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In Birmingham, a Punjab tailor’s son does some heavy lifting to stitch up a victory saga

As a child, Lovepreet Singh would often spend time watching his father Kirpal Singh stitch clothes in his shop outside their two-room village home. Her would also listen to tales of national-level weightlifter Heera Singh, who also hailed from their village Bal Sikandar. On Tuesday afternoon, the 24-year-old did his village proud when he won the Commonwealth Games bronze medal in the 109kg category. He lifted a total of 355 kg with a national record of 163 kg in snatch and 192 kg in clean and jerk. Cameroon’s Junior Periclex won the gold with a total lift of 361 kg while Jack Opeloge of Samoa won the silver with a total lift of 358 kg. “Jad chhota bachcha si tan bapu ji kapde stitch karan ch busy rehende si te gal karan da time nahi si. Aaj medal jeetya hai te bapu ji da phone busy a ra...
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CWG 2022: Sudhir wins historic gold in para powerlifting men’s heavyweight event | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India's Sudhir claimed the gold medal in the men's heavyweight para powerlifting event at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Sudhir, an Asian Para Games bronze medallist, lifted 208kg in his first attempt before increasing it to 212kg in his second effort to gather 134.5 points and break the Games record. HISTORIC GOLD FOR INDIA 🔥🔥🔥Asian Para-Games Bronze medalist, #Sudhir wins 🇮🇳's 1st ever GOLD🥇 medal in Para-Power… https://t.co/GFmH0yrOnI— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659647161000The 27-year-old Sudhir, who has an impairment due to the effects of polio, thus opened India's para sports medal account in the ongoing CWG. Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu won the silver with 133.6 points, while Micky Yule bagged the bronze with 130.9 points. Sudhir had won a bronze in men's upto 88kg...
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CWG 2022: Murali Sreeshankar wins historic silver in long jump | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Murali Sreeshankar clinched a silver in men's long jump event to give India a second medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The 23-year-old national record holder soared to 8.08m in his fifth attempt to finish second behind Laquan Nairn of Bahamas in a nerve-wrecking men's long jump final. Nairn also had a best jump of 8.08m but his second best of 7.98m was better than 7.84m of Sreeshankar. Under rules, if two jumpers are tied on the same distance, the one who has a better second best effort will be ranked ahead. Jovan van Vuuren (8.06m) of South Africa took the bronze. The other Indian in the fray, Muhammed Anees Yahiya ended at fifth with a best jump of 7.97m. Sreeshankar's became the first Indian male long jumper to win a silver at the CWG. Suresh ...
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Horoscope Today, 5 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that you are going to face for the entire day. Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today disputes with the siblings may likely to be resolved, it may strong your relationship with the siblings. Your vital force seems to be good, it may help you to complete difficult project easily. You may expend your network after a work related trip. You may also help some needy person, it may increase your prest...
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CWG 2022: Ghosal-Pallikal power into mixed doubles quarterfinals

Top seeds Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal sailed into the mixed doubles quarterfinals with a clinical 11-8, 11-4 win over the Wales pair of Emily Whitlock and Pater Creed at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The combination of Pallikal’s powerful forehand and Ghosal’s skillful backhand proved too good for the duo from Wales. The first game was intensely fought with teams locked at 6-6. With four players on the court, the referees also had a busy time adjudicating the calls for no let and stroke.With India trailing 3-4, a stroke was awarded to the opposition and Pallikal did not seem pleased about it. Pallikal’s forehand was even more lethal in the second game. From 2-2, the Indians raced to a 9-4 lead and Pallikal hit a forehand winner to complete the job. Ghosal too had a spri...
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Reeza Hendricks sets up South Africa win in Ireland T20 opener

Hendricks, who starred in his country’s recent series win over England, hit 74 from 53 balls during the day-night match in Bristol Hendricks, who starred in his country’s recent series win over England, hit 74 from 53 balls during the day-night match in Bristol Reeza Hendricks hit his fourth successive Twenty20 fifty as South Africa defeated Ireland by 21 runs in their series opener at Bristol on Wednesday.Hendricks, who hit three half-centuries in the Proteas’ recent 2-1 series win over England, top-scored with 74 in a total of 211-5 and shared a third-wicket partnership of 112 with Aiden Markram (56).“I think I’ve been working really hard,” said Hendricks, now one of just five batsmen to have scored four consecutive half-centuries at this level, during the presentation ceremony. “Mo...
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CWG 2022: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula enter women’s TT singles pre-quarters | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Reigning national champion Sreeja Akula and Manika Batra entered the women's singles pre-quarterfinals with contrasting wins in the table tennis event of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Sreeja beat Malaysia's Karen Lyne 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8 in a round of 32 contest. Lyne had stunned defending champion Manika Batra in the team event here with India going down in the quarterfinals. India are looking to make up for that shock loss in the singles and doubles events. #TableTennis 🏓 UpdateAs comfortable as it gets for India's @manikabatra_TT as she defeats Ching Nam Fu of Canada… https://t.co/1PtLJcoQsF— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659635680000Soon after Sreeja's win, Manika produced a clinical performance against Canada's Fu Ching Nam with a 11-5, 11-2, 11-7 scoreline. ...
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CWG 2022: Indian women’s cricket team maul Barbados by 100 runs, qualify for semifinals

