2022, The Year In Sports: August recall
Staff, 2022-12-29 05:02:43,
2022, The Year In Sports: From India’s performance at the Commonwealth Games 2022 to Serena Williams saying she is “evolving away from tennis”, here is a look at the top sporting moments from August.
August 2: India wins Lawn Bowls CWG gold medal, creates history
India won its maiden Lawn Bowls Commonwealth Games gold medal when the women’s fours team beat South Africa in the final on August 2. The Indian team comprising skip Rupa Rani Tirkey, Lovely Choubey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia beat the South Africans 17-10 after 15 Ends. A few days later, India won silver in the men’s fours category. REPORT
August 3: Tejaswin Shankar wins bronze in high jump at CWG
Tejaswin Shankar won bronze in men’s high jump event with a best jump of 2.22m at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Brandon Starc of Australia and Hamish Kerr of New Zealand won silver and gold respectively. REPORT
August 4: Murali Sreeshankar misses gold by whisker in long jump at CWG
Murali Sreeshankar won a track and field silver in men’s long jump with a best of 8.08m at the Commonwealth Games. The only other CWG men’s long jump medallist from India is Suresh Babu (1978). REPORT
August 6: Priyanka wins silver in women’s 10,000m race walk at CWG
Priyanka Goswami from Uttar Pradesh won a historic silver medal in Women’s 10,000m Race Walk Final. Goswami’s 43:38.83 is her personal best. Australia’s Jemima Montag won gold in 42:34. Kenya’s Emily Wamusyi Ngii took bronze in 43:50.
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