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CWG 2022: Four historic gold medals came to India’s account on the last day, the journey completed with 61 medals, read the full report

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CWG 2022

Highlights

  • PV Sindhu won gold in singles for the first time
  • Sharath Kamal won the gold medal for the second time in singles after 16 years
  • Men’s hockey team missed out on gold

CWG 2022, The 22nd Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England have concluded. More than 70 countries from all over the world participated in this 11-day long mega event and presented their claim for the medal. India sent a team of more than 200 athletes to these games. This time Indian players won a total of 61 medals, performing brilliantly and historically. While the weightlifters started the medals for India, it was carried to the end by badminton, table tennis and hockey players.

India got a total of six medals including four gold on the last day i.e. on Monday and it finished fourth in the medal tally with 62 medals, leaving New Zealand behind. India got three gold in badminton on the last day, while one gold and one bronze in table tennis. In hockey, the men’s team had to be content with silver after losing to Australia.

Most medals in wrestling:

Play Gold silver bronze total medals
Wrestling 6 1 5 12

weightlifting

3 3 4 10
athletics 1 4 3 8
boxing 3 1 3 7
table tennis 4 1 2 7
badminton 3 1 2 6
judo 0 2 1 3
Hockey 0 1 1 2
lawn balls 1 1 0 2
squash 0 0 2 2
power paralifting 1 0 0 1
Cricket 0 1 0 1
total medals 22 16 23 61

Sindhu-Lakshya and Satwik-Chirag created history in badminton

Talking about the medal winning players, India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu, young Lakshya Sen and the strong pair of Satwik-Chirag made gold in their court in badminton. Sindhu defeated Canada’s Michelle Lee in straight games. Lakshya demolished the Malaysian in a tough match and the pair of Satwik-Chirag thrashed the England pair.

Sharath won his fourth medal

In table tennis, 40-year-old Sharath Kamal won the yellow medal by defeating an England player in the final of the singles event. Sharath won gold in singles event for the second time after 16 years. This was his fourth medal of the Games this time and 13 medals of the Commonwealth Games.

Hockey team missed out on gold

Apart from him, Gunasekaran Sathiyan won his first Commonwealth medal in singles by winning the bronze in the singles event.

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