Indian contingent is all set to start their campaign at 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday with more than 200 Indian athletes looking for glory.
Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal, World Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Ashish kumar are among the names that will be in action on Day 1.
(Full Schedule with timings has been provided in the last of the article in table)
All eyes would be on India’s first ever World Champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu as she will be the favorite in her women’s 48kg category and may bring the first gold for the nation. The 23-year-old’s personal best of 194 kg is the highest in her category and none of her competitor even lift 180 kg, with her likely closest rival, Amanda Braddock of Canada, having a personal best of 173 kg.
Other than Chanu, Gururaja and Muthupandi Raja will compete in men’s 56kg category.
Indian Hockey team, who finished 5th in their last Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would take the field tomorrow against Wales in a group encounter.
Indian men’s gymnastics team consists of Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 medalist Ashish kumar, Rakesh Patra and Yogeshwar Singh will compete in individual all-around qualifications tomorrow.
Medal matches will be played in 4000m Women Team Pursuit and Team Sprint event, where the star attraction would be Deborah Herold, who became the first Indian female cyclist to be ranked no.4 in the world.
On the squash court, Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinnappa, Sourav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu will kick off their singles campaigns. Pallikal and Chinnappa had claimed the women’s doubles gold in the 2014 Games and it will be interesting to see if this time India will end their single medal’s drought or not.
Indian mixed badminton team will be up against Sri Lanka early morning in group encounter. Later, in the afternoon they will play arch-rivals Pakistan.
Both encounters would prove to be a cake-walk for the strong Indian team which consists of big names like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, Kidambi Srikanth.
India will play Wales in Men’s Triple event early morning while the women’s singles, men’s pair, women’s four events will follow.
India will take the field against Vanuatu and Fiji in men’s team group matches while Indian women’s team will be up against Trinidad & Tobago and Northern Ireland.
Indian men’s basketball team will play against Cameroon during afternoon (Indian Standard Time) while women will take on Jamaica in their group encounter.
India at CWG 2018 : Day 1 Full schedule with timings
|Player / Match||Sports||Event||Result||Medal If any|
|India vs Wales||Lawn Bowls||Men Triple – Group Stage||Lost – 9-23|
|Pinki Vs Jo EDWARDS (NUZ)||Lawn Bowls||Women’s Singles – Group Stage||Lost – 16-20|
|India Vs Sri Lanka||Badminton||Mix team – Group Stage||Win – 5-0|
|Rakesh Patra||GYMNASTICS||Individual All Around – Quali||–||Rings – 13.950 – 6th Q|
|Ashish Kumar||GYMNASTICS||Individual All Around – Quali||71.700 – 25|
|Yogeshwar Singh||GYMNASTICS||Individual All Around – Quali||75.300 – 21 Q|
|India||GYMNASTICS||Team All Around – Quali||174.300 – 9th|
|India Vs Sri Lanka||Table Tennis||Women’s Team – Group Stage||Win – 3-0|
|India VS Wales||Hockey||Group Stage 1||Lost – 2-3|
|Gururaja||WEIGHT LIFTING||Men’s 56kg – Final||249 – 2nd||Silver Medal|
|Sajan PRAKASH||SWIMMING||50m Butterfly – Heat||25.11 – 21|
|Virdhawal KHADE||SWIMMING||50m Butterfly – Heat||24.52 – 13 Q|
|Srihari NATARAJ||SWIMMING||100m Backstroke – Heat||56.71 – 15 Q|
|Pinki Vs Katherine REDNALL (ENG)||Lawn Bowls||Women’s Singles – Group Stage||Lost – 11-21|
|India Vs Trinidad & Tobago||Table Tennis||Men’s Team – Group Stage||Win – 3-0|
|India Vs PNG||Lawn Bowls||Men Triple – Group Stage||Win – (16-11)|
|Harinder vs Stafford (CAY)||Squash||Men’s Single – Round of 64||Win – 3-1|
|Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||WEIGHT LIFTING||Women 48 kg – Final||Live|
|India||Cycling||4000m Women Team Pursuit – Heat||7th – 5:05.668|
|Vikram Vs Chilambwe (ZAM)||Squash||Men’s Single – Round of 64||Win – 3-0|
|India Vs Fiji||Table Tennis||Women’s Team – Group Stage||11:30 Am|
|India Vs Malaysia||Lawn Bowls||Men Pair – Group Stage||Loss – 13–27|
|India Vs Northern Ireland||Lawn Bowls||Women Fours – Group Stage||Win – 18–10|
|India||Cycling||Women Team Sprint – Heats||35.309 – 5th|
|India||Cycling||Team Sprint – Heats||46.174 – 7th|
|Saurav Ghosal VS TBD||Squash||Men’s Single – Round of 32||1:20 Pm|
|India Vs Northern Ireland||Table Tennis||Men’s Team – Group Stage||2 : 00 Pm|
|India VS Jamaica||Basketball||Women’s Group Stage||2:03 Pm|
|Joshna Vs Lynetta Vai (PNG)||Squash||Women’s Single – Round of 32||2:10 Pm|
|Muthupandi Raja||WEIGHT LIFTING||Men’s 56kg – Final||2:12 Pm|
|India Vs Niue||Lawn Bowls||Men Pair – Group Stage||Win – (29–6)|
|India Vs Malta||Lawn Bowls||Women Fours – Group Stage||Loss 15–20|
|India Vs Pakistan||Badminton||Mix team – Group Stage||Lost – (87-96)|
|Dipika Pallikal Vs C.Knaggs (TRI)||Squash||Women’s Single – Round of 32||3:30 Pm|
|India VS Cameroon||Basketball||Men’s Group Stage||Loss – (87-96)|
|Manoj Kumar Vs Osita Umeh (NGR)||Boxing||69 Kg – Round of 32||Win – (5-0)|
|Virdhawal KHADE||SWIMMING||50m Butterfly – SF||4:22 Pm|
|Srihari NATARAJ||SWIMMING||100m Backstroke – SF||4:52 Pm|