With the win, India finished second behind Australia in Group A with four points from two wins With the win, India finished second behind Australia in Group A with four points from two wins Medium pacer Renuka Singh ran through Barbados' top order with a four-wicket haul as India beat their lowly opponents by 100 runs to qualify for the semifinals of the women's T20 cricket at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday.Invited to bat, India posted a competitive 162 for 4 on the back of a fine unbeaten half-century from Jemimah Rodrigues (56 not out off 46 balls) and a 26-ball 43 from opener Shafali Verma.The Indians then restricted Barbados to 62 for 8 in 20 overs with Renuka bamboozling the Barbados batters with an impressive spell.A fantastic victory for #TeamIndia.They win b...
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CWG 2022 Hockey: Harmanpreet’s hat-trick hands India 4-1 win over Wales, enter semifinals

Vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh slammed a hat-trick as the Indian men’s hockey team beat Wales 4-1 in its final Pool B match to qualify for the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Harmanpreet (19th, 20th, 40th minutes) converted two penalty corners and scored one from the spot while Gurjant Singh struck a field goal in the 49th minute for India.Wales’ lone goal was scored by drag-flicker Gareth Furlong in the 55th minute from a set piece. After the win, India were on course to top Pool B as they enjoy a goal difference of 22 over England, who still have a match against Canada. The Indians had the better share of possession in the first two quarters, but Wales gave a tough fight to their fancied opponents, especially in the first 15 minutes. India relied on quick inter-passi...
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CWG 2022: Feeling ‘robbed’ after defeat in memorable bout, boxer Chaudhary wonders what’s next

After nine minutes of intense, toe-to-toe brawling that brought everyone inside Hall 4 of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on their feet and left the commentator hailing it as ‘one of the best amateur fights ever’, Ashish Kumar Chaudhary squatted and slapped the floor of the ring in anger. Ashish Kumar Chaudhary reacts after his bout. (Screengrab) The judges had awarded the light-heavyweight quarterfinal bout, too close for others to call, to home favourite Aaron Bowen. And Chaudhary looked on in stunned disbelief when his opponent’s hand was raised. More than 12 hours after the bout, the feeling that he had been ‘robbed’ hadn’t left him. He couldn’t sleep the entire night and wondered what the future held – on both, boxing and personal, fronts – as he tried to overcome the pain...
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Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s schedule on August 5 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The badminton, table tennis stars will continue to carry India's campaign on Friday at the Commonwealth Games 2022 but all eyes will be on women's hockey team when they will lock horns against Australia in the semifinals. Sprint star Hima Das will feature in the women's 200m semifinal. Here's India's complete schedule of Day 8 at the CWG 2022:Lawn Bowls1 PM: India vs England in Women's Pairs - Quarterfinal Table Tennis2 PM: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Manika Batra vs Olajide Omotayo/Ajoke Ojomu (Nigeria) in Mixed Doubles Round of 16 Achanta Sharath Kamal/Sreeja Akula vs Chee Feng Leong/Ying Ho (Malaysia) in Mixed Doubles - Round of 16 Para Table Tennis2:40 PM: Sonalben Patel vs Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi (Nigeria) in Women's Singles Classes 3-5 - Semikinal 2 Bhavina Patel vs Su...
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Fighting a troubled past, judoka Tulika Maan repays mother’s lifelong sacrifices | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tulika Maan’s silver story is the story of the struggles of her mother, Amrita. It was 3:30 am India time on Thursday night, when Amrita’s phone whirred to life in Delhi’s Tagore Garden. It wasn’t a startle, the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Delhi Police was expecting it. What she didn’t expect were the sniffles at the other end. Daughter Tulika’s voice was trembling and the only utterance which her mother could hear properly was, ‘Maaf kar dena, gold nahi la payi (Forgive me for not bringing the gold).’ “I can’t watch my child crying. She is the love of my life. All I told her was that her sacrifices since childhood haven’t gone waste,” said Amrita later. As she narrated the incident to TOI, she was already checked in, in her control room at the Tees Hazari courts, ...
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Amit Panghal’s journey to CWG medal: Monotone boxing style to multihued, impish to maturity, instinctive to thoughtful

