Commonwealth Games 2022

In the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, From July 28 to August 8, nearly 200 Indian athletes have been seen competing for medals across 16 different sports.

In the last season at Gold Coast 2018, Indian athletes won a total of 66 medals, 26 gold, 20 silver, and 20 bronze to finish third overall, behind hosts Australia and England.

However, with shooting, which contributed 16 of the 66 medals at Gold Coast 2018, cut from the Commonwealth Games program for Birmingham 2022, India could struggle to match their tally from Gold Coast 2018.

In fact, 135 of India’s total tally of 503 medals at the Commonwealth Games heading into CWG 2022 have come in shooting – more than any other sport. This includes the 30 medals Indian shooters won during the 2010 New Delhi CWG – where India enjoyed their most successful Commonwealth Games in history, winning a total of 101 medals.

Tokyo Olympics javelin champion and world championships silver medallist Neeraj Chopra’s late withdrawal from CWG 2022 due to injury has certainly left India one medal short already.

In shooting and Neeraj Chopra’s absence, the onus will be on the Indian wrestling contingent, featuring Olympic medallists Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajarang Punia, and Sakshi Malik, and a strong badminton team, spearheaded by two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and world championships medallist Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, to drive India up the medals table at Birmingham.

So far, Indian athletes have won 26 medals, nine golds, eight silvers, and nine bronze, at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sanket Sagar was the first Indian to win a medal in Birmingham, bagging a silver in the men’s 55kg weightlifting event. Mirabai Chanu was the first Indian to win gold at CWG 2022 while Jeremy Lalrinnunga was the first Indian man to clinch the top podium at Birmingham.

Sudhir won the first medal for India, a gold, in para-sports at the CWG. He became the champion in the para powerlifting men’s heavyweight category.

Indian medal winners at Commonwealth Games 2022

No Athlete/Team Medal Event Sport
1 Sanket Sargar Silver Men’s 55kg Weightlifting
2 Gururaja Poojary Bronze Men’s 61kg Weightlifting
3 Mirabai Chanbu Gold Women’s 49kg Weightlifting
4 Bindyarani Devi Silver Women’s 55kg Weightlifting
5 Jeremy Lalrinnunga Gold Men’s 67kg Weightlifting
6 Achinta Sheuli Gold Men’s 73kg Weightlifting
7 Sushila Devi Likmabam Silver Women’s 48kg Judo
8 Vijay Kumar Yadav Bronze Men’s 60kg Judo
9 Harjinder Kaur Bronze Women’s 71kg Weightlifting
10 Indian women’s team Gold Women’s fours Lawn bowls
11 Vikas Thakur Silver Men’s 96kg Weightlifting
12 Indian men’s team Gold Men’s team Table Tennis
13 Indian mixed team Silver Mixed team Badminton
14 Lovepreet Singh Bronze Men’s 109kg Weightlifting
15 Saurav Ghosal Bronze Men’s singles Squash
16 Tulika Maan Silver Women’s +78kg Judo
17 Gurdeep Singh Bronze Men’s +109kg Weightlifting
18 Tejaswin Shankar Bronze Men’s high jump Athletics
19 Murali Sreeshankar Silver Men’s long jump Athletics
20 Sudhir Gold Men’s heavyweight Para Powerlifting
21 Anshu Malik Silver Women’s 57kg freestyle Wrestling
22 Bajrang Punia Gold Men’s 65kg freestyle Wrestling
23 Sakshi Malik Gold Women’s 62kg freestyle Wrestling
24 Deepak Punia Gold Men’s 86kg freestyle Wrestling
25 Divya Kakran Bronze Women’s 68kg freestyle Wrestling
26 Mohit Grewal Bronze Men’s 125kg freestyle Wrestling

Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian medal winners by sport

Sport Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal Total
Weightlifting 3 3 4 10
Judo 2 1 3
Lawn bowls 1 1
Table Tennis 1 1
Badminton 1 1
Squash 1 1
Para Powerlifting 1 1
Athletics 1 1 2
Wrestling 3 1 2 6
TOTAL 9 8 9 26

Commonwealth Games 2022 medals tally

CWG 2022 medal table
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 50 44 46 140
2 England 47 46 38 131
3 Canada 19 24 24 67
4 New Zealand 17 11 13 41
5 India 9 8 9 26
6 Scotland 8 8 19 35
7 South Africa 7 7 8 22
8 Nigeria 7 3 6 16
9 Wales 4 5 10 19
10 Malaysia 4 4 3 11

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