Savitara won the bronze medal by defeating the last champion New Zealand. If the game ended 1-1 after the scheduled time, it was decided by a penalty shootout.
India won the bronze medal in women’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games. In the third place match, the Indian team defeated New Zealand 2-1 in the penalty shootout. On the other hand, PV Sindhu reached the women’s singles final in badminton. Lakshya Sen reached the men’s singles final. However, Kidambi Srikanth lost in the semi-final.
The Indian team had to lose to Australia in the semi-final due to the controversial decision of the umpire. Savita Puniara started in an aggressive mood right from the beginning of the third place match. New Zealand, who won the gold last time, scored a goal in the last minute of the scheduled game. In the second quarter of the match, Salima Tate scored a goal to give India the lead. India was ahead with that goal till 59 minutes. New Zealand scored from a penalty corner seconds before the end of the game. Olivia Marie scored. The Indian team, however, squandered a few scoring chances. The game went to a penalty shootout and Savitara won by a margin of 2-1.
Sindhu took another step towards Badminton singles gold. The two-time Olympic medalist defeated Singapore’s Jia Min Yeo 21-19, 21-17 in the semi-finals. At the start of the 49-minute grueling battle, the Singaporean was ahead. He led 8-4 at one point in the first game. Sindhu took control of the match from there. Yeo gave Sindhu a tough challenge in the second game as well. With this, the former world number one badminton player reached the singles final of the Commonwealth Games for the second time.
In the men’s semi-finals, Laksha defeated Singapore’s Jia Heng Te to reach the final. He won the three-game match 21-10, 18-21, 21-16. This is the first time Laksha will play the singles final of the Commonwealth Games. However, Srikanth lost in the other semi-final. He lost to T Young of Malaysia by 21-13, 19-21, 10-21. As a result, the two Indians did not meet in the men’s badminton singles final. India’s Satwiksairaj Ronkireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the men’s doubles final. In the final, they defeated the pair of Chan Peng Soon-Tan Qian Meng of Malaysia by 21-6, 21-15.
Gayatri Gopichand and Trisha Jolly lost in women’s badminton doubles semi-finals. Malaysia’s Tan Kung Parley and Thina Murlithorn won 21-13, 21-16. They will fight for the bronze medal. Sreeja Akula lost the bronze medal match in women’s table tennis singles. Sreeja missed out on a medal after losing to Australia’s Yangzhi Liu.