Commonwealth Games 2022 Medal Count: The much-awaited Commonwealth Games 2022 is set to begin in less than five days. Quadrennial…
Commonwealth Games 2022 Medal Count: The much-awaited Commonwealth Games 2022 is set to begin in less than five days. The quadrennial event will take place in Birmingham from 28th July to 8th August. More than 5000 athletes from 72 countries are set to fight for medals in 20 different sports in the upcoming edition of the multinational event. This year’s edition will see 215 athletes representing the country and all of them will be playing in Birmingham with the sole aim of winning medals and making their country proud. Follow live updates of Commonwealth Games on InsideSport.IN
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India in Commonwealth Games 2022
215 athletes from the country will participate in 15 different sporting events like athletics, badminton, cycling, boxing, hockey, judo, squash, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and also cricket which is making its debut at the Games. Cricket will be the only event for women and will be in the T20 format. India will face stiff challenges from nations like England, Australia and Canada across all sporting events.
Neeraj Chopra will be a strong medal contender in athletics and besides him there are big names like Duti Chand and Hima Das who will compete in the relay event while long jumper Murali Sreesankar and discus thrower Seema Punia are also another contender for a medal. medal
The badminton team has already won the gold medal in the mixed team event in the last edition and they are expected to repeat the feat this year. Meanwhile in singles PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth are favorites for the medal. Sindhu and Srikanth won silver in the last edition and will look to better their performance this time.
In boxing, India will have Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain and 2022 world champion Nikhat Zarin as medal hopefuls. Amit Pangal won silver in men’s category in 2018 and is expected to win yellow metal this year.
Indian weightlifters have always won a handful of medals at the Commonwealth Games and this time again India will field a string unit as Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu is favorite to win the gold. Similarly, India is also a powerhouse in wrestling. Besides Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, the team will include Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya.
Table tennis is also a sport where the nation has always performed well. The squad, led by veteran Sharath Kamal and featuring veterans Sathyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra, is expected to finish on the podium in both the team as well as individual events.
In squash too, India has a name squad with veterans Deepika Pallikal, Joshna Chinnappa and Sourav Ghoshal who will battle it out for a spot on the podium.
The Indian women’s cricket team is also performing well and is expected to bag a medal in the event. Medals are also expected from the men’s and women’s hockey teams. Expectations rose after their stellar performance at the Olympics last year. While the men’s team won the bronze medal, the women’s team finished fourth.
India’s performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
In the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, India won a total of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. With this performance, India finished third in the medal tally which was their second best finish in the event after the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where they finished second.
India’s best performance was in shooting where the country bagged 16 medals including 7 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. Unfortunately shooting will not be part of the Games this year. However, India is expected to continue its dominance in wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis and badminton. In all these events, the nation finished at the top of the table.
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