2014 Commonwealth Games, Day 3 - As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:57

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Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat won gold in Women's 25m Pistol event as she beat compatriot Anisa Sayyed, who settled for silver. With two more medals, India take their overall medals tally to 13 with four gold, six silver and three bronze medals and are placed fifth on the medals table.

Earlier, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul win Gold and Silver medals, respectively, in the women's 10m air rifle event. Both are good friends and held the nerves till the very end to finish one-two. In 10m Air Rifle event India managed to win a Gold after eight long years. In 2006 Tejaswini Sawant won a gold for India in this category.

Chandel scored 206.7 points to provide India the second gold medal from the shooting arena after Abhinav Bindra's swansong gold medal effort yesterday. Whereas, Ayonika Paul, who is just 21, had to be content with a silver. With three more medals, India took their overall medals tally to 13 with four gold, six silver and three bronze medals and were placed fifth on the medals table.

Prakash Nanjappa also won silver in men's 10m Air Pistol event with 198.2 points. Australia's Daniel Repachloi won the event with a stunning score of 199.5. It's India's first medal on Day 3.

One poor shot midway into the final round costed India's Prakash Nanjappa a gold. Last year during the ISSF World Cup in South Korea, he won a bronze medal. The other Indian in the fray, Om Prakash had failed to qualify for the final round.

Gagan Narang congratulate shooter Prakash Nanjappa via micro blogging site Twitter for winning a medal @ CWG 2014.

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00:15 IST - Judo:Rajwinder Kaur beat Esther Akinyi Ratugi (KEN) to win bronze in Women's +78kg. And with that Indian medal tally has reached to 14 with the help of four gold, six silver and four bronze medals.

23:00 IST - Judo: Sahil Pathania lost to Tim Slyfield of New Zealand in Men's 100 kg bronze medal contest.

22:52 IST - Squash:Indian start squash player Dipika Pallikal lost to Alison Waters in he Quarter-finals. It's a big blow for India.

22:20 IST - Squash:After some time Dipika Pallikal and Sourav Ghoshal will be in action.

1:55 IST - Hockey:Indian men's hockey team thrashed Scotland 6-2.

21:50 IST - Weightlifting:Meena Kumari missed a medal as she finished fifth overall in the Women's 58kg with 111kg in Clean & jerk.

21:40 IST - Shooting:India are all set to win two more medals at Glasgow as Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayed will fight head to head for the Gold medal in 25 m Pistol event. What a fine day for Indian shooters.

21:35 IST - Hockey:India have now taken their lead to six goals against Scotland.

21:20 IST - Hockey: Now India have swelled their lead to 4-0 against Scotland. Gurwinder Chandi scored the fourth goal for India.

21:00 IST - Hockey: India have taken a crucial lead of 2-0 in the match against Scotland.

21:12 IST - Boxing: In Men's Middleweight category star India boxer Vijender Singh beat Andrew Kometa (KIR) in the Round of 32.

21:00 IST - Hockey: India have taken a crucial lead of 2-0 in the match against Scotland.

20:45 IST - Hockey: India men's team is playing against Scotland and Gurbaj Singh puts India 1-0 ahead against Scotland.

20:10 IST - Boxing: Manoj Kumar beats Lesotho's M Moshoeshoe in the 64kg round of 32 bout.

19:20 IST - Judo: In the 100 kg men's judo, Sahil Pathania enters bronze medal matchoff after winning his Repechage bout.

19:15 IST - Lawn Bowls: Even after winning 9 of the 14 ends India ended up losing 12-13 to Northern Ireland in Women's Fours.

19:00 IST - Shooting: As expected Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed have qualified for the finals of women's 25m pistol rapid event. India can expect a medal or two from these two markswomen.

18:42 IST - Squash: India's Mahesh Mangaonkar reached the quarter-finals by beating Peter Creed of Wales.

18:40 IST"- Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed have reached the semifinals in the 25m Pistol event.

18:20 IST - TT: The Indian Women's TT team will lock horns with Singapore in the semis-finals around 8.30 pm, whereas, Men's team play their quarterfinal against Scotland.

18:00 IST - Boxing: Defending champ Manoj Kumar, who is Light Welterweight Indian boxer has started playing his bout.

17:40 IST - Kezia Vergheese finished 12th in Women's Sprint qualification.

17:15 IST - Rajwinder Kaur lost to Sophie Vaillanco of Canada in her womens' +75kg Judo Repechage contest. But in men's +100kg Repechage, Parikshit Kumar defeated Gavin McNeill.

17:00 IST - Prakash Nanjappa won silver in men's 10m Air Pistol event with 198.2 points. Australia's Daniel Repachloi won the event with a stunning score of 199.5.

For yesterday's recap...

16:45 IST - Anisha Sayyed qualified for the finals of Women's 25m Pistol Precision.

