CWG: Day five updates

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 08, 2010 17:58 hrs

11.31: India went down gallantly 1-3 to badminton powerhouse and top seeds Malaysia and settled for a silver in the mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games here Friday, Saina Nehwal winning the lone match

11.30: CWG badminton: Gallant India go down to Malaysia, settle for silver

Indian women were in the limelight at the Commonwealth Games Friday, winning three golds as the shooters continued to add to their kitty, taking the country's gold tally to 20 on the fifth day of the competitions

10.20: India won a silver in the badminton mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games here Friday after going down to top seeded Malaysia 1-3. India had won a bronze medal four years ago in Melbourne.

CWG badminton: India win silver in mixed team event 

World number one Vijender Singh  (75kg) enthralled with a convincing win in just about five minutes to enter the quarterfinals along with Asian silver-medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and Dilbag Singh (69kg) on yet another superb day for the Indians in the boxing competition of the Commonwealth Games on Friday

Vijender clinches win to enter CWG quarters

8.40: CWG athletics: Kavita wins bronze in 10,000m 

Omkar, a Navy man, equalled the Games record in the qualifying round by shooting 584. In the final he shot 97.8 for a total of 681.8. Omkar equalled the qualifying Games record of 584 set by India's Samresh Jung in the 2006 Melbourne Games

7.15: Shooter Omkar Singh wins gold

Top seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the men's doubles event at the Commonwealth Games Friday, losing to fourth seeded Australian Peter Luczak and Paul Hanley 2-6, 2-6 in the semifinals

6.25: CWG tennis: Paes-Bhupathi lose in semis

Indian woman wrestler Anita won the gold in the freestyle 67kg category at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. She defeated Canadian M. Buydens 4-1

6.10: Anita wins gold in wrestling 

Indian wrestler Alka Tomar won gold in the 59kg freestyle event for women at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. She defeated Canadian wrestler Tonya Verbeek 3-2.

The bronze went to Nigerian Tega Tosin Richard, who defeated England's Louisa Bernadette Salmon 5-0

5.40: Alka Tomar wins gold in wrestling

Wrestler Babita Kumari won the silver in the women's freestyle 51kg category at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. She lost to Nigerian Ifeoma Christiana Nwoye 4-7

CWG Wrestling: Babita wins silver 

CWG shooting: Manavjit Sandhu, Mansher Singh win silver 

4.50: I
ndian wrestlers, who have bagged a handful of medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, are upset and angry at the dropping of Greco-Roman and women's divisions from the next edition at Glasgow four years hence. They see it as a "conspiracy" of the European countries and Australia

4.40: CWG decision to drop wrestling events upsets Indians 

India fell short of their target of 14 goals against Trinidad and Tobago Friday and this could impact their medal chances in the women's hockey at the Commonwealth Games, team coach Sandeep Somesh said

4.20: CWG women's hockey: India set 14-goal target against Trinidad & Tobago 

India swept to a 7-0 win against the hapless Trinidad and Tobago to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the women's hockey competition.

The win is the first in three matches. The team has four points as they drew one match. The women will have to beat South Africa also by a huge margin in their last league match to advance to the medal rounds.

4.00: CWG women's hockey: India thrash Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 

Indian men archers won the bronze in the recurve team event.

The team comprising Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai defeated England in the bronze play-off at the Yamuna Sports Complex

3.40: CWG archery: India win bronze in men's team recurve 

3:20 pm:
India's best hopes of winning its first medal in squash at the Commonwealth Games now rest with the second seeded doubles pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal after the early exit of the hosts from the singles event.

2:45 pm:
Sania Mirza has held her ground and beaten Rogowska to ease in the finals. Things were looking a bit shaky in the middle but Sania held it together in the end. The scores were -
1-6 6-4 6-4

2:30 pm:
Sania is holding strong against her Australian competitor
Olivia Rogowska. But the Indian men's recurve archery team had no such luck and were beaten by the Aussies in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile in other news
: Mike Fennell,
Commonwealth Games Federation chief, has expressed his disapproval at the 100 metre race fiasco yesterday.

