As it happened, India at Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 11: Three golds in badminton, a hockey silver and Sharath the legend

Re-live all the action from the final day of the Commonwealth Games 2022 as India ended their campaign with 61 medals!

By Prathamesh Palshikar
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India wrapped up the final day at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with four gold medals, one silver and a bronze. PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen won their maiden CWG singles titles in badminton while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too won their first CWG men’s doubles gold. Meanwhile, Indian men's hockey team was unable to topple the dominant Aussies and settled for a silver.

Ace table tennis player Sharath Kamal won his second singles gold, extending his overall medal tally to 13 at the Commonwealth Games. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, meanwhile, bagged his first CWG singles medal, a bronze.

India had a fruitful campaign at Birmingham 2022, winning 61 medals (22 golds, 16 silvers and 23 bronzes). Wrestling topped the medal chart with 12 medals including six golds while weightlifting accounted for 10 medals. The men’s triple jump team made history with a 1-2 finish, as did Avinash Sable with his silver medal breaking the Kenyan monopoly on the podium in the men’s 3000m steeplechase. Tulika Maan and Shushila Devi headlined the success in judo with their silver medals.

India won their first CWG medals in lawn bowls, a gold for the women’s fours and a silver for the men’s fours. Boxers Nitu Ghanghas, Amit Panghal and Nikhat Zareen won golds too. India won the silver medal in the inaugural women’s T20 cricket competition as well as a bronze medal in women’s hockey.

Hockey: India settle for silver after 7-0 defeat in men's gold medal match

The Australian men's hockey team made history once again at the Commonwealth Games by winning their seventh-consecutive title. They beat India 7-0 in the gold medal match and remain the only team in men's hockey to win a CWG gold. Australia had a 5-0 lead at half-time which was extended by two after goals from Nathan Ephraums, his second today, and Flynn Ogilvie.

India settled for the silver medal in men's hockey, their third in the last four editions. The Indian men's hockey team won the bronze medal at Tokyo 2020. Meanwhile, the women's hockey team won the bronze medal at Birmingham on Sunday.

Result: India lost 7-0 to Australia in the men's hockey gold medal match.

India have now won three silver medals in men's hockey at the Commonwealth Games.
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Sharath Kamal's Commonwealth Games medals in table tennis

Melbourne 2006: Two gold medals (men's singles and men's team).

Delhi 2010: One gold (men's doubles) and two bronzes (men's singles and men's team).

Glasgow 2014: One silver (men's doubles).

Gold Coast 2018: One gold (men's team), a silver (men's doubles) and a bronze (men's singles).

Birmingham 2022: Three golds (men's singles, men's team and mixed doubles) and one silver (men's doubles).

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal wins his second CWG singles gold medal

Ace table tennis player Sharath Kamal won his second men's singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, 16 years after his first, after a comprehensive win against Liam Pitchford. The 4-1 victory gave Sharath his third gold medal at Birmingham 2022, having already won it in the men's team event and in mixed doubles.

The 40-year-old extended his overall CWG medal tally to 13, seven of which are gold medals. He remains the only Indian men's player to win a singles gold at these games.

"You can't ask for anything better than this, well, maybe, the men's doubles gold, but I can’t be so greedy," said Sharath Kamal after a successful Birmingham 2022 campaign.

Result: Sharath Kamal won 4-1 against Liam Pitchford in the men's singles gold medal match.

Sharath Kamal won his second CWG singles gold.
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Badminton: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty pair win men's doubles gold

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won India's third badminton gold of the day after their victory against English opposition in the men's doubles gold medal match. The Indian pair beat Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-15, 21-13 at the National Exhibition Centre.

It is Satwik and Chirag's first gold medal in this category at the Commonwealth Games, following the silver medal at Gold Coast 2018. They were also a part of the mixed team that won gold at Birmingham 2022.

Result: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty beat Ben Lane / Sean Vendy in the men's doubles gold medal match.

Hockey: Australia take five-goal lead at half-time in men's gold medal match

The Australian men's hockey team once again imposed their dominance over India in the first half of the gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Jacob Anderson scored a brace for the six-time champions while Blake Govers, Nathan Ephraums and Tom Wickham also got on the scoresheet to make it a 5-0 lead at half-time.

