Indian women create history, win first team table tennis CWG gold


India will now take on the victor of the second semi-final between England and Malaysia, in the gold medal match on Monday.

2012 London Olympics medallist Saina Nehwal did not have to play her part in the quarterfinal as India had already taken a match-winning 3-0 lead. All of medals for India here have come from weightlifting category.

The 22-year-old Navneet said scoring against the Olympic champions is easily among the biggest moments of her career.

Punam Yadav brought the day's first medal for India when she won the women's 69 kg weightlifting gold.

"Our athletics team may not have experienced stars, but I expect them to do well in the relays and jumps, especially the high jump, where we won our first worldwide gold medal through Emmanuel Ifeajuna in 1954 at Vancouver Games". He said, "I am not happy with the decline of boxing in Nigeria".

Gurjit Kaur and Navneet Kaur sounded the board for India in the 42nd and 48th minute after England captain Alexandra Danson had put her team ahead just 35 seconds into the game. Singapore had beaten hosts Australia 3-0 in another quarter-final match. In swimming, Srihari Nataraj finished ninth in the semi-finals of the men's 50 metre backstroke, while Sajan Prakash finished a disappointing last in the men's 200 metre butterfly final.

World No. 225 men's singles player Loh Kean Yew gave a good account of himself in the second match against India's world No. 2 Kidambi Srikanth, but lost 17-21, 14-21. We're going to win all the matches from now on. Hussamuddin Mohammed thrashed Boe Warawara of Vanuatu in the men's 56kg category while veteran Manoj Kumar took a 5-0 decision against Kassim Mbundwike of Tanzania in the 69kg competition.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina gave a powerful performance to beat Singapore's Jia Min Yeo 21-8 21-15 and restore confidence to the side after their shock defeat in men's doubles.