India’s glory in wrestling and weightlifting in Commonwealth Games 2022
In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, India’s highest medal tally came from wrestling and weightlifting competitions. India was participating in these games for the 18th time and a total of 104 men and 103 women took part. This player managed to win 61 medals. India won 22 Gold, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals. Men won 35 medals and women 26 medals for India.
In the Commonwealth Games 2022, India got the maximum 12 medals in wrestling. In this game, Indian wrestlers managed to win a total of 6 gold, one silver and 5 bronze medals. This was followed by weightlifting competition in second place. A total of 10 medals came in India’s bag in weightlifting. After this, in the boxing ring, the players punched a total of 7 medals.
At the same time, in table tennis, Indian players won a total of 7 medals, while in badminton, India has a total of 6 medals. Apart from this, a total of eight medals in athletics have come in India’s bag. For the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games, the country managed to win a medal in lawn ball (one gold, one silver). Apart from Lawn Ball, one in Para Lifting, three in Judo, two in Hockey, one in Cricket and two medals in Squash.
There was no shooting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games
In the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, the highest number of medals for India was achieved from the shooting competition. In this Commonwealth Games, a record 16 medals were won for India in shooting. However, this sport itself was not included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to which the number of medals decreased significantly.
There was a lot of opposition for not including shooting, but the Birmingham Commonwealth Games organizers argued that the city did not have good shooting ranges. This game cannot be included due to infrastructure and resources.
How important was the shooting game for India
India has done its best every time in the Commonwealth Games. In 2018, the Indian team won a total of 16 medals and took India to the third position in the medal tally. So far, India has achieved 63 gold medals in the Commonwealth Games with a total of 135 medals in shooting. India’s medal tally has always been strong with the help of shooting.
Not only shooting, there are a total of 15 sports in the main list of Commonwealth Games, which are required to be included every time. Earlier only 10 sports were included in this list. In the year 2018, 5 new sports were added to this list. At the same time, shooting is an optional sport in the Commonwealth Games. It is not included in the main list of 15 sports of the Commonwealth Games. It is up to the host to keep the optional sport or not. This time Birmingham has not included shooting from the list of optional sports.