CWG 2022: Virat Kohli congratulates Commonwealth Games medal winners
CWG 2022: The star Indian batsman Virat Kohli congratulated the team for their outstanding efforts at the recently finished Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
With 61 medals overall at the Commonwealth Games, including 22 gold, 15 silver, and 23 bronze, India placed fourth in the medal standings.
“You have brought great laurels for our country. Congratulations to all our winners and the participants of CWG 2022. We are so proud of you. Jai Hind,” tweeted Kohli.
India’s performance at the Commonwealth Games is the fifth-highest it has ever given, with the greatest being a total of 101 medals in 2010 when the games were held at home.
The fact that India won 61 medals this time is especially noteworthy because shooting, historically India’s most successful discipline with 135 medals, was excluded from the games. If it had been included, the figures might have been far higher.
The Indian delegation also witnessed some first-time medals, such as in cricket and lawn bowls. Notably, the contingent included the women’s cricket team. In a dramatic final, India was defeated by Australia by a slim margin of nine runs.
Also making history was the Indian Lawn Bowls team, which included Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey, and Pinki Singh. They defeated South Africa in the women’s fours event final by a score of 17-10 to earn Gold. Later, the men’s fours team won a silver medal as well.
You have brought great laurels for our country. Congratulations to all our winners and the participants of CWG 2022. We are so proud of you. Jai Hind 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/phKMn7MMdY
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 9, 2022
Weightlifting, wrestling, and boxing, which rely on physical contact and strength, dominated by India. Wrestling was the nation’s most successful sport in the multi-sport competition in 2022, earning 12 medals. When India’s top wrestlers competed, they won medals in every division. This also includes six gold medals won by Naveen, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi Malik, and Deepak Punia.
Weightlifting saw India win 10 medals, including 3 golds from Mirabai Chanu, Achinta Sheuli, and Jeremy Lalrinnunga. Seven medals in boxing won by Indian boxers in total. This comprises jewellery created by Nitu Ghangas, Amit Panghal, and Nikhat Zareen.
The competitors from the country took home a total of eight medals in athletics. Eldhose Paul won the gold medal in the men’s triple jump. Other notable medal winners included Avinash Sable (silver in the men’s 3000 m steeplechase), Annu Rani (bronze in the women’s javelin throw), and Murali Sreeshankar (silver in the men’s long jump).
Several medals also won by India in racquet sports. Achanta Sharath Kamal won four gold medals in men’s singles, men’s team, para table tennis player Bhavina Patel, and the mixed team of Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula. Table tennis overall received seven medals.
India’s top badminton players won six medals in the competition. The men’s and women’s singles teams of Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy both took home gold, as did the men’s doubles team of PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen.
Hockey teams from India also took medals home with them. The women’s team took home a bronze medal, while the men’s team took home silver.
Judo was another sport in which the nation excelled, with three medals won by Shushila Devi, Tulika Mann, and Vijay Kumar Yadav.
Two bronze medals also brought home by the squash team. One was in the men’s singles category, while the other was in the mixed doubles category with Dipika Pallikal.
Sudhir, an Indian para-powerlifter, also won the nation’s first para-powerlifting gold medal.
The magnificent closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2022 took place on Monday at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. The Governor of Victoria received the Commonwealth Games banner. In 2026, the Commonwealth Games will held in the Australian state of Victoria.