Commonwealth Games Day 1 Live: IND trounce PAK, young Anahat Singh starts bright
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The wait is finally over as Day One of the much-awaited Commonwealth Games (CWG) will witness some of the most iconic clashes in various disciplines, including Badminton, Hockey, Table Tennis, and Lawn Bowl, to name a few. Several Indian stars who are promising medal winners will look to begin their campaign on a high.
The Indian contingent is beginning their Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign today, with a plethora of top stars set to feature on Day One of the competitions. All eyes will be on the Indian women’s cricket team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who are up against the mighty Australians in their first group stage match.
Besides the women cricketers, India’s women’s hockey team will also start their campaign on Friday. The Indian eves put up an exceptional show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the nation will have high hopes from Janneke Schopman’s team. Besides that, the youngest member of the contingent, 14-year-old squash prodigy Anahat Singh will also be seen in action on an opening day.
India currently ranks fourth in the all-time Commonwealth Games medal table. Going ahead in the 2022 Birmingham Games, they will be aiming to at least match their 66-medal haul from the previous Gold Coast edition, given sports like Archery and Shooting, traditionally strong disciplines for India, have not found a place in these Games.
Commonwealth Games Day 1 Full Schedule
1:00 PM: Dee Hogan (Scotland) vs Tania Choudhury – Women’s Singles Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
1:00 PM: India vs New Zealand – Men’s Triples Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
2:00 PM: India vs South Africa – Women’s Qualifying Round 1 (Table Tennis)
2:41 PM: Kushagra Rawat – 400m FreeStyle Heat 3 (Swimming)
3:25 PM: Vishvajeet Singh, Naman Kapil, Venkappa Shivappa Kengalugutti, Anantha Narayanan, Dinesh Kumar – Men’s Team Pursuit 4000M Qualification (Cycling – Track)
3:31 PM: Adarsh MS, Vishwanath Yadav – Men’s Individual Sprint Distance Final (Triathlon)
3:30 PM: India v Australia – Group A match (Cricket)
4:00 PM: Tania Choudhury vs Daphne Arthur Almond (Falkland Island) – Women’s Singles Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
4:00 PM: Scotland vs India – Men’s Triples Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
4:03 PM: Sajan Prakash – 50m Butterfly Heat 6 (Swimming)
4:12 PM: Mayuri Lute, Triyasha Paul, Shushikala Agashe – Women’s Team Sprint Qualification (Cycling – Track)
4:26 PM: Srihari Nataraj – 100m BackStroke Heat 4 (Swimming)
4:26 PM: Ashish Kumar Singh – 100m BackStroke S9 Heats (Para Swimming)
4:30 PM: Yogeshwar Singh, Satyajit Mondal, Saif Sadik Tamboli – Men’s Individual and Team Qualifying Subdivision 2 (Gymnastics)
4:30 PM: India vs Barbados – Men’s Qualifying Round 1 (Table Tennis)
4:46 PM: Y Rojit Singh, L Ronaldo Singh, E David Beckham, Esow Alben – Men’s Team Sprint Qualification (Cycling – Track)
5:00 PM: Shiva Thapa vs Suleman Baloch (Pakistan) – 63.5 kg Round of 32 (Boxing)
6:30 PM: India vs Pakistan – Mixed Team Group A (Badminton)
6:30 PM: India vs Ghana – Women’s Group Stage (Hockey)
7:01 PM: Sanjana Joshi, Pragnya Mohan – Women’s Individual Sprint Distance Final (Triathlon)
7:30 PM: India vs Malaysia – Men’s Pair Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
7:30 PM: England vs India – Women’s Four Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
8:30 PM: India vs Fiji – Women’s Qualifying Round 1 (Table Tennis)
9:50 PM: Men’s Team Pursuit Final (if Qualified) (Cycling – Track)
10:25 PM: Women’s Team Sprint Final (if Qualified) (Cycling – Track)
10:30 PM: India vs Falkland Islands – Men’s Pair Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
10:30 PM: India vs Cook Islands – Women’s Four Round 1 (Lawn Bowls)
10:33 PM: Men’s Team Sprint Final (if Qualified) (Cycling – Track)
11:00 PM: India vs Singapore – Men’s Qualifying Round 1 (Table Tennis)
11:00 PM: Anahat Singh vs Jada Ross (St. Vincente & Grenadines) – Women’s Singles Round of 64 (Squash)
11:45 PM: Joe Chapman (British Virgin Islands) vs Abhay Singh – Men’s Singles Round of 64 (Squash)