A quick recap - The referee red carded England's Laura Turner for a false start and Australia's Sally Pearson went on to win the race. But even as she draped her national flag around her shoulders and ran a victory lap it came to light that the English team has lodged a protest against her and the win was in dispute.

Fortunately she was informed before she accepted the Gold medal. After an investigation by a jury she was declared to have also false started and the Gold went to Sayemi Oludamola from Nigeria.

Fennell felt that the breakdown of communications, from the officials receiving the compliant to the officials on the track, was unfortunate and should not have happened and termed it a "blunder".

But on a happier note - he confirmed that three pools being used by the athletes was not contaminated in any way and that the media had exaggerated the number of Aussie and English swimmers who fell sick. Read More

1:55 pm: The shooting bonanza continues unabated. Vijay Kumar gives India it's 17th gold medal after clinching the prize for the 25 meter rapid fire pistol event.

Gurpreet Singh also won the bronze for the same event.

Meanwhile in other news
: The spectators are still missing from the stadiums, especially for field events like the high jump. But they can probably be excused this one time since it would really require some measure of devotion to sit out in a stadium in the Delhi heat at mid day.

But the crowds are expected to swell for events later in the evening and for the
shooting events.

And Suresh Kalmadi has finally cooled down the inflamed tempers of the Ugandan officials and athletes by apologizing for the freak accident that injured some of them. Read More

Keeping aside their claims that Indians are biased against Africans, which is frankly not true, it is unfortunate that they got an apology only after demanding one. All the participants are our guests and a quick apology with further offers for any help or comfort to ease the pain would have gone far in raising us in their eyes.  

1:35 pm:
New Zealand's  Alison Shanks wins a gold for Cycling (women's 3,000 meter individual pursuit final)

1:30 pm:
Sania Mirza is battling Olivia Rogowska in the women's singles Tennis semi-finals.

For those of you just joining us, here is a round-up of the morning session of the games.

India has won two gold medals - for the 50 metre rifle 3 positions and the women's recurve archery event - and Somdev Devvarman
has moved up into the men's single Tennis finals. Read Full Report

1:16 pm:
Malaysia beat England in the women's Table Tennis event, winning the bronze medal. The finals for the gold and silver is upcoming and will feature India so keep an eye on this space.

1:00 pm:
Top seed Somdev Devvarman assured India at least a silver medal in the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games by storming into the men's singles final with a straight set win over Australia's Matthew Ebden here today. Read More

12:50 pm:
Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Imran Hassan Khan won the gold in men's 50 metre rifle 3 positions at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.

The Indian pair also set up a news Games record.

India's gold haul from the Games has now swelled to 16.

12:05 pm: Check out some images from today's events to keep yourself occupied while the various matches play out - Day 5 images

12:00 pm:
Kiwi women have decimated English lasses in the women's hockey group game, winning the match with a 4-1 score.

Leading 2-1 at the half-time, Kiwis rode on a hat-trick by Katie Glynn after Samantha Harrison struck the equaliser to England's goal by Ashley Ball. This is New Zealand's third consecutive victory, giving them nine points.

England remain on six points from three matches with two victories.

11:15 am: Hard to Believe! - The Singapore swimming coach has apologized to his swimmers for getting them disqualified for the 4x200m freestyle relay. Apparently the coach felt that he should delay the registration of his team to the last possible minute to ensure that he had the right names and that there were no injuries.

The cut-off time for submitting the team list was 3pm. The coach left his quarters at 2:45pm and hoped to reach the registration center in a short while since " there is always some grace period" . Traffic being what it is in Delhi, he only reached the venue by 3:45 pm and the Indian authorities were unimpressed with his story and rightly disqualified his team.

Leaving aside the fact that he comes from Singapore and should therefore know exactly the state of traffic in a major city at anytime of the day, the entire episode reeks of carelessness. Unfortunately his young wards are forced to pay the price. Read More

11:07 am:
A place in the men's final for Tennis is also being fought over with Somdev Devvarman going up against Australia's
Matt Ebden for the berth. 

