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CWG 2022, Day 7: Athletics, hockey, boxing in focus

After a busy day of bagging medals in weightlifting, squash and  judo, India are set for another action-filled day of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham

Bronze medal winner India's Tejaswin Shankar with gold medallist New Zealand's Hamish Kerr and silver medal winner Australia's Brandon Starc celebrate after the men's high jump event during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. (PTI)

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After yet another action-filled day of Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, which saw India win more medals in weightlifting, squash and judo, the nation's contingent will be looking to make progress well athletics, hockey, boxing and table tennis.

Today, the action will begin at 2p.m. with table tennis and a mixed doubles round of 64 match between India's Sanil Shetty and Reeth Tennison and Malaysia. From 2.30p.m., India's athletics contingent will resume their campaign with Sarita Romit Singh and Manju Bala participating in the Group A qualification round of hammer throw. India's ace sprinter Hima Das will be in the Women's 200m Round 1 Heat 2 from 3:03p.m.

The para table tennis contingent will be playing from 3:45p.m., with Women's Class 3-5 and 6-10 (Group 1) players Bhavani Patel and Baby Sahana Ravi in action against Fiji's Akanisi Latu and Australia's Qian Yang respectively. Bhavani's campaign is off to a good start with two straight wins and road to the semis will be easier for her. But for Baby Sahana, two straight losses in start have made things tough for her and a win would be must.

The action will then shift to Lawn Bowls from 4p.m. with Mridul Borgohain set to continue his campaign against Ross Davis of Jersey. Mridul had registered a win against Iain McClean of Scotland in his previous match and another win will make the road to the quarterfinals smoother for him.

From 4:30p.m., India's Bavleen Kaur will be on the mat for Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Qualification Sub Division 1. Boxing quarterfinals in the Over 48-51kg category between Amit Panghal and Lennon Mulligan of Scotland will start at 4:45p.m. Racquet sports will dominate the screen from 5:30p.m. with Sunayana Kuruvilla and Anahat Singh squaring off in their Squash women's doubles round of 32 match. Men's singles (Class 3-5, Group 2) player Raj Alagar will be in action against Dan Bullen of England at the same time. At 6p.m. the men's doubles round of 32 match between India's Senthilkumar Velavan and Abhay Singh and the British Virgin Islands will begin.

The Boxing ring will be in focus from 6:15p.m. again as India's Jaismine Lamboria will be fighting Troy Garton of New Zealand in over 67-60 kg quarterfinals.

Men's Hockey Team will be looking forward to add another win to their tally after a win over Canada when they take on Wales from 6:30p.m. onwards. This will boost their semifinal chances.

From 7p.m., squash players Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal will be in action in their mixed doubles round of 16 match. Boxer Sagar Ahlawat will be in action against Seychelles' Keddy Evans Agnes at 8p.m. Table Tennis mixed doubles and singles action will start from 8:30p.m. with Sathiya Gnanasekaran/Manika Batra, Achanta Sharath Kamal/Sreeja Akula in action in round of 32 matches in mixed doubles. Reeth Tennison, Sreeja Akula and Manika Batra will be playing their solo round of 32 matches as well. In men's doubles category round of 32, duos of Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shetty and Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in action against Cyprus and Guyana respectively.

From 11p.m., Squash mixed doubles duo of Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Sandhu will be in action in their round of 16 match. From 12:12a.m. Murali Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees will represent India in the long jump final. At 12:30a.m., boxer Rohit Tokas will take on Xavier Ikinofo of Niue in Over 63.5-67 kg quarterfinals. While in Squash, women's doubles duo of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal will be in action. 

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