30-year-old Chana of Punjab and Manipuri judoka Sushila, 19, were the star performers for the Indian contingent as they romped into the finals of their respective weight categories.
     
In the men's 60 kg, Chana defeated Daniel Le Grange of South Africa in just 1 minute and 51 seconds to storm into the medal round. He will take on Ashley McKenzie of England in the final later in the day.
     
In the women's section, Shushila Likmabam reached the finals in the 48 kg category defeating Aussie rival Chloe Rayner in two minutes and 23 seconds. Sushila got a couple of Wazaris which is equivalent to an 'Ippon' which finished the bout. She will lock horns with Kimberley Renicks of Scotland in the final.
     
She had earlier defeated Amy Meyer of Australia in 2 minutes and 38 seconds in the quarter-finals while she got better of Mani Medza Effe of Cameroon in a minute and 41 seconds in the pre quarter finals.
     
Two more Indians -- Kalpana Thoudam (women's 52kg) and Manjeet Nandal (men's 66kg) are also in contention for a bronze medal. Both lost in the quarter-finals but won their respective repechage round bouts to keep themselves in the reckoning for a bronze medal.
      
While the swimmers and cyclists failed to make much of an impact, it turned out to be a relatively sweat-free day for the paddlers, shuttlers and squash players as they trounced
their first round opponents.
     
In badminton, India spanked minnows Ghana 5-0 in a Group B match of the mixed team event.
     
India hardly broke any sweat as Parupalli Kashyap started the proceeding, thrashing Daniel Sam 21-6 21-16 in a 27-minute men's singles match to put his team in the driver's seat right from the start.
     
World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu then taught Stella Amasah a lesson or two in badminton with a 21-7 21-5 victory in the women's singles competition to give India a 2-0 lead.
     
Men's doubles pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra thrashed Emmanuel Donkor and Abraham Ayittey 21-7 21-11 in just 22 minutes to make it 3-0 in India's favour.
     
Commonwealth Games gold medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa then took another 17 minutes to brush aside Evelyn Botwe and Diana Archer as India continued their rampaging run.
     
Finally, PC Thulasi and Kidambi Srikanth - both singles players - paired up and trounced another makeshift combination of Sam and Amasah 21-5 21-9 in a mixed doubles match to put an end to Ghana's misery at the Emirates Arena.
     
India will next take on Uganda.
     
Indian men and women's table tennis team made a comfortable start by defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
     
The women's team, surprise silver medallists in Delhi four years ago, blanked Barbados 3-0 courtesy a clinical performance by Shamini Kumaresan, Manika Batra and Madhurika Patkar.
      
India's top player Sharath Kamal was rested for men's team opener against Vanuatu.
     
Harmeet Desai won the first singles against Ham Lulu 11-2, 11-3, 11-5. Southpaw Sanil Shetty then defeated Yoshua Shing 11-6, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1.
     
Shetty and Anthony Amalraj paired up for the doubles to give India a 3-0 win. They beat Alan Lin and Shing 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.     

In squash, India's Anaka Alankamony, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar won their respective opening singles convincingly.
     
Alankamony breezed past Kenya's Khaleqa Nimji 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 to reach the round of 32 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
     
India's top female player Dipika Pallikal and the experienced Joshana Chinappa have been given first round bye and take to the court later.
     
In the men's singles, Mangaonkar made short work of Kenya's Hardeep Reel in the round of 64. He faces a mighty challenge later in the day when he will meet England's third seed Peter Barker. Barker hammered Manda Chilambwe of Zambia 11-4, 11-1, 11-3.
     
Mangaonkar's senior teammate Sandhu defeated Northern Ireland's Michael Craig 11-9, 11-5, 11-5.
     
India's best male player and fourth seed Saurav Ghosal takes on Jules Snagg of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines later today.
     
Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash failed to advance to the men's 400m freestyle final after clocking 3:59:29 in his heat.
     
Prakash came fourth in heat number 2 but finished at the 20th spot overall in a field of 28 swimmers at the Tollcross International centre.
     
In men's 100m freestyle S9, Indian Para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar, who had won a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, clocked 1.04.86 to qualify for the final after finishing fourth in heat.
     
Indian cyclists did not have an ideal start to their campaign as they failed to qualify for the finals of both men's sprint event and Men's 400m team pursuit on the opening day of the track cycling competition.
     
In the men's sprint qualifying round, three Indians - Amarjit Nagi, Amrit Singh and Alan Baby finished a poor 22nd, 23rd and 25th, respectively in a field of 28 cyclists.
     
While Amarjit took 11.114 seconds to finish the race, Amrit timed 11.193 seconds and Alan 11.885.
     
India finished at the bottom in the qualifying round of the Men's 4000 metres team pursuit.
     
Indian team comprising of Suresh Bishnoi, Amit Kumar, Manjeet Singh and Sombir ended at sixth position with a timing of 4:31.714.  First four teams out of six advanced to the final.

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