Saturday, 2 August 2014

9th day at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

On the 9th day of competition of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, action in many events was in full swing and it was yet another glorious day for Indian athletes as Seema Punia clinched Silver in Women’s Discus throw, Pinki Rani a Bronze in Boxing and Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj the Silver in Table Tennis.
On 01.08.2014, AIR was the fastest in transmitting breaking news instantly every time India won a medal in Athletics, Boxing and Table Tennis. Listeners were kept constantly updated from the Badminton courts where three Indian shuttlers reached the Semi-finals in singles and Delhi Commonwealth Games champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Poonappa made it to the last four in women’s doubles. Indian performance in Table Tennis where Achanta Sharath Kamal  reached the Men’s singles semi-finals, Joshna Chinnappa and Deepika Pallikal reaching the Finals of Women’s Doubles in Squash, India losing its Bronze medal match to Australia Lawn Bowls Men’s fours, the Indian Women’s Hockey team beating Scotland 2-1 to take the 5th place, Men’s 4  x 100 relay team’s disqualification in Athletics, Sahana Nagraj losing in Women’s high jump finals and four Boxers reaching the finals were highlighted with detailed results and analysis.
Listeners got a taste of Live action from the athletics arena where Women’s and Men’s 200 metres sprint events were held in the early hours of 01.08.2014 in India. Live Commentary of the Badminton Quarter-final Men’s Singles featuring R M V Guru Sai Dutt and Women’s Doubles match featuring Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were also broadcast on the same day. Live commentary of both Semi-finals of Women’s Hockey was also broadcast by All India Radio.
Daily Highlights at 7.05 am had a bouquet of sound bites of prominent Indian performers including Gold medallist Vikas Shive Gowda in Athletics, Wrestling Gold medallists Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari, Silver medallist Geetika Jakhar and Bronze medallist Pawan Kumar and Gymnastics Bronze medallist Dipa Karmakar. Indian shuttlers P. C. Thulasi, R M V Guru Sai Dutt, Srikant Kidambi, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, India’s Badminton team coach Madhumita Bisht, Table Tennis medal hopefuls Manika Batra, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Squash stars Deepika Pallikkal, Joshna Chinnappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu, Indian medal hopes in Lawn Bowls Samit Malhotra and Kamal Kumar Shrama and Indian Hockey stars Manpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh were among the prominent players who featured in this highlights capsule.
Programme “Post Card from Glasgow” broadcast late night on 01.08.2014 contained interviews with Indian badminton player R M V Guru Sai Dutt about the Athletes’ village, a chat with Pakistani Badminton players Mh. Irfan and Ms. Palwasha and people from other walks of life in Glasgow. E-mail messages received from listeners were also included in this broadcast.
Feedback is constantly pouring in from the listeners through e-mail. Contents of a few e-mail messages received in its airatglasgow@gmail.com account created for CWG-2014 are reproduced here:-
Mohammad Ziaullah:
“As- Salm alqukum,

aap ki awaz ki meethas se Hamre EID mai Char Cahn Lag gayee-- Janab aap Hamare Tarf Har Hindustani Players and AIR listener ko EID ki Mubarak Baad-- post ka from Glasgow is windows of culture exchange-- Great concept by AIR team.”
Brajesh Singh:
be the best in commonwealth ....because i like badminton n their
players ...keep it up n grab the gold. n thnks 2 air team to be
updated at glassgow “
Ankit Nain:
“i want to say that india is doing good this year, rajeev tomar who won
silver is also from baghpat(district and lockshaba), baghpat is the
lokshaba from where the prime minister ch. chran singh is elected.
lagta hai eshe bar jese sona ki barish horahi hai...   thanks for accepting my mail”
Tamal Dutta:
      “1st of all thnks for reading my msg in yesterday's program!!!!! that s why i got encouraged to send another msg.....i know u will read this one also....i want to congratulate Vikas Gowda for Ending a 56-year wait, became only the second Indian male athlete to win a track-and-field gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after d legendary Milkha Singh....Athletes like Gowda can afford themselves to train in US..but not everybody can afford...if our govt send some best athletes like Krishna Poonia / say Babita Kumari/ Yogeswar etc we can win many more medals...but all congrats to Gowda for sacrificing everything for d sake of  d country!!!!”

Vinay Gupta:

“Thank you very much for giving latest and true information from XX CWG 2014  
And special thanks for Hockey and badminton commentary & post cards from Glasgow .”

Gaurav Kumar:

“Sir mai Gaurav Kumar Rajouri Garden Delhi se. Sir aapne mere pichla mail samil kiya iske liye dhaneywad .
Sir aapki team ne jo Lawn Bowl ke bare mai jankari di jaise aap ki team ne btaya ki kayi khiladi Jharkhand se hai aur pehle kabdi aur football jaise khel khelte the is ke liye aapki team ka dhanywad . aise bat kahi aur se pata nahi lag sakti .

Sir i hope AIR will continue this effort in coming Asian Olympic.” 

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