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CWG 2022 Day 3 Highlights: Achinta Sheuli, Jeremy Lalrinnunga strike gold

Achinta Sheuli lifted 143 kg in Snatch and 170 in clean and jerk to win third gold for India in Weightlifting. Earlier, Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 300 kg to win gold in Men's 69 Kg category

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Jeremy Lalrinnunga of India wins gold medal in Weightlifting. Photo: (Twitter/@Media_SAI)

Jeremy Lalrinnunga of India wins gold medal in Weightlifting. Photo: (Twitter/@Media_SAI)

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Highlights

The third day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games was the best for the Indian contingent so far as it won two gold medals and both of them came in Weightlifting. First, 19-year-old Jeremey Lalrinnunga won the gold in the Men’s 69 Kg category with a total lift of 300 kg while later in the day, India end its campaign with gold too which was won by 20-year-old Achinta Sheuli in the Men’s 73 kg category. He lifted a total weight of 313 kg and led right throughout the competition. 
 
Indian women’s cricket team beat Pakistan with a comfortable margin of 8 wickets as they chased down the target of 100 runs in only the 12th over (in an 18-over match) with 38 balls remaining. Smriti Mandhana hit a brilliant fifty and remained unbeaten on 63 of 42 balls. Sneh Rana picked two crucial wickets for India that helped it reduce Pakistan to only 99. 

The Indian Men’s Hockey team opened its account in a manner that was expected from it. The team beat Ghana 11-0 to announce their arrival at the games. 

It was a mixed day for the Indian boxers as Nikhat Zareen did win her bout very easily to advance into the quarter-finals, Shiva Thapa and Sumit Kundu lost to their Scottish and Australian opponents in the Round of 16 respectively. Heavyweight boxer Sagar did manage to win his bout against Cameronian pugilist and became the third Indian after Nikhat and Lovlina to march into the quarter-finals. 

In racket sports, it was easy sailing for India as the Mixed Team in Badminton marched to the Semi-Final with an easy 3-0 win over South Africa in the quarter-final tie. India will now face Singapore in the semi-final. The Indian ace Squash players Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal too won their respective Round of 16 games and marched into the quarter-finals of Women's and Men's Singles respectively. 

There were two other teams that made it to the semi-finals. While for one it was a given, the other surprised one and all. Indian Men's Table Tennis team beat Bangladesh 3-0 to move to the Semi-Finals where they will face Nigeria, the Women's Fours team in Lawn Bowls surprised Norfolk Islands and marched into the Semi-Final where they will play New Zealand. 

Indian Swimmer Srihari Nataraj's golden run in the pool continued as he waved his way through the heats and semi-final to make it to the Men's 50 M Backstroke Final, which will take place tomorrow. 

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Highlights: Catch all the Live updates from Birmingham 2022 as India aim to win more medals. 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: That’s how it ended on day three for India

 
The third day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games was the best for the Indian contingent so far as it won two gold medals and both of them came in Weightlifting. First, 19-year-old Jeremey Lalrinnunga won the gold in the Men’s 69 Kg category with a total lift of 300 kg while later in the day, India end its campaign with gold too which was won by 20-year-old Achinta Sheuli in the Men’s 73 kg category. He lifted a total weight of 313 kg and led right throughout the competition. 
 
Indian women’s cricket team beat Pakistan with a comfortable margin of 8 wickets as they chased down the target of 100 runs in only the 12th over (in an 18-over match) with 38 balls remaining. Smriti Mandhana hit a brilliant fifty and remained unbeaten on 63 of 42 balls. Sneh Rana picked two crucial wickets for India that helped it reduce Pakistan to only 99. 
 
The Indian Men’s Hockey team opened its account in a manner that was expected from it. The team beat Ghana 11-0 to announce their arrival at the games. 
 
It was a mixed day for the Indian boxers as Nikhat Zareen did win her bout very easily to advance into the quarter-finals, Shiva Thapa and Sumit Kundu lost to their Scottish and Australian opponents in the Round of 16 respectively. Heavyweight boxer Sagar did manage to win his bout against Cameronian pugilist and became the third Indian after Nikhat and Lovlina to march into the quarter-finals. 
 
In racket sports, it was easy sailing for India as the Mixed Team in Badminton marched to the Semi-Final with an easy 3-0 win over South Africa in the quarter-final tie. India will now face Singapore in the semi-final. The Indian ace Squash players Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal too won their respective Round of 16 games and marched into the quarter-finals of Women's and Men's Singles respectively. 
 