Australia have made 20 attack circle penetrations in the first half while the Indian men's hockey team have failed to make any significant impact from their nine. Australia beat India 8-0 in the 2010 Commonwealth Games men's hockey gold medal match.

Table tennis: G Sathiyan wins the men's singles bronze medal match

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat Paul Drinkhall by a 4-3 scoreline in an enthralling men's singles bronze medal match. Sathiyan won the first three games which was followed by a commendable comeback by the Englishmen, who made it 3-3. The Indian paddler was ahead 7-1 in the final game but was pushed all the way by Drinkhall. However, Sathiyan held his nerve and managed to take the final game to win the bronze medal at Commonwealth Games 2022.

The bronze medal is Sathiyan's first in singles at the Commonwealth Games. The 29-year-old has bagged two gold medals (Gold Coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022) in the men's team event.

"I’m very pleased, I have gold, silver and bronze. The singles medal is very, very special to me," said an elated Sathiyan after the match.

Result: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won 4-3 against Paul Drinkhall in the men's singles bronze medal match.

G Sathiyan won his first CWG singles medal.
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Badminton: Lakshya Sen wins gold medal in men's singles

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen came back from a first game defeat to win the men's singles gold medal match 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 against Tze Yong NG. The 20-year-old sealed his first CWG games medal, a gold, in the process.

Lakshya lost a competitive first game against the Malaysian player. However, he looked in control of the match as he won 15 of the last 16 points in the second game. The final game was in the balance until the last few points wherein Lakshya capitalized on his opponent's niggle and won the match.

Result: Lakshya Sen won 2-1 against Tze Yong NG in the men's singles gold medal match.

"The turning point was the second game of the match where I took the lead. I was playing well and a bit more patiently. That gave me a lot of confidence throughout the third game." - Lakshya Sen

Hockey: India keen to disrupt the Australian juggernaut in men's gold medal match

Australia have been impeccable in men's hockey at the Commonwealth Games. They have won the gold in all six editions so far since hockey's introduction at these games in 1998. Their only defeat in CWG history also came in the same year. Since then, Australia are yet to concede a goal and have themselves scored 37.

India go up against such a formidable opposition today at 5:00 PM IST. A win will not only break Australia's monopoly in men's hockey but also give the Indian men's hockey team their maiden CWG title. Vivek Sagar Prasad will miss the final against Australia due to a minor knee injury. India beat South Africa in the semi-final and were dominant against Ghana, Canada and Wales in the group stage at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

India aim to break the Australian winning-streak at the CWG.
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Badminton: Lakshya Sen loses first game in gold medal match

Lakshya Sen, current world no. 10, lost the first game of the men's singles gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Lakshya and his opponent, Tze Yong NG, were trading point for point for the entire first game with the Malaysian player ending up winning 21-19.

The 20-year-old Indian player is assured atleast a silver medal in men's singles at Birmingham 2022. Regardless of the colour, it will be his first CWG medal.

Table tennis: Sharath Kamal eyes second gold, G Sathiyan to play for bronze

Ace table tennis player Sharath Kamal has a chance to make history at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sharath has already won a men's team gold, a gold in mixed doubles and bagged a silver in men's doubles at these games. The 40-year-old goes up against Liam Pitchford of England in the men's singles gold medal match today at 4:25 PM IST and a win will make him the first Indian men's TT player to win two singles gold at the CWG.

G Sathiyan will also feature in the bronze medal match against England's Paul Drinkhall. A victory will earn Sathiyan his first CWG singles medal.

PV Sindhu's major medals in badminton

Olympics: One silver and a bronze.

World Championships: One gold, two silvers and a couple of bronze.

Commonwealth Games: Two golds, two silvers and a bronze.

Asian Games: One silver and a bronze.

South Asian Games: One gold and a silver.

Uber Cup: Two bronzes.

Three women's singles medals in a row for PV Sindhu at the CWG.
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India wins 200 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games

PV Sindhu's badminton women's singles gold at Birmingham 2022 made India the fourth country in the history of the Commonwealth Games to win 200 gold medals. The first-ever gold came back in the 1958 Commonwealth Games held in Wales. Shooting, which is not a part of CWG 2022, is the highest contributor with 63 gold medals.

India have won 19 gold medals so far in this edition of the games, wrestling leads the way with six golds. Boxing and weightlifting have also contributed three golds each at CWG 2022.

