CWG 2022 India: When the world was stunned by the spirit of Indian players, see the special moments that made the country emotional
- India’s Avinash Sable broke Kenya’s supremacy
- Aldos Paul created history
- The country got gold for the first time in lawn balls
CWG 2022 India: The 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games has concluded. This time India’s performance in these games held in Birmingham, England, was excellent and got a total of 61 medals including 22 gold in its account. However, his medal count has decreased as compared to 2018. Despite this, these games proved to be special for India in many ways. Indian players won the hearts of everyone with their performance and made the country witness to memorable moments by performing many historical performances. This year’s Commonwealth Games saw a great combination of youth and experience. While young players won medals in their first attempt, many old and experienced players fulfilled their dreams. Let’s take a look at some such memorable moments that made the country emotional.
Avinash Sable, serving in the Indian Army, did what hardly anyone would have expected. Avinash broke Kenya’s dominance in 3000m steeplechase and won the country a silver medal for the first time. His achievement can be gauged from the fact that from 1998 to 2018, only Kenyan players had occupied the top three. But this time Avinash missed out on winning the gold from very close but managed to create history by winning the silver.
India’s women’s team won the country’s first medal in four events (four-player matches) and that too straight gold. The women’s team of Lovely Choubey, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Roopa Rani Tirkey brought the nation gold in a game that hardly anyone has ever heard of. The Indian team created history by defeating South Africa 17-10 in the final.
India’s star squash player Saurav Ghoshal won the country a medal for the first time in the singles event of this sport. 35 Year’s Ghoshal got emotional after winning his first medal of this event and started crying on the court. The video of his moment became quite viral on social media.
women’s hockey team,
The Indian women’s hockey team captured the bronze medal this time and brought the country a medal again after 16 years. However, this journey has been very challenging and ups and downs for the team. They had to bear the brunt of an umpire’s mistake in the shoot-out despite their stellar performance against Australia in the semi-finals and the team missed out on reaching the final. After this, he performed tremendously in the match against New Zealand in the bronze medal match but once again the result came out of a shootout. This time, however, he won the match due to the excellent goalkeeping of captain Savita Punia in an interesting match that lasted till the last second.
This time India did a historic performance in athletics and did not let the lack of Neeraj Chopra. The most shocking performance was seen in the men’s triple jump. India’s Aldos Paul and Abdullah Abubakar won gold and silver to give the country a medal for the first time in this sport. The interesting thing was that in the final of this game from India, three players had qualified and all three remained in the top four.
Achanta Sharath Kamal,
India’s experienced paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal won four medals, including three gold, in this time’s Games. 40-year-old Sharath won the gold medal in the singles event for the second time after 16 years in the game of table tennis. Apart from this, he performed tremendously with Srija Akula, 16 years younger than him, and got the country gold medal for the first time in mixed doubles.