Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 9: As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 13:09

Zee Media Bureau/Jayanta Oinam/Rajdeep Saha

Glasgow: India is assured of another medal in boxing as Devendro Laishram beat Ashley Williams (WAL) to reach Men's Light Flyweight Final. Just earlier, India were assured of another gold or silver medal after Laishram Devi beat Maria Machongua (MOZ) to reach Women's Lightweight Final.

India's Seema Punia wins silver with best of 61.61m in Women's Discus Throw.

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So (Rajdeep) signing off here. Goodnight!

It has been a mixed day for India with a bronze and silver medal coming so far. The Table Tennis men's doubles team will hope for gold later tonight.

So it's time to say goodbye from here. Keep yourself tuned into television as plenty of action still remains on Day 9.

Athletics: Jonathan Ndiku wins gold in the 3000m steeplechase in a Kenyan clean sweep of the medals.

Diving: England's Tom Daley and James Denny take a medal in the Men's Synchro 10m platform final.

So a double treat for India here in boxing Light Flyweight bout in both men's and women's semi-final.

Boxing: Devendro Laishram beat Ashley Williams (WAL) to reach Men's Light Flyweight Final. Devendro assures India of another boxing medal as he will fight it out for the gold medal match next. A gold or silver is assured here for India.

So as Gurusaidutt progresses into the semis, Srikanth and Thulasi lose in the quarters of men's and women's badminton. Mixed day so far for Indian shuttlers.

Badminton: P.C.Thulasi lost to Jing Yi Tee (MAS) 21-18 19-21 19-21 in Women's Singles Quarter-Final.

Badminton: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Wei Feng Chong (MAS) 21-15 8-21 21-17 to reach Men's Singles Semi-Final. Impressive one from Gurusaidutt and he will hope to leave a mark here in Glasgow by going further.

Table Tennis: Singapore's Tianwei Feng sees off her compatriot Mengyu Yu 11-7 11-8 11-9 10-12 11-2 to win gold in the women's singles. So one and two for Singapore here.

Athletics: India men's 4x400 relay team are disqualified and won't progress through to the final.

Athletics: Indian men clocked 3:06.06 to finish 4th in Men's 4x400m Relay Heats.

Saurav Ghosal meanwhile expresses his frustrations for losing and blames referee decisions.

That was rather a tame performance by Srikanth.

Badminton: K.Srikanth lost to Derek Wong (SIN) 10-21 21-12 12-21 in Men's Singles Quarter-Final.

Athletics: India's Seema Punia wins silver with best of 61.61m in Women's Discus Throw. Australia's Dani Samuels wins gold and England's Jade Lally wins the bronze medal with a season's best of 60.48m.

Athletics: Isobel Pooley wins high jump silver for England. Elenor Patterson of Australia wins the gold medal as Saint Lucia's, Levern Spencer bags the bronze medal.

Athletics: Krishna Poonia finished 5th with best of 57.84m in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Elenor Patterson of Australia leads the high jump standings with a season best of 1.94m.

That was the season's best by Seema Punia.

Athletics: Seema Punia is in 2nd place with best of 61.61m after 5 rounds in Women's Discus Throw Final. Australia's D. Samuels leads with 64.48m and England's J. Lally is on third place with 59.98m.

Diving: Canada's Jennifer Abel wins gold in the Women's Diving 1m springboard. With Australians Maddison Keeney and Esther Qin winning the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Athletics: Seema Punia is in 3rd place with best of 58.87m after 3 rounds in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Krishna Poonia moved up to 5th with best of 57.84m after 3 rounds in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Earlier in the day India won a medal in boxing when Pinki Jangra had to settle for a bronze medal when she lost to Michaela Walsh of Nigeria.

India assured of a gold or silver medal here. Laishram Devi has given herself and India the chance to win a boxing gold here. Impressive performance!

Boxing: Laishram Devi beat Maria Machongua (MOZ) to reach Women's Lightweight Final.

Athletics: Jamaica won the 4x400m Relay Round 1.

Athletics: Indian women qualify for the Women's 4x400m Relay final as 2nd fastest loser.

Athletics: Indian women clocked 3:33.67 to finish 5th in Women's 4x400m Relay Round 1.

