The 2022 Commonwealth Games, or XXII Commonwealth Games, or Birmingham Commonwealth Games is currently taking place in Birmingham, England from 28th July, and it will go on till 8th August. This game is an international multi-sports event for commonwealth nations. Today on 2nd August, the 5th day at the games, India is eyeing to create history as they chase gold in Lawn Bowls games. So far, India is at number 6 in CWG Medal Tally, with Australia being at number 1, then England at 2, New Zealand at 3, Canada at 4, and South Africa at 5.
England is hosting the games for the third time Birmingham was announced as host in December 2017. The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth games (BOCCG) is responsible for planning, and managing the games, from venue to tickets, ceremonies, operational deliveries, competition management, and baton relays.
India is also participating in this year’s commonwealth games this is the country’s 18th appearance at the games. The Indian team consists of 106 men and 104 women from 60 different sports. India is participating in most of the games except Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Rugby sevens, and Netball. So far, India has won 3 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals at CWG 2022.
Indian Players at Commonwealth Games-
- Manpreet Singh (Hockey player) and P.V. Sindhu (Badminton player), served as India’s flagbearers in the opening ceremony.
- Anahat Singh (Squash player) became the youngest Indian athlete to compete, at just 14 years of age.
- Sunil Bahadur (Lawn Bowls player) is the oldest Indian player at 45 years of age.
- Sanket Sargar (Weightlifting) won the first medal for India (silver).
- Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting) won the first gold medal for India.
- Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Weightlifting) won the second gold medal for India.
- Achinta Sheuli (Weightlifting) won the third gold medal for India.
- Bindyarani Devi (Weightlifting) won a silver medal.
- Likmabam Sushila Devi (Judo) won a silver medal.
- Gururaja Poojary (Weightlifting) won a bronze medal.
- Vijay Kumar Yadav (Judo) won a bronze medal.
- Harjinder Kaur (Weightlifting) won a bronze medal.
- In Cricket, the Women’s Indian T20 Cricket Team won against Pakistan.
- In Boxing, Nikhat Zareen qualified for the quarterfinals.
- In Hockey, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team won against Ghana.
- India is aiming to increase its gold medal tally, as the Indian Men’s Badminton team is all set to face Malaysia today in the finals.
- The Men’s Table Tennis team will face Singapore in the finals.
- Saurav Ghosal will face New Zealand in the Squash semi-finals.
- Weightlifter Punam Yadav was in action at India’s first medal event of the day.
- In Artistic Gymnastics, Satyajit Mondal will play today.
- Saif Sadak Tamboli will play in the parallel bars finals.
- In Swimming, Srihari Natraj will aim for finals.