Commonwealth Games 2018 LIVE Updates: Mirabai Chanu wins Gold, India on top in medal tally

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New Delhi | Updated: April 5, 2018 1:28:14 PM

Commonwealth Games 2018 LIVE Updates: India got off to a mixed start on Thursday in the Commonwealth Games 2018 as weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account in the tournament by winning a silver medal in the 56kg category at Gold Coast but the Women's Hockey team went down 2-3 to Wales.

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Commonwealth Games 2018 LIVE Updates: India got off to a mixed start on Thursday in the Commonwealth Games 2018 as weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account in the tournament by winning a silver medal in the 56kg category at Gold Coast but the Women’s Hockey team went down 2-3 to Wales after trailing for most of the Group A clash. Gururaja equalled his personal best of 249kg (111+138) to finish second in a field where Malaysia’s three-time Commonwealth Championships medallist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed (117+144) broke the Games record for snatch and overall lift. The badminton team, on the other hand, defeated Sri Lanka 5-0 with star players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth winning their respective singles matches, while the pairs of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Ruthvika Gadde, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, and Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy emerging winners in the Doubles.

Here are Commonwealth Games 2018 LIVE Updates:

1:22 PM: In Women’s Table Tennis, a tough match is going on between India and Wales. Both the countries have won two sets each and the game is into the decider now.

12:50 PM: In cycling India didn’t have a great day as it finished on the 7th spot in the women’s 4000m Team Pursuit event. Australia and New Zealand will fight for the gold and silver while Canada and England to play for the bronze.

12:05 PM: Meanwhile, in other sports, Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade advances to the semi-finals in the mens 50 metre butterfly event.

11: 40 AM: There you go! Mirabai Chanu has won the Gold for India. The flag goes and Chanu holds her head high. Proud moment for India which is now on top in the medals tally.

11:20 AM: Massive! Brilliant from Mirabai Chanu! In her first attempt at lean and jerk, she lifted 103 kg. In her next attempt, she lifted 107 kg, taking her overall score to 193 kg.

11:14 AM: In other games, the India men’s triple team won against PNG in Lawn Bowls but was trashed by Wales. In the 400m team pursuit qualification in cycling, India have clocked 5:05.668.

10:46 AM: The clean & jerk is about to start in a few moments and Chanu has opted for a lift of 103 kg in her first attempt.

10:30 AM: Meanwhile, India’s women’s TT team has thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in Table Tennis.

10:25 AM: Currently, one of India’s biggest medal hopes, Mirabai Chanu is competing in the 48 kg weightlifting event. She is leading in the event and may add to India’s tally. In her third attempt, Chanu lifted 86 kg.

India’s Commonwealth Games 2018 schedule for day 1:

Event: Table Tennis Team Group and Knockout Stage
Time: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm

India v Sri Lanka
Event: Mixed Team Badminton
Time: 4:30 am – 8:00 am

Athlete: Rakesh Patra
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4:38 AM (Qualification)

Athlete: Yogeshwar Singh
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4:38 AM (Qualification)

Athlete: Ashish Kumar
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4:38 AM (Qualification)

Team: Ashish Kumar, Yogeshwar Singh, Rakesh Patra
Event: Gymnastics (Individual All Around)
Time: 4:38 AM (Qualification)

India vs Wales
Event: Women’s Hockey
Time: 5:02 AM

Athlete: Gururaja
Event: Weightlifting (Men’s 56 kg)
Time: 5:12 AM

Athlete: Sajan Prakash
Event: Swimming (Men’s 50m Butterfly)
Time: 6:57 AM (1st Heat), 4:22 PM (1st Semifinal)

Athlete: Virdhawal Khade
Event: Swimming (Men’s 50m Butterfly)
Time: 6:57 AM (1st Heat), 4:22 PM (1st Semifinal)

Athlete: Srihari Nataraj
Event: Swimming (Men’s 100m Backstroke)
Time: 7:24 AM (1st Heat), 4:52 PM (1st Semifinal)

Event: Men’s Boxing Preliminary Rounds
Time: 7:30 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Event: Women’s Boxing Preliminary Rounds
Time: 7:30 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Event: Squash Singles Preliminary
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Athlete: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Event: Weightlifting (Women’s 48 kg)
Time: 9:42 AM

Team: Aleena Reji, Deborah Herold, Manorama Devi, Amritha Reghunath
Event: Cycling (4000m Team Pursuit)
Time: 10:12 AM (Qualification)

Event: Table Tennis Team Group and Knockout Stage
Time: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Team: Deborah Herold, Aleena Reji
Event: (Cycling) Women Team Sprint
Time: 11:54 PM (Qualification), 4:21 PM (Final)

Team: Ranjit Singh, Sahil Kumar, Sanuraj P, Manjeet Singh
Event: Cycling (Team Sprint)
Time: 12:04 PM (Qualification), 4:28 PM (Final)

Event: Squash Singles Preliminary
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Event: Men’s Boxing Preliminary Rounds
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Event: Women’s Boxing Preliminary Rounds
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Athlete: Muthupandi Raja
Event: Weightlifting (Men’s 62 kg)
Time: 2:12 PM

India vs Pakistan
Event: Mixed Team Badminton
Time: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

India vs Jamaica
Event: Women’s basketball
Time: 2:03 PM

Team: Aleena Reji, Deborah Herold, Manorama Devi, Amritha Reghunath
Event: Cycling (4000m Team Pursuit)
Time: 3:00 PM (Final)

India vs Cameroon
Event: Men’s Basketball
Time: 3:30 PM

Team: Deborah Herold, Aleena Reji
Event: (Cycling) Women Team Sprint
Time: 4:21 PM (Final)

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