Athletics: Sahana Kumari finished on 1.86m in Women's High Jump Final. Disappointing for Sahana.

Boxing: India's Laishram Devi is in action against Maria Machongua of Mozambique in the women's light (57-60kg) semi-final.

Athletics: Sahana Kumari fails with 2nd attempt at 1.89m in Women's High Jump Final.

So India getting a bronze here. Sad news this for Chika and she is just 16 years old.

Meanwhile, Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her gold medal. That means Dika Toua from Papua New Guinea is now the gold medallist, with Santoshi Matsa and Swati Singh of India claiming silver and bronze.

Athletics: Krishna Poonia goes 52.79 with her 2nd throw in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Sahana Kumari fails with 1st attempt at 1.89m in Women's High Jump Final.

Athletics: Seema Punia threw 58.87m on 2nd attempt, moves into 2nd place in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Sahana Kumari cleared 1.86m on 2nd attempt in Women's High Jump Final.

Athletics: Krishna Poonia fouled her 1st attempt in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Seema Punia threw 53.64m on 1st attempt in Women's Discus Throw Final.

Athletics: Kenya's Ronald Kwemoi wins heat two in 3:39.90 in the men's 1500m first round.

Athletics: Sahana Kumari cleared 1.82m in women's high jump final.

Athletics: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt makes his long-awaited bow on the Hampden Park track tonight as part of the Jamaica team going in the 4x100m relay. So get ready for the world's fastest man.

Squash: Saurav Ghosal/Dipika Pallikal lost to David Palmer/Rachael Grinham (AUS) 6-11 9-11 in Mixed Doubles Quarter-final.

Gymnastics: Nile Wilson of (England) wins the gold medal in men's horizontal bars final. Fellow English teammate Kristian Thomas wins the silver as Kevin Lytwyn of Canada wins bronze.

Sharath Kamal is through to the semi-final of the men's singles. He will be hoping for his second medal in Glasgow after having already assured himself of a medal in the doubles event.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins the fifth set 11-6 against P. Drinkhall of England.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal loses the fourth set 9-11 against P. Drinkhall of England. He still leads 3-1.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins the third set 12-10 against P. Drinkhall of England. He now leads 3-0.

Gymnastics: England's 16 year-old Claudia Fragapane takes her 4th gold in the women's floor final.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins the second set 11-6 against P. Drinkhall of England. He now leads 2-0.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal pockets the first set 11-7 against P. Drinkhall of England in the men's quarters.

Gymnastics: 16-year-old, Claudia Fragapane scores 14.541 and moves into gold medal position.

Rebecca Downie isn’t happy with her beam routine and feels it was the worst performance of her life.

So some disappointments for India on Day 9. Now all eyes on Achanta Sharath Kamal as he will play the quarter-final match against P. Drinkhall.

Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh lost to Liam Pitchford in four sets to two (4-2) in the men's quarter-final. Ghosh lost the match 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 9-11.

Squash: Joshana Chinappa/Harinder Sandhu lost to Martin Knight/Joelle King (NZL) 11-7 8-11 6-11 in Mixed Doubles quarter-final.

Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh trails Liam Pitchford in three sets to two (3-2) in the men's quarter-final.

Gymnastics: Scotland's Daniel Purvis wins artistic gymnastics gold in men's parallel bars. England’s Nile Wilson wins silver, with Max Whitlock picking up the bronze.

New Zealand will take on South Africa for the bronze medal play-off. But for now it's Australia vs England final in women's hockey.

Hockey: England qualify for the final of the women's hockey in Glasgow. They beat New Zealand 3-1 (penalty shootout) after a 1-1 stalemate in regular time. The English women will face Australia.

Hockey: Lifeline for New Zealand. They need to score here to stay alive.

Hockey: England lead the penalty shootout 3-1. England are one shot away from the final.

Hockey: We’ve got a penalty shootout here as the match ended 1-1 between England and New Zealand.

Hockey: With five minutes to go, New Zealand equalised via Glynn. It's New Zealand 1-1 England. Heartbreak for England here.

Gymnastics: Canada's Elsabeth Black wins artistic gymnastics gold in women's beam.

Hockey: The second half is well under way in the women’s hockey. With half an hour to play it’s still 1-0 to England.

