India ranked 4th in total medals winning a total of 61 medals at CWG 2022including 22 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.
“I’m so glad you all took the time out of your schedule to come see me at my place as a member of the family. Me like all other Indians, thank you very much. I feel proud to speak to you. I welcome you all,” Prime Minister Modi said.
“This is just the beginning for our Yuva Shakti… The golden era of Indian sport has just begun! In the past few weeks, the country has recorded two important achievements in the sports field. Besides the historic achievement at CWG, the country is hosting a Chess Olympiad for the first time,” he added.
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The Prime Minister said: “The country not only successfully hosted (Chess Olympiad) but continued the rich tradition of Chess, performed the best. I would also like to congratulate all the players who participated and who have won medals at the Chess Olympiad”.
The achievement of 61 medals this time makes a lot of sense because shooting, the most successful shooting sport in India’s history with 135 medals, was not included in this competition. The numbers could be much higher if it was included.
“Before starting #CommonwealthGames, I told you and promised you that when you come back, we will celebrate ‘Vijayotsav’ together. I’m sure you will win again, I was thinking about that too. seeing you even if I am busy and let’s celebrate Vijayotsav,” Prime Minister Modi said during his interaction with CWG 2022 Indian team.
The Indian team also saw some medals like grass bowl and cricket for the first time. Notably, the women’s cricket team was sent to attend. India lost to Australia with a score of 9 runs in a thrilling final.
Additionally, India’s Lawn Bowls team consisting of Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey and Pinki Singh made history by winning the first medal in the sport, winning Gold by beating South Africa with a score of 17-10 in the final of the women’s four-person event. The men’s quadruple team also won a silver medal later.
“Compared to last time, this time we pave the way to win in 4 new sports. There was an unprecedented performance – from Grassball to Athletics. With this, young people’s interest in with new sports will increase. We have to improve further in these new sports,” he said.
India dominates the contact and strength-based sports of weightlifting, wrestling and boxing. The nation’s team won 12 medals in wrestling, their most successful sport in the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event. India won medals in every category in which their stars wrestled. This includes six gold medals as well from Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Naveen.
India has won 10 medals in weightlifting, including three golds by Mirabai Chanu, Achinta Sheuli and Jeremy Lalrinnunga.
The Indian boxer has won a total of seven medals in boxing. This includes the gold of Amit Panghal, Nitu Ghangas and Nikhat Zareen.
In athletics, the nation’s athletes have won a total of eight medals. It includes Eldhose Paul’s gold in the men’s triple jump. Avinash Sable (men’s 3000 m hurdles silver), Annu Rani (women’s bronze javelin throw), Murali Sreeshankar (men’s long jump silver) were some other standout medalists.
India also won quite a few medals in racquet sports. Seven medals went to table tennis, including four golds by Achanta Sharath Kamal in men’s singles, men’s team, para ping-pong player Bhavina Patel and mixed duo Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula.
India’s badminton stars have won six medals in the sport. PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen won gold in men’s and women’s singles while the men’s doubles team of Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankosystemdy also won gold.
Indian hockey teams also went home with medals. The men’s team won a silver medal while the women’s team went home with a bronze medal.
The nation also won three medals in judo, with Shushila Devi and Tulika Mann taking silver and Vijay Kumar Yadav taking bronze.
The Squash team also returned home with two bronze medals. Saurav Ghosal won one in the men’s singles while the other was in the mixed doubles with Dipika Pallikal.
In addition, para-powerlifter Sudhir captured India’s first gold in para-powerlifting.
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