The Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham began on 28th July with a spectacular opening ceremony. The competition between the nations took the centre stage on 29th July with Lawn Bowls getting the sporting activity underway. England became the first gold medal-winning nation in men’s triathlon.
There will be a total of 136 gold medals awarded to women and 134 medals will be awarded to men and 10 in mixed events in the 11-day event of the Commonwealth Games. The mega event started in 1930 as the British Empire Games and are being hosted in England for the third time.
After having a mixed Day 1 at the mega sporting event, the Indian contingent finally opened its account on Day 2 of the Games. The Day two of the event saw several Indian high-profile athletes in action as they brought their ‘A game’ to the fore, bringing glory to the country. The biggest success of the day was given by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu as she clinched a gold in the women’s 49kg category.
It was Sanket Sargar who opened India’s account in the Birmingham games by clinching a silver in the men’s 55kg category. Gururaja Poojary brought the second medal home as he won bronze in the 61kg category. And then late in the night, Bindyarani Devi enthralled the crowd with a stunning third attempt in Clean & Jerk to secure a silver medal in the women’s 55kg category.
India are placed eighth in the medal standings having won four medals that include one gold, two silver and one bronze medal. Australia are once again continuing their dominance at the grand event as they’re placed at the top of the medal tally with 13 gold medals to their name. The hosts England are on the third position in the tally having won five gold medals so far.
Historically, Australia have been the most successful nation at the mega event with 2,415 medals to their name followed by England (2144), Canada (1555) and New Zealand (657). India are fifth on the list with 503 medals. But India have won 181 Gold medals which are 22 more than New Zealand which trumps them in the all-time medals tally.
India’s most successful outing in the Commonwealth Games in the 2010 edition of the event as hosts. India won a total of 101 medals which included 38 Gold medals in the 2010 edition of the Games in New Delhi. The Indian contingent finished third in the last edition of the event at Gold Coast, Australia in 2018, winning 66 medals out of which 26 were Gold.
Here are what the medals tally looks like after an enthralling Day 2 at the CWG 2022.