and Heather Olver are taking on Malaysians.
Badminton action starts with men's Single's semi-final between P Kashyap meeting his English opponent Rajeev Ouseph.
Today's star attractions will be Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce, British diving champion Tom Daley and India's pin-up boxers.
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Besides, we have lot to follow in badminton, table tennis, squash, hockey, diving and athletics events.
The penultimate day of the Glasgow Games has lots of Indian action to watch out for. However, Day 10 will be dominated by boxing with as many as four Indian pugilists reaching the finals in their respective weight categories.
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