Young Dipa Karmarkar scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Games after she bagged a bronze in the vault event.
The 20-year-old from Tripura collected 14.366 points to finish third in the women’s vault final at the SSE Hydro here. The gold went to England’s Claudia Fragapane who got 14.633 points while Elsabeth Black was second with 14.433 points.
The men’s hockey team cruised into the semi-finals, thrashing South Africa 5-2 in their final Pool A game. India finished with nine points behind group leaders Australia (12), and will take on Pool B leaders New Zealand in the last four. Australia and England will clash in the other last-four game.
In badminton, Parupalli Kashyap, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P.C. Thulasi entered the quarter-finals on the day. Kashyap defeated Jeff Tho of Australia 21-7, 21-8, while Thulasi thrashed Rachel Honderich of Canada 21-12, 21-7.
Gurusaidutt also notched up an easy 21-13, 21-9 win over Andrew D’Souz of Canada in a men’s singles match at the Emirates Arena here.
Top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal entered the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles event.
In the other categories, Sharath made the men’s doubles quarter-finals partnering Anthony Amalraj and the mixed doubles along with Shamini Kumaresan.
Kamal-Kumaresan defeated Australia’s David Powell and Jian Fang Lay 11-6, 8-11, 4-11, 13-11, 11-7 in the fourth round. They take on England’s Danny Reed and Kelly Sibley later in the day.
Kamal and Amalraj were too good for Ryan Jenkins and Stephen Jenkins of Wales in the men’s doubles. The Indians won the third round match 11-8, 11-4, 11-9.
In squash, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu suffered a heart-breaking loss in the men’s doubles pre-quarter-finals. The seventh seeds lost 5-11, 11-8, 9-11 to eighth seeds Stuart Crawford and Greg Lobban of Scotland.
After her giant-killing act against world no.1 Nicol David and her partner in the women’s doubles, Dipika Pallikal teamed up with Ghosal to notch up a 11-3, 11-2 win over Canada’s Sam Cornett and Shawn Delierre in a mixed doubles Pool E match.
In Pool G, Sandhu and Joshna Chinappa defeated New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Amanda Landers-Murphy 11-8, 11-10.
In the women’s high jump event, Sahana jumped 1.81m in the fourth attempt to finish seventh in her group and qualify for the final.
Disappointment was in store for Mayookha Johny as her best effort of 6.11m was not good enough to qualify for the women’s long jump event.