CWG 2022: Lovepreet Singh wins India’s 14th medal, defeating Canada to reach semi-finals Indian women’s hockey team

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Lovepreet Singh, Indian Women’s hockey team

Highlights

  • Weightlifter Lovepreet Singh won bronze medal
  • 14th medal for India in Lovepreet
  • Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada

CWG 2022: On the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games, good news came for India in the weightlifting event of the 109 kg category and from the women’s hockey team. Weightlifter Lovepreet Singh won India its 14th medal at the Birmingham Games while the Indian women’s hockey team registered a thumping victory in a thrilling encounter to propel India into the semi-finals.

Lovepreet won bronze medal

Weightlifter Lovepreet made a great start in her weight category of 109 kg. He finished second in his third attempt of the snatch round by lifting 163 kg while Jack Oploge of Samoa finished first with 164 kg. That is, even before the start of the clean and jerk match, Indian athletes had become favorites for the medal. He also performed well in the clean and jerk round. He managed to take his total weight to 355 kg by lifting 192 kg in his third attempt. He was ranked first after all three of his attempts at one point, but weightlifters from Samoa and Cameroon were yet to arrive. The picture of the standings changed after these two athletes came on board. Cameroon’s weightlifter lifted 9 kg more than Lovepreet i.e. 201 kg and won the gold medal with a total weight of 361 kg. On the other hand, Oploge of Samoa lifted a total of 358 kg with 194 kg in clean and jerk and won the silver medal. India’s Lovepreet grabbed the bronze medal with 355 kg.

Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada

Indian women’s hockey team defeated Canada 3-2 in a thrilling match in Birmingham. The Indian team, keeping their pulse under control in the last quarter, won by scoring a goal in the last minute. Although Canada has been a much weaker team than India, they have been defeated by India in 11 of the 16 matches before this match, while Canada won one match and four matches ended in a draw, but in this match. He gave a good fight.

Indian women’s team reached semi-finals after beating Canada 3-2

Midfielder Salima Tete scored the first goal for India in the first quarter. In the second quarter, each team scored one goal. Navneet Kaur scored the second goal for India while Brian Steyers scored the first for Canada. After the first quarter the score was India 2 goals and Canada 1 goal. In the third quarter, only one goal was scored, which was scored by Canadian forward Hannah Hogan to level Canada 2-2 in the match. The Indian team looked very aggressive in the last quarter. He made several strikes but he had to maintain this momentum till the last minutes for the goal. Lalremsiami scored the third goal for India and won the match 3-2. With this win, the Indian women’s team also confirmed its place in the semi-finals.

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