In the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, From July 28 to August 8, nearly 200 Indian athletes have been seen competing for medals across 16 different sports.
In the last season at Gold Coast 2018, Indian athletes won a total of 66 medals, 26 gold, 20 silver, and 20 bronze to finish third overall, behind hosts Australia and England.
However, with shooting, which contributed 16 of the 66 medals at Gold Coast 2018, cut from the Commonwealth Games program for Birmingham 2022, India could struggle to match their tally from Gold Coast 2018.
In fact, 135 of India’s total tally of 503 medals at the Commonwealth Games heading into CWG 2022 have come in shooting – more than any other sport. This includes the 30 medals Indian shooters won during the 2010 New Delhi CWG – where India enjoyed their most successful Commonwealth Games in history, winning a total of 101 medals.
Tokyo Olympics javelin champion and world championships silver medallist Neeraj Chopra’s late withdrawal from CWG 2022 due to injury has certainly left India one medal short already.
In shooting and Neeraj Chopra’s absence, the onus will be on the Indian wrestling contingent, featuring Olympic medallists Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajarang Punia, and Sakshi Malik, and a strong badminton team, spearheaded by two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and world championships medallist Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, to drive India up the medals table at Birmingham.
So far, Indian athletes have won 26 medals, nine golds, eight silvers, and nine bronze, at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sanket Sagar 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 gold at CWG 2022 while Jeremy Lalrinnunga was the first Indian man to clinch the top podium at Birmingham.
Sudhir won the first medal for India, a gold, in para-sports at the CWG. He became the champion in the para powerlifting men’s heavyweight category.
Indian medal winners at Commonwealth Games 2022
|1||Sanket Sargar||Silver||Men’s 55kg||Weightlifting|
|2||Gururaja Poojary||Bronze||Men’s 61kg||Weightlifting|
|3||Mirabai Chanbu||Gold||Women’s 49kg||Weightlifting|
|4||Bindyarani Devi||Silver||Women’s 55kg||Weightlifting|
|5||Jeremy Lalrinnunga||Gold||Men’s 67kg||Weightlifting|
|6||Achinta Sheuli||Gold||Men’s 73kg||Weightlifting|
|7||Sushila Devi Likmabam||Silver||Women’s 48kg||Judo|
|8||Vijay Kumar Yadav||Bronze||Men’s 60kg||Judo|
|9||Harjinder Kaur||Bronze||Women’s 71kg||Weightlifting|
|10||Indian women’s team||Gold||Women’s fours||Lawn bowls|
|11||Vikas Thakur||Silver||Men’s 96kg||Weightlifting|
|12||Indian men’s team||Gold||Men’s team||Table Tennis|
|13||Indian mixed team||Silver||Mixed team||Badminton|
|14||Lovepreet Singh||Bronze||Men’s 109kg||Weightlifting|
|15||Saurav Ghosal||Bronze||Men’s singles||Squash|
|16||Tulika Maan||Silver||Women’s +78kg||Judo|
|17||Gurdeep Singh||Bronze||Men’s +109kg||Weightlifting|
|18||Tejaswin Shankar||Bronze||Men’s high jump||Athletics|
|19||Murali Sreeshankar||Silver||Men’s long jump||Athletics|
|20||Sudhir||Gold||Men’s heavyweight||Para Powerlifting|
|21||Anshu Malik||Silver||Women’s 57kg freestyle||Wrestling|
|22||Bajrang Punia||Gold||Men’s 65kg freestyle||Wrestling|
|23||Sakshi Malik||Gold||Women’s 62kg freestyle||Wrestling|
|24||Deepak Punia||Gold||Men’s 86kg freestyle||Wrestling|
|25||Divya Kakran||Bronze||Women’s 68kg freestyle||Wrestling|
|26||Mohit Grewal||Bronze||Men’s 125kg freestyle||Wrestling|
Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian medal winners by sport
|Sport||Gold medal||Silver medal||Bronze medal||Total|
Commonwealth Games 2022 medals tally
|CWG 2022 medal table|