Birmingham, Indian team’s brilliant performance in the Commonwealth Games continues. India has won a total of 16 medals so far. In which there are 5 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals. It should be mentioned here that India’s best performance in the Commonwealth Games was in 2010. At that time it was organized in India. In which India won 39 gold medals. Apart from gold, India got 26 silver and 36 bronze medals.
All together, a total of 101 medals were received. Indian players are also expected to perform well in the Commonwealth Games being played in Birmingham this time. As if shooting is not involved this time. While women’s T20 cricket has got a place in the Commonwealth Games.
72 countries have participated in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Meanwhile, the team is participating in 19 different sports. This time more than 1800 players from 72 countries have gathered in Birmingham. Three new sports namely women T20 cricket, 3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball have been given space.
India won another medal in weightlifting on Wednesday. In weightlifting, Indian team has won 10 medals, breaking its all-time record. Gurdeep Singh won the bronze medal for India. In athletics too, India has won its first Commonwealth Games medal.
The special feature of this medal is not that it is the first medal of these competitions in the 22nd Commonwealth Games but that India has never won a medal in the sport from which this medal came. Tejashwan Shankar won bronze medal for India in high jump.
National record holder Tejashwan Shankar cleared 2.22m in the athletics high jump to win the first bronze for the country. His season’s best is 2.27m while his personal best is 2.29m.
It may be mentioned here that Tejashwan Shankar was initially not named among the athletes selected for the Commonwealth Games but when the Delhi High Court intervened in the matter, the Athletics Federation of India sent him to Birmingham with the Commonwealth Games team and now he has created history.
India’s medalist so far at the Commonwealth Games
1. Sanket Mahadev – Silver Medal (Weightlifting 55 Kg)
2. Gururaja – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting 61 Kg)
3. Mirabai Chanu – Gold Medal (Weightlifting 49 kg)
4. Bindiarani Devi – Silver Medal (Weightlifting 55 kg)
5. Jeremy Lalrinunga – Gold Medal (Weightlifting 67 kg)
6. Achantia Shewli – Gold Medal (Weightlifting 73 Kg)
7. Sushila Devi- Silver Medal (Judo 48 Kg)
8. Vijayakumar Yadav – Bronze Medal (Judo 60 Kg)
9. Harjinder Kaur – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting 71 kg)
10. Women’s Team – Gold Medal (Loan Balls)
11. Men’s Team – Gold Medal (Table Tennis)
12. Vikas Thakur – Silver Medal (Weightlifting 96 kg)
13. Mixed Badminton Team- Silver Medal
14. Lovepreet Singh – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting 109 kg)
15. Saurav Ghoshal – Bronze Medal (Squash)
16. Tulika Mann – Silver Medal (Judo)
17. Gurdeep Singh – Bronze Medal (Weightlifting 109 Kg Category)
18. Tejashwan Shankar – Bronze Medal (High Jump)
In the medal tally, India was sixth on day six and now seventh. The first number is Australia with 46 gold medals, 38 silver and 39 bronze medals. While England is second with 39 gold medals, Canada is third with 16 gold, New Zealand is fourth with 16 gold and a total of 36 medals while Scotland is fifth with 7 gold medals.SS1MS