India settle for silver, massive defeat against Australia

Birmingham, First Published Aug 8, 2022, 7:21 PM IST

Birmingham: Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) Men’s Hockey India embarrassed by Australia in final. Australia (India vs Australia Hockey) defeated India by seven goals without opposition. With this, India’s medal haul was limited to silver. Double goals from Nathan Efroms and Jacob Anderson and one each from Blake Gowers, Tom Wickham and Tim Brand gave the Aussies a huge win.

Australia has never lost a gold medal since hockey was introduced at the Commonwealth Games. Australia has won seven golds since 1998. Meanwhile, this is India’s third silver. India had silver in 2010 and 2014. India was ranked fourth in 1998. In 2006, it ranked sixth. In 2018, it was to finish at the fourth position. They lost the 2010 final against Australia by eight wickets. In 2014, they lost 4-0. For seven uncontested goals now.

India’s medal hunt on Commonwealth Games final day; Sarath Kamal also won gold in table tennis

Meanwhile, India bagged more medals on the final day. India won three gold medals in badminton alone. In the men’s doubles final, Chirag Shetty and Satvik Sairaj won the last gold for India. Meanwhile, Sarath Kamal also won gold in men’s table tennis singles.

Chirag-Sathwik won the gold after defeating England’s Ben Lane and Sean Wendy. The Indian alliance won in straight games. Score 21-15, 21-13. Earlier, Lakshya Sen won gold in men’s singles and PV Sindhu in women’s singles.

Lakshya defeated Malaysia’s Ng Se Yong in a thriller fight. After losing the first game, Lakshya was back in the match. Score 19-21, 21-9, 21-16. Sindhu (Jadha Tashiravau) won the gold by defeating Canada’s Michelle Li in straight games. Score: 21-15, 21-13. This is the first gold for both of them in the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, Kamal won his second gold medal in table tennis. Earlier, the actor had also won gold in mixed doubles. Kamal defeated England’s Liam Pitchford in singles. Score 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8. India’s own Sathyan Gnanasekaran won the bronze.

India is at the fourth position with 22 golds. 16 Silver and 23 Bronze are in the account. Australia remains on top with 66 golds. England (56) and Canada (26) are in the second and third positions.

Last Updated Aug 8, 2022, 7:21 PM IST

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