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Commonwealth Games 2018 updates, Day 8, Gold Coast

Catch all the updates from Day 8 at the Gold Coast CWG. India's medals tally currently reads 14 Gold, 7 silver, 10 bronze.

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 18:17
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While Sushil took just 80 seconds to win his 74kg freestyle final against the South African, Rahul Aware claimed gold in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling with a dominating 15-7 win over his opponent from Canada. Earlier, shooter Tejaswini finished second in the women's 50m Prone Finals and Babita Kumari lost her 53kg Freestyle wrestling final to Canada's Diana Weicker to settle for silver. Also, Kiran claimed bronze in women's 76kg freestyle wrestling. In the discus final, Seema Punia won the silver with an effort of 60.41m while Navjeet Dhillon took the bronze with 57.43m throw. In the evening, India women's hockey team lost 0-1 to Australia in the semifinal. India's medals tally currently reads 14 Gold, 7 silver, 10 bronze.

12 April 2018, 18:15 PM

Update from hockey

India women's team have lost 0-1 to Australia in the semifinal. And will now look to fight for the bronze playoff. 

That's it from the Games on Day 8. India have totaled seven medals on Thursday. We will be bringing Live updates to you of Day 9 tomorrow morning. We sign off now and hope to catch you on Friday morning. 

12 April 2018, 18:09 PM

Update from Hockey

India have missed a golden chance in the circle to equalise in the 57th minute. Monica took a fraction of a second longer to line herself up for the shot but Aussies made amends and cleared the ball. Indians are launching attack after attack. Another chance goes begging. Rani Rampal fires it wide in the last minute of the game. 

12 April 2018, 18:00 PM

India get a Penalty corner

But this is brilliant defending from the hosts. No team has succeeded in netting from penalty corners. Oh!! Another PC for India here. They really need to score but the drag flick is once again cleared by the Aussie defender. India have come back strong in the final quarter. The Aussies have now formed a bastion and are thwarting every Indian attack. 

12 April 2018, 17:53 PM

Update from Hockey

The goal seems to have spurred on the Australians and their attacks have multiplied now. Indians, on the other hand, are playing catch up hockey. They have defended well but have rarely seen in the Australian citadel. The fourth quarter has just started. The scoreline is India 0-1 Australia. 

12 April 2018, 17:41 PM


Australia have scored. This is brilliant field goal and even better stick work there from the hosts. A reverse hit was supplied in the circle and the volley needed just a deflection to sail into the net. Australia go ahead in the 38th minute.  India 0-1 Australia

12 April 2018, 17:36 PM

Penalty Corner for Australia.

Indian defender fouls in the circle and the referee signals PC. And India have saved it again. That was brave defending as the strong hit was blocked by the raging defender.  

12 April 2018, 17:33 PM

Welcome back. The third quarter has just started and India will be looking to do something different. Maybe, go on the offensive to have scoring opportunities. Till now, the Australians have really pressed hard and India have defended really well. But India need to score.  

12 April 2018, 17:24 PM

News from Hockey

The Indian women's team have managed to hold mighty Australia with an impeccable defense. After the end of second quarter, India 0-0 Australia.  

12 April 2018, 17:14 PM

News from Table Tennis

India's Mouma Das was beaten 4-1 by Singapore's Mengyu Yu 1-4 in the quarterfinals of the singles competition. 

12 April 2018, 17:08 PM

Good news from Discus Final

While Punia has won the silver, Navjeet pulled herself up and won the bronze with an effort of 57.43. Dani Stevens won the gold. 


12 April 2018, 17:04 PM

Update from Hockey

Currently, both India and Australia are mapping each other's D but just seconds before the hooter for the first quarter, India nearly conceded a field goal but good defence ensured India could go unhurt in the breather. India 0-0 Australia after 1st quarter.   

12 April 2018, 17:02 PM

Discus Final

Punia fouls her penultimate attempt while Dani Stevens hurls 65 point something in her fifth. She could relax now as she seems to be the clear winner in the dicus event. Punia is gunning for a silver here. But her effort will still be an underwhelming one. 

12 April 2018, 16:58 PM

Discus Final

Seema Punia throws 58.54m in her fourth attempt. After crossing the 60m mark on the opening throw, she hasn't been able to better that mark and her performance has only dipped since. Unlike Punia, Stevens has bettered her previous mark with each throw. But Punia is definitely in contention for a silver. Navjeet Dhillon too seems devoid of energy here as she hurls a lowly 54.09 in her penultimate attempt. 

