India at Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham

India at CWG 2022

The Indian contingent was in its full form from the opening of the event on 28th of July to its closing on August 8 in Birmingham. With 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze India made it’s one of the best performances till date by finishing 4th in the medal tally table race. In this multi-sport event starting from Table Tennis to Badminton star athletes made it to a total of 61 medals overall.

The final day itself was enormous as it saw 3 gold medals going to the Indian tally. The games saw astonishing performances this year and many history creating moments. The next Commonwealth Games will be held in the year 2026 in Melbourne and the Victoria region of Australia. It would be Australia’s 6th appearance as a host in the Commonwealth Games from 1938.

Despite the absence of legendary players this year such as Mary Kom, Neeraj Chopra, Saina Nehwal, and Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Indian athletes outshined the likes of New Zealand and South Africa. In Commonwealth Games 2022, a total of 72 nations, including India were competing in different events in Birmingham. CWG 2022 saw the athletes all over the world competing in 20 sports and India had successfully named over 200 athletes or players who participated in 16 sports including hockey, cricket, badminton, and athletics, to name a few of them.

There were some medals which were much expected but were missed too closely by India at Birmingham.

Manika Batra who was in a good form and had proved herself to an extent still is left with a lot to prove. Manika lost in the quarterfinals of the four events she was participating in. She now has to come back like a warrior, more tough and strong


Lovlina Borgohain, the Olympic bronze medallist lost in the quarterfinals of her event. The loss was expected by the pre Commonwealth Games harassment which she also complained about. Her coaches were not allowed at Birmingham games. Shiva Thapa had majority of his rounds won but lost to the medal winning race in the quarters itself.

Joshna Chinappa, owning 2 medals at Commonwealth’s previous 2 editions was touted to win this season also in squash but lost her singles quarterfinals in three straight sets.

Pranati Nayak, a gymnast from West Bengal who had won 2 consecutive bronze in 2019, 2022 Asian Championships had the hopes of the nation with her. However was not able to secure one in CWG 2022.

Specialty in Commonwealth Games 2022 for India

India created history by bagging its first-ever medal, and that too gold medal in Lawn Bowls Women’s fours team.

The Indian athletes had a remarkable journey overall, sprinting from the 7th to the 4th spot, and then getting back to the 5th spot, and then finishing 4th there had been ups and downs throughout. Clearly, there was a big improvement across the board by the Indian contingent. India’s medal tally could have surpassed the total count from 2018 if the shooting was part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games this time also.

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