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Murali Sreeshankar goes 2nd with 8.08m jump! just 0.01m behind gold medal position

CWG 2022 Day 7 live updates: Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar in focus for the gold medal after three more Indian boxers, including Amit Panghal, ensures medals. In badminton, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Akarshi Kashyap win their individual opening round matches.

Commonwealth Games Day 7 Live: Murali Sreeshankar in action during long jump final.

CWG 2022 Day 7 live updates: Long jumpers Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees Yahiya all set to compete for gold medals in the final. Boxers Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboriya, Sagar Ahlawat win their quarter-final bout and ensures more medals by booking slots in the semi-finals. In badminton, PV Sindhu, Kidambi, Akarshi Kashyap Srikanth win their respective individual opening round matches. Mixed doubles pair Ashwini Ponappa and B Sumeeth Reddy crash out in the opening round. In squash, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals. Women’s doubles pair Anahat Singh and Sunayna Kuruvilla qualify for the last 16. In table tennis, Manika Batra, Reeth Tennison, Sreeja Akula win their singles round of 32 matches. In doubles, top seed Manika Batra/G Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal/Sreeja Akula reach mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals


Day 7 preview: Wednesday turned out to be an eventful day for India, adding four more medals to its tally to take the country’s total number of medals to 18. Squash player Sourav Ghoshal scripted a historic bronze medal, while Judoka Tulika Maan won silver in the women’s +78kg category.

Tejaswin Shankar was another star Indian athlete who clinched a medal, winning the bronze medal in men’s high jump final.

The Indian hockey teams and the women’s cricket team also tasted success on Wednesday. While the Indian women’s hockey team led by Savita Punia overcame Canada 3-2 to book a semi-final spot, Harmanpreet Kaur’s cricket team too clinched a semi-final place with a dominant victory over Barbados in a must-win group match. The India men’s hockey team, led by Manpreet Singh, ran riot all over the place against Canada, with Amit Rohidas, Lalit Upadhyay Akashdeep, Harmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh and Gurjant Singh all finding their names on the scoresheet.

See: CWG 2022 Day 7 schedule

The India men’s hockey team will once again be in action, on Thursday when they take on Wales in a Pool B match starting at 6.30 pm IST.

India will have their hopes of medals pinned on athletes Mohammad Anees Yahiya and Murali Sreeshankar, both of whom will be competing in the men’s long jump final.

Boxing will be another major highlight with Amit Panghal, Sagar, Rohit Tokas and Jaismine all in action.

The day for India will begin with women’s hammer throw qualifying round Group A, with Sarita Singh and Manju Bala in action, with the event beginning at 2.30 pm IST.

Srikanth Kidambi too will take centrestage in the men’s singles round of 32, when he faces Uganda’s Daniel Wanagaliya. Also in action will be Aakarshi Kashyap, who will be taking on Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad.

Streaming details: The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be shown live in India on Sony Ten Sports Network channels and DD Sports. The Games can also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app.

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