The Olympic silver medalist Chanu will directly compete for the medal in the final at Commonwealth Games 2022.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 commenced with a spectacular opening ceremony on July 28. Indian stars PV Sindhu and Maninder Singh led the Indian contingent at the glittering Commonwealth opening ceremony event. Now, after this superb start, let us showcase to you what the Indian contingent has in their schedule on Day 2, July 30th. Here’s the preview of all the Day 2 games that India will be participating in:

Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu to directly fight for the medal

Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu is all set to compete in the final of the 49kg category at the CWG 2022. The champion from Manipur surprised everyone after bagging silver in Tokyo, and the stage was even bigger than the current multi-nation event. This time, it should not be too difficult for the Padma Shri awardee to stand on the podium once again.

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In the 55kg men’s category, Sanket Sagar will compete directly in the medal, while Gururaja Poojary will fight in the 61kg men’s category in the final. Another Indian, Bindyarani Devi, will compete in the final on (31st July).

Hockey: Indian women to face Wales in the pool stage

Back-to-back games for the Indian women’s hockey team as they look to beat Wales in their second game. Wales would have an upper advantage because of the home turf, while the Indian women would be looking to settle their past record against them.

In the previous edition of the Commonwealth Games, Wales defeated India 3-2 on the Gold Coast and there can be no better stage than the CWG to take revenge.

Table Tennis: Women’s team to face-off against Guyana in Group game

The Indian women’s Table Tennis team is set to compete against Guyana in Round 3. If Manika Batra and her team can beat Guyana, they will qualify for the quarterfinals, which will be played on the same day.

Men’s team will also play against Northern Ireland in Group Stage, Round 3. Sharath Kamal would be confident of securing victory in the round.

Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain set to start her campaign

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist, Lovlina Borgohain to start her campaign against Ariane Nicholson in the Round of 16. She will be in the 70kg category and is expected to finish off in style. The hope for a medal is high from Lovlina after her phenomenal run at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Her event will begin at 12:00 AM IST (31st July).

Another pugilist, Mohammad Hussamuddin, will fight against South Africa’s Amzolele Dyeyi in the Round of 32.

Badminton: India look to dominate Sri Lanka, Australia

After Pakistan, India is set to compete against Sri Lanka in the mixed team. PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth would make certain that the battle ended on a high note. This is not the end, as the same team would once again compete on the same day, this time with Australia.

Swimming: Can we witness history being created?

Kushagra Rawat will compete once again against some of the best swimmers around the globe in Heat 2 of the Men’s 200m Freestyle. His event will start at 3:03 PM IST.

Sajan Prakash, who is leading the team, would be hoping to give his best in the Men’s 50m Butterfly on Day 1. His victory will take him to the semifinals, which will take place at 12:38 AM IST (30th July).

Cycling: Can India do it this time in Cycling?

Indian cyclists will have a lot to prove in this edition of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. They have multiple events on Day 2, including Women’s sprint individual qualifying round at 2:32 PM IST, Women’s pursuit 3000m individual qualifying round at 3:11 PM IST, Men’s pursuit 4000m individual qualifying round at 4:52 PM IST, men’s Keirin first round at 8:32 PM IST, and men’s Keirin second round at 10:11 PM IST.

If someone from the above qualifies for the round, the semifinal and final events will take place on the same day.

Squash: Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa look to end their careers on a high

A lot is expected this time from Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa because of their rich experience in the game. Ghosal’s singles campaign will begin with the Round of 32 at 6:15 PM IST. On the other hand, Chinappa would look to begin the race with full confidence to get India’s much-awaited singles squash medal. Her event will start at 5:45 PM IST. Apart from them, Ramit Tondon and Sunanya Kuruvilla will compete in their respective men’s and women’s singles categories.

Gymnastics: Pranati set to give her best

With expectations quite low in Gymnastics, India will look to grab attention in this discipline. The artistic events of the women’s team and individual qualification rounds will take place on Day 2. The event is set to begin at 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 9:00 PM, and 11:30 PM. Pranati Nayak will be the one to watch out for in Gymnastics for India.

Lawn Bowls

Indian Lawn Bowl squad will be busy on Day 2 as the men’s triple sectional event will compete against Malta at 1:00 PM IST. Men’s pair sectional event will see them go up against Cook Island at 7:30 PM IST. Both these events will be Round 3, while the women too are ready for the challenge in fours sectional event, Round 4 against Canada. The game will begin at 10:30 PM IST.

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