Commonwealth Games: Howling clock leaves India bewildered, angry; Sorry FIH

Commonwealth Games: Howling clock leaves India bewildered, angry;  Sorry FIH

Birmingham: A horrendous blunder by the officials denied the Indian women’s hockey team a huge opportunity. It was an opportunity to put the mighty Aussies under the pump and enter the CWG final, but the officials’ cynicism denied a feisty Indian team that gave everything to push the most feared side in world hockey. The Australians were feeling hot for the first time in the tournament. For India, Rosie Malone could not have had a better start in the first attempt. India Savita Punia was excellent in blocking the arm…

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Bajrang Punia won gold in men’s 65 kg, Anshu Malik won silver at the age of 21

Bajrang Punia won gold in men's 65 kg, Anshu Malik won silver at the age of 21

Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia excelled in a class while defending his title as he conceded just two points on his way to a gold medal display while his birthday girl Anshu Malik won silver at her maiden Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang’s dominance in the 65kg category was such that he won three of his four bouts in the opening rounds. The 28-year-old defeated defending champion Lou Bingham of Naurau and Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius by fall before defeating England’s Geroge Ramm…

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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony

The region’s rich musical heritage and inclusiveness were at the heart of Birmingham’s 22nd Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, as a joyous evening provided an extraordinary cornucopia of colour, light and dance. Drummer Abraham Paddy Tet kicked things off at a packed Alexander Stadium, and then Indian classical singer-composer Ranjana Ghatak took the lead in a segment meant to showcase the city’s diversity. put It was refreshing The Games are the first multi-discipline event to be held without major COVID-19 restrictions since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, around 70 red,…

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Ding was injured outside the Commonwealth Games

Australian Joseph Deng, the previous record holder in the 800 metres, was forced to withdraw from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games team with an Achilles tendon injury. It is the same injury that knocked 24-year-old Deng out of the world championships in Eugene. Medical officials on the Australian team wanted to give Ding an injection to reduce inflammation in the Achilles tendon, but it had to be done more than five days before the competition began and time ran out. “Everything is going well,” Ding’s coach Justin Rinaldi told AAP. “Joe…

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