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Commonwealth Games 2022: India Bags Fourth Spot With 61 Medals

The Commonwealth games 2022 at Birmingham witnessed India’s best performance as the nation bagged a total of 61 medals with 22 gold medals. On the final day, India won four gold, one silver, and a bronze medal. P.V. Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Sharath Kamal, and the pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, all won their respective finals, making the country proud. India’s medal tally in Commonwealth games showed 61 medals, having 22 Gold, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals. 

Second Event Without Shooting

The one missing game that made the event incomplete for India was shooting. It is one such sport where Indians have dominated the world over years. The last edition of the game has 16 medalists from Indian, which include seven gold, four silver and five bronze medalists. 

The CWG 2022 was the only second Commonwealth games that were organized without shooting sport. The first one was in 1970 when the event was organized without shooting. The world is comparing the performance done by India in Commonwealth games since its inception, and this year was one of the best in the history of this competition. 

A New Era For Indian Athletes

If you look at India’s medal tally in CWG, you’ll realize that this was for the first time ever in CWG history that the para-sports medals section was also clubbed alongside the overall medal table for every nation.  

PV Sindhu won India’s 200th gold medal in Commonwealth games. This year the list of medal winners is filled with gold medalists which India has never seen throughout the CWG history. At the final day of the event, Australia lead the table with 178 medals, and India succeed to reach at top 5 position with 61 medals at the culminating day. 

The sportsmen are all swollen with pride as they have made the nation proud this year. India is constantly improving and this gets reflected in various sport competition held worldwide. India is giving a tough competition to sportsmen across the globe.

Events Where India Bagged Medals

With a total of 61 medals in its medal tally, India scripted a new history. Here is the description of events where Indian players succeeded in grabbing medals.

Wrestling

In the wrestling section, India won a total of 12 medals, including six gold, one silver, and five bronze medals. 

Gold: Players who bagged gold medals include Bajrang Punia in the men’s 65 kg event, Sakshi Malik in the women’s 62 kg event, Deepak Punia in the men’s 86 kg event, Ravi Kumar Dahiya in the men’s 57 kg event, Vinesh Phogat in women’s 53 kg event, and Naveen in men’s 74 kg event.

Silver: In the 57 kg women’s wrestling event, Anshu Malik brought a silver medal.

Bronze: In some wrestling categories of wrestling events, Indian players compromised with bronze medals too. These involve Divya Kakran in women’s 68 kg event, Mohit Grewal in men’s 125 kg event, Pooja Gehlot in women’s 50 kg event, Pooja Sihag in women’s 76 kg event, Deepak Nehra in men’s 97 kg event.

Table Tennis And Para Table Tennis

In Commonwealth Games 2022, India’s Table Tennis players showed exemplary performance by grabbing a total of 7 medals, including four gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Gold Medallists: Indian Table Tennis players brought four gold medals for the country in various segments involving individual events as well as team events. These involve the team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula in mixed doubles; Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, and Sanil Shetty in the men’s team; Bhavina Patel in women’s singles classes 3-5; and Achanta Sharath Kamal in men’s singles.

Silver: The team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekarana won a silver medal in the men’s doubles category.

Bronze: Indian players Sathiyan Gnanasekarana and Sonal Patel won bronze medals in men’s singles and women’s singles classes 3-5 events, respectively.

Weightlifting

In various categories of weightlifting events, Indian weightlifters succeeded in winning a total of 10 medals. These involve three gold, three silver, and four bronze medals.

Gold Medallists: Indian weightlifters who brought gold medals for the country’s gold medals tally include Saikom Mirabai Chanu in women’s 49 kg event, Jeremy Lalrinnunga in men’s 67 kg event, and Achinta Sheuli in men’s 73 kg event.

Silver Medallists: Weightlifters who brought silver medals include Sanket Sargar in the men’s 55 kg category, Bindyarani Devi in the women’s 55kg event, and Vikas Thakur in the men’s 96 kg category.

Bronze: Indian weightlifter also brought bronze medals for the country’s overall medal tally. The name of bronze medal winners involves Gururaj Poojarey in the men’s 61 kg category, Harjinder Kaur in the women’s 71 kg category, Lovepreet Singh in men’s 109 kg, and Gurdeep Singh in the 109+ kg category.

Squash: In 2 categories of Squash events, Indian squash players Saurav Ghoshal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in mixed doubles and Saurav Ghoshal independently in men’s singles event brought bronze medals.

