The final day of the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham brought more glory to India. The athletes continued to add more medals to the overall tally. The badminton star P.V Sindhu once again made the whole nation proud by winning the final of the women’s singles event in badminton and bringing the Gold home. With this medal, India overtook New Zealand in the medals tally and rose to the fourth position.
Later on, Lakshya Sen also clinched a gold medal in the men’s singles event of badminton. The duo of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty completed a hattrick of Gold medals for India in Badminton as the Indian contingent marched on for an emphatic finish to the sporting extravaganza.
In table tennis, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran secured the bronze medal beating the English paddler Paul Drinkhall in a thrilling match. While Achanta Sharath Kamal struck Gold for the country beating the World no. 20 Liam Pitchford 4-1 in the finals.
The only disappointment of the day was faced by the Indian men’s hockey team who were beaten by Australia in the finals by 7-0. India ended their run in the Commonwealth Games by finishing in the fourth position in the medals tally with 61 medals which included 22 Gold, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals.
This is India’s joint fourth best performance in the history of the Commonwealth Games levelling with their performance in the 2006 edition in Melbourne. India’s best ever performance came in the 2010 edition of the Games where they finished second on the medals tally having won 101 medals out of which 38 were Gold. India had finished third in the last edition of the event in 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia where they won 66 medals out of which 26 were Gold.
Here are the complete results of the Indian contingent on the final day of the Commonwealth Games 2022:
India 0 – 7 Australia – Men’s Gold Medal Match (Won Silver Medal)
Goal Scorers: Blake Govers 9 (PC), Nathan Ephraums 14. (FG) 42 (FG), Jacob Anderson 22 (PC) 27 (FG), Tom Wickham 26 (FG), Flynn Ogilvie 46 (FG).
P.V. Sindhu 21-15, 21-13 Michelle Li (Canada) – Women’s Singles Gold Medal Match (Won Gold Medal)
Lakshya Sen 19-21, 21-9, 21-15 Ng Tze Yong (Malaysia) – Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match (Won Gold Medal)
Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty 21-15, 21-13 Sean Vendy / Ben Lane (England) (Won Gold Medal)
Paul Drinkhall (England) 3 – 4 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran – Men’s Singles Bronze Medal Match (Won Bronze Medal)
Scores: 9-11, 3-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11.
Achanta Sharath Kamal 4 – 1 Liam Pitchford (England) – Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match (Won Gold Medal)
Scores: 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8.