11:00 am:
The women's team event in table tennis is ongoing. Malaysia and England are fighting it out for the bronze medal. The finals, which will feature the Indian team, is also on today's schedule.

In a thrilling match, the Indian women's Recurve archery team clinched India's 15th gold medal by a single point, beating England 207 to 206. While the English women dominated the match early on, a quick comeback by the Indian ladies.

The Indian team comprised -
Dola Banerjee, Bombayala Devi and Deepika Kumari. This extends our lead over the English in the medals tally from two gold to three.

10:35 am:
India wins its 15th gold medal in the CWG in women's recurve archery event

10:20 am:
Babita, participating for India in the 51kg freestyle wrestling category, has moved into the final after easy wins in the qualifying rounds. 

10:15 am:
While the teams compete in Lawn Bowls and the heats for various swimming events, the event is abuzz with the news of the infamous 'Delhi Belly' stomach bug doing the rounds.

While the Australians and English are making the loudest noise - the Australian swimming team has announced that some 20% of it's swimmers are down with the bug - several other teams have laughed off the scare attributing it to a overtly sensitive immune system that is unused to India.

While accusations, especially from the Australian media, have drifted towards the water in the swimming pool, the Indian organizers have denied all such speculations, declaring the water completely safe and tested everyday.

To be on the safe side however, the water is being subjected to more stringent tests today, Hopefully we shall all soon know the culprit behind the outbreak.

9:45 am:
The Indian women's recurve team for archery and Babita from the 51kg women's freestyle wrestling category have both advanced to the finals.

9:40 am:
The women's wrestling competitions have also begun with qualifications for the 51kg freestyle ongoing.

9:30 am:
Currently swimming, archery and hockey have begun with heats ongoing in the first two while its Australia v South Africa in the women's hockey game. 

here are 43 gold medals on stake today. Here is the schedule of events -

The forty three gold medals will be awarded for - Athletics (6), Archery (2), Swimming (11), Badminton (1), Cycling (3), Gymnastics Artistic (5), Shooting (5), Squash (2), Table Tennis (2), Weightlifting (2), Wrestling (3)

Archery: Yamuna Sports Complex
Men: Recurve Team Bronze, Recurve Team Finals
Women: Recurve Team Bronze, Recurve Team Finals

Athletics: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Men: 110 metre Hurdle, Hammer Throw
Women: Triple Jump, 400m, 1500m, 10000m

Badminton: Siri Fort Sports Complex
Bronze medal match: Singapore vs England
Gold medal match: India vs Malaysia

Boxing: Talkatora Indoor Stadium
Pre Qualifiers: Men: Flyweight (52kg), Lightweight (60kg), Welterweight (69kg), Light Heavyweight

Men: Team Sprint
Women: 3000m Individual pursuit, 20 km Scratch Race

Gymnastics: Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium
Men: Vault, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bars
Women: Balance Beam, Floor

Hockey: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
Men: Wales v Canada
Women: South Africa v Australia, New Zealand v England, Trinidad & Tobago v India, South Africa v
Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia v Scotland

Lawn Bowls: Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex
Men: Pairs Rounds, Triples Rounds
Women: Pairs Rounds, Triples Rounds

Netball: Thyagaraj Sports Complex
Women: Samoa v Jamaica, South Africa v New Zealand, Malawi v Australia, England v Cook Island

Shooting: Karni Singh Shooting Range
Men: Trap (Pairs)
Women: Trap (Pairs)
Men: 50m Rifle 3 positions, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 10m Air Pistol

Squash: Siri Fort Sports Complex
Men: Singles Finals
Women: Singles Finals

Swimming: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex
Men: 100m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke Para-sport, 100m Freestyle S8, 200m Individual Medley
Women: 50m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke,
4x100m Freestyle.

Weightlifting: Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex
Men: 85 Kg Finals
Women: 69 kg Finals

Wrestling: Indira Gandhi Sports Complex
Women: Repechage- 51kg, 59kg, 67kg Finals

Good morning to all and welcome to the live coverage of day five of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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