Powerlifting: In the men’s heavyweight category, Indian powerlifter Sudhir successfully brought a Gold medal for India.

Boxing

In various categories of Boxing, Indian boxers successfully brought 7 medals in total, including 3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals. 

Gold: In boxing events, Indian boxers, including Nikhat Zareen in women’s 53 kg category, Nitu Ghanghas in women’s 48 kg category, and Amit Panghal in men’s 51 kg category, brought gold medals to India.

Silver: Indian boxer Sagar Ahlawat brought a silver medal in the men’s +92 kg event.

Bronze: Indian boxers, including Rohit Tokas in men’s 67 kg category, Jaismine in women’s 60 kg, and Mohammad Hussamuddin in men’s 57 kg category, brought bronze medals for India.

Badminton

The most favourite game of Indians, Badminton, was also a favourable event for India’s medal tally as Indian players brought six medals in various categories.

Gold: Indian badminton player PV Sindhu in the women’s singles category, Lakshya Sen in the men’s singles category, and the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty brought gold medals for India.

Silver: The Indian team comprising of players Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B Sumeeth Reddy, Lakshya Sen, Chirag Shetty, Treesa Jolly, Aakarshi Kashyap, Ashwini Ponnappa, Gayatri Gopichand, and PV Sindhu brought silver medal in the mixed team category.

Bronze: In the women’s doubles category, the duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand won a bronze medal for India. Similarly, Kidambi Srikanth, in the men’s singles category, brought a bronze medal for India.

Athletics

In various athletics events, Indian players showed their exemplary performance by bringing a total of 8 medals to India’s tally. These involved 1 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Gold: In the men’s triple jump category, Eldhose Paul won a gold medal for India. With this winning, he opened the tally of India’s gold in this athletic category.

Silver: In various athletics categories, the Indian athletes displayed exemplary performance and successfully brought 4 silver medals. These involve Abdulla Aboobacker in the men’s triple jump category, Avinash Sable in men’s 3000 m steeplechase, Priyanka Goswami in women’s 10 km race walk, and M Sreeshankar in women’s 10 km race walk.

Bronze: Indian athletes, including Tejaswin Shankar in men’s high jump, Annu Rani in women’s Javelin throw, and Sandeep Kumar in men’s 10 km race walk compositely brought three bronze medals for India’s overall medal tally.

Lawn Bowls

The Lawn Bowls event was really a new region where Indian athletes opened up their accounts in the medals basket. Here, in this category, the Indian side bagged two medals, including one gold and one silver medal.

Gold: The gold medal was bagged by the team of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Naynmoni Saikia, and Pinki in the women’s fours category.

Silver: Similarly, the silver medal was won by the team of Chandan Kumar Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Navneet Singh, and Sunil Bahadur in the men’s fours category.

Judo

The Judokas of the country, too, were fueled with motivation. That was why they performed outstandingly and bagged 3 medals, including 2 silver and 1 bronze in various categories.

Silver: Judoka Sushila Devi Likmaban and Tulika Maan in women’s 48 kg and women’s +78 kg category, respectively, brought two silver medals for the country’s overall medal tally.

Bronze: Similar to the above-mentioned Judokas, Vijay Kumar Yadav, too, put all of his efforts into bringing a bronze medal in the men’s 60 kg category.

Hockey

In this event, both men’s and women’s teams performed to their optimum levels. That was how they succeeded in bringing silver and a bronze medals for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022. 

Silver: In the men’s hockey category, the team of Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Abhishake Nain, Surender Kumar, Hardik Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, PR Sreejesh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jigraj Singh, and Vivek Sagar Prasad, brought a silver medal after losing to Australia in a 7-0 match.

Bronze: Similarly, the team of Savita Punia, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Monika, Sonika, Sharmila Devi, Nikki Pradhan, Rajani Etimarpu, Sangita Kumari, Nisha, Vandana Katariya, Udita, Lalremsiami, Jyoti, Navneet Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Salima Tete, and Neha Goyal, defeated New Zealand in a 2-1 match to claim a bronze medal in women’s hockey category.

Cricket

Cricket, a game without which it is hard to assume the childhood of Indians. In this event, the women’s cricket team of India, comprising Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Yastika Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sabbineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, and Radha Yadav won a silver medal in a tough match with Australia’s women cricket team in the cricket T20 category. 

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