Indian medal contenders, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women`s and men`s singles events respectively to storm into the prequarterfinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
Experienced Laishram Sarita Devi and young Pinki Jangra assured India of at least two bronze medals after reaching the semifinals of the women`s light (57-60kg) and 51kg boxing competition respectively in the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Wednesday.
Squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa made a big stride towards ending India`s medal drought at the Commonwealth Games by beating the mighty Malaysian pair of World No.1 Nicol David and Low Wee Wern in the women`s doubles here on Wednesday.
Indian grapplers collected four silver and a bronze from the wrestling arena, a far cry from yesterday`s three-gold burst but still a creditable performance, as they swelled their overall tally in the sport to 10 in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
India failed to qualify for the semifinals of the women`s hockey competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games after going down 2-3 to South Africa in a keenly-contested must-win group match, here on Wednesday.
Indian pugilist Pinki Jangra punched her way into the semifinals and assured herself of at least a bronze medal in the women`s 51kg boxing competition with a completely one-sided contest at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India`s greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success.
Young Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra assured himself of a medal in his debut Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semifinals of the 69kg division after his opponent failed the medical test ahead of their quarterfinal bout, here on Wednesday.
India will be looking to erase memories of their loss to Australia when they face-off against South Africa in their last group match for a place in the semi-finals of the men`s hockey competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
Indian wrestlers continued their impressive showing in the 20th Commonwealth Games with Bijneesh Bajrang, Satyawart Kadian, Lalita and Sakshi Malik assuring themselves of at least a silver medal each by entering the finals of their respective events here on Wednesday.
Star grappler Sushil Kumar led India`s sparkling show in the wrestling arena as the country claimed three gold medals on the first day of the wrestling competitions at the Commonwealth Games, here today.