12 April 2018, 16:54 PM

Discus Final

Navjeet Dhillon has bettered her previous mark of 55.61 to 56.22 in her fourth attempt. This is clear that she will be vying for the bronze alongside New Zealand's Sositina Hakaei, who is currently sitting on 57.16. On the other hand, Australia's Dani Stevens is on fire. She hurled 68.26 in her fourth attempt to take almost an unassailable lead. Her current throw also helps her to create the Games Record. 

Cutting to Hockey

In the fifth minute, India has conceded a penalty corner. The Indians defend the first attempt but the ball hit the Indian defender's leg. The review ensures the PC stays with Australia. In the next attempt though, Indian goalie makes a diving save to her right to stave off the danger. 

12 April 2018, 16:46 PM

And now what everyone was waiting for!!! It's the women's hockey semifinal. India against Australia. And it has kicked off. 

12 April 2018, 16:44 PM

Indians Neena Nellickal and Nayana James have bowed out of the women's Long jump final at 10th and 12th place respectively. The gold goes Canada's Christabel Nettey, silver to Australia's Brooke Stratton and bronze to England's Shara Proctor. 

From the Discus Final, Navjeet wastes her third attempt as well. On the other hand, Dani Stevens better her previous throw's mark from 64.51 to 65.43. She is clearly inching towards the gold here and Punia might have to satisfy her with a silver.  

12 April 2018, 16:37 PM

News from Discus final

India's Seema Punia fouls her third attempt. One could understand nerves getting the better of the Indians now as they look to better Dani Steven's mark for the gold. A little extra here and a little over there has been costing India with their attempts. 

12 April 2018, 16:32 PM

Meanwhile, Australia's Dani Stevens maintains lead with an overwhelming throw of 64.51m in her second attempt. Indian Navjeet Dhillon has fouled her second attempt. 

12 April 2018, 16:26 PM

News from Discus final

Australia's Dani Stevens has hurled the discus to a distance of 61.39m to overtake Seema Punia. Second Indian in contention Navjeet Dhillon's first attempt remained at 55.61m and lies on 4th spot currently. Punia is second so far. Her second attempt resulted in an underwhelming 59.57m. 

From the Badminton court, India's women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy have blanked Singapore 21-18, 21-13 in the Round of 16 to qualify for the quarters. 

12 April 2018, 16:16 PM

Time for quick updates. 

From the Table Tennis hall, India's singles player Manika Batra has beaten Singapore's Yihan Zhou 4-1 to reach the semis. 

From the athletics arena, Nayana James and Neena Nellickal have been 12th and 10th in the long jump final. 

And the women's discus throw final has just started. India's Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon will compete for the gold. And Seema Punia has started on a good note as she begins her discus final with a throw of 60.41m to take an early lead. 

12 April 2018, 16:06 PM

News from the women's long jump final

India's Nayana James is ranked 11th so far with a jump of 6.14m while Neena Nellickal leaped better -- 6.19m -- to stay at ninth. In terms of medal contention, both the Indians are quite far from the medal standards as the leaders are Canada, Australia and England with jumps of 6.84, 6.72 and 6.45m respectively. Though they still have attempts left, still the Indians will have to put more than their best to beat the leaders. 

12 April 2018, 15:40 PM

Back to the Athletics arena. 

The final of the women's Long Jump final is underway at Gold Coast. India's Nayana James and Neena Nellickal are competing. We will be updating you on their performances in the final. Stay tuned. 

12 April 2018, 15:11 PM


Saina Nehwal wins 21-4, 2-0 as her opponent, Isle of man's Jessica Li, retires. Saina advances to the women's singles' last-eight stage.

Also the men's doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag beat Mauritius's Aatish and Christopher 21-8, 21-12 to progress to the quarterfinals.

12 April 2018, 14:51 PM

TT players continue their march into quarters

Men's Doubles: Achanta and Sathiyan beat their Sri Lankan opponents in straight games (3-0). The Indian team of Harmeet and Sanil also progressed to the last-eight stage beating the team from Northern Ireland in an identical manner. 

12 April 2018, 14:07 PM

GOLD MEDAL! No. 14. 

Sushil Kumar wins gold medal in men's freestyle 74kg wrestling with a 10-0 margin against South Africa's Johannes Botha to complete his CWG hat-trick. He took just 80 seconds to win by technical superiority.

12 April 2018, 14:02 PM

Men's Freestyle 74kg Final: Sushil Kumar vs Johannes Botha (RSA)

First Period begins. Sushil in quest for his third straight CWG gold. 

12 April 2018, 13:52 PM

Up Next: Men's Freestyle 74kg Final
Sushil Kumar vs Johannes Botha (RSA)

If Sushil wins, he will complete his hat-trick at the Commonwealth Games having won gold in the past two editions.