Hockey: Half-time in the hockey semi-final. England lead New Zealand 1-0.

Lawn Bowls: Scotland wins lawn bowls gold in men's fours.

Gymnastics: Ashish Kumar flops to the bottom in Individual Vault final

Lawn Bowls: Australia steal 2 in the last end to beat India 15-14 for the bronze in Men's Fours

Badminton: P.V.Sindhu beat Anna Rankin(NZL) 21-10 21-9 to reach Women's Singles Semi-Final

Diving: England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears lead from the second round to last to seal gold in the men's synchronised 3m springboard final.

Hockey: With 10 minutes gone it’s England 0-0 New Zealand in the women's hockey semi-final.

Gymnastics: Gold medal for Canada in the men’s vault. Scott Morgan wins it, Kristian Thomas picks up the silver, with Singapore’s Wah Toon Hoe winning bronze.

Table Tennis: 15-year-old Tin-Tin Ho and partner Liam Pitchford cause a huge shock to beat Singapore's Jian Zhan and Tianwei Feng 12-10, 11-8, 11-13, 6-11, 11-5 in their semi-final and set up an all-English final against husband-and-wife team Paul and Joanna Drinkhall, who got the better of compatriots Danny Reed and Kelly Sibley 11-5, 8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8 in the other semi-final.

Meanwhile, England's double gold medal-winning diver Jack Laugher, is ecstatic about celebrating Yorkshire day with gold medal.

Gymnastics: Ashish Kumar lands hips first and scored 0 for his 2nd vault in men's Individual Apparatus final. Canada’s Scott Morgan leads.

Gymnastics: Ashish Kumar scored 14.333 for his 1st vault in men's Individual Apparatus final.

Lawn Bowls: India are leading Australia 13-9 after 10 ends in Men's Fours bronze medal match.

Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap beat Darren Liew (Malaysia) 21-13 21-14 to reach men's singles semi-final.

Lawn Bowls: Scotland have picked up another shot in the 10th end. They lead 11-5 against England.

Badminton: England's husband and wife team of Chris and Gabrielle Adcock have also made a successful start to their quarter-final taking the first game 21-13 against Singapore's Chayut Triyachart and Lei Yao.

Badminton: Kirsty Gilmour has routed Michelle Chan in the second set to go through to the semi-finals in the women’s singles. Impressive from Gilmour.

Lawn Bowls: Scotland have snatched another point in the ninth end to lead 10-5 against England. They look well settled for the gold medal.

Badminton: Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has taken the first game of her quarter-final against New Zealand's Michelle Chan in convincing style, 21-9 in the women's quarter-finals.

Hockey: Australia beat South Africa 7-1 in the semi-final of women's hockey. The Aussies looked ruthless.

Lawn Bowls: After six ends Scotland’s four lead England 6-5 in the gold medal match of the men’s fours event.

Boxing: Mandy Bujold of Canada lost to England's Nicola Adams in the Women's Flyweight. Adams will take on Michaela Walsh in the final. Bujold has to be satisfied with a bronze medal.

So India gets another medal. Pinki Rani would have wanted to be in the final. It was very close indeed.

Walsh got the verdict on a split decision. She is assured of a gold or a silver.

Boxing: Pinki Rani lost to Michaela Walsh(NIR) by a split decision to claim bronze in Women's Flyweight.

Lawn Bowls: India are leading Australia 4-2 after 3 ends in Men's Fours bronze medal match.

Table Tennis: Shamini Kumaresan/Madhurika Patkar lost to Kelly Sibley/Joanna Drinkhall in the women's doubles quarters. The Indians lost the fourth set 2-11 to surrender the match.

Table Tennis: India women's doubles team pulled a set back. They trail 1-2 in the quarter-final. They won the third set 11-3.

Boxing: Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh leads Pinki Rani of India in the first of the women’s flyweight semi-finals. After two rounds the judges have Walsh narrowly ahead on the scorecards.

Table Tennis: Singapore pair of T Feng and M Yu beat New Zealand's C Li and K Li 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3 in the quarter-finals of the women's doubles. They have qualified for the semi-finals.

Table Tennis: India women's doubles team trail England 0-2 in the quarter-final. England pair of J Drinkhall and K Sibley won the second set 12-10. It's do or die for the Indians now.