16: 40 IST - Sahil Pathania won his -100kg repechage contest against Dominic Dugasse of Seychelles.

16:13 IST - Indian cyclists Deborah, Kezia Vargheese and Mahitha Mohan failed to make the cut in womens' sprint. The finished 10th, 11th and 12th respectively in the 13-athlete field in the qualification.

16:10 IST - Patricia Bezzoubenko made it five with gold medal in Clubs.

16:05 IST - Shocker for India. Three judokas lost in the quarter-finals. First, it was Rajwinder Kaur in the women's +75kg, to Jodie Myers. She was followed by Sahil Pathania, losing his men's 100kg category to Jason Koster. Then Parikshit Kumar suffered the same fate, losing to Sam Rosser in men's +100kg.

15:57 IST - Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul qualify for Women's 10m Air Rifle finals. Chandela will start as the favourite after her strong performance in the qualifying. She created a new Games Record with a score of 415.6. Paul managed 413.2

15:53 IST - Indian pair of Madhurika Suhas Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan defeated Kiwis Yan Sun and Karen Li in the doubles to complete the 3-0 rout in women's table tennis Team quarter-final. India will meet the favourites Singapor in the semi-final.

15: 27 IST - Jina Chongtham lost to Ana Laura Portuondo of Canada in her women's -78kg Judo quarter-final by an Ippon.

15:20 IST - Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada just won her fourth gold medal of the Games with two scintillating final routines of Individual Hoop and Ball events. These are today's first medals. Yesterday, the 17-year-old helped he country into the gold medal position and in the process collected the Individual all-round title too.

15:14 IST - Here is some appetiser for the India-Scotland hockey match, from Manpreet Singh

15:08 IST - In the women's Team Quarter-final, Shamini Kumaresan provided a perfect start by defeating Chunli Li of New Zealand. Then 19-year-old Manika Batra beat veteran Karen Li in four sets to give India a 2-0 lead.

15:05 IST - Parikshit Kumar also won his +100kg Judo bout against beat Abdul Razzak(MAS). Despite picking up a Shido, 23-year-old Delhiite won by an Ippon.

14:53 IST - Avtar Singh lost his opening bout in the men's 90kg judo competition to Matthew Purssey of Scotland in a close fight. However, Sahil Pathania took a mere 46 seconds to beat Raymond Normeshie of Ghana in their men's -100kg opening bout.

14:43 IST - In an inspired performance, Nanjappa scored 580 points to top the list. His team-mate, Om Prakash could only managed 568 points, a point lesser than the bottom half qualifiers. Finals will start 16:30 IST.

14:37 IST - Prakash Nanjappa has qualified for the men's 10m Air Pistol Men`s finals but Om Prakash failed to make the eight-man cut.

14:20 IST - Qualification for men's 10m Air Pistol and Skeet (2nd day) and women's 25m Pistol have started at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

14:15 IST - Some of the wwimming finals listed for today:

Women`s 200m Backstroke, Men`s 100m Freestyle, Women`s 200m Individual Medley Final, Men`s 50m Backstroke, Women`s 50m Butterfly, Men`s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

13:57 IST - The dominant Australians could create more more records today as they did yesterday. After Leiston Pickett became the first swimmer to retain a 50m Commonwealth breaststroke title, Anna Meares will attempt to defend her women`s sprint title on Saturday and become the joint most decorated track cyclist in Commonwealth Games history.

13:44 IST - The Indian contingent could not improve on their Day 1 showing as they only picked up 3 medals on Day 2 as compared to the previous day. Today India will be looking to events in Judo, Weightlifting and Shooting pick up medals.

13:00 IST - Seven gold medals are in stack in swimming, five each in cycling, judo and shooting, four in gymnastics, two in weightlifting and one each in lawn bowls and triathlon. And actions will start soon.

Yesterday proved to be a normal day for the Indian contingent as only three medals were added to the tally. World and Olympic champion, Abhinav Bindra won the men`s 10 m Air Rifle gold medal while 16-year-old Malaika Goel won the silver medal in women`s 10m Air Pistol event. Santoshi Matsa finished third in women`s 53kg category.

In the team events, Indian men`s hockey team will play hosts Scotland in their Pool A second match of the competition. Then, later in the evening, Indian badminton players will feature in the Mixed Team quarter-finals.

In the final day of the Judo competition, five Indian judokas are in the fray and at least a couple of medals are expected. Indian star boxers Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar will be in action in their respective weight categories.

As usual, there is hope some medals coming from the shooting range with Om Prakash and Prakash Nanjappa competing in the men`s 10m Air Pistol event. Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul will make India`s presence felt in the women`s Air Rifle event.

Day 3 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will feature 15 sports with events with 30 gold medals at stake. Indian athletes will feature in nine sports – badminton, boxing, cycling, hockey, judo, lawn bowls, shooting, table tennis and weightlifting.



First Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 00:30

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