12 April 2018, 13:31 PM

Women's Freestyle 76kg (bronze-medal match)

India's Kiran takes on Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius and has won bronze medal on technical superiority (10-0).

12 April 2018, 13:15 PM


Rahul Aware wins gold medal in men's freestyle 57kg wrestling beating Canada's Steven Takahashi 15-7 in the final.

12 April 2018, 13:11 PM

Men's 57kg Freestyle Final

India's Rahul Aware leads Steven Takahashi of Canada by 9-6 with the second period going on.

12 April 2018, 13:09 PM

Men's 57kg Freestyle Final

India's Rahul Aware leads Steven Takahashi of Canada by 6-4 at the end of first period.

12 April 2018, 12:58 PM

Coming up: Men's 57kg Freestyle Final

Rahul Aware (IND) vs Steven Takahashi (Canada)

12 April 2018, 12:45 PM

Setback! Babita settles for silver

India's Babita Kumari loses her women's freestyle 53kg wrestling final against Canada's Diana Weicker 2-5 to settle for a silver medal. The Canadian was better on the day. Her sister Geeta sounds disappointed on TV commentary.

12 April 2018, 12:38 PM

Women's Freestyle 53kg Wrestling Final

Babita trails 0-1 after first period against Canada's Carissa Holland after the Indian was penalised for passivity. 

12 April 2018, 12:35 PM


Three Indians, Babita Kumari (53kg), Rahul Aware (57kg) and Sushil Kumar (74kg) all in their respective freestyle finals.

Babita arrives on the mat against Canada's Carissa Holland.

12 April 2018, 11:38 AM

India take on Australia today in the second women's hockey semifinal at 4:45 pm IST, while England and New Zealand lock horns in the first.

12 April 2018, 11:36 AM

12 April 2018, 10:58 AM

Another paddler in quarters 

India's veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal joins teammate Harmeet Desai in the last-eight of men's singles with a 4-1 victory over Australia's Heming Hu.

12 April 2018, 10:45 AM

TT Update

The experienced Mouma Das was stretched to seven games by England's Tin-Tin Ho before the Indian won the pre-quarterfinal 4-1 (11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7, 11-8). 

12 April 2018, 10:27 AM


Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins the silver medal in Women's 50m Rifle Prone event. Anjum Moudgil misses out. India's Medals Tally currently stands at 12 Gold, 5 Silver, 8 Bronze

12 April 2018, 10:11 AM


PV Sindhu marches into women's singles quarterfinals with a 21-15, 21-9 victory over Australia's Chen Hsuan-Yu. Saina Nehwal will be in action later in the afternoon in her Round of 16 match.

12 April 2018, 09:58 AM

Top seed through to last-eight stage!

Kidambi Srikkanth beats Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne with a comfortable 21-10, 21-10 scoreline to enter the men's singles badminton quarterfinals. 

12 April 2018, 09:44 AM


Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals have begun. India's Tejaswin Sawant and Anjum Moudgil are in the fray. 

12 April 2018, 09:38 AM

Badminton, Men's Singles, Round of 16: Kidambi Srikkanth wins first game without much fuss at 21-10 against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne. 

12 April 2018, 09:17 AM


HS Prannoy reaches men's singles quarterfinals with a 21-18, 21-11 win over Australia's Anthony Joe. Kidambi Srikkanth is up next on court for India against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne. 

12 April 2018, 09:07 AM

12 April 2018, 08:48 AM


Badminton: Ruthvika Gadde thwarts the challenge of Singapore's Jia Min Yeo to reach the women's singles quarterfinals with a 21-10, 21-23, 21-10 victory.

Squash: The mixed doubles teams of Dipika Pallikal / Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa / Harinder Pal Sandhu reach quarterfinals.


12 April 2018, 08:27 AM


Squash: Vikram Malhotra/Ramit Tandon get a walkover against Sierra Leone team in Pool F match of men's doubles.

Table Tennis: Manika/Mouma in quarters of women's doubles with a Round-of-16 win over Sri Lankan pair.

Table Tennis: Manika/Sathyan eke out a fighting 3-2 win over Canada's Marko/Alicia to reach mixed doubles quarters.

12 April 2018, 07:55 AM

BADMINTON: Pranaav-Sikki in quarterfinals winning 2-0 against Singapore team.

TABLE TENNIS: Sanil-Madhurika also advance to the quarters with a 3-0 win over Mauritius duo.

12 April 2018, 07:45 AM

Sushil Kumar in Gold-Medal Match!

The Indian wrestling legend beats Australia's Connor Evans by fall to book himself a medal with a place in the Men's 74kg Freestyle final.