Table Tennis: India women's doubles team trail England 0-1 in the quarter-final. England pair of J Drinkhall and K Sibley won the first set 12-10 against India's S Kumaresan and M S Patkar.

Table Tennis: Meanwhile, Singapore's Gao Ning and Li Hu beat P Drinkhall and L Pitchford of England 3-1 in the men's doubles semi-final. They will take on Sharath Kamal/Amalraj Anthony in the final.

Sharath Kamal is assured of a medal and this will be his 6th Commonwealth Games medal. A gold or silver is at stake here.

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal/Amalraj Anthony won the match 11-7, 12-10, 11-3, to reach Men's Doubles Final.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Arputharaj take the third set too and win the match 3-0 against Z Yang and J Zhan of Singapore. They won the third set 11-3.

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Arputharaj take the second set and lead 2-0 against Z Yang and J Zhan of Singapore. They won the second set 12-10.

Diving: England wins diving gold in men's synchronised 3m springboard final.

Table Tennis: Meanwhile, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Arputharaj is leading Z Yang and J Zhan of Singapore 1-0 in the men's doubles semi-final.

Table Tennis: India's Harmeet Desai lost in the third round to Singapore's Jian Zhan. Desai lost 0-4 in straight sets.

Lawn Bowls: South Africa wins gold in women's pairs lawn bowls.

Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh upset World no. 76 & Sharath Kamal ousts 2002 champion to reach Men's Quarter Finals. Kamal beat 39-year old Segun Toriola of Nigeria.

India finish fifth in the women's hockey. They will be satisfied with their performance in the tournament.

What a match! Poonam rani scores India's second goal to lead the hosts 2-1 with some 13 minutes in the final hooter.

Hockey: India finally breaks the deadlock with a goal from 20-year-old Anupa Barla, and within four minutes Scotland find their equaliser.

Table Tennis: However, Harmeet Rajul Desai crashes out of men's Singles competition after losing to Jian Zhan of Singapore in straight sets.

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal Achanta blanks Segun Toriola of Nigeria 4-0 in 24 minutes to book a place in the fourth round of the men's Singles competition.

Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh gets the better of Hu Li of Singpaore in their men's Singles third round match. He won the match in 36 mins, in four sets.

Here is the highlight of yesterday's athletics action, which may well serve as some sort of preview for Day 9. As many as seven gold medals available in the track and field events.

And tomorrow, Sardar Singh will not take field against New Zealand in men's hockey semi-final. What a blow for India. The Indian skipper got a suspension following his sliding tackle to a South African player during their do-or-die match.

Hockey: The classification match in women's hockey between India and Scotland is still goalless after half-an-hour's play.

It turned out, David Rudisha is a Gooner. BTW, the 2014-15 Season starts on 16th

Table Tennis: In the men's singles action, Soumyajit Ghosh, Sharath Kamal Achanta and Harmeet Rajul Desai are in play.

Table Tennis: Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Suhas Patkar overturned the deficit to beat their Aussie opponents in the women's Double third round. But Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak lost their match to Malalysian pair.

Hockey: In a little while, Indian women's hockey team will play hosts Scotland in the classification match for 5-6 positions. India failed to make the semi-finals after losing to South Africa in their final group match.

Day 9 Table Tennis actions have begun. Indian pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak is trailing against their Malaysian rivals in women's Doubles third round match by one to set two. And so thus the pair of Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Suhas Patkar against their Aussie oponents, by 0-2.

Another star to make Glasgow bow is Tom Daley. The Briton will compete in men's synchronised 10m platform competition.

Here is the updated medal tally:

Other Indian athletes will also been competing if table tennis, lawn bowls and athletics events.

Besides, Ashish Kumar will continue to break new grounds in gymnastics. He has qualified for the men's Vault final. A medal will help break some shackles, considering how little importance is given to this sports.

For India, with wrestling events done and dusted, the focus will now shift to boxing ring. Tonight, we will have four Indian boxers featuring in the semis of their respective categories.

Day 9 of the Glasgow Games has 20 gold medals to fight for in 10 sports. Majority of those will be in the track and field events. And Usain Bolt will be seen in action in men's 4x100 relay heats for Jamaica.

Welcome to our live coverage of the Day 9 of 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.



First Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 00:46

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