Commonwealth Games 2022 Medals Tally: Australia ends Day 1 on top


Commonwealth Games 2022 Medals Tally: The much-awaited Commonwealth Games 2022 has begun with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday at Birmingham’s Alexander…

Commonwealth Games 2022 Medals Tally: The much-awaited Commonwealth Games 2022 has begun with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. The sporting events is all set to be held from 28th July to 8th August. On Day 1 of the event, Australia won eight gold medals out of the 16 awarded on the day to hold the top spot on the medals tally. Apart from the 8 gold medals Australia also won four medals each in silver and bronze. New Zealand meanwhile are second on the table, having won seven medals in total. Follow Commonwealth Games LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Commonwealth Games 2022 Medals Tally: Australia ends Day 1 on top with 16 medals, New Zealand in second spot, India yet to open its account: Follow LIVE

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More than 5000 athletes from 72 nations are set to fight for medals in 20 different sports in the upcoming edition of the multinational event. 215 athletes will represent the country in this year’s edition and they all will be playing at Birmingham with a sole aim to bag medals and make their country proud.

India at Commonwealth Games 2022

215 athletes from the nation will be participating in 15 different sports events like Athletics, Badminton, Cycling, Boxing, Hockey, Judo, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and also Cricket which is making its debut at the Games. Cricket will be a women’s only event and will be in the T20 format. India will be facing a stiff challenge from countries like England, Australia and Canada across all sporting events.

Medal Contenders 

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Neeraj Chopra who is a favourite to win the medal  unfortunately will be missing the games this year due to an injury. Long Jumper Murali Sreeshankar and Discuss Thrower Seema Punia  are contenders for a medal in athletics.

The Badminton team has already won the Gold medal in the last edition in the mixed team event and they are once again expected to repeat the feat this year. Meanwhile in the Singles PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth are the favourites for a medal. Sindhu and Srikanth won silver in the last edition and they will look to better their performance this time around.

In Boxing India will have Tokyo Olympics Bronze medallist and Lovlina Borgohain and 2022 World Champion Nikhat Zareen who are the medal hopes. In the men’s section Amit Panghal won the silver in 2018 and he is expected to clinch the yellow metal this year.

India’s Weighlifters have always bagged handful of medals at the Commonwealth Games and this time too India will be fielding a string unit as Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu is a favourite to bag the gold. Likewise India is also a powerhouse in Wrestling. The squad will have Olympic medallists Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya apart from Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat.

Commonwealth Games 2022: All you need to know about CWG 2022 Medals Tally
Commonwealth Games 2022: All you need to know about CWG 2022 Medals Tally

Table Tennis too is a sport in which the nation has always performed well. The squad led by veteran Sharath Kamal which will also have the experienced Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra are expected to finish at the podium in both the team as well as individual events.

In Squash too, India has a name squad that will have veterans Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinnappa and Saurav Ghoshal who will be fighting it out for a spot on the podium.

Indian Women’s Cricket team too have been performing well and they are expected to bag a medal in the event. Medals are also expected from the Men and Women’s Hockey teams. The expectation has raised after their brilliant performance in the Olympics last year. While the Men’s team bagged Bronze medal, Women;s team finished fourth.

India’s performance in 2018 Commonwealth Games

In the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, India bagged 66 medals in total that included 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze. With this performance, India finished third on the Medal tally which was their second-best finish in the event after the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi, where they finished second.

India’s best performance was in Shooting where the country bagged 16 medals that included 7 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze. Unfortunately Shooting will not be part of the Games this year. However India is expected to continue their dominance in Wrestling, Weightlifying, Table Tennis and Badminton. In all these events, the nation finished on the top spot in the table.

 

Commonwealth Games 2022 Medals Tally: Australia ends Day 1 on top with 16 medals, New Zealand in second spot, India yet to open its account: Follow LIVE

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