Commonwealth Games 2022

Badminton Games 2022

The Indian badminton contingent was welcomed back home after a brilliant performance at the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

India finished its Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign at fourth position with 61 medals (22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze).

Sindhu clinched India’s first gold medal in badminton at the CWG 2022 and the first women’s singles CWG gold medal of her career. PV Sindhu defeated Canada’s Michelle in the finals of CWG 2022. Whereas, Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty bagged gold in the badminton men’s doubles.

Srikanth won the bronze medal in the men’s singles final after defeating Jia Heng Teh of Singapore 21-15, 21-18.

Meanwhile, the World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen came from behind against Ng Tze Yong of Malaysia to win the gold medal in the men’s singles final. The event marked 20-year-old Lakshya’s maiden appearance at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian lost the opening game 19-21 after a hard fought battle but bounced back to win a memorable gold on the closing day.

India won a total of 6 medals in badminton, 3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals; this was the best performance ever by badminton in any Commonwealth Games.

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