The days of play-acting with raised balled fists whenever a photographer demanded he strike a boxing pose, are over for Amit Panghal. It was never his personality in the first place to showboat. Or show off the knuckles that he prefers to bare like fangs only in the ring, and when encased in gloves. The ability to say ‘No’ to brandish a punch-on-demand, is just one of the things that maturity has brought into the armyman. The loss to the Columbian Yeburjen Martinez at the Olympics, after allowing him to get into his head at the sparring camp at Italy prior to the Games, fundamentally changed something in Panghal. Introverted and highly reserved with anyone outside his circle, he still remains. But inside the ring, his early reticence where he would run around – and away – in the opening...
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Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar set for comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior opener and first-choice vice-captain KL Rahul is expected to reclaim his place back in the Indian team along with seamer Deepak Chahar when the squad will be selected for the Asia Cup on August 8. The Asia Cup will be played in T20 format in Dubai and Sharjah from August 27 to September 11. Rahul was supposed to make a comeback for the away ODI series in Zimbabwe but a bout of COVID-19 has apparently delayed his recovery from the sports hernia surgery he underwent recently. What would be interesting is to find out whether the selection committee, headed by Chetan Sharma, picks a usual squad of 15 or extend it to 17, keeping in mind a chance to try out all possible options. The Indian squad for the Asia Cup will provide a fair idea about the team's composition for the T...
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CWG 2022: Amit Panghal, Jasmine enter semi-finals to ensure five medals from ring 

Amit Panghal and Jasmine won their respective bouts to take India’s medal count in boxing to five at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Panghal ensured a fourth medal from the boxing ring after winning his flyweight (48-51 kg) quarter-final against Scotland’s Lennon Mulligan. Later in the day, Jasmine beat New Zealand’s Troy Garton by a 4-1 split verdict in the women’s lightweight (60kg) quarter-final. In the men’s bout, it was an unanimous verdict in favour of the Indian southpaw, who had won a silver medal during the last edition in Gold Coast. The bout wasn’t of great quality, but the 26-year-old Indian prevailed over his younger Scottish opponent, tiring him out with his solid defence. He gained points with occasional ferocious counter-attack. In the first two rounds, Panghal ...
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Fat to Fit: Judoka Tulika Maan reduced 30 kgs on her way to CWG silver | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Overweight with bare minimum mobility only a year back, judoka Tulika Maan's journey from shedding flab to winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games is nothing short of sensational. With the long list for the Games was decided a year ago, Tulika was not even considered for selection as she could "hardly move". "When the probables were decided a year ago, she was not among the players picked. She brought her weight down to 85kg from 115kg to get into shape. She weighs about 89-90kg at the moment,'' said coach Jiwan Sharma, who is here with the Indian judo contingent, in a chat with PTI. "There is still work to be done as judo at the Asian level is much tougher compared to CWG," the coach added. The competition here is not as stiff as the Asian Games, which is her next ta...
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Ten Hag tells Ronaldo to improve match fitness after missing pre-season

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag said Cristiano Ronaldo could fit into his style of play but that the forward would need to build up his fitness before getting the chance to prove he deserves a place in the team. Ronaldo did not join United’s squad for their pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia and was left out of a friendly defeat to Atletico Madrid, but played 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Asked if the Portugal international can fit into his vision of how he wants United to play, Ten Hag told Sky Sports: “I think he can. “But to start with he has to get fit, he’s just started.”He is a fantastic football player, he proved it so many times, but you can always be judged on what you are now, what you are presenting now, performing now.” Ronaldo’s futur...
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CWG 2022: PV Sindhu sails into women’s singles pre-quarterfinals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu sailed into the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles event with a comfortable straight game win over Maldives' Fathimath Nabaaha Abdul Razzaq at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. It was always going to be a tough task for Fathimath against the two-time Olympic medallist, who pocketed the Round of 32 match 21-4 21-11 in just 21 minutes. Sindhu, the last edition's silver medallist in the singles, hardly broke a sweat while toying with her opponent in the first game. 𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒉𝒖 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 🏸#TeamIndia shuttler @Pvsindhu1 beats Maldives' Fathimath Abdul Razzaq 21-4, 21-11… https://t.co/p2ZxBSiCKc— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) 1659608468000Without adopting an aggressive approach, Sindhu outfoxed the Maldives shuttler with her all-ro...
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Got lot of love from India, says Pakistani weightlifter and ‘Mirabai fan’

As soon as Nooh Dastagir Butt won Pakistan’s first gold medal at this edition of the Commonwealth Games, one of the first persons to lend a congratulatory hand was none other than Indian superstar Mirabai Chanu. As an Olympic medallist, Chanu has catapulted herself to superstardom and is not only an icon in India but also for weightlifters from the neighboring nation. “It was such a proud moment for me when she congratulated me and praised my performance,” Butt told PTI after winning the gold in the men’s 109+kg category with a record lift of 405 kg. The 24-year-old Pakistani shattered all the three Games record — 173 in snatch, 232 in clean and jerk and the aggregate. “We look up to Mirabai for inspiration. All praise is due to Allah Almighty, the Lord of the worlds. Alhamdulillah!Th...