There were two other teams that made it to the semi-finals. While for one it was a given, the other surprised one and all. Indian Men's Table Tennis team beat Bangladesh 3-0 to move to the Semi-Finals where they will face Nigeria, the Women's Fours team in Lawn Bowls surprised Norfolk Islands and marched into the Semi-Final where they will play New Zealand. 
 
Indian Swimmer Srihari Nataraj's golden run in the pool continued as he waved his way through the heats and semi-final to make it to the Men's 50 M Backstroke Final, which will take place tomorrow. 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: This is how Sheuli won the gold medal

Achinta Sheuli of India won the gold in Weightlifting in CWG 2022. Photo: (Screengrab/CWG Official Website)
Achinta Sheuli of India won the gold in Weightlifting in CWG 2022. Photo: (Screengrab/CWG Official Website)

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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli wins third gold for India, ends the day on a high

 
Achinta Sheuli, who was earmarked to win gold in the Weightlifting event, did prove the pundits right as he lifted a total of 313 kg (143 in Sntahc and 160 in Clean and Jerk) to win the gold medal in Men’s 73 Kg category. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli lifts 170 Kg, gets India close to third Weightlifting gold

 
Sheuli, after failing in his second clean and jerk lift of 170 kg in the 73 Kg category of weigjhtlifting, did lift his weight eventually and has created a 10 kg gap between himself and second-placed Malaysian Hidayat, who will be lifting 176 kg in his final attempt, which is almost impossible. But nothing can be predicted in sports. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta fails at 170kg in his second attempt

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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli creates another games record

 
The Indian weightlifter is going all guns blazing in his Men’s 73 kg category. After lifting 143 kg in Snatch, the man from the Indian Army lifted 166 in his first Clean and Jerk attempt and created another Games record. 
 
1:07 AM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: India’s Sagar marches into the quarterfinal of Men’s 92+ kg Boxing

 
Heavyweight boxer Sagar did manage to win his bout against Cameronian pugilist and became the third Indian after Nikhat and Lovlina to march into the quarter-finals. Sagar won by a unanimous decision of 5:0 in the 92+ Kg category. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Not a happy news from Lawn Bowls for India

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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Another loss for India in the boxing ring, Sumit Kundu loses

 
India’s Sumit Kundu lost to Australia’s Callum Peters in the Men’s 71-75 kg category of the Boxing event at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. The first round was given to Sumit by all judges unanimously, but much like Shiva Thapa, Sumit lost the game in the next two rounds, going down 5-0 eventually. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli creates games record with 143kg lift in Weightlifting

 
India’s Achinta Sheuli, who was one of the bright prospects of a gold medal for the country in Weightlifting, carried on the hopes on his shoulders as he lifted 143 kg in Snatch and created a Games record with it. After the end of the Snatch event, the Indian is now 5kg ahead of his opponents. 
 
Clean and Jerk part of the Men’s 73 kg will follow soon. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli lifts 137 Kg in his first Snatch

 
India’s Achinta Sheuli the reigning Commonwealth Champion started well in the Commonwealth Games 2022 as well as he lifted 137kg in his first attempt at Snatch. With this lift, he straightaway moved to the top position in the standings. He was supposed to lift 135 in his first attempt but increased the weight after seeing his competitors lift more weight. 
 
11:53 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: India through to the Semi-Finals in Badminton Mixed Team

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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Srihari Nataraj qualifies for yet another final

 
India’s Srihari Natraj has been living a dream here at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham as the Indian, after making the final of the 100 M Backstroke final in Swimming, has now made it to the final of the 50 M Backstroke as well. 
 
In the Semi-Final, Nataraj, who had clocked 25.52 in the Heats, clocked an impressive 25.38 Seconds in Semi-Final, and even after being fifth in his Semi-Final (1), managed to get past the third-placed Swimmer in the second Semi-Final, thanks to his better timing and has now booked a place in the final which will take place tomorrow. 
 
11:28 PM

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Saurav Ghosal advances to Squash Men’s Singles quarterfinal

 
India’s ace Squash player Saurav Ghosal hardly broke a sweat as he breezed past Canada’s David Baillargeon 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 in three straight sets. He alongside Joshna Chinappa in Women’s Singles has so far secured two quarterfinal berths for India in this CWG 2022. 
 
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Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 3 Live: Achinta Sheuli in Men’s Weightlifting 73 Kg, gold medal hope for India

India's Achinta Sheuli takes part in CWG 2022. Photo: (Screengrab/ CWG 2022 Official Website)
India's Achinta Sheuli takes part in CWG 2022. Photo: (Screengrab/ CWG 2022 Official Website)

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First Published: Jul 31 2022 | 2:12 PM IST

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