India finished fourth in the overall medals tally in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. A final day flourish saw India win four gold medals, one silver and a bronze, and edge ahead of New Zealand on the medal standings.
India also managed to top the medal table in four different events at CWG 2022 — weightlifting, table tennis/para table tennis, badminton and wrestling. What’s more, India’s boxing medal haul was the second best in the sport.
Here is the lowdown on the medals tally across the five disciplines in which India made a mark.
India’s dominance was most evident on the wrestling mat, where it secured 12 medals — 6 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze. Canada had the same number of medals overall in the sport, but had a lower gold medal count.
Medal winners in wrestling
Table Tennis/Para table tennis
Achanta Sharath Kamal’s singles gold medal on Monday helped India leapfrog Singapore to top the table tennis medals tally. Indian paddlers won a total of seven medals, including a gold by Bhavina Patel in the newly introduced Para Table tennis.
Medal Winners in Table Tennis
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold in Birmingham. The Indian weightlifting contingent topped the medals tally in the sport. India’s Sudhir won a gold medal in Para Powerlifting in the Men’s Heavyweight class.
Medal Winners in Weightlifting
The Indian badminton squad won three gold medals on the final day to help the side end on the top of the medals tally in the sport. This was also India’s best performance in badminton in Commonwealth Games history.
Medal Winners in Badminton
The Indian boxers had a good outing in Birmingham and finished second in the medals tally in the sport behind Northern Ireland. India had the same number of medals overall (seven) as Northern Ireland. However, Northern Ireland had five gold medals to India’s three.
Medal Winners in Boxing
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