72 countries, 20 sports, 280 events… Over 5000 Soorma athletes to claim, learn all about CWG 2022
PV Sindhu will raise the flag at the opening ceremony (PV Sindhu India Flagbearer At CWG Opening Ceremony)
Top badminton player PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, and captain of India’s men’s hockey team Manpreet Singh have been named flag bearers for the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Manpreet’s name was added as a second flag bearer as the organizers informed that it is mandatory for each country to have two flag bearers, one male and one female. Last year, the Indian men’s hockey team led by Manpreet won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He was given the responsibility after Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
This is why the Birmingham Commonwealth Games are very special (1st time in CWG history)
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are unique because, for the first time in a multinational and multidisciplinary sporting event, they will have more events for women competitors than for men. Birmingham will host 136 women’s events against 134 men’s events. There will be 10 mixed team events. Cricket was also included in the form of Women’s T20 after the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur. So far, all 61 countries have won medals at the Commonwealth Games and organizers expect a few more countries to win their first medals in 2022.
No shot in CWG (No shot in CWG)
Indian fans may have to check their hopes this time around as the country’s overall medal tally will be affected due to the exclusion of shooting and archery. India won 66 medals at the previous edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, and shooting contributed to 16 of them, including seven of India’s 26 gold medals. I hope to compensate India for these games…
1-Shocking expectation in athletics
Weightlifting, badminton, wrestling and table tennis are expected to have plenty of medals, but they may not be able to make up the shortfall due to the lack of shooting. In athletics, India has only won 28 medals in its 72-year history and this time the country is expected to be on a leash, but Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra has been dealt a blow at the last minute due to a wound.
2-Here are the 12 contenders
Many medals are expected in wrestling. Medal hopes are high from all 12 competitors, with defending champions Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia hoping for gold. The wrestlers won 12 medals, including five gold, on the Gold Coast.
3-Weightlifters are also strong
In weightlifting too, nine medals including five gold fell four years ago and they would also like to repeat the same performance. The team will be led by Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu. Here, India can expect more medals.
4- commuters will also increase medals
The badminton players, led by superstar PV Sindhu, are set to win medals in women’s singles, men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed teams. Other stars of the team are World Championship medalists Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen.
5- Will return to hockey
Hockey will be India’s most important sport and the players will try to make up for the disappointment of the last leg of the Gold Coast where they returned empty handed. After a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year, the Indian men’s team will be looking to end Australia’s dominance while the women’s team will also strive for a top three finish.
Challenge even in 6-TT
In table tennis, India finished first in the medal tally by winning eight medals on the Gold Coast, including four medals for Manika Batra alone. Although it will be difficult to match this performance, there is still hope for at least two gold medals. Indian veteran Achant Sharath Kamal will be competing at his fifth and final Commonwealth Games and would like to replicate the singles gold he won 16 years ago.
7- There are many stars in boxing
Boxing had won nine medals in the last round and will make a big contribution to the medal tally this time too. While Amit Panghal will be desperate to put aside a disappointing Olympic campaign at the Tokyo Olympics, Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain will be looking to bounce back from a disappointment at the World Championships. All eyes will be on the performance of current world champion Nikhat Zareen.
Squash will be aiming for its first singles medal at a non-Olympic Games. There are chances of winning two gold medals in mixed doubles and women’s doubles.
Strong cricket claim: Women’s T20 cricket has been included in these sports for the first time and the Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur will be among the medal contenders.
Performance at CWG 2018
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, India won a total of 66 medals, including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. The country will compete in 16 different sports at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.
Most successful in 2010 for India, won 101 medals (India Best CWG)
The most successful Commonwealth Games for India was when they hosted the event in New Delhi in 2010. Indian athletes have won 101 medals on the national circuit, including 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze.
These games whose shooting have also disappeared
Besides shooting and archery, other sports missing from Birmingham’s sports program are artistic swimming, basketball (5×5), bowling, fencing, rowing and water polo. .
Australia dominate here, will the hosts be able to compete
Australia is expected to top the Games and medals table as it has done in recent editions. He won 2,419 medals at the Commonwealth Games, which began as the British Empire Games in 1930 and is expected to add another 200 medals to the count. The hosts England will be hoping to take advantage of local conditions and take on Australia. Canada and South Africa will also expect the Gold Coast to improve their performance.
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