Badminton: PV Sindhu wins gold medal in women's singles

Ace badminton player PV Sindhu won her maiden women's singles Commonwealth Games title today. She beat Michelle Li of Canada 21-15, 21-13 in the gold medal match, making it seven wins in a row for Sindhu against Li.

PV Sindhu has now won all three medals in this category at the CWG; a bronze at Glasgow 2014, a silver at Gold Coast 2018 and a gold today at Birmingham 2022. The 27-year-old also has earned two Olympic medals.

Sindhu showed her appreciation to the Indian supporters after her medal, saying "They've always been here every single day supporting me. Thanks to them for showing me their support and love."

Result: PV Sindhu beat Michelle Li 2-0 in the women's singles gold medal match

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar congratulates the Indian athletes for medal-winning performances

India have won 55 medals so far at Birmingham 2022. The wrestling contingent tops the charts with 12 medals, including six golds, whereas, 10 medals were won in weightlifting. Historic medals were won in men's 3000m steeplechase and men's triple jump. India's first two lawn bowls medals at the Commonwealth Games, a gold and a silver, came in this edition.

Badminton: PV Sindhu wins first game of gold medal match

PV Sindhu begun the chase for her first CWG singles gold with a solid performance in the first game of the gold medal match. Sindhu won the game 21-15 to take the lead of the match.

The 27-year-old was a silver medallist in this category at Gold Coast 2018 and won bronze at Glasgow 2014.

Nikhat Zareen and Sharath Kamal set to be India's flagbearers at the closing ceremony

World champion boxer Nikhat Zareen and table tennis ace Sharath Kamal have been announced as the flagbearers for Team India at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022. PV Sindhu and Manpreet Singh were the flagbearers at the opening ceremony.

Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal in the women's light flyweight category on Sunday after defeating Carly Mc Naul in the gold medal bout. This is her second major gold of the year, having won it previously in IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in May.

The veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal, meanwhile, won both gold and silver medals on Sunday. He won the mixed doubles title with Sreeja Akula and suffered defeat in the men's doubles gold medal match alongside G Sathiyan. Sharath will play for gold once again today in the men's singles category.

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Badminton: PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li head-to-head record

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has emerged victorious on eight of the 10 occasions she has gone up against Michelle Li. The Canadian player's last win against Sindhu was the women's singles semi-final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Post that defeat, Sindhu has defeated Li in sixth-consecutive matches including a win in the 2016 Olympics group stage fixture and the 2018 Commonwealth Games semi-final.

ICYMI: India bagged the silver medal in the inaugural CWG women's cricket competition on Sunday

The Indian women's cricket team lost a closely-fought gold medal match against Australia and settled for the silver medal. This was the first cricket competition in the history of the Commonwealth Games. India won against England in the semi-final and beat Pakistan as well as Barbados in the group stage.

"We're proud of this team and the way we have fought, and you'd better keep your chin up because we have made India proud." - Jemimah Rodrigues

Badminton to commence final day action

PV Sindhu, Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, will take the court in India's first match of the day in her quest for a first CWG singles gold medal. She goes up against Michelle Li from Canada, an opponent whom Sindhu has previously beaten eight times. The match is scheduled to begin today at 1:20 PM IST.

Lakshya Sen goes up against Tze Yong NG in the men's singles gold medal match today at 2:10 PM IST. Lakshya too has the opportunity to win a maiden singles title at the Commonwealth Games.

The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, meanwhile, will feature in the men's doubles gold medal match. The final step of their surge for India's first-ever men's doubles gold at the CWG is against Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, scheduled start today at 3:00 PM IST.

PV Sindhu aims to win her maiden CWG singles title.
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Welcome to Olympics.com’s live coverage of the final day of the Commonwealth Games 2022! India can potentially secure five gold medals today!

The Indian men’s hockey team will take the field against six-time champions Australia, who have clean swept the gold medals in all editions of the CWG, in the final. Table tennis ace Sharath Kamal is set to feature in the men’s singles gold medal match in his bid for a record-second gold while G Sathiyan will play for bronze.

PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen are scheduled to play their badminton singles gold medal matches. PV Sindhu is yet to win a CWG singles title. The men’s doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also take the court today in their quest for gold. 

Follow our live coverage as we track India’s progress on Monday at Birmingham 2022.

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