COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022: INDIA’s MEDAL TALLY REACHES 18 WITH FIVE GOLDS

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New Delhi (The Stellar News) Saksham Kalia: From July 28 to August 8, nearly 200 Indian contingents are competing for medals across 16 different sports at the Commonwealth games 2022 organised at Birmingham, England.

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In last edition at Gold Coast 2018, Indian athletes won total of 66 medals, 26 golds, 20 silver and 20 bronze to finish third overall, behind hosts Australia and England.

So far, Indian athletes have won 18 medals, five golds, six silvers and seven bronze, at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sanket Sargar was the first Indian to win a medal in Birmingham, bagging a silver in the men’s 55kg weightlifting event. Mirabai Chanu was the first Indian to win a gold at CWG 2022 while Jeremy Lalrinnunga was the first Indian man to clinch top podium at Birmingham.

Winning Weightlifting Contingents includes Silver for Sanket Sagar (Men’s 55kg), Bronze for Gururaja Poojary (Men’s 61 Kg),  Gold for Mirabai Chanu (Women’s 49 Kg), Silver for Bindyarani Devi (Women’s 55 Kg), Gold for Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Men’s 67 Kg), Gold for Achinta Sheuli (Men’s 73 kg), Bronze for Harjinder Kaur (Women’s 71 kg), Silver for Vikas Thakur (Men’s 96 kg), Bronze for Lovepreet Singh (Men’s 109 kg), Bronze for Gurdeep Singh (Men’s +109 kg).

While Sushila Devi Likmabam won silver (Women’s 48 Kg), Vijay Kumar Yadav won Bronze (Men’s 60 kg) and Tulika Maan won Silver (Women’s +78 kg) in Judo.

Other than that, Indian women’s team of lawn bowls and Indian men’s team of table tennis won gold. Indian mixed team of badminton won silver medal, Sourav Ghosal won bronze in Squash Men’s singles amd Tejaswin Shankar won Bronze in Men